Tag Archives: David Lean Cinema

Cricket’s bowled a Yorker with rare screening of documentary

Money prioritised over all else? In cricket? Surely not… Yet that is the key finding of Death of a Gentleman, an award-winning sports documentary which the country’s television channels have so far found too hot to handle for their scheduling. … Continue reading

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Lean anniversary is marked with an added 35mm Twist

The 25th anniversary of the death of Sir David Lean – one of Britain’s greatest film directors – was commemorated on Saturday with the David Lean Cinema in the Croydon Clocktower a fitting venue. David Lean was born in South … Continue reading

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Redford’s still seeking the Truth about the US President

Robert Redford is in familiar territory in Truth, one of next month’s offerings at The David Lean Cinema. The actor who forged his second notable double-hander screen partnership in All The President’s Men with Dustin Hoffman 40 years ago is … Continue reading

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And it’s goodbye from him: Ronnie Corbett RIP

Croydon today lost one of its most famous residents, and firmest of friends, after the death of comedian Ronnie Corbett. Corbett, who was 85, had been ill for some time. Figures from theatre and television were quick to pay tribute … Continue reading

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Cinema’s April programme will have you asking for more

There are plenty of reasons why boxing is the most commonly featured sport in the history of the movies: the violence, the confined, cinematic nature of the ring, and the sheer, bloody mano e mano nature of the violence have … Continue reading

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Lean anniversary to be marked with a special added Twist

The Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign is planning a special event next month to mark the 25th anniversary of the death of its eponymous Oscar-winner. Film historian Kevin Brownlow, the biographer of Croydon-born Sir David Lean and himself an … Continue reading

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David Lean Cinema to make more noise about suffragettes

The David Lean Cinema Campaign will mark International Women’s Day next Tuesday, March 8, with a 7.30pm screening of Make More Noise! Suffragettes in Silent Film. This compilation of films from the British Film Institute’s archive shows how suffragettes were … Continue reading

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Joplin sings out in a blockbuster movie programme of stars

By the time any of March’s movies are screened at the David Lean Cinema, the outcome of the 2016 Oscars will already be known. But it’s reasonable to surmise that the coming month’s programme of films at Croydon’s arthouse cinema … 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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Steve Jobs comes to Croydon, along with Miss Shepherd

Shock! Horror! The David Lean Cinema has increased its ticket prices for 2016. By 50p a time! Tickets are now £8 (£6.50 for concessions). The audiences should get over it, just, with another month’s programme offering a rich mix of … Continue reading

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Croydon cinema goes all silent (with piano accompaniment)

The David Lean Cinema Campaign will host its first ever evening of silent films next Tuesday, presented by The Lucky Dog Picturehouse, who specialise in recreating the cinema experience of the 1920s and earlier – the era when Croydon-born David … Continue reading

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Ridley Scott’s back in orbit with a tale of space survival

  If the hard-working volunteers behind the Save the David Lean Campaign keep putting together programmes as they have for December, then calls for them to offer season ticket deals for regular attenders will have to be looked at. There … Continue reading

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Campaign celebrates 10,000th ticket sale for arthouse cinema

Just 18 months after reopening Croydon’s arthouse cinema, the Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign has sold its 10,000th ticket. Bridget Cushen, a local resident, bought a ticket for the psychological thriller The Gift at the cinema’s box office, and … Continue reading

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Heroes and villains lay out their stories across the big screen

It’s Heroes, and heroines, and villains at the David Lean Cinema in November, as shown in the month’s programme, just released. There’s Lance Armstrong, finally revealed as a drug-taking cheat rather than the cycling hero he and his backers would … Continue reading

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Halloween Hammer tribute offers plenty to get your teeth into

The David Lean Cinema, named after one great British knight of the movies, will be staging another great movie night for Halloween, celebrating the life and career of Sir Christopher Lee. Veteran actor Lee died this summer, aged 93, after … Continue reading

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Horror night could have ’em shaking in Stanley Halls aisles

Are you missing Wes Craven already? Then an evening of Horror and SciFi in South Norwood might be just for you. The Crystal Palace International Film Festival is screening its Best of Horror and SciFi night at the Stanley Halls, … Continue reading

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Izzard hits the right notes as David Lean turns Inside Out

The misconception that, by definition, “art house” cinemas only ever screen dull but worthy movies, often in black and white and almost certainly with subtitles over the Scandinavian dialogue, is well and truly exploded next month by the David Lean … Continue reading

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Campaigners secure transatlantic interview with director

The Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign will be staging a live transatlantic interview with director Andrew Mudge following the screening of his new film, The Forgotten Kingdom, on the evening of August 27. The Forgotten Kingdom is being screened … Continue reading

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Amy Winehouse and Orson Welles are highlighted on screen

Amy, which charts the life and tragic death of Amy Winehouse, a little-seen Falstaffian tale starring and directed by Orson Welles,a modern-day take on the Old West and the first ever feature film shot in Lesotho being shown in the … Continue reading

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Ambition Festival Family Zone, Queen’s Gardens, July 25-26

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