Film seasons and threads

Depot collaborates with organisations like House Biennial, the BFI, Lewes U3A and The Japan Foundation to explore a diverse and fascinating programme of film seasons. We also present threads that showcase the best work from directors like David Lean, Sergio Leone and Alfred Hitchcock.

And the Depot Kino Collective curate their own choice of films for young adults.

Book to Film Club

Third Monday of the Month

Depot’s Book to Film Club is a relaxed and open space to talk about books and movies. With classics, horror, and sci-fi on the shelf, there’s something for everyone to get their reading glasses on for.

Climate Action! Festival 2023: Journeys

Saturday 24 – Tuesday 27 June

We’re excited to annnounce that Depot’s Climate Action! Festival returns for 2023, putting our annual spotlight on global and local efforts to address our climate and ecological crisis.

Through a diverse programme of events, films, and talks, we will embark upon an exploration of our impact on the Earth, with a focus on our carbon footprint, tourism, and transport. We will consider the steps we can take to rebalance the needs of humans with those of the natural world, as we orientate ourselves towards a more sustainable future.

Sensory-Friendly Cinema

1 – 2 July

Wild World Cinema Weekends! Sensory Friendly Cinema – A weekend of inclusive, interactive and immersive cinema screenings for neurodiverse families and friends to enjoy together!

Different Planet Arts – winners of the Children and Young People Now Play Award 2022 – are thrilled to be bringing their new innovative Sensory Friendly Cinema to Depot, Lewes. This event is a beautifully curated programme of films and animations based around the natural world, delivered in an innovative experiential way, SEND inclusive, immersive, interactive and fun!

Summer of Music: Classical

July – August

After popular seasons of rock festival documentaries and jazz movies, Depot is focusing this year on films incorporating classical music themes. 

Depot Kino Collective

Depot Kino Collective is a group of young people dedicated to sharing an enthusiasm and knowledge of cinema through the hosting of specially selected screenings and events for young adults.

DKC produces and circulates its own marketing, organise events and aim to create unique, wider viewing opportunities for young people at the Depot. DKC screenings are curated, marketed and delivered by young people for young people, and shown once a month.


Cinelogue is a brand new film strand for Depot, screening arthouse, independent and cult films while engaging in discussion on issues surrounding film and cinema culture.

Cinemas of the Mind

Cinemas of the Mind meets monthly (on the second Monday of the month) for a post-screening discussion facilitated by Dr Jake Harvey, a forensic psychiatrist, and Jenny Leeburn, a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. The discussion will focus on the psychological aspects of the film, and the emotional impact on the viewer – but the club is very much open to everyone and all perspectives, views and ideas are most welcome (indeed encouraged).

Anime at Depot

We regularly screen anime films that showcase the diversity and artistry of the medium, as well as hosting one-off special events. From classic family films to new releases aimed at a more mature audience, Depot is a space to enjoy the best of Japanese animation in the heart of Lewes.

Where possible, we provide the option to see these films either in the original Japanese with English subtitles or dubbed with English-speaking voice actors.