A PLAYGROUND for actors and artists alike, Brighton’s theatres have always been among the most memorable in the country.

Many people will know the Duke of York Picturehouse in Preston Circus boasts the record for the longest continuously running cinema in the country, having opened in 1910. But did you know it was also among the first cinemas in the world?

Even today the building remains largely unaltered. While our photo was taken in 1990, it is still recognisable.

Another we have featured is the Gardner Arts Centre, a Grade II listed building which has hosted the creative arts since its opening in 1969. Do you remember it back then?

Of course, it has undergone a complete refurbishment since, operating as the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts since 2015.

The Continentale Cinema also features, having originally been converted from the Congregational chapel in the early 1920s to a silent cinema – then known as the Sudely Place Picture House.

It went through numerous name changes, being known as the Kingscliff (when sound was installed), the Playhouse and the Metro before settling on its final name.

The Regent Cinema also features, and was considered Brighton’s grandest cinema back in the day. Opened in 1921, the Regent was also regarded as the country’s first “super cinema” – a picture palace built after the First World War.

The cinema closed when Odeon Kingwest opened in 1973 and was demolished in 1974. The site is now home to a branch of Boots

Outside central Brighton, we have the Rothbury Cinema in Portslade, and Granada Bingo Hall in Worthing (now owned by Gala) which was formerly the Plaza cinema.

Did you visit any of these cinemas?