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East of the Pier Heritage Trail


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01323 415415


Chans DimSum,
56 Seaside Road,
East Sussex,
BN21 3PB


The building in front of you (now a chinese restaurant) is the Manhattan building. The Manhattan building was formerly a cinema. It was built in 1915 and was variously called the Central, then New Central.

Unusually, the cinema floor sloped upwards toward the screen as if it had been built back-to-front. It is alleged that originally the screen was indeed at the other end of the cinema but had to be moved due to the vibration from passing traffic.

Trail: East of the Pier Heritage Trail

Waypoint: 5



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Map reference: OA 616902  Lat: 50.76830 Long: 0.29093

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