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Cinema campaigners’ inspired guide for lockdown viewing

Two weeks after cancelling their programme of films for the duration of the coronavirus lockdown, the good people at the Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign have come up with an ingenious way to help their movie-watching friends get a … Continue reading

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Culture deals with covid-19 without making a song and dance

The sense of doom and gloom caused by the covid-19 pandemic had well and truly taken hold of London by the middle of last week. There was a dark humour about the place reflected by the public address system at … Continue reading

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In Quixote, Gilliam has another great tilt at movie windmills

Orson Welles never did get round to making his movie version of Don Quixote. He started filming it in 1955 and was still talking about it just before he died in 1985. The Man of La Mancha, based on the … Continue reading

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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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David Lean Cinema prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary

Given the huge efforts of the volunteers of the Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign, who managed to secure the future of the arts house venue in the Croydon Clocktower after its closure due to austerity cuts, this year’s 25th … Continue reading

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Cats is not the only option for David Lean cinema-goers

No stars. How bad can a film be to be rated as “no stars”, as was the case this week when the national newspaper reviews came out for Cats? You’ll be able to judge for yourself soon enough, as the … 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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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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Music Relief Foundation screening, David Lean Cinema, Nov 13

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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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