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Electric Palace

Kings Quay Street, Harwich CO12 3ER, England
+44 1255 553333
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Our historic local cinema is a great place to see films new and old, in classic surroundings at... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
michaelWCO12
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Harwich, United Kingdom
Like travelling back in time

This is the most beautiful old cinema I have ever seen. The price is very fair and the quality of... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
Anette S
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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. It is currently closed for major restoration. Please check the website for further updates.
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Kings Quay Street, Harwich CO12 3ER, England
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+44 1255 553333
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Our historic local cinema is a great place to see films new and old, in classic surroundings at very reasonable prices, with excellent sound, cared for by our local community.

1  Thank michaelWCO12
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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

This is the most beautiful old cinema I have ever seen. The price is very fair and the quality of both image and sound is totally up to date. The staff is very friendly! Overall an amazing experience and I hope I can come back...More

1  Thank Anette S
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celia s, Volunteer at Electric Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Electric Palace. The cinema is now closed for some months for major restoration work. Some events will be held in other venues. Please see the website for the Bioscope on the Green programme.

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Reviewed 21 May 2018

Looking for something to do we went to Harwich and stumbled upon this historic and interesting cinema just as a film was about to start. How nostalgic to pay a lady in a booth outside the entrance, sliding ones money over under the glass window....More

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

We went to see a film whilst visiting Harwich - the building has been restored to it's former glory inside and out, we also noticed that they also have live music events as well so it had a friendly local feel to it. Going here...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

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.

1  Thank Shusan245
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Reviewed 5 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.

1  Thank sunnnyplaces07
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Reviewed 21 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.

1  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

1  Thank KirstyHealey
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Reviewed 3 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

1  Thank Catharina G
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Reviewed 9 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

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celia s, Volunteer at Electric Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 12 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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rcrisp2
15 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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