Electric Palace Harwich

King's Quay Street, Harwich CO12 3ER
One of the UK’s oldest purpose-built cinemas, with its silent screen, original projection room and ornamental façade still intact.

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About Electric Palace Harwich

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Built in 18 weeks at a cost of £1,500, the Electric Palace made its grand entrance in 1911 with screenings of The Battle of Trafalgar and The Death of Nelson. It has since survived world wars and floods to remain standing as a time capsule of what cinemas used to be like. The Palace still has its original silent screen and projection room, and there’s an open-plan entrance hall complete with paybox. Thanks to fundraising efforts the cinema has moved with the times – new seats, surround sound and digital projection have all been added over the years. The Palace operates as a community cinema, and runs heritage projects and events.

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