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Curzon Playhouse, Bexhill On Sea

posted by Carol on 22 Jul 2011 at 3:38 pm

My mum and dad met in this cinema (she was an usherette, he was the projectionist showing the films), and cos I am an old softie and recall it from my youth, I would love to take a tour of it before it is lost forever, as it probably will be to housing. Anyone know how I can get in touch with the current owner to request a tour?

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posted by andrew on 25 Aug 2011 at 9:00 am

Hi Carol we are the group that wants to take over the cinema if your on Facebook join our group Friends of Bexhill Cinema as we have some photo`s on our page too Andrew


Rother`s Last Remaining Cinema

posted by Andrew Crotty on 07 Sept 2011 at 3:51 pm

What do Tony O'Callaghan,Graham Norton,Rupert Grint,John Tidmarsh O,B,E,Sabrina Franklyn and Hale and Pace all have in common? they are just a few of the 4000 + who have signed a petition against the demolition of Bexhill's last remaining cinema and the proposed development of the site to build a supermarket with flats above,

The owners of the cinema ,a charitable trust have submitted plans to Rother district council to demolish this treasured building and build a store with twelve flats above.There have been numerous flats buillt within the town in recent years which still remain unsold .Within the planning application it is stated that the cinema isn't viable and would cost too much to re open as a cinema /entertainments venue those opposed to the plans disagree and have received massive local support by signing the petition ,joining the facebook group and more importantly objecting to the planning department in writing.

Andrew Crotty
friends of bexhill cinema

Friends Of Bexhill Cinema

posted by Andrew J Crotty on 01 May 2012 at 5:09 pm

Hello people Thank you for all your comments I can say that things are
going to go we have a bunch of people who are on our side and we have
already had a surveyors report and it was very positive and gave us under
45 wks to have the building up and running with up to date material and
we will not buy the cinema as there's a clause that would be a time bomb
for the friends of Bexhill cinema and we are on course to look at other
arrangements there is only one true "Non profit" group called THE
FRIENDS OF BEXHILL CINEMA and want Bexhill to be a great town again please keep up the support and we are on facebook and have our own web site http://friendsofbexhillcinema.webeden.co.uk
or e mail us at fobc[AT]tvstar.com
thank you

A J Crotty

Bexhill Cinema

posted by Joanne Rexstrew-Baker on 10 Aug 2012 at 2:30 pm

I can remember the fantastic cinema , where i would meet my friends( boy fiends ) I would hate to loose our heritage forever, like we have in Ederton Park. I would definatly support any partition to keep the cinema , cos when its gone , its gone forever! I am not on facebook but but i want to add my suuport, somehow.

Re Joanne Rexstrew-Baker

posted by Andrew on 26 Aug 2012 at 7:18 pm

Hi Joanne thank you for your support we have a web site http://friendsofbexhillcinema.webeden.co.uk
or e mail us at fobc[AT]tvstar.com

where you can leave meassages

many Thanks

Andrew J Crotty


posted by Lara on 04 Sept 2012 at 9:30 am

Please post any news on this important campaign, and keep us informed of ways the local community can help x

Re Lara

posted by Andrew on 20 Sept 2012 at 1:20 pm

Hi Lara thank you for your kind words I will of course post on here,website,facebook and The Bexhill Observer on the up to date news with the cinema we are looking to have a public meeting in the not to distance furture I will need numbers to book a venue but thank you for all your support


Re Andrew

posted by Beth Crotty on 30 Dec 2012 at 9:23 am

Hi Andrew, thanks to you, this cinema stuff is going really well. 4 pages in the Theatres Trust and over 4000+ people signing that petition is incredible! Im really hoping this cinema does get re-opened soon as I remeber my 9th birthday there! before it closed. People loved the last day it was opened as a boy band, used to be known as Mumm-ra, played their. Andrew, I know how much you want that cinema to be re-opened and i have that feeling it will get re-opened maybe not soon as you will have alot more fighting to do but thst will end very soon! Thank you.

Time To Get Real?

posted by Miles Couchman on 04 Mar 2013 at 8:46 pm

I just read somewhere that the Curzon cinema is being marketed with an asking price of £500,000 based on its existing use only ie as a cinema. ask yourselves: Is anyone really going to pay that for a 215 seater cinema in a small town? I'm not a cinema industry expert, or a property guy, but i can see that is just not going to be economical.

At least a supermarket would give employment to some young people in the town. Surely needed?

RE Miles Couchman

posted by Andrew J Crotty on 09 Mar 2013 at 4:02 pm

Hi Miles I have to say that I wouldnt pay a overprice for the Cinema and My group will not only use it as a cinema but as a community hub in the heart of the town and people should have a building for a community use surely that is more needed then another supermarket in a town that has already got 9-10 when Morrisons moves in to the town and I will be hiring people for the building too but thank you for your comment


posted by mikey on 13 Mar 2013 at 10:37 am

The Electric Cinema in Hastings only seats just over 100 so a venue with 200 plus would be viable, particularly if it is used for comedy/music. The last thing we need is another supermarket

Change Of Use

posted by di on 14 Mar 2013 at 11:33 pm

Allegedly, Weatherspoon's are still looking for potential premises in Bexhill.

Perhaps they might purchase and save the building, allow it to be rennovated and rejuvinate this part of Bexhill?

Sound feasible??

Jazz & Music Venue

posted by Jen Franklin on 21 Mar 2013 at 10:35 am

A few years ago I attended a wonderful evening at The Redstack(Curzon) when The Zombies came to town. It was oversubscribed and would have filled upstairs and down if it had all been available. The Redstack (as it was known then) was managed by Mr Cottrill who had wonderful ideas but ran out of steam and cash. It worked then as a cinema and place of entertainment. Maybe someone could run it as a dimly lit Jazz venue so retoration wouldn't be needed. Look how well No:48 Devonshire is doing perhaps they should be asked for some ideas!

Photos Of Bexhill Cinema

posted by Andrew J Crotty on 27 Mar 2013 at 9:15 pm

Hello does anyone have any old photos of Bexhill Curzon Cinema in western rd inside and outside ?

Public Meeting

posted by Andrew J Crotty on 17 May 2013 at 8:01 pm

Hello just to let everyone know that Bexhill Cinema is having a public meeting on June 29th at St Barnabas Church in Sea Road Bexhill
Hope to see you there


posted by paul on 30 Jun 2013 at 1:12 am

The town lost The Bowling Alley to make way for M & S Dept store. Why not combine a small cinema upstairs with a bowling alley downstairs in the old Curzon site "killing two birds with one stone". and bringing back some much needed entertainment to Bexhill

Help For New Book

posted by Mike Lang on 28 Apr 2016 at 5:54 am

Which cinema in Bexhill showed the first sound film and what was it?Email or ring as urgent 07746573110 Thanks.

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