Picture House foyer has the wow factor

The new Picture House foyer opened to the public in Uckfield last night.

Building work was completed just in time for the arrival of the latest Bond film, Spectre, which cinema owner Kevin Markwick is expecting to be a great box office success.

The transformation of the foyer was greeted on the cinema’s Facebook page with comments such as Wowza, Stunning, Fantastic and Amazing.


A dark and confined space has been opened up and turned into a bright and modern area ready for a new era as The Picture House gets ready to celebrate its 100th anniversary next year.

Last night lights were shining out of the window freshly cut into the front of the building and through the entrance doors enabling passers by to glimpse the vivid colours of redecoration.


The foyer transformation was the last stage of a refurbishment which has also seen all three screens at the cinema given a new look, complete with bigger and more comfortable seats.

Another major development for The Picture House which has coincided with all the work at the cinema is the opening of The Picture House Restaurant just across the road which aims to compliment the cinema-goer’s evening out.


The Picture House Restaurant team pictured earlier this year. From the left are Gary Mitchell, Tansy Markwick and Barry Ashford.

Only last week The Picture House won the Best Independent Cinema in Europe award. Read more here: Uckfield Picture House wins Best Independent Cinema in Europe award.

• 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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