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Address: 35 South Street, Bridport DT6 3NY, England
Phone Number:
+44 1308 424901

The Electric Palace is a beautiful 1920s cinema recently reopened for films...

The Electric Palace is a beautiful 1920s cinema recently reopened for films and live music which also has a cafe serving delicious meals made from locally sourced produce. There are latest films twice daily and live music most weekends. The auditorium is the largest venue in the area with a maximum capacity of 400 people. The cafe features beautiful original paintings by George Biles. A Bridport artist famous locally for his creative signwriting in the 1920s.

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Great venue, beautiful building

A beautiful old cinema, such an interesting building too. We went to see Nine Below Zero and had a great night out. Comfortable seats, plenty of room to dance, spotlessly clean... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
Annie D H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A beautiful old cinema, such an interesting building too. We went to see Nine Below Zero and had a great night out. Comfortable seats, plenty of room to dance, spotlessly clean ladies toilets which are beautifully decorated. The Electric Palace is a real treat not to be missed venue and worth supporting to keep it going.

Thank Annie D H
Portland. England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed my first ever gig at the electric palace. Lovely old style theatre building. There are some seats and a good sized standing area near the stage. Reef were fantastic too! Looking forward to watching another gig there soon

Thank Dazzr
Bridport, Dorset
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

I was sorry to see a poor review from 2009 given such prominence. Even if the comments were justified at the time - and I don't think so - it's changed in the last 7 years. ( What hasn't?) It's a most characterful venue and provides an impressive range of shows and events in a small town. It's really popular... More 

Thank anne_gray
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Great show its such Lovely venue. The security man was most helpful and showed us upstairs to watch from balcony which was a great place to view show.Lovely place.

Thank crazy87
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Great venue......just make sure your not thirsty....went to see Dreadzone who were great, loved the theatre but unfortunately woefully under staffed, so made getting a drink virtually impossible!! shame as it was sold out so you would have thought they would have been prepared.... they missed an opportunity to make a lot more money on the night! definitely go again... More 

Thank sjh3947
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Fantastic venue with friendly staff and a relaxed atmosphere. Saw The Papa George blues band who were exceptional. Will definitely be back.

Thank Niki A
Isle of Portland, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

A lovely intimate theatre with comfortable seating and good acoustics. Came for an evening with friends to see a show and was VERY impressed. Had not heard of the theatre before and would have missed a great experience had I not come along with friends this evening. Look it up - see what is on - and enjoy

Thank Keith B
Bridport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Take a cushion is my advice if you're going to a long film, for example. Otherwise, this is a great venue for all sorts of events: films, literary/political events and music. The decor is amazing too. However,you can't use the bar unless you have a ticket, unlike most venues, which they cd sort out by having stewards on the door.... More 

Thank 33JulieFrew
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

This provincial 30s venue has a lot of charm and although faded is obviously held dear by the people of Bridport. This wonderful cinema with its relaxed, friendly atmosphere shows recent releases and streams live theatre in addition to hosting live music acts. The foyer positively bustles on performance nights with the audience having pre-show drinks from the bar which... More 

Thank stefaniaspina
Bridport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

It is so lovely to be able to have a venue like the Electric Palace right on my doorstep. In the past year with friends and family i have been able to enjoy some excellent live music and also some very credible films such as Star Wars the Force Awakens and most recently The Danish Girl. You are warmly welcomed... More 

Thank Lesley G

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