Dover's independent Silver Screen Cinema opened in 1991. Based in the Dover Discovery Centre building in the Market Square, our entrance is on Gaol Lane.


We are temporarily closed for winter, but will reopen again in March 2023 for the Dover Film Festival. Our statement can be read below.


"To all of our loyal customers. Due to the decline in footfall, the lack of films, the energy crisis and projector costs, we are temporarily closing the cinema until the Dover Film Festival in March.


Covid has caused a lot of delays in film production, and many films are now going directly to streaming services. Our projection equipment also needs a lot of maintenance and upkeep, which isn't possible at the moment.


For over 31 years we have fought hard to bring a variety of films to our wonderful customers at affordable prices. We are very grateful for all of your love and support over the past three decades and we would like to thank Dover District Council and Dover Town Council for their help.


We will keep everyone updated on when we will reopen. The Silver Screen Cinema in Folkestone is unaffected by our closure and will remain open. Please keep following us on social media for updates.


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