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Electric Palace

Kings Quay Street, Harwich CO12 3ER, England
+44 1255 553333
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Comfy , reasonably priced ( cheap compared to London), current films and you can have a drink and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shusan245
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London, United Kingdom
Experience this wonderful restored cinema

Do not visit Harwich without going to The Electric Palace built in 1911. Stop and watch a film in... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2018
sunnnyplaces07
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Alicante, Spain
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The Electric Palace cinema, Harwich, is one of the oldest purpose-built cinemas to survive complete with its silent screen, original projection room and ornamental frontage still intact. Other interesting features include an open plan entrance lobby complete with paybox, and a small stage. There is also a former gas powered generator engine with a 7 foot fly wheel situated in the basement. Details of the current film and concert programme are on the web site.
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Kings Quay Street, Harwich CO12 3ER, England
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+44 1255 553333
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Comfy , reasonably priced ( cheap compared to London), current films and you can have a drink and an ice cream but you are sitting in and surrounded by history , awesome! Support this wonderful cinema .....NOW please.

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Do not visit Harwich without going to The Electric Palace built in 1911. Stop and watch a film in the wonderful old cinema restored to its former glory.

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Wonderful venue for films and live streaming of Opera. Sound quality is good for a vintage theatre and seats are reasonably comfortable with adequate leg room. Very atmospheric.

Thank Patricia H
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We recently went to watch Paddington 2 with my mother in law along with 4 under 6’s. Price is really good and there’s also a little shop in there. The only downfall we found that it’s very cold in there, we all kept our coats...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

It is always a pleasure to visit the Electric Palace. It's a wonderful 'old fashioned' cinema, due to undergo some refurbishment soon. The program is very varied, whether it's films or jazz or a digital broadcast from London or even further afield. I can savour...More

Thank Catharina G
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

We were looking forward to seeing this restored cinema but at 4.00 pm on a Saturday it was shut and we were unable to find a time when you are able to take a tour. Disappointed!More

Thank sandie b
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celia s, Volunteer at Electric Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

We are sorry you did not get to see the inside of the cinema. The cinema is run by volunteers and is open for film screenings and live performances. We are always happy to open on request for groups or individuals who would like to...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

This is our second visit to the Electric Palace and we went to see The Graduate. It's run by very enthusiastic volunteers and unlike mainstream cinemas the drinks and goodies are really well priced. Although it's an old building the sound system and screen are...More

Thank DavidA129541
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

As described by others, well worth even a brief visit to go in and to wander around soaking up some atmosphere and seeing its features. It is wonderful that volunteer effort has restored/is restoring this lovely old cinema. The old ticket counter and the doors...More

Thank djpe
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

this is a beautiful quint Electric Palace as they were called at the begining of the 1900, lovingly restored with the original ticket box, one shilling entrance one side and six pence entrance on the other, the inside again lovingly restored,although not open in the...More

Thank antony t
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Reviewed 8 June 2017

Tucked away in the pretty streets of old Harwich is the Electric Palace, a restored 1911 cinema from the days of silent films. The charm of it all entranced us from the off: a pretty and ornate facade, the original pay booth with friendly volunteers...More

Thank redballet
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16 March 2018|
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Response from celia s | Property representative |
Films for the next month can be viewed on the website in the last week of the month. It depends on the booking process with the film distributors.
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