Category Archives: David Lean Cinema Campaign

Demand for Downton prompts early sales at David Lean

What would the present-day inhabitants of Downtown Abbey do if told to expect a royal visit? Check whether Prince Andrew was on the guest list? In the imaginings of (Lord) Julian Fellowes, there’s no such concern for the Granchesters in … Continue reading

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Kenley Revival sees Spitfire flying into David Lean Cinema

Over the past 80 years, the sound of a Merlin engine, humming above Croydon and the rest southern England, has become a reassuring fixture of the summer. In more recent, more benign times, thanking that well-engineered purring sound, and the … Continue reading

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Croydon Windrush Celebration, various venues, starts Jun 12

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Elton and The Beatles have David Lean on song this summer

There was a time, at the height of Hollywood, when music biopics were about long-dead stars, the likes of band leader Glenn Miller and Yankee Doodle Dandy George M Cohan, when the studios could take massive liberties with reality in … Continue reading

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Amazing Aretha will have them weeping in the cinema aisles

When a movie reviewer states, “Don’t bother with tissues. Bring a towel”, it ought to be clear that they have had an emotional experience at the cinema. Aretha Franklin, who died last year, regularly had that effect on people, and … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, David Lean Cinema. And many happy returns

  The drinks were on the Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign last week, as they celebrated five years since their return to the Clocktower’s arthouse venue. Movie-goers enjoyed a free drink and nibbles before the screening of Can You … Continue reading

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Cinema offers a cosmopolitan selection of international movies

While Britain may, or may not, be turning its back on Europe at the end of March on Brexit Day, the David Lean Cinema’s programme for the following month serves as a demonstration that, as far as the movies are … Continue reading

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