Travelling Cinema Coastal Tour

Welcome to the Travelling Cinema’s Coastal Tour. Presented by Film Hub South East, a 100-seater mobile cinema will visit four coastal towns – Hastings, Deal, Margate and Whitstable every Saturday  in March.  In each place we will present two new feature films and a selection of archive films of everyday life in the region from the 1920s to the 1950s. Our daytime screenings  of archive film is free and the features are ticketed. With the aim of promoting affordable access to all cinema tickets are just £5 and £4 concession. In each place the Travelling Cinema’s visit is hosted by a member of Film Hub South East. They are Electric Palace Cinema (Hastings), The Astor Theatre (Deal), Dreamland (Margate) and the Horsebridge Arts & Community Centre and the Whitstable Biennale. Highlights such as BAFTA nominated feature films, Paddington, Birdman and 20,000 Days of Earth.

Mr Turner, directed by BAFTA fellowship recipient Mike Leigh is playing in Margate, Dreamland. After a passionate 11 year ‘Save Dreamland’ campaign, Dreamland Margate, the UK’s original Pleasure Park is being re-imagined and will soon be ready to welcome a new generation of fun-seeking visitors.

In Hastings and Deal we’re screening the ‘actors film’, shot as if it’s one take, Birdman. In a theatre setting, cross-over Mexican cinema Director Alejandro González Iñárritu (Babel, Amores Peres) directs Michael Keaton as an actor last famous for playing a superhero struggling to open his first Broadway play. The Electric Palace is an independent cinema that brings to Hastings a wide choice of films and film related events, with regular screenings of Contemporary, Classic and World Cinema. They also put on live comedy, music and small theatre events.

The Astor Community Theatre in Deal on the East Kent Coat is now a unique multi purpose arts centre offering an eclectic mix of music, theatre, literary events, art exhibitions, films and a range of classes and clubs for all ages and tastes. Their aim is to offer ‘Something for Everyone’.

Film Hub South East is working in partnership with two of our hub members in Whitstable. The Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre is located in the heart of Whitstable on a site, which has a long tradition of community and cultural activity. Since its launch in April 2004, the Horsebridge has established itself as a quality venue at the heart of arts, social, learning and leisure activities in Whitstable. Whitstable Biennale is a festival of new visual art, performance, film and sound taking place every two years on the Kent Coast. The event has grown out of Whitstable’s extensive artistic community and has developed an international reputation for showcasing the most exciting up-and-coming artists, and engaging audiences in a rich programme.

In keeping with the theme of art and creativity, we are screening 20,000 days on Earth in Whitstable. 20,000 Days on Earth is a bold look at one of music’s most mysterious and charismatic figures – Nick Cave. Although it contains electrifying scenes of performance, both in the studio and on tour, it defies normal rock-u-mentary style and aesthetics. The film includes cast members such as Kylie Minogue, Ray Winston, Warren Ellis and former band-mate Blixa Bargeld.

Print a Travelling Cinema Printed brochure (pp 2-11). For full screening programme for each town below.

DIRECTIONS:  The exact location of the Travelling Cinema is near detailed in each of the town pages and all of the different locations are here.