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Mr Holmes screening sees David Lean extend booking period

Ian McKellen’s portrayal of the fading years of Mr Holmes is the headline attraction of the latest programme from the David Lean Cinema, but with a twist. The volunteers of the Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign are taking bookings … Continue reading

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David Lean’s favourite film returns in an old-style format

The Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign will celebrate the cinema’s link with Oscar-winning director Sir David Lean by presenting his 1955 film Summer Madness next week using the now rarely seen 35mm format. Adrian Winchester, the campaign director, said: … Continue reading

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David Lean Cinema campaign founder decides to stand down

Adrian Winchester, the founding chairman of the Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign which successfully lobbied for the re-opening of the arthouse venue in the Clocktower last year, is to stand down from his position after more than four years’ … Continue reading

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Summer Madness sees Lean times return to arthouse cinema

It is hardly summer madness for the David Lean Cinema to go back in time. But that’s exactly what the Clocktower’s arthouse cinema will be doing in June, with a screening of the eponymous Oscar-winning director’s Summer Madness, and doing … Continue reading

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Save the David Lean Campaign takes on company status

One year after the Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign achieved its immediate goal of re-opening the arthouse cinema in the Clocktower, it has now formed itself into a Community Interest Company, or CIC. The move will enable the group … Continue reading

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French, Polish and Japanese movies headline May features

With numerous 70th anniversaries from the end of the Second World War approaching, beginning with the VE Day commemorations next week, the May programme at the David Lean Cinema begins this weekend with a revisionist film which challenges some of … Continue reading

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Clocktower cinema volunteers celebrate first year back

The Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign – which recently completed a year of films at the re-opened Croydon Clocktower – have made a special presentation to Jane Hunt, who has attended more screenings at the arthouse cinema in the … Continue reading

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Trash, ballet and vice: David Lean Cinema’s exotic April mix

As the Save the David Lean Campaign prepares to mark the first anniversary of its re-opening of the Clocktower’s art-house cinema, their April programme, announced today, continues the pattern of innovation – with The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel being … Continue reading

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David Lean Cinema’s March movie list defies arthouse image

It may be that, in being described as an “arthouse cinema”, the David Lean Cinema conjures up notions for those who have not yet visited, of screening nothing other than deeply meaningful documentaries, or impenetrable black and white Swedish movies … Continue reading

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Pride, prejudice and Theory of Everything come to DLC

The February screenings arranged by the Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign includes some old (very old) favourites, terrific examples of British film-making, as well as potential Oscar winners. When the campaign volunteers got their hands on the keys to … Continue reading

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Back to the future to find lessons from Croydon’s past

Architecture author JOHN GRINDROD re-views an old television documentary and sees some interesting warnings for the town’s regeneration Back in 1993, it’s fair to say that I had never given much thought to the architecture of my home town, Croydon. … Continue reading

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Bullingdon bullies, Belfast and Hitchcock are featured films

The David Lean Cinema in the Croydon Clocktower arts complex, so wantonly neglected during the eight years that the council was under Conservative control, at the end of December will be screening the 50th film since its re-opening. The arthouse … Continue reading

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Record seven screenings in October at David Lean Cinema

The Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign will be screening seven films at the David Lean in October – a record number since the arthouse cinema was re-opened in March. One innovation in the diverse, international programme is a trail … Continue reading

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Ruskin Square could include theatre if council refunds £3m

Croydon could get a purpose-built, modern 200-seat studio theatre to replace the much-lamented Warehouse Theatre, provided that the council re-allocates a £3 million grant originally intended for the purpose by private developers Stanhope. The news comes as the now Labour-run … Continue reading

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More absurdity coming to Croydon – this time on film

The film-makers assured everyone that it really was Michael Fassbender under the Frank Sidebottom mask in Frank. Regulars at screenings at the David Lean Cinema will be able to form their own opinions next month, when the acclaimed, absurd and … Continue reading

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Civil war, cycling and Calvary head David Lean’s July line-up

Following a month that included sell-out screenings of 20 Feet from Stardom and The Lunchbox, the Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign has announced a July programme of six films at the cinema. At a time of year associated with … Continue reading

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Pearson gets under the skin with Q&A at David Lean Cinema

The June season of (mainly) Thursday screenings at the David Lean Cinema in the Clocktower arts complex includes a special Question and Answer session next week with Adam Pearson following Under The Skin. Croydon-based Pearson was born with neurofibromatosis, a condition … Continue reading

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Time to rebuild cultural wasteland created by Croydon Tories

VOTE 2014: TIMOTHY GODFREY, Croydon Labour’s arts and culture spokesman, says that encouraging culture, instead of axing its funding, is possible and can be done Art and culture have a civilising influence on us all. They bring people together, they … Continue reading

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Summer season that offers songs, ghost stories and murder

BELLA BARTOCK found herself stalking a stalker at the beginning of the Spread Eagle Theatre’s summer season He seemed like such a nice boy at first. Quiet, polite, attentive. And loaded, too, after that big win on the Lottery. We … Continue reading

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Let’s make our libraries the cornerstones of our communities

VOTE 2014: TIMOTHY GODFREY, spokesman on arts and culture for the local Labour group, outlines his party’s policy for the borough’s marginalised and privatised public library service Something has gone terribly wrong at Croydon libraries. When the then Labour Council … Continue reading

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