From 25 October 2021, Towner Cinema will be closed while we refurbish and renovate our ground floor to improve your experience when visiting the gallery. This work will mean we will look a bit different for a while on the ground floor, as we get these exciting new improvements ready for Spring 2022.
You can read more about our capital redevelopment project on our blog.
While Towner Cinema is closed, you can subscribe to our regular newsletters, including our bimonthly Cinema newsletter, full of watch-at-home recommendations to keep the most ardent film lover entertained.
Established in 2017 with the support of Arts Council England and Eastbourne Arts Centre, Towner Cinema has established a reputation for consistently delivering a thoughtfully curated and engaging film programme ranging from quality mainstream titles to independent gems and classic titles.
A state-of-the-art independent cinema equipped with a 4k HD projector & cinematic Dolby surround-sound, Towner Cinema’s eclectic programme, relaxed cafe bar, additional ‘cinema plus’ activities (such as introductions, Q&As and programme notes), and the intimate setting make it a more welcoming, dynamic and affordable alternative to the standard multiplex offer.
Our regular programming partners include Eastbourne Film Society, University of Sussex’s School of Media, Film and Music, Eastbourne Rainbow, and Eastbourne Cult Film Club. We’ll also work with local community groups in Eastbourne to mark occasions like LGBTQ+ History Month and World AIDS Day.
We aim to make the venue and programme as accessible as possible and our staff are always happy to assist with specific access requests. We have permanent space for two wheelchairs with capacity to increase further and offer complimentary tickets for carers. There is an integrated induction loop and we also regularly present captioned screenings where available. We also host special screenings for audiences who benefit from a more relaxed setting.