Tag Archives: Croydon Clocktower

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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Council leaders are set to break lockdown laws for ‘photo ops’

Council leaders in Croydon and Sutton are actively encouraging the public to break the law by attending large gatherings – ignoring the advice of health experts and potentially putting people’s health, and lives, at risk. One councillor has appealed to … Continue reading

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Loach returns with another masterpiece on the state of Britain

Described by critics as one of director Ken Loach’s best, if not the best, it is a pity that the David Lean Cinema were not able to deliver Sorry We Missed You to the widest possible audience before this week’s … Continue reading

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Croydon Art Society annual exhibition, Clocktower, to Dec 7

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Museum of Croydon Local History Fair, Clocktower, Nov 16

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David Lean campaigners seek support for Cinema Museum

The David Lean Cinema, whose volunteers are not unfamiliar with the need for a bit of campaigning now and again, is asking its supporters to lend their signtures to a petition to save the Cinema Museum.

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Cancer Help Centre art works go on display at Clocktower

Art is one of the many therapies offered at the South East Cancer Help Centre in Purley, and an exhibition of some of the work produced has just opened at the café in the Croydon Clocktower. “These two large panels … 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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Bold, opening event at Croydon Clocktower, Jul 6

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Croydon Camera Club annual exhibition, Clocktower, to Jun 28

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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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Croydon Art Society exhibition, Clocktower, Apr 30-May 18

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BAFTA Fellow Samuelson to attend David Lean screening

One of the most renowned figures associated with British film-making – Sir Sydney Samuelson – is coming to the David Lean Cinema next Tuesday, to introduce a screening of a recently restored film that his father produced in 1923. A … Continue reading

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Cinema campaign group raised £500 with free screenings

Two free screenings over the Christmas period at the Croydon Clocktower’s arthouse movie theatre, the David Lean Cinema, where those attending were encouraged to give their entry price over for charity, raised more than £500 for two local good causes. … Continue reading

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Black Women, Parliament & Power, Clocktower, Dec 12

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David Lean Cinema is cutting its ticket prices from January

Croydon commuters’ rail fares might be going up in January, but cinema-goers’ booking fees are being cut. At least, movie-goers at the David Lean Cinema in the Clocktower on Katharine Street will be getting cheaper tickets for screenings from January … Continue reading

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Clocktower exhibition has broad brush approach to local talent

The Croydon Art Society was recently named national arts club of the year. KEN TOWL went along to their annual exhibition at the Clocktower and found out why There is a portrait in the Croydon Art Society’s exhibition that looks … Continue reading

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Cancer Help Centre’s art works go on display at Clocktower

The Mayor of Croydon, Bernadette Khan, this week opened an exhibition at the Croydon Clocktower which showcases some of the work members of the South East Cancer Help Centre (SECHC) have created. The pictures on show use various media including … Continue reading

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Come to Croydon’s cabaret: 5 Spectacular tickets for price of 4

Inside Croydon readers who want to help to celebrate CODA’s big birthday party next week can now do so with a really Spectacular money-saving offer. CODA – the Croydon Operatic and Dramatic Association – is marking its 75th anniversary year … Continue reading

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We are many, they are few, and battles still to be won

The David Lean Cinema is finishing 2018 with a flourish, with a selection of screenings through to the end of the year and into 2019, which are certain to ensure that the arthouse movie auditorium in the Croydon Clocktower will … Continue reading

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Croydon Art Society Exhibition, Clocktower, Nov 20-Dec 8

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Cinema offers rocket-fuelled movies that reach for the stars

OWEN HETHERSAY previews November’s films at the David Lean It’s no secret that the BBC’s Graham Norton Show long ago abandoned any pretence to being an old-school chat show, where the guests might offer anecdotes and talk about themselves, and … Continue reading

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Actor Scanlan to talk in pitiless close-up about her latest part

One of the great achievements of the David Lean Cinema campaigners over the past five years or so has been their ability to organise events around their movie screenings in the Clocktower’s arthouse picture house, pulling in some fascinating and … Continue reading

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Cinema backs Kenley history project with Battle of Britain film

As the Royal Air Force marks its centenary today with a spectacular fly-past over the capital, the David Lean Cinema volunteers and the people behind the Kenley history project are combining their efforts to mark one of the most heroic … Continue reading

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