OPENING night for the Redoubt Cinema, a 62 seat venue housed in a Napoleonic fortress, has been announced as 8 May 2021, offering a unique experience for film lovers.

Eastbourne Borough Council Lead Cabinet Member for Tourism and Enterprise, Councillor Margaret Bannister said “We are delighted to announce the Redoubt Cinema will be open for the 2021 season.

The newly refurbished cinema will screen a selection of themed films each month, from musicals and action to comedies and horror, featuring a combination of works from major studio productions and independent filmmakers.

In addition to the cinema, a brand new rustic café-bar within the Redoubt will open it’s doors daily from May 2021, serving drinks and light refreshments.

Audience members and café visitors can be confident in the knowledge that safety measures reflecting the latest government guidance at the time of opening, and thereafter, will be in place to ensure the safety of both the public and staff.”

With screenings every Saturday evening from 8 May – 30 October 2021, children will be able to join in the fun on Sunday afternoon’s throughout August with a selection of family friendly titles including The Greatest Showman, The Jungle Book and a Frozen Singalong.

Cinema enthusiasts are invited to join the Redoubt Movie Club, with members benefiting from a 20% discount on cinema tickets, 10% discount at The Redoubt Bar, a free small popcorn at each screening and more, costing just £10 for a 3 year membership.

Tickets are on sale from 1 December (with early bird access for Redoubt Movie Club members) and can be purchased, alongside Redoubt Movie Club membership, at