10 May 2012
For months now Cityscreen have been in talks with the KOMEDIA, a great music, theatre and comedy venue in the heart of the North Laine in Brighton, about expanding the Duke of York’s into their building. After finalising the details the Dukes announced that we’re building a new three screen cinema inside the Komedia building. Jon Barrenechea will be managing both sites and overseeing the opening, which is targeted for December this year.
CINECITY has worked in partnership with the Duke of York’s to produce the Brighton Film Festival over the past nine years. It has been looking to expand for many years, with many unfruitful attempts at moving into the fire station next door – but this new development not only means more screens, it also begins a collaboration with a legendary Brighton venue and gives the Dukes and the annual film festival much more presence in the heart of the city.