Duke's at Komedia was opened in 2012 as the sister cinema of Brighton's iconic Duke of York's Picturehouse. A state-of-the-art, two screen cinema situated in the heart of Brighton's North Laine and home of the annual Cinecity film festival. Offering a diverse programme of mainstream and art-house films, as well as regular live broadcast of operas and other events from around the world, Duke's at Komedia remains an essential venue for film lovers in and around Brighton
The Duke of York's Picturehouse has been recognised as the oldest function-built, continually operational cinema in the UK. Founded in 1910, the Duke's has a history as rich and variegated as cinema itself. Today it exists as part of the Picturehouse network of arthouse cinemas. The Duke of York's prides itself on showing an eclectic range of film from foreign language cinema, to Hollywood blockbusters, to cult classics, and silent movies with lives scores.