Category Archives: Cinema

David Lean Cinema to stage Ukrainian emergency fund-raiser

There is a special charity preview of Olga at the David Lean Cinema tomorrow evening, the result of a partnership between 606 Distribution and the BFI, with the support of the UK Cinema Association. With each ticket sold, a donation … Continue reading

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David Lean Cinema brings Oscar movie CODA to the big screen

The David Lean Cinema is bringing Oscar-winning film CODA to the big screen this month, with screenings that will cater for those with hearing difficulties. As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults), 17-year-old Ruby (Emilia Jones in her first film … Continue reading

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When You’re Young: film makers get the bands back together

RICHARD PACITTI got a phone call recently that struck a chord… “Are you free to meet up with a bunch of old punks?” It was an old pal on the phone. “I have been talking with someone called Griff who … Continue reading

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Under The Flyover: star actor Joanna Scanlan interviewed

Joanna Scanlan is the South Croydon-based award-winning actor who has starred in hit TV series including The Thick Of It,  Doc Martin and The Larkins, and who this week was at the David Lean Cinema for a screening of her … Continue reading

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Lean times in January for the Clocktower’s arthouse cinema

The uncertainty and concerns over the Omicron strain of covid-19, and the dithering by central government over the measures to be taken by the hospitality and entertainment sectors, has prompted one venue to take its fate into its own hands … Continue reading

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Spencer saga starts a right royal month at David Lean Cinema

As the soap opera that is the House of Windsor heads into its latest – last? – chapters, with constant and unresolved controversies over Meghan Markle and Prince Andrew, so along comes the latest movie that seeks to feed the … Continue reading

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Time to ‘go on a journey’ as David Lean Cinema re-opens

Multiple Oscar-winning movie Nomadland will delight the audience when they return to the David Lean Cinema as it re-opens on Tuesday following 20 months of covid lockdown restrictions. “We will be screening a range of award-winning films from the past … Continue reading

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David Lean Cinema announces Oct 26 as reopening date

The David Lean Cinema, the much-cherished local arts institution in the Croydon Clocktower, will start showing films again at the end of this month – more than 18 months after being forced to close due to the covid-19 pandemic. “This … Continue reading

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Sundown Sessions offer free music and cinema in the park

The Crystal Palace Festival team has launched a series of free, mid-week Sundown Sessions at the Crystal Palace Bowl, in conjunction with the South Facing Festival. The South Facing Festival got underway at the weekend with packed audiences to see … Continue reading

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Trinity sixth-former lands role in Netflix’s latest teen series

Will Hardy, a sixth-former at Trinity School, has been cast in Heartstopper, an adaptation of Alice Oseman’s graphic novels which is to be screened by Netflix. Hardy was selected after an open audition in which 10,000 young actors took part, … Continue reading

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David Lean Cinema postpones reopening until the autumn

It’s been a tough 15 months for the movie enthusiasts and volunteers at the David Lean Cinema, which has been closed since the first covid-19 lockdown was announced in March 2020. For the arthouse cinema in the Croydon Clocktower, with … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace Park is electrified to get a bit of The Power

The race track around the National Sports Centre at Crystal Palace has been transformed this week into a trailer park for location shooting of a blockbuster television series. Amazon Prime are adapting Naomi Alderman’s prize-winning novel The Power into a … Continue reading

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Lights! Action! David Lean Cinema has plans to reopen

By Paul Spalding The David Lean Cinema is aiming to re-open its doors to film-goers next month. The 68-seat arthouse venue, whose varied programme is managed by volunteers, has been closed since the start of the covid-19 pandemic in March, … Continue reading

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Filmmakers stream Black Lives Matter documentary for free

Generation Revolution, an award-winning 2016 documentary that examined the first Black Lives Matter protests in Britain, has today been made available to stream online, free of charge for a limited period. On its initial release, a review in the Grauniad … Continue reading

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Chef Kerridge cooks up a drive-in show for Selhurst Park

Bath. Marlow. Tunbridge Wells. Chichester. Croydon. Celebrity chef Tom Kerridge is taking to the road with a post-lockdown style of touring catering event, and he is bringing it to Selhurst Park next month. Kerridge’s summer tour plans for Pub In … Continue reading

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Cinema campaigners’ inspired guide for lockdown viewing

Two weeks after cancelling their programme of films for the duration of the coronavirus lockdown, the good people at the Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign have come up with an ingenious way to help their movie-watching friends get a … Continue reading

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Culture deals with covid-19 without making a song and dance

The sense of doom and gloom caused by the covid-19 pandemic had well and truly taken hold of London by the middle of last week. There was a dark humour about the place reflected by the public address system at … Continue reading

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In Quixote, Gilliam has another great tilt at movie windmills

Orson Welles never did get round to making his movie version of Don Quixote. He started filming it in 1955 and was still talking about it just before he died in 1985. The Man of La Mancha, based on the … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace International Film Festival, Mar 5-28

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Link-up to Los Angeles to mark David Lean’s 25th anniversary

The David Lean Cinema, Croydon’s much-loved arts cinema, opened in the Clocktower on March 3, 1995, and a special screening next Tuesday will help celebrate the 25th anniversary. Heavenly Creatures, a psychological thriller from Peter Jackson, was the cinema’s first … Continue reading

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David Lean Cinema prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary

Given the huge efforts of the volunteers of the Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign, who managed to secure the future of the arts house venue in the Croydon Clocktower after its closure due to austerity cuts, this year’s 25th … Continue reading

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Into Film Club, Central Library, Jan 24, Feb 8, 22, Mar 7, 21

Do you like watching and discussing film? Do you consider yourself to be on the autism spectrum? If so you may enjoy our film club

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Ruskin House cinema club: I Am Not Your Negro, Feb 7

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Downton Abbey, Cinema at St John’s, Shirley, Feb 1

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Ruskin House cinema club: Winstanley, Jan 17

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