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The Depot

On 30 May 2017 at 1:49pm stig of the dump wrote:
Any chance of putting on some films for families and not just for the mung been eating, sandal wearing, Citroen 2CV driving minority? . It is half term you know.
On 30 May 2017 at 2:27pm ClarifiedButler wrote:
Haven't they got Peppa Pig on? That's the state/corporate sanctioned children's entertainment isn't it?
On 30 May 2017 at 2:32pm Pedro wrote:
I'm sure your feedback on film selection may have been noted, and I understand you wish to make a point and run others down in the process for their tastes and personality's (a desirable trait? hmm), but there are plenty of cinemas nearby that cater for the masses and mainstream, all within a Citroen 2CV drive or train ride away.

If the owners/management of an independent cinema wish to take on board your hostile and sneering criticism, then fair play to them for doing so.
On 30 May 2017 at 2:34pm stig of the dump wrote:
Bore off Paedo.
On 30 May 2017 at 2:46pm Pedro wrote:
You have my pity, stig.
On 30 May 2017 at 2:54pm Red Leicester wrote:
@Stig - A quick look at their website shows at least five children's films on this week, so I'm not quite sure where you got that impression from. If you don't like Guardian reader-types who go to see films with subtitles or ones where nothing happens, just say so. Don't slag off a fantastic new addition to the town that is already a huge hit with many of us. Their programming is more than just 'arty' films for hipsters - they're showing Alien Covenant this weekend, which has no subtitles or sandals.
On 30 May 2017 at 3:01pm stig of the dump wrote:
5 films out of 35? Back to your Guardian Red Leicester. Enjoy your bowl of hemp string.
On 30 May 2017 at 3:03pm Frak wrote:
That's a big chip on your shoulder Stig - surprised you can get around with that weighing you down.
On 30 May 2017 at 3:14pm big jobs wrote:
I just hope it works out . year and year ago Saturday morning way kids film
On 30 May 2017 at 3:40pm Scott Ridley wrote:
I think you'll find they're showing 'Alien Welcome ' this weekend
This is where the xenomorph is tackled my a crack team of social workers, granted political asylum then rehoused in a totally unsuitable neighbourhood
Of course the xenomorph repays the mis placed kindness by slaying the indigenous population
On 30 May 2017 at 4:06pm Social worker wrote:
Not hard to see who voted Brexit here. I bet the poster hasn't even got a degree. I despair.
On 30 May 2017 at 4:27pm Red Leicester wrote:
@Social worker - and they probably eat white bread too.
@Stig - five films out of 35 is more than enough. In my day, they'd have one film on and lump it.
On 30 May 2017 at 4:46pm Moonlit wrote:
I had a lovely time there last night.
Bar service needs to be tightened up, but overall the whole place is brilliant.
On 30 May 2017 at 4:50pm Skid Rottley wrote:
Alien this, alien that. None better than the original. The rest are pants.
On 30 May 2017 at 5:56pm Scott Ridley wrote:
@social w@nker
How did you know about Brexit?
Because I'm a winner I guess, unlike yourself
On 30 May 2017 at 6:45pm Mike Winner wrote:
I'm the only winner, darlings.
On 31 May 2017 at 3:13pm Huh? wrote:
Oy fatboy stig. There are five films on for kids at the Depot this half term. That's more than most other cinemas do. So what on earth are you complaining about you sad git?

And Logan and Alien: Covenant. Films for mung eating hippies?! Don't be a jerk.

Kids films:
Eagle Huntress (12:00)
Beauty and the Beast 3D (12:00)
Thurs, Boss Baby (1:15) on Fri
Kubo and the Two Strings (11:00)
Saturday kids club.
On 31 May 2017 at 10:35pm Late night arty films wrote:
I remember watching an arty French film in the 90's called Betty Boo or something. Anyway, the actress got her knockers out and you saw everything.

The film then got really serious and she cut out her eye which was a bit off putting.but anyway I hope the new cinema shows some of these types of movies.
On 31 May 2017 at 11:46pm Dolby wrote:
Was it a good film? If so there's some chance it'll play at the Depot, some chance, but from the sounds of the film not a big chance.
On 2 Jun 2017 at 11:30am Pleasently Surprised wrote:
Decided to give The Depot a go yesterday.
We booked tickets on line 7am yesterday morning - website/booking pages simple to use, easy to pick your seats, and to see where wheelchair spaces are, and which are double-seats in the back row etc. The booking confirmation email with a booking reference arrived within a minute or two. Prices were cheaper than Uckfield Picture House (albeit we accept that the films being shown are not the latest releases).
We arrived about 30mins before the start to find plenty of open space outside, and nice ambience inside, with lots of people enjoying the summer evening. Plenty of space on the terrace and grassed areas, and what is, we presume, an outdoor space that can be covered in bad weather?
We deliberately arrived early just in case the staff were still learning the ropes etc, only to find no queues, and helpful and polite desk staff, who took my booking reference and handed over our tickets within a minute or so of our arrival at the front desk.
This left plenty of time to peruse the bar and so forth, all looks very neat and tidy, with lots of light and space. We didn't sample the food, but it looked good - albeit a little "Artisan", though that is perhaps to be expected in Lewes.
The film was shown on Screen 1 - what a revelation, comfortable, spacious seats, plenty of legroom, we could take drinks (in real glasses) in with us and the seats even have a drink holder that comfortably holds a pint glass or large wine glass. Good sound, sharp picture etc. Screening started bang on time, and afterwards there was no obvious queues for the toilets or bar and we could easily have stayed on for a social drink in the bar if we wanted to.
So, on initial inspection this is a definite asset to Lewes, and so long as the films and events cater for a wide range of tastes and not just the more "arty" types in town, then hopefully The Depot will do well.
We were surprised that Screen 1 wasn't larger (in terms of no of seats), but it was probably sensible to keep it smaller, leaving room for additional screens, and risk being sold out for popular films, than to end up with a larger main auditorium that is often near-empty.
We look forward to becoming more regular film-goers now we don't have to travel to Brighton or Uckfield. Even if they choose not to show new films immediately after release, we would be happy to wait few months to see the, given the relaxed, welcoming, atmosphere we experienced last night.
An excellent experience all round, with helpful staff who really seemed to be enjoying their jobs, well done!

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