The Dukes at Komedia (sometimes styled as Dukes @ Komedia) is a two-screen cinema in Brighton, England, which was opened in December 2012 by Picturehouse. Situated predominantly in the upstairs portion of the North Laine based Komedia comedy club, the main screen has 142 seats, whilst a smaller second screen can seat 96 people. There are two bars, serving snacks and a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, as well as hot food which can be taken into the theatre. Until February 2014, the cinema had a kitchen which specialised in vegetarian and vegan food.
It was opened as a sister cinema to Brighton’s Duke of York’s Picture House, from which the name was taken, enabling a wider variety of film programming in the city. As such the two venues enjoy a close relationship, sharing many of the same staff. This link is represented visually by the red and white striped can-can legs which can be seen on the building’s roof and are made to resemble the more famous black and white version mounted on the roof of the Duke of York’s.
The cinema frequently stages late-night repertory screenings, live filmmaker Q&As and a regular programme of alternative content, including live broadcasts from the Met Opera, National Theatre and Glyndebourne Festival. The venue has also been hired out as the venue for wedding ceremonies.