Films of Local Interest

The Under Ground Theatre, in association with the Eastbourne Heritage Centre is proud to bring you a season of films, 'Made in Eastbourne'.

All the films are of great local interest, featuring many iconic locations in the town, and going back as far as 1942.  Many are of fascinating historical interest, and each film will be preceded by a short presentation by Chris Leach of the Eastbourne Society, detailing facts about the filming and what to look out for.

The films being shown are :



Millions Like Us  (1942) - Tuesday 16th June, 7.30pm start.

with Patricia Roc, Gordon Jackson, Basil Radford


Half a Sixpence (1967) - Tuesday 21st July, 7.30pm start.

with Tommy Steele, Julia Foster, James Villiers


The Battle of Britain (1969) - Tuesday 18th August, 7.30pm start.

with Christopher Plummer, Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine, Suzannah York


The Look of Love (2013) - Tuesday 15th September, 7.30pm start.

with Steve Coogan, Anna Friel, David Walliams, Stephen Fry, Dara O'Briain


Last Orders (2001) - Tuesday 20th October, 7.30pm start.

with Helen Mirren, Michael Caine, Tom Courtenay, Bob Hoskins, David Hemmings


Brighton Rock (2010) - Tuesday 17th November, 7.30pm start.

with Sam Riley, Andrea Riseborough, Helen Mirren, John Hurt, Andy Serkis


Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008) - Tuesday 15th December, 7.30pm.

with Georgia Groome, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Karen Taylor, Alan Davies




Films include :

Eastbourne - Sun Trap of the South
A 1966 council tourism video

Eastbourne - Sun Trap and Show Place of the South
A 1975 council tourism video (both films kindly provided by the South East Film Archive)

The Eastbourne Story
A short documentary on the history of our fair town, by the Eastbourne Society.

Joan Morgan - a life in films
An interview & biographic documentary on the life of the Shoreham studios silent film star

Alex Willis - Guitar Maker
From start to finish - the evolution of a guitar by this acclaimed local luthier.

Eastbourne and the Sussex Downs

All Things Bright and Beautiful
A taste of the Lullington Flower Festival

Consider Yourself
A walk down memory lane with a star-spangled live tribute to Lionel Bart, filmed at the Dome Brighton.

A look at the Seaside Seaford Cafe by Chris Conil. YouTube Channel.

plus Chamber Music, Jazz and Drama shows filmed in our very theatre.

Special thanks also go to the Eastbourne Moviemakers and Eastbourne Community Television  for their kind permission to show their films.

Do you have films of local interest to Eastbourne you'd be happy for us to show?

Please email Chris Leach with details.