The Dome Cinema - Screen 1

The Dome Cinema - Screen 1 - Screen 1 at the Dome Cinema, capacity of over 500. Photo (C) Gary Levett

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Dome Cinema
21 - 22 Marine Parade
BN11 3PT

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01903 823 112

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The Dome Worthing description

Commercial Venue / Business Meeting Rooms / Hotel / Conference Centre

Extra Large (300+)

This stunning Edwardian cinema, first opened in April 1911 and having recently celebrated its centenary, has been fully restored to its former glory and is once again open to the public.

With our friendly team of staff, this is certainly the place to come and be entertained with your film of choice. We have two screens, including the opulent main auditorium, seating 500 and the more intimate 'Electric Theatre', with it's newly refurbished Premier seating.

First opened on April 15, 1911 as a multi-purpose entertainment hall, know as The Kursaal, the building's primary use was a roller skating rink, with live music and theatre also a popular use. In October of 1911, a small cinema was opened upstairs, showing silent movies daily, often accompanied by the building's owner, Carl Seebold, on piano. Due to the popularity of cinema in the early part of the century, the buidling was transformed in 1921 so that the cinema was downstairs, and this is largely what is seen today.

Though the building went through some hard times (including 2 world wars and numerous attempts by the council to knock it down to redevelop the area), The Dome waslucky enough to secure lottery and Heritage funding, allowing a full restoration of the building in 2005. During the restoration, we were lucky to be able to install a lift - very rare in a Grade II* listed building. As a result we now have superior disabled access to both Screen 1 and Screen 2.

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