The Electric Palace is a heritage building and a community cinema, built in 1911. It is also a rare and nationally important example of a cinema built for the silent film era. Following an extensive phase of refurbishment, the Electric Palace is now embarking on the process of redefining itself as a centre for film culture and film-based learning in Harwich. The Electric Palace’s objective is to educate the public in the arts and sciences and in particular the arts and sciences of film, theatre and music by the presentation of performances. The cinema will reopen its doors in 2021, welcoming back audiences and visitors with a vibrant film programme and redefining its place within the wider story of the town and its history.