The Palace Cinema

A unique Cinema with 111 seats, a digitally projected Picture and Dolby Digital sound

The deceptively small entrance to our unique cinema, housed within a Grade II listed building, has often made people wonder if it perhaps might be the smallest cinema in the UK.

The visible entrance building to the Palace Cinema only houses 23 balcony seats, while the 88 cinema stalls are actually located beneath ground level.

The building was originally 'The York Gate Hall', a museum of armour, built in 1911.

The Palace Cinema features a large screen, running almost the full width of the building. It is comparable in size to those in modern cinema complexes and is, in many cases, larger. The cinema is fitted with the latest Dolby stereo sound and air-conditioning is provided to ensure the comfort of our customers, whatever the weather outside.

The Thanet Film Society holds regular Tuesday meetings at the cinema, presenting a very varied program of independent and art house films

Opening Times

The cinema is open every day except for Christmas Day