Cinema screens Sherlock film it is featured in

Sir Ian McKellen in a scene from Mr Holmes
Sir Ian McKellen in a scene from Mr Holmes

Hailsham Pavilion is showing the new Sherlock Holmes movie which it has a starring role in.

Scenes in Mr Holmes were shot inside the George Street picture house starring Sir Ian McKellen as the great detective.

The pavilion will be showing the film from next Friday (July 24) until July 30.

Various other scenes were filmed across the Eastbourne countryside.

The story of the film is set in 1947 with the long-retired Holmes living in a remote Sussex farmhouse with his housekeeper and rising detective son. But then he finds himself haunted by an unsolved 50-year-old case.

In the film Mr Holmes can be seen walking along the Sussex headland and the countryside surrounding Eastbourne with the white cliffs of the Seven Sisters in the background as he chats to his housekeeper’s son Roger about the case that made him retire.

Tim Dowsett from the Pavilion said, “Sir Ian McKellen took a great deal of interest in the cinema, and the scene in which he watches an old film was actually shot in the Hailsham Pavilion. Despite the long day filming he took time afterwards to talk to the manager and staff of the cinema.”

He also chatted to members of the public who waited outside the cinema on the day of filming.

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