At both the Duke Of York’s and Duke’s At Komedia, you’ll find the very best cinematic experience and most varied and exciting film programme in the city, both screening eclectic programmes of films and events, mainly focusing on quality indie, arthouse, foreign language and documentaries. But that’s not to say a few Hollywood blockbusters aren’t welcome from time to time. There are also regular screenings and live broadcasts from the National Theatre, live gigs, live re-scores and Q&As with directors and actors.
The Duke Of York’s Picturehouse on Preston Circus is a Brighton institution and remains the UK’s oldest (and still working) purpose-built cinema, celebrating 105 years this year! This doesn’t mean that there haven’t been a few updates though as a brand new projector and sound system was recently installed meaning the viewing quality has never been better, plus they have the comfiest seats in town (as well as luxurious balcony seating upstairs). Also there is a fully stocked bar selling a great range of craft beer, wine and coffee, all of which can be taken into the screen with you and don’t forget the attractive roof terrace on which you can enjoy your beverages before or after the film, as well as the brand new outdoor seating area, right by the exciting hub of London Road.
In December 2012, the Duke’s expanded further into town, into the Komedia building right in the heart of the North Laine on Gardner Street. Two brand new state-of-the-art screens with the programming ethic of the Duke’s that brings even more film choice to Brighton. Duke’s At Komedia also has two bars serving a great and varied selection of drinks and specially prepared hot food prepared in house; one of our bars is street level, spilling out into Gardner Street. A great spot to relax and people-watch.
Keep a look out for their bespoke programming too from our strands, Discover Tuesday which promises something you’ll never see in a multiplex, be it a foreign language film, an arthouse title or documentary, Vintage Sundays which offers a cinematic classic each week, Duke’s After Dark which focuses on late night cult cinema and Eyes Wide Open in the Queer Film strand.
Combined with our regular programming and other special events (including Q&As, previews and film quizzes), the Duke of York’s and Duke’s At Komedia both offer the best cinematic choice in the city.
There are also some fantastic ways in which students can enjoy both the cinemas:
- Cheap Day is every Monday at Duke Of York’s and every Tuesday at Duke’s At Komedia – all student tickets are only £6.00 all day (£4.00 for student members).
- Slackers Club – FREE screenings every month exclusively for students with E4. These usually take place at Duke’s At Komedia. Expect to see exclusive previews or cult classics.
- For Freshers, there’s the FREE Freshers Membership – which includes one free cinema ticket, one free popcorn, one drink, £2 off every ticket and 10% off all food and drink, valid until 31st December 2015.
- The Student Membership is a great deal. For only £15 you get an annual membership (which usually costs £45), which includes two free tickets, 10% off all food and drink and access to exclusive previews and more.
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