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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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