Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Duke of York's: the First 100 years

As most of you know, this year we turn 100 years old. We're the oldest purpose built cinema still operating in the UK, and we're aging well. There are going to be a lot of events, screenings and one big party on the actual birthday (22nd September), the first of which is a screening of PENNY POINTS TO PARADISE on the 17th January at 1.30pm. A film shot in Brighton and starring 'The Goons' (Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan et al), its a fantastic link to our city and the forgotten history of cinema (did you know movies were invented here?).

Also there is a brand new website launching with history, pictures and a place to add your own stories, anecdotes and memories of coming to (or working at) the Dukes. Watch this space as more content is added!

Duke of York's 100th Anniversary Website


  1. Movies were invented here? Brighton?

  2. There is plenty of controversy about this but there are certainly many people who argue that amazing pioneer work was done right here before the Lumiere brothers or Edison patented anything....a couple of years ahead, in fact.