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image for Film 15 item typeLGBT History Month: The Celluloid Closet at Towner Art Gallery

Film 15, Sun 11 Feb 2018, £5.50-£7

The Celluloid Closet

The Celluloid Closet


Towner Art Gallery

01323 434670


Devonshire Park,
College Road,
East Sussex,
BN21 4JJ


This February, we team up with Eastbourne Rainbow and Bourne Out to present a special screening of The Celluloid Closet for LGBT History Month. We’re pleased to welcome Dr Niall Richardson, from University of Sussex, to introduce the film.

Academy-award winning filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman delve into the archive to present a comprehensive – and immensely entertaining – history of queer representations from a century of film history. Based on Vito Russo’s seminal 1981 book of the same names, The Celluloid Closet is narrated by Lily Tomlin, and features interviews with a roster of stars including Tony Curtis, Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Hanks, Shirley MacLaine, Gore Vidal and Armistead Maupin (who also wrote the narration).

To top it all off, join us after the film for a drink in the Towner Auditorium bar!

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 11 Feb 2018 13:30


Tickets £7 / £5.50 Towner Members & concessions

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 30 Sep - Sun 21 Jan A Green and Pleasant Land
Sat 21 Oct - Sun 4 Feb Jessica Warboys ECHOGAP
Sat 20 Jan - Sun 8 Apr We stared at the Moon from the centre of the Sun:
Sun 21 Jan Art Store Tour
Fri 2 Feb - Sun 22 Apr Natural Selection
Sun 4 Feb Art Store Tour



See location of Towner Art Gallery on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: OA 611838  Lat: 50.76272 Long: 0.28297

Towner is 10 minute walk / 5 minute taxi ride from Eastbourne station. Follow Gildredge Road, cross over South Street and Furness Road, and continue on to College Road. Towner is situated at the end of the road at the left, where College Road meets Carlisle Road.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Eastbourne station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality