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The Brighton Marine Palace and Pier is a pleasure pier in Brighton, East Sussex. It is generally known as the Palace Pier for short, but has been informally renamed Brighton Pier since 2000 by its owners, the Noble Organisation, as it is now Brighton’s only non-derelict pier.

Work began on the Palace Pier in 1891, the pier opening in May 1899 after costing a record £27,000 to build. A concert hall opened two years later, and by 1911 this had become a theatre. During World War II the pier was closed and some decking removed as a security precaution.

In 1986 the theatre was removed, on the understanding that it would be replaced. This has not happened, and the present seaward end building looks fairly modern in comparison with the rest of the structure, supporting a domed amusement arcade and several fairground rides, including several thrill rides, children’s rides and roller coasters.

The pier was listed at Grade II* on 20 August 1971.

The pier features prominently in the 1971 film, Carry on at Your Convenience, and it is frequently shown iconically to “set” film and television features in Brighton, for example in scenes in Mirrormask, The Persuaders, the Doctor Who serial The Leisure Hive (1980), the 1979 film Quadrophenia and the 2007 film, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, The End of the Affair (1999 film) and Neil Jordan’s Mona Lisa.

Much earlier on in 1896 the pier was also shown in many silent films. R.W. Paul shot the iconic film, On Brighton Beach, which included both the Palace Pier and the West Pier. Palace Pier is a novel by Keith Waterhouse, set in Brighton, and it is the setting for a scene in the Graham Greene novel Brighton Rock. The pier was also featured in Lynda la Plante’s 1998 thriller Killer Net.

The Pier is also featured in 2012 German film Schutzengel starring German actor Til Schweiger.