Tuesday Films – The Hitch-Hiker

Tuesday Evening Movie : The Hitch-Hiker (1953 BW 71m)

UGT film evening on the third Tuesday of each month. A season of great films, best seen in company. All Tickets are £4. Cinema set in traditional & tabletop style. Each film will be introduced.

Tuesday 18th April, Starts at 7.15pm. Venue/Bar opens at 6.45pm

A relentlessly suspenseful thriller in which two fishing friends pick up a psychotic escaped convict who tells them he intends to murder them when the ride is over. Based on a true-life story.


The Hitch-Hiker is a 1953 film noir directed by Ida Lupino, about two fishing buddies who pick up a mysterious hitchhiker during a trip to Mexico. Inspired by the crime spree of the psychopathic murderer Billy Cook (1928–1952), the screenplay was written by Robert L. Joseph, Lupino, and her husband Collier Young, based on a story by blacklisted Out of the Past screenwriter Daniel Mainwaring (who did not receive screen credit).

The Hitch-Hiker is regarded as the first American mainstream film noir directed by a woman and was selected in 1998 for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as being “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.”


7.15pm on Tuesday 18th April – Doors/Bar open at 6.45pm. All Tickets: £4


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

or whenever the theatre is open, or, if still available, on the door.

Otherwise you can buy from Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre

With regret, the venue has no wheelchair access. A Hearing loop is available.