Tag Archives: David Lean Cinema

David Lean Cinema re-opening is a people’s authentic triumph

STEVEN DOWNES was delighted to return to the Clock Tower’s arthouse cinema when it welcomed home Johnny Moped last month The David Lean Cinema is re-opened. Please note, Madam Mayor. It is re-opened. Not “opened”. The fizzy stuff was flowing … Continue reading

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Bashford blames council official for £20,000 taps fiasco

So, who is responsible for decisions taken by Croydon’s Conservative-run council? Not senior councillors, if a recent “Nuffink to do wiv me, guv” email from Sara “Book Token” Bashford, the £43,339 per year part-time Tory cabinet member, is anything to … Continue reading

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David Lean Cinema re-opening night is sold out within hours

So much for Croydon Council’s claims, made when they closed the David Lean Cinema three years ago, that there’s no demand for an art house cinema in the borough. Seats for the re-opening night of the David Lean Cinema on … Continue reading

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Council forced to re-open David Lean Cinema after three years

Tickets for the first public screenings at the David Lean Cinema at the Clocktower in nearly three years go on sale tomorrow morning – a victory for the “little people”, and Ronnie Corbett. The David Lean Cinema will be re-opened … Continue reading

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Requiem has sounded for Mozart Players’ Croydon future

Turtle’s. The Mela. Nestle. The Warehouse Theatre. The Riesco Collection. Allders. The David Lean Cinema. Next, the London Mozart Players? It is looking increasingly likely that the London Mozart Players will soon be added to the litany of Croydon institutions that … Continue reading

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Mr Pooter is coming to Croydon in 2014 and a pub near you

“This is the diary of me, Charles Pooter. Social ladder climber. Technically middle-class, according to recently completed internet survey.” Mr Pooter is coming to Croydon, the central character is another production at the Spread Eagle Theatre, being performed on February … Continue reading

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Charity Commission forces council to drop Fairfield takeover

Croydon Council’s plans to take over the Fairfield Halls have collapsed, in yet another embarrassing and costly (for Council Tax-payers) reversal for the Conservative administration at the Town Hall. And this at a time when the costs of the much-needed … Continue reading

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Film choices that mark end of campaign’s nomadic existence

Tomorrow at the Spread Eagle on Katharine Street, the Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign begins 2014 with a free screening of Wolf Children, off the back of a Christmas season where the auditorium was just not big enough to … Continue reading

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Pollard’s cinema scheme suffers from a light bulb moment

The suggestion that Tim Pollard’s “announcement” that the David Lean Cinema is to re-open was in fact just a clumsy PR ruse to deflect attention from Croydon Council being taken to court over its proposed Riesco Collection sale appears to … Continue reading

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Pollard in arts U-turn with re-opening of David Lean Cinema

Public pressure on arts provision in the borough has forced the Conservative-run council to make a significant U-turn, with the promise of the re-opening of the David Lean Cinema for the new year. Tim Pollard, the deputy leader of the … Continue reading

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Going down the pub to make drama out of an arts crisis

Next door to the Town Hall, where the David Lean Cinema has been dark for two years and where the status of the town’s museum is under threat, the arts in Croydon are about to get a boost. TIM HODGSON, … Continue reading

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Did council leader bother to read Downton creator’s letter?

Does Croydon Council leader Mike Fisher have a problem adding up? That certainly seems to be the opinion of the Save David Lean Cinema Campaign, after Fisher made a number of unchallenged assertions in an “interview” with a small circulation … Continue reading

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The Eagle has landed a future for studio theatre in Croydon

Central Croydon is to get a new performing arts space – inspired by the Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign and with productions brought to south London all the way from Birmingham. For the past six months, the world-renowned Old … Continue reading

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Council’s secrets and lies over sale of old Ashburton Library

Residents have been outraged yet again at the latest pawn shop move to flog off public property by the wide boys who control Croydon Council, following an advertisement appearing in the local press offering the old Ashburton Library building for … Continue reading

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Friends of Millers Pond Annual Fayre: Saturday July 20

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