The new look Uckfield Picture House. Paint covering the lower brickwork has been stripped back to reveal the original decorative pattern.

New look for Uckfield Picture House resurrects an old one

The Picture House, Uckfield, has started the new year with a fresh look which harks back to 1916 when it was first built.

Paint covering the lower brickwork was stripped back in December and now the decorative bricks from 100 years ago can be seen again.

Here’s how the Picture House looked before the work began:



And here it is now:



This is what is looked like in its early days. Thanks to The Picture House for the photo:


As 2016 came to an end The Picture House posted on Facebook: “For a whole century our lovely building has sat at the top of the high street doing what it does, often without fanfare or fuss. Other local towns lost their cinemas, video rental shops came and went and somehow we endure.

“Largely because of a loyal and special audience, endless re-investment and through much of the 80’s, sheer bloody mindedness.”

See below how Uckfield News reported some of the events marking the anniversary:

Uckfield Picture House holds centenary party

Uckfield Festival – Film was the theme in honour of the Picture House anniversary

Red carpet and paparazzi expected at Picture House Hollywood party

Uckfield’s top ten films of 2016

The Picture House has revealed Uckfield’s top ten films of 2016.

They are:

1. Bridget Jones’s Baby
2. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
3. Rogue One (Quite a result, given it only started on Dec 15th)
4. B.F.G
5. Finding Dory
6. Absolutely Fabulous
7. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Based on its gross after Jan 1st. If we include the gross from Dec 17th 2015 it is the runaway winner.)
8. Dad’s Army
9. Jungle Book
10. The Revenant

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

See also:

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