South Norwood film club doubles up on weekly screenings

South Norwood’s own community cinema is plunging into the autumn evenings by offering screenings on two nights each week.

Screen25, which underwent a relaunch, renaming and venue switch last year, is doubling its offer from next month, and has just put tickets on sale for October.

That means it will be showing films and staging events at its now regular venue, Harris Academy South Norwood, every Wednesday and Friday evening. Ticket prices remain a bargain £8.50 (£6.50 for paid-up subscribers to Inside Croydon).

Director Katie Brandwood said, “With our growing audience and the success of our special events, such as Saturday’s The Harder They Come Jamaican Independence Day celebration, we’re confident that we can provide a more varied and vibrant film programme with two screenings each week.

“Wednesdays and Fridays are now movie nights in South Norwood.”

In October, that will see the documentary Whitney screened on both nights, while Screen25 also plans to show more international movies – such as the acclaimed German thriller In The Fade on October 24.

And October means Halloween, so watch out for the screening of the critically acclaimed and spine-chilling thriller, A Quiet Place, starring Emily Blunt on October 31.

  • Tickets are now on sale for all screenings, with Inside Croydon subscribers entitled to a £2 discount on each ticket booking (one per screening).

All films are at 7.45pm, £5 – £8.50 (£2.50 off tickets for members; £2 off for Inside Croydon subscribers) and held at Harris Academy South Norwood, SE25 6AE, unless otherwise stated

To book your tickets for Screen25 screenings, click here.

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Click here for Screen25’s September programme.

Screen25 Film Club programme: October

Wed Oct 3 WHITNEY (15)
2018 Documentary 119min, Dir: Kevin Macdonald
An intimate documentary looking at the life of Whitney Houston. With never-before-seen footage and exclusive recordings, it sheds new light on the trajectory of her life and untimely death.

Fri Oct 5 WHITNEY (15)
2018 Documentary 119min, Dir: Kevin Macdonald
As Oct 3 above.

2018 Animation/Drama 91min, Dir: Nora Twomey
The enchanting story of Parvana, an 11-year-old girl growing up under Taliban in Afghanistan. When her father is wrongfully imprisoned, she must risk her life and take up the appearance of a boy to support her family

Fri Oct 12 LOVE, SIMON (12A)
2018 Comedy/Drama 109min, Dir: Greg Berlanti
A heartfelt coming-of-age story of a 17-year-old high school boy who conceals his sexuality from friends and family. When a classmate threatens to reveal his secret, Simon must face the adventure of finding comfort in his identity. In Partnership with Croydon Pride.

2017 Documentary 91min, Dir: Nancy Buirsky
A harrowing story about the rape of an African American woman by six white men in 1940s Alabama, and the shocking lack of indictment of her attackers.

Fri Oct 19 OCEAN’S EIGHT (12A)
2018 Comedy/Crime 110min, Dir: Gary Ross
With an ensemble cast, this all-female spin-off of Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s trilogy follows Debbie Ocean as she pulls together a team of experts to rob the Met Gala, with the potential payoff of $150million.

Wed Oct 24 IN THE FADE (18)
2017 Drama 106min, Dir: Fatih Akin
The story of a woman whose family are murdered by a neo-Nazi bombing in the heart of Hamburg. Soundtrack by Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age), this enthralling revenge thriller stars Diane Kruger in a Cannes-winning role.

Wed Oct 31 – Halloween Special: A QUIET PLACE (15)
2018 Horror 90min, Dir: John Krasinski
Join us for our Halloween screening of this ground-breaking horror film, starring Emily Blunt and John Krasinski.

A family living in a dystopian world of isolation, the looming threat of attack they face and the sound of silence throughout will leave you anxiously unsettled.

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