It’s a case of Night and Day at Screen25’s comedy shows

Not content with staging live music linked to their screenings, Screen25, South Norwood’s community cinema, has now announced plans to stage live comedians.

Kevin Day: coming live to a cinema screening near you

Well, Kevin Day.

Boom! Tish! (We’re here all week…).

Day, the funniest thing to come out of Selhurst Park for a very long time (with the exception of Christian Benteke), is the star turn at Harris Academy South Norwood on January 11, part of the Croydon Comedy Festival, when he is the warm-up act for Joel McCrea and Veronica Lake in a screening of the 1940s movie Sullivan’s Travels.

Screen25 – which offers a special £2 discount on tickets for subscribers to Inside Croydon – has now made tickets available for all its screenings through to mid-January, including one or two additional shows for this month.

Day’s performance is part of a collaboration with The David Lean Cinema and the Croydon Comedy Festival to present a season of laughs. Sullivan’s Travels is Day’s specially selected cult classic comedy.

In December, award-winning comedian and Radio 1 host Ed Night will be  performing with a set from the Edinburgh Fringe before his chosen movie, The Good Burger.

Screen25’s Christmas classic screenings include Elf and It’s a Wonderful Life. There may even be mulled wine available…

And to discover how you can support Inside Croydon and get £2 off every time you book your tickets for Screen25, click here

Click here for Screen25’s November programme.

Screen25 Film Club programme: December to January

Wed Dec 5 PIN CUSHION (15)
2018, UK Drama, 82min, Dir: Deborah Haywood
Told through eccentric fairytale imagery, and occasional lies, this visually stunning piece of cinema is an astute commentary on the complexity of womanhood and female friendship.

Fri Dec 7 MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN (PG)
2018 114min Dir: Ol Parker
They say the winner takes it all, but will Sophie manage to successfully open her boutique hotel without a hitch?

Sat Dec 8 Family Film Club: ELF (PG) 2pm
+ Winter Craft Workshop
2003 93mins Dir: Jon Favreau

Wed Dec 12 ELF (PG)
2003 93min Dir: Jon Favreau
The Will Ferrell Christmas classic. Buddy’s never quite felt like he fit in with the other elves in the North Pole. When he discovers he’s actually a human from New York, he travels there in search of his real family.

Fri Dec 14 Stand-Up Film Club: GOOD BURGER (PG)
+ Comedy Set by Ed Night
1997 91min Dir: Brian Robbins
The BFI Comedy Genius tour hits Croydon! Join us for an evening of stand-up with Radio1 host Ed Night, followed by his favourite nostalgia inducing 90s throwback, Good Burger.

Wed Dec 19 TEHRAN TABOO (15)
2018 Dir: Ali Soozandeh
An unlikely group of Tehran residents find connection, comfort and support from one another, becoming intertwined in each other’s lives of prostitution, operations to ‘restore’ virginity, gender politics and familial dispute.

Fri Dec 21 IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (U)
1946 131min Dir: Frank Capra
George never had the chance to fulfil his life’s ambitions of exploring the world. When a financial error drives him to contemplate ending his life, an angel is sent from Heaven to show him what life would have been like if he had never existed.

Thu Jan 3 Bring Along Baby: BLACKKKLANSMAN (15), 11am
2018 135min Dir: Spike Lee
A matinee screening exclusively for mums, dads and carers with babies under one year old. Spike Lee’s true story about American Hero Ron Stallworth, and his infiltration and exposure of the extremist Ku Klux Klan in this 1970s crime thriller.

Fri Jan 4 BLACKKKLANSMAN (15)
Evening screening. Movie details as Jan 3 above

Wed Jan 9 BLACKKKLANSMAN (15)
Evening screening. Movie details as Jan 3 above

Fri Jan 11 – Stand-Up Film Club: SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS (PG)
+ Comedy Set by Kevin Day
1941 88min Dir: Preston Sturges
BAFTA-nominated comic Kevin Day performs a stand-up set, followed by this 1940s cult-classic starring Joel McCrea and Veronica Lake.


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