The Archive Film Centre Whitstable DVD Hire, Video Shop, Whitstable DVDs

The Archive Film Centre
DVD Rental

39 Oxford Street (High Street),

Tel - 01227 276 718

Email - [email protected]

Business Website -

Terrific Tuesdays at The Archive Film Centre where any 2 films are the price of 1 every Tuesday. Many other instore offers are available.

Open 7 days a week, the archive film centre is more than just a 'video shop'. Boasting an extensive DVD back catalogue, as well as world cinema, cult classics, and of course all the current releases in DVD format, it's the customer who's the focus at the Archive Film Centre. Whether you want to dash in quickly to pick up the latest releases, or take your time and find a real gem, it's all here, with comfortable leather sofas, tea and coffee, and even a children's play area near the children's dvd section.

The Children's play area at The Archive Film Centre in Whitstable - games, activities and children's videos playing to keep the family entertained, so you can browse through the shop.
The Whitstable Visitor's Pass is a simple, easy way to enjoy your favourite films whilst visiting Whitstable in Kent

Whitstable Visitors' Pass

With the Archive Film Centre's Visitor's Pass, it's easy to rent dvd's while you're visiting the town. It's simple and easy, all you need is a contact number - bring it into the shop and choose your dvd. There's a £20 returnable membership fee which you can collect before you leave.

Free Stuff ...

There's always a promotion to be had at the Archive Film Centre, every time you hire a new release or chart DVD, you can choose a free DVD from a special section chosen by the centre, and 'Terrific Tuesday' means that on any Tuesday, when you rent a DVD, you get another one absolutely free!

Not Just DVD's ...

Find a wide range of Doctor Who Merchandise at the Archive Film Centre D.C's Famous comics are also sold at Whitstable's Archive Film Centre Whitstable DVD Hire, as well as Marvel Comics

The Archive Film Centre also boasts an excellent range of Film magazines, merchandise, including Yu-Gi-Oh trading cards, and DC and Marvel comics.



If you're not just visiting, and would like to become a member, it's a simple process, and completely free - just bring in two types of proof of your address, and your signature, and you're ready to get started. Membership's open to everyone, even if you live outside of town.


You can find the Archive Film centre using the map on the right - click on it for a larger, more complete version. The shop is located on the High Street (also known as 'Oxford Street').

The Film Cafe



Nestled in The Archive Film Centre, 39 Oxford St Whitstable is the Film Café, where you can lounge around on one of the sofas, drinking Fairtrade coffee, and eating home made cakes or savory treats!

Open from 8.30am-5pm Mon to Saturday and 10am-5pm on Sundays, whether you fancy a quick takeaway cuppa for your bus journey, or a lazy Sunday morning reading the papers, they’re there!

a film theme at the cafe

Why's it called the Film Cafe?

There’s a Movie theme to the café which is appropriate to its location, and the staff are always more than happy to have a good old chin wag about the wonderful world of film.

And The café is child friendly too, with plenty of space, even for buggies and there is a children’s play area located in Children’s Corner at the rear of the store so that you can relax. *children must be supervised by an adult* The café will also be doing a great range of homemade cupcakes to keep your little ones' appetites happy.

The Coffee

The Film Cafe serves Fairtrade coffee, hot chocolate, and tea from the Vista company. All Vista coffee is made from 100% Fairtrade certified products. Innocent Smoothies and a range of soft drinks will alo be stocked. (More to follow) Click here to see the cafe's location

Cafes in Whitstable - the film cafe

food at the Film Cafe in Whitstable

The Café will be serving only the 'yummiest of foods' all of which will be homemade. From freshly baked cakes, cookies and cup cakes to exotic savories such as Moroccan nutty pie, spicy chickpea roll or spanakopitta… for the adventurous food lover! All of the food is prepared off site and is handily packaged so that you can grab & go or unwrap and eat in - all apart from the cakes which will be sat proudly at the counter waiting for you to order a hefty slab.

The Staff

The premises has been running as a video store for twenty years, and the new owner, Bonnie, took over in 2006. The Archive Film Centre, Whitstable, now stocks entirely DVD format, and Bonnie, aided by the shop's manager, Paul, has brought the store firmly into the 21st Century, providing a comprehensive and up to date service. There's little the duo don't know about films, and it's their enthusiasm and personal love of what they do that means you can always ask for help or advice. The rest of the staff - Lisa, Lauren, Adam, Jo, and sometimes Wilhelm (pronounced 'Will') are also on hand to offer assistance should you need it. If you'd like to buy a film, just ask, and if it can be found (and Bonnie and Paul know where to look), they'll be happy to order it for you. "We like a challenge" said Paul, smiling as I asked whether any film was too obscure...

Outside The Archive Film Centre in Whitstable Kent, U.K The Archive Film Centre has many different categories of Film, including DVD versions of classics, comedy, horror, thrillers, drama, as well as all the latest releases The Back Section of Whitstable's Archive Film Centre
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