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Towner Cinema is Back!

14 May 2022 to 11 June 2022 Towner Cinema
After six months Eastbourne’s only independent cinema TOWNER CINEMA IS BACK!

With an amazing upcoming programme from new releases, Oscar nominees, animation and documentaries – there really is something for everyone at Towner Cinema.

Working in partnership with local groups to present special screenings, starting with screenings in association with Eastbourne Film Society (River and Flee) and Eastbourne Spring Water Festival (River).  

Here are just some of the highlights:


14th, 15th & 19th May

Oscar winner for Best Screenplay, Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast is a warm, poignant and romantic cinematic memoir set against the tumult of late 1960s Northern Ireland. The film begins at the very start of The Troubles, forcing a perspective that reminds how quickly lives are thrown into discord and how deeply communities are affected. 

FLEE (15) Animation (Danish, with English subtitles).
9th June & 11th June

A highly personal film, Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s multi-award winning, animated documentary tells an unforgettable, tremendously moving true story that is an ambitious and visually alluring piece of cinema. It follows Amin, an Afghan refugee whose real identity is being kept confidential, and whose migration from war-torn Kabul to Denmark, where he now lives as an openly gay man, is filled with pain, loss and doubt.


19th May 21st May & 22nd May 2022

As a part of this year’s Eastbourne Spring Water Festival, celebrating the precious resource of the Downlands, our water and our beach, Eastbourne Film Society presents Jennifer Peedom’s compelling documentary River. This exciting new film is a cinematic and musical odyssey reminding us of the remarkable relationship between humans and rivers. Each screening will be followed by a pre-recorded Q&A with Jennifer Peedom

THE DUKE (12a)

14th ,15th,19th & 26th May 2022

Retiree Kempton Bunton (Jim Broadbent) wages a one-man war on BBC licence fee collectors, based on a true story. A joyful and very British farce, Broadbent works spectacularly with Helen Mirren to pull off a modern tale of Man v Bureaucracy that reflects an age-old fight for recognition from the ground up. Full programme details are available on the website

Full programme details are available on the website: Cinema — Towner Eastbourne