Walls have been knocked down and a new window brings more light into the foyer of The Picture House, Uckfield, as refurbishment progresses.

Picture House foyer is opened out in refurbishment

As Uckfield Picture House heads towards its centenary year in 2016 a final phase of refurbishment is on the way to completion.

Three screens all have new, comfortable seats with cup holders to ensure there are no spills on the new carpet.

There’s expanded Dolby 7.1 surround sound, new curtains, wall decoration and guide lighting.

Work is still under way on the foyer where walls have been knocked down and a new layout created. Already a new window and entrance doors can be seen from the outside the building.

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The window overlooks the High Street in an area that was originally open to the elements and part of a covered walk way

The foyer is now much lighter and spacious and the finer details being considered, such as the door handles and deciding what type of coffee machine to install. There will be space to sit and enjoy a coffee here before a film.

Meanwhile it is nearly a year since The Picture House Restaurant was opened across the road to compliment the offering at the cinema with events organised including a Dirty Dancing 80s Night, Rocky Horror Cocktails evening and a Film and Food Quiz night.

The cinema foyer should be ready for the opeing weekend of the long-awaited new Bond film Spectre later this month and the restaurant will be putting on a 007 Casino black tie event.

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Dressed up for the Rocky Horror event at The Picture House Restaurant, Uckfield.

Best costume winner Sarah Levison

Best costume winner Sarah Levison.

Staff Tansy, Gary, Milly and Rocky Horror Cocktails

Picture House Restaurant staff Tansy Markwick, Gary Mitchell and Milly Atkinson with Rocky Horror Cocktails.

Rubik cube, Hannah Brooks and friends at 80's Night

80s night fun at The Picture House Restaurant – Hannah Brooks and friends.

• Contact details for The Picture House Cinema and The Picture House Restaurant can be found 24/7 in their listings in our Uckfield Directory. Look for the names or search in categories for Cinema or Restaurants.

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