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.

Disney 100

August – October

Join us for a bumper season celebrating 100 years of Disney! From one generation to the next, the greatest stories live forever…

Women Over 50 Film Festival 2023

23 September

Women Over 50 Film Festival (WOFFF) champions and showcases the work of older women on screen and behind the camera with an annual short film festival and year round events and film screenings, and we’re over the moon to be hosting their 2023 festival right here at Depot.

Dementia Friendly Screenings

September 2023 – August 2024

People living with dementia shouldn’t have to give up the things they love, due to inaccessible or unsupportive environments – including visiting a cinema. Depot hosts a series of screenings specially curated for audiences with dementia to enjoy with family and carers.


Japanese Masterworks

26 & 30 September

Depot screens new restorations of films by two of Japan’s most celebrated filmmakers: Yasujiro Ozu & Akira Kurosawa.

Sensory-Friendly Cinema

7 – 8 October

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!

A Living Enigma: Films of Greta Garbo

23 October – 1 November

Depot celebrates the astonishing work of Greta Garbo, the deeply private star who dominated early Hollywood. Join us for three of her best films as well as a free talk on her life and films given by Depot Chair of Trustees, Robert Senior.

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.