Stanley Halls Film Club is getting all radical and romantic

Suffragette, the remarkable story of ordinary London women fighting for their rights a century ago, will be brought to the big screen in Stanley Halls next month, the latest offering from Stanley’s Film Club.

SuffragetteThe screening will be introduced by Lindsay Ould, the borough archivist for Croydon, who will give a short talk on the history of the suffragettes and women’s activism in the area.

The flim club organisers says, “This is an unmissable opportunity to watch this powerful film in the cinema at the historical Stanley Halls – built in 1903, the year the Suffragette movement was founded.”

Written by Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady) and directed by Sarah Gavron (Brick Lane), this film follows the radicalised working women who were prepared to risk everything in their fight for equality. An all-star cast lifts the suffragette movement from the pages of the history books and brings the struggle of these women vividly to life.

Suffragette is being screened at Stanley Halls, South Norwood, on Wednesday, March 2, doors open at 7pm. Tickets are £7, or £5 for members who book online with the special discount code.

Before that, on Valentine’s night, Stanley’s Film Club will be screening Cinema Paradiso, with an evening of added entertainment, beginning with music from vintage vinyl DJ RPM (Rosie Plays Music), themed cocktails courtesy of Syrup Junkie, short films screened on old fashioned celluloid, and delicious Italian-themed food.

Using their Twitter account, @stanleyfilmclub, the organisers are offering their followers a chance to win a free cocktail – “Tell us about the moment you fell in love with cinema, using the hashtag #StanLovesCinema.”

Tweets will projected on the night and the winning tweet will be picked at random.

Cinema Paradiso is on Sunday, February 14, doors open at 7pm and tickets are £10, or £7 for members who book online.

For booking and more details, visit the Stanley’s Film Club website here


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