Doors of Eastbourne's Congress Theatre to reopen for half-term film season

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The doors of the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne will open once again this October to offer audiences the chance to experience the space in a totally new way – as a cinema.

Fully Covid compliant, the venue is promising a safe cinema experience this October half term with the launch of Congress (Movie) Theatre.

Spokeswoman Aimee Pugh said: “The programme of especially curated movies features half-term treats A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, (2pm and 6pm, Wednesday, October 28) and Disney’s 2019 film Aladdin (2pm and 6pm, Thursday, October 29). On Halloween the fun for families continues with Hotel Transylvania (11am) and Hocus Pocus (2pm) but it’s strictly over 18s only for Hellraiser (7.45pm) – all showing on Saturday, October 31.

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“Whilst trick or treating in the traditional way might be off the cards for families this year, the Congress (Movie) Theatre will offer a safe alternative with family-friendly spooky films, plus a cult classic chiller for the adults in the evening.

“Little and big ones are encouraged to dress up-in their Halloween fancy dress!

“The evening film for the adults will have a distinctly eerie feel, with the backstage crew at the Congress having fun with lighting and effects to ensure that the Halloween experience extends from beyond the screen.

“With the DQ Terrace Bar and Café which adjoins the Congress Theatre and the Stage Door pub a mere pumpkin’s throw away offering a range of Halloween themed drinks with food available, your Halloween celebrations are taken care of whatever the weather.”

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Aimee added: “As audiences are welcomed back to this hub of entertainment, safety for everyone is paramount and the Congress Theatre offers a safe space which will be thoroughly cleaned after each performance, one-way systems and multiple entrances/exits allow secure access to this recently refurbished venue with large open plan communal areas.

“The theatre is operating a restricted seating plan to ensure everyone’s safety all systems are in place to ensure the safe running of this venue.”

To book call the Visitor Services Team on 01323 412000 or online which now gives you the option to print tickets at home.