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Tales of an Indian epic movie which was decades in the making

BERNARD WINCHESTER on the special event staged at the David Lean Cinema on Saturday, which provided previously unheard secrets of the director’s final film Saturday’s screening and special Q&A at the arthouse cinema in the Croydon Clocktower was introduced by … 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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Save the David Lean Campaign takes on company status

One year after the Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign achieved its immediate goal of re-opening the arthouse cinema in the Clocktower, it has now formed itself into a Community Interest Company, or CIC. The move will enable the group … 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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Civil war, cycling and Calvary head David Lean’s July line-up

Following a month that included sell-out screenings of 20 Feet from Stardom and The Lunchbox, the Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign has announced a July programme of six films at the cinema. At a time of year associated with … Continue reading

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Film choices that mark end of campaign’s nomadic existence

Tomorrow at the Spread Eagle on Katharine Street, the Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign begins 2014 with a free screening of Wolf Children, off the back of a Christmas season where the auditorium was just not big enough to … Continue reading

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Cinema campaigners get their wishes for final screenings

The Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign will complete its 2013 activities with screenings of two films chosen by its membership at the Spread Eagle pub in the next couple of weeks. The enthusiasts’ group was formed in 2011 to … Continue reading

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Pollard’s cinema scheme suffers from a light bulb moment

The suggestion that Tim Pollard’s “announcement” that the David Lean Cinema is to re-open was in fact just a clumsy PR ruse to deflect attention from Croydon Council being taken to court over its proposed Riesco Collection sale appears to … Continue reading

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Did council leader bother to read Downton creator’s letter?

Does Croydon Council leader Mike Fisher have a problem adding up? That certainly seems to be the opinion of the Save David Lean Cinema Campaign, after Fisher made a number of unchallenged assertions in an “interview” with a small circulation … Continue reading

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Has Kate Moss snubbed Croydon’s portrait bench?

Mystery surrounds the identity of one of the top three Croydon characters, voted for by the public, who has refused to allow their likeness to be used in a public portrait project. The final portrait for a bench on the … Continue reading

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Benched: Council still can’t get borough’s greats’ names right

It is almost a year since Inside Croydon highlighted another botched PR effort by our council, the staging of a “public vote” on leading figures from Croydon’s past (and present), to provide three subjects for a “portrait bench” on a … Continue reading

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Beastly beginning to David Lean Campaign’s March screenings

The March programme of films from the Save the David Lean Campaign, being screened at the Spreadeagle pub on Katharine Street, next to the Clocktower, begins on Monday, March 4, with Beasts of the Southern Wild, a hit at the … Continue reading

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Taking the Miki for Ashcroft’s audience of just 50

BELLA BARTOCK has been out again, this time accompanied by a responsible child to see Miki at the Ashcroft Theatre The story of Inuit girl Miki, her friends Penguin and Polar Bear and Miki’s adventures below the sea ice as … Continue reading

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David Lean Cinema Campaign stages more movie screenings

The Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign is busy again with screenings at the Spread Eagle pub today and tomorrow afternoon. The Save the David Lean Campaign was set up in response to reports on Inside Croydon in 2011, spurred … Continue reading

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David Lean Cinema Campaign announces latest free season

Croydon volunteers are showing council-inspired initiatives the right way of doing things on the big screen as well as with summer fairs. Last year, Croydon Council hi-jacked the name of the David Lean Cinema and transferred its use from an … Continue reading

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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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Hedren brings a touch of Hollywood to Fairfield Halls

Fairfield Halls will get the Hollywood treatment next month, when Tippi Hedren will appear on stage to talk about her life and career, all backed up by the New Queen’s Hall Orchestra on stage to play some of the greatest … Continue reading

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What has Bashford done with Croydon’s £20,000 projector?

The chairman of a campaign against Croydon’s arts cuts has issued a statement which suggests that his group has been misled over the whereabouts and use of a piece of council-owned equipment worth tens of thousands of pounds. When Croydon … Continue reading

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People Power IV: Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign

So MP Gavin Barwell’s employee, Croydon Councillor Sara Bashford, has set herself up against Ronnie Corbett and Lord Fellowes over the future of Croydon’s art house cinema. Around 100 devotees of the David Lean Cinema turned up for a public … Continue reading

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Cinema campaigners launch petition to Save The David Lean

The latest issue of Shirley Life magazine is now available online, with its usual eclectic mix of local news and views. Among the articles is a passionate case for saving the Croydon Clocktower’s arts centre, written by Adrian Winchester, who … Continue reading

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Tory peer condemns “meaningless” cut at David Lean Cinema

Oscar-winner Julian Fellowes has added his support to  the campaign to save the David Lean Cinemawith a strong letter to council’s chief executive condemning the closure of the Croydon art house theatre as a “meaningless” cut. Lord Fellowes, who is … Continue reading

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