Saturday 7 September 2024 Tuesday 10 September 2024 and Wednesday 11 September 2024

Underground Cinema

Following the huge success of Cave Cinema last year, our friends at Kents Cavern are back with three nights of underground films, including both Agatha Christie all-star classics and some cult films in the comedy murder mystery genre. And you will be watching them in the very caves that inspired Hampsly Cavern in The Man in the Brown Suit!

Saturday 7 September

Knives Out (2019). 6pm

When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. Written and directed by Rian Johnson. 12A

Death on the Nile (1978). 8.30pm.

As Hercule Poirot (Sir Peter Ustinov) enjoys a luxurious cruise down the Nile, a newlywed heiress is found murdered on board. Can Poirot identify the killer before the ship reaches the end of its journey? John Guillermin. PG

Tuesday 10 September

Evil Under the Sun (1982). 6pm

Sir Peter Ustinov returns as Poirot to solve a mysterious death in a glamorous hotel in the Mediterranean. The star-studded cast includes Maggie Smith, Jane Birkin, James Mason, Roddy McDowall and Dianna Rigg. Directed by Guy Hamilton. PG

Clue (1985). 8.30pm

A group of characters are summoned to a mysterious mansion where they discover that they are all blackmail victims. An evening of confusion follows as characters fall victim to murder and the survivors attempt to discover the killer, in this black comedy murder mystery based on the game of Cluedo/Clue. PG.

Wednesday 11 September

Murder on the Orient Express (1974). 6pm

Having concluded a case, detective Hercule Poirot (Albert Finney) settles into what he expects will be a relaxing journey home aboard the Orient Express. However, when an unpopular billionaire is murdered en-route everyone on board the train is a suspect. Directed by Sidney Lumet. PG

See How They Run (2022) 8.30pm

In 1950s London, plans for a movie version of a smash-hit play come to an abrupt halt after a pivotal member of the crew is murdered. When a world-weary inspector and an eager rookie constable take on the case, they find themselves thrown into a puzzling whodunit within the glamorously sordid world of underground theatre. 12

Pop-up underground cinema offers a unique experience like no other! Sit back, relax, and watch a movie in a deckchair in Britain's Oldest Home! It's been home to Neanderthals and Ice Age animals including woolly mammoths, bears & lions. You'll be immersed in this incredible environment as you're entertained...Plus they have a Cave Bar!!!

Screenings 6pm and 8:30pm.


Getting to the Venue

Kents Cavern is in the Wellswood area of Torquay, about one mile up a mill from Torquay Harbour. If you are walking or driving, use TQ1 2JF in your sat nav or use What3Words picked.cave.lively.

It’s about five minutes on the 22 bus from Torquay Harbour and then a five-minute walk from the St Mathias Church bus stop. Plan your journey on the Stagecoach website.


The Cave Cinema is located in one of the most accessible cave chambers. Please note there is a slope, which all visitors will need to walk down. Otherwise accessing the cinema is relatively easy. Kents Cavern regrets that they are unable to allow mobility scooters into the cinema. They ask that wheelchair users wanting to access the cinema to call the caves ahead of the visit on 01803 215 136 so arrangements can be made.

Assistance Dogs are welcome at Kents Cavern when accompanied by and under the control of their owners. However, caves are often an alien environment for assistance dogs and there may be hazards inside that your dog was not trained to detect. They therefore strongly advise that anyone planning on visiting Kents Cavern with an assistance dog should call them in advance of their visit.

There is disabled parking very close to the attraction entrance.

There are no toilets in the caves. Toilet facilities are located at the far end of the cafe.

With help from the HeritageAbility project at Living Options Devon a visual story is available to help those with autism to prepare for a visit to the caves Click here to download.