Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) to the UK has now been raised to high. The latest Government advice is that we should all avoid social activities, such as going to pubs, restaurants, theatres and cinemas. 

We have therefore decided to suspend our film programme and close our cinema screens to the public. This temporary closure takes immediate effect.

Our box office team are currently contacting customers who have booked for screenings until the end of March to offer refunds. We are really grateful to customers who are choosing instead to support us by offering their ticket price as a donation. Depot is run by Lewes Community Screen, registered charity number 1150757.

Our café will remain open from 9am-5pm for the next few days. The safety and well-being of our customers and staff is paramount. We have increased the frequency with which we clean door handles, light switches and hand rails. We encourage our staff and visitors to wash their hands frequently and to follow current NHS advice.

We will continue to follow official government advice. Please watch out for updates on our website and social media channels.

We would like to thank all our customers for their continued support.

Updated 17 March 11:20

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Depot doing about Coronavirus?

We are actively monitoring and following advice from Government and Public Health England about the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19). We ask everyone visiting or working in the building to stay aware of the latest advice from Government on Coronavirus and to follow that advice to minimise the risk of the virus spreading.

Are you open as usual?

Depot’s cinema screens are temporarily closed until further notice. Our café remains open for the next few days, 9am – 5pm.

What measures are you taking to reduce the risk of the virus spreading?

We have put a variety of different measures in place. We have increased the frequency with which we clean door handles, light switches and hand rails. We encourage our staff and visitors to wash their hands frequently and to follow current NHS advice. We continue to follow Government guidance and take any further steps necessary as the situation changes.

Is it OK to attend public gatherings such as the cinema?

The latest Government advice is that we should all avoid social activities, such as going to pubs, restaurants, theatres and cinemas. Read the latest NHS guidance.

Are you offering refunds? 

Our box office team are currently contacting customers who have booked for screenings until the end of March to offer refunds. We are really grateful to customers who are choosing instead to support us by offering their ticket price as a donation. Depot is run by Lewes Community Screen, registered charity number 1150757.

See our Terms of Admittance for more details.

What happens if I feel unwell while I’m at Depot?

If you feel unwell with Coronavirus symptoms (see the NHS website for information), you should leave the premises, call the NHS 111 helpline and follow their advice.

How can I get updates?

Our box office team will be in touch with customers who have booked, directly by email (or phone if we don’t hold an email address) as soon as possible. We’ll also post information via our social media channels.