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An absolute gem

Having grown up in Harwich I used to attend the Electric Palace frequently. Whilst returning to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Surrey, United Kingdom
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Great little cinema

Gets the latest films quite quickly. About to undergo more work. Great that it is so well looked... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
pearl c
Harwich, United Kingdom
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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...more
Kings Quay Street, Harwich CO12 3ER, England
+44 1255 553333
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having grown up in Harwich I used to attend the Electric Palace frequently. Whilst returning to Harwich to visit family I decided to take my son to see a movie. The Electric Palace is very much as I remembered, a beautiful building with stunning architecture....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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celia s, Volunteer at Electric Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. The Electric Palace is undergoing some important restoration work which will continue until summer 2019. Meanwhile, a limited programme of films and live concerts continues in the 1912 Centre, Harwich and in the nearby Sailing Club.

Reviewed 28 August 2018

Gets the latest films quite quickly. About to undergo more work. Great that it is so well looked after by a dedicated team

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank pearl c
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Anettebiv
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.

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

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank hollylola22
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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Mimi B
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.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Shusan245
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.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank sunnnyplaces07
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.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Patricia H
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

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank KirstyHealey
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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.