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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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Demand for Downton prompts early sales at David Lean

What would the present-day inhabitants of Downtown Abbey do if told to expect a royal visit? Check whether Prince Andrew was on the guest list? In the imaginings of (Lord) Julian Fellowes, there’s no such concern for the Granchesters in … 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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Croydon Windrush Celebration, various venues, starts Jun 12

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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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