Tuesday Film – The Night of the Hunter

UGT Tuesday Films – on the third Tuesday of every month.

Tuesday 16th January 2018 at 7.15pm. Venue and coffee bar open at 6.45pm.

A movie and a drink for a fiver!  Buy Tickets

Tickets are just £5 – which includes your first drink! Many alcoholic and non-alcoholic options available.


The Night of the Hunter is a 1955 American thriller directed by Charles Laughton, and starring Robert MitchumShelley Winters, and Lillian Gish. The screenplay by James Agee was based on the 1953 novel of the same name by Davis Grubb. The plot focuses on a corrupt minister-turned-serial killer who attempts to charm an unsuspecting widow and steal $10,000 hidden by her executed husband.

The novel and film draw on the true story of Harry Powers who was hanged in 1932 for the murder of two widows and three children in Clarksburg, West Virginia. The film’s lyrical and expressionistic style with its leaning on the silent erasets it apart from other Hollywood films of the 1940s and 1950s, and it has influenced later directors such as David LynchMartin ScorseseRainer Werner Fassbinder,[1] Terrence MalickJim JarmuschSpike Lee, and the Coen brothers.

As usual, UGT technician and film buff Chris Leach will take pleasure in give a short upbeat powerpoint presentation before this film and enthusing about the movie, and what the star actors and crew did in their careers and lives.

The cinema is set in traditional and table style, allowing you to take drinks and food in with you to enjoy at leisure throughout the film.

Tuesday 16th January 2018 at 7.15pm. Venue and coffee bar open at 6.45pm.

Tickets: £5 (includes your first drink)





Ticket fee of 70p payable on online purchases.

Want to avoid this? Then:

Buy at the UGT on Fridays and Saturdays 10am – 4pm,

or from Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre

or whenever the theatre is open

or, if still available, on the door.


With regret, the venue is below ground on split levels and has no wheelchair access.

A Hearing loop is available.