Brighton and Hove on Film

Quadrophenia (1979)

Quadrophenia is one of the most famous films shot on location in Brighton. Following the clashes between the Mods and Rockers in 1964 this powerful film has become synonymous with Brighton. The film featured many locations in the city, but perhaps one of the most famous is that referred to as Quadrophenia Alley which can be found down one of the many twittens linking Little East Street to East Street.

Quadrophenia A Personal View: Interview with Glenda Clarke

See plot summary on imdb website

Photo:Quadrophenia graffiti

Quadrophenia graffiti

Photo by Zoë Woods

Photo:Photograph showing a close up view of the famous door taken from the East Street entrance to the alley.

Photograph showing a close up view of the famous door taken from the East Street entrance to the alley.

Photo by Zoë Woods

Photo:Photograph showing the graffiti in reference to the film covering the wall to the right of the door in the alley.

Photograph showing the graffiti in reference to the film covering the wall to the right of the door in the alley.

Photo by Zoë Woods

Photo:Photograph showing a close up view of the graffiti in reference to the film covering the wall to the right of the door in the alley.

Photograph showing a close up view of the graffiti in reference to the film covering the wall to the right of the door in the alley.

Photos taken by Zoë Woods June 2004.

This page was added on 22/03/2006.
Comments about this page

There should be a plaque on the wall to let people know that the alley way was in the film.

By Wayne Wareham (25/07/2008)

I watched this film in San Francisco in the early 80s with my then girlfriend who was an American from Texas. It was astounding seeing the areas of the Lanes etc. on film and I was pointing out places from my youth growing up in Brighton to her.

By Robert White (27/06/2016)

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