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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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Zellweger as Judy, Knightly in trouble and Calamity with Doris

We are in a climate emergency, in case you hadn’t noticed. But in Australian eco-doc 2040, being screened at the David Lean Cinema next month, solutions that could help to save the planet and which are already readily available are … 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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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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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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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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David Lean Cinema’s programme shows Globes’ new reach

With British performers and film-makers winning seven Golden Globes on Sunday, the screen industry in this country appears to be in rude health, and in Oscar month, the programme at the David Lean Cinema – with its new, cut-price ticketing … Continue reading

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‘Fairground ride with dodgy brakes’ is coming to David Lean

Nothing if not eclectic, May’s programme of movies at the David Lean Cinema in the Croydon Clocktower spans Ingmar Bergman’s rendition of a Mozart opera, some Scandi-noir set in Cairo, a Japanese stop-action animation, and the Australian outback in the … Continue reading

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Circuses, Churchill and Clapton: busy times at the David Lean

Now this may be apocryphal, but when the Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood heard that Showtime was to make a documentary about his old friend Eric Clapton entitled A Life In 12 Bars, he’s supposed to have said, “That can’t be … Continue reading

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£5 tickets for under-25s go with a rush at David Lean Cinema

The David Lean Cinema is introducing “rush tickets” for the under-25s from January. “Unfortunately, we have had to increase ticket prices by 50p to £8.50 for standard tickets, and £7 for concessions. However, in order to encourage younger patrons, we … Continue reading

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Dench, Rush and Boyega are David Lean stars for October

Tickets are now on sale for the David Lean Cinema in October, which offers a typically eclectic selection of movies, including Halloween screenings, Judi Dench reprising her role as Queen Victoria, Geoffrey Rush giving yet another outstanding performance in his … Continue reading

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BRIT School film-makers get showcased at David Lean

The David Lean Cinema Campaign has announced a partnership with the BRIT School which will see one of the best films made by students in the school’s film and media production department screened before selected features as the “BRIT School … Continue reading

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Jennifer Lawrence is a Joy to behold but she may not clean up

“Why would Jennifer Lawrence – the world’s highest paid actress – take the role of a divorced mother who invented a miracle mop?” That may be a question, posed by the programme-makers at the David Lean Cinema, to which their … Continue reading

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Eva Schloss to give talk to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

Croydon will honour the memory of the victims of the Holocaust and genocidal events which have happened in the past 70 years with a public candle-lighting ceremony and an opportunity to sign the book of remembrance, from noon on Holocaust … Continue reading

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Campaign offers Loach’s last movie, Woody Allen and gigolos

The Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign continues to go from strength to strength, as shown by its September programme, announced yesterday. In addition to the regular screenings on Thursdays, the Campaign is staging two additional screenings in the coming … Continue reading

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More absurdity coming to Croydon – this time on film

The film-makers assured everyone that it really was Michael Fassbender under the Frank Sidebottom mask in Frank. Regulars at screenings at the David Lean Cinema will be able to form their own opinions next month, when the acclaimed, absurd and … Continue reading

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Johnny Moped does another lap at Stanley Tech: July 8

The Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign is to screen Basically Johnny Moped at the South Norwood Arts Festival on July 8. The film is highly recommended.

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Green Dragon breathes some life into local cultural scene

Last weekend it was free beer (yes, in a pub!), as they helped to launch the New Addington-based Cronx Brewery to the world, plus free entry to a Rhythm ‘n Blues and Soul Club. This Sunday, the impressive Green Dragon … Continue reading

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