Latest News – 25 March 2018

On 27 March 2014, the David Lean Cinema Campaign re-opened the cinema with the punk documentary Basically Johnny Moped. Almost four years on to the day, we’re delighted to present another special event featuring HERE TO BE HEARD: THE STORY OF THE SLITS – the ground-breaking all-girl punk band formed in 1976. The David Lean is one of the first venues to show this new documentary on its nationwide tour, and will be hosting a Q&A with director William Badgley and the group’s bass guitarist, Tessa Pollitt.
It’s a full house for this prestigious screening on Thursday, but we’d like to thank all our patrons for their support over the past four years and hope that you’ll continue to enjoy the films we present in future. Thanks are also due to Croydon Council, the David Lean Foundation, and our many volunteers without whom we simply wouldn’t exist!
Please note that with the early start of the film at 19:00, the Arts Bar will be open from 18:00, with music from The Slits enhancing the mood…… Read More.

Latest News – 18 March 2018

Coco, our film showing on Tuesday evening features the finest Oscar-winning animation from Pixar, creators of Up and Inside Out. Whilst providing a great deal of fun, it will also tug at your heart strings! This 19th feature from the legendary studio is the tale of a 12 year-old boy called Miguel who dreams of becoming a star like his idol, musician Ernesto de la Cruz. But before his ambitions can be realised, Miguel must defy his family traditions, and shape his own destiny. Coco takes us on Miguel’s thrilling journey by combining Mexican culture with a unique sense of colour, energy and fantastic direction. It’s a masterpiece of its kind, and well worth seeing. Tickets will be available from our box office beforehand, so if you’re aged 25 or under, why not take advantage of our £5 ‘Rush’ ticket offer. Read More………

Latest News – 11 March 2018

Unusually we are screening five films this week. First up is The Greatest Showman, a last chance to see this dazzling, foot-stomping musical starring Hugh Jackman. This is our Babes in Arms show on Tuesday morning, and the combination of music and colour should please mothers and babies alike!

The film in the evening is Loveless, director Andrey Zvyagintsev’s follow-up to Leviathan, which I’m sure many of you remember from our screening back in January 2015.  The plot concerns an estranged couple and the son that they ignore until he goes missing. This bleak parable of modern Russian society was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, but lost out to A Fantastic Woman, which we will be showing in April.

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Latest News – 04 March 2018

Last week’s weather proved a problem for some of you, especially those living away from the centre of the borough, and it was noticeable that there were empty seats in our sold out performances of Darkest Hour on Thursday. A big ‘thank you’ to our volunteers who came in to staff the venue, and allowed us to operate as normal. As Roger, our Operations Manager, put it, in response to an email enquiry as to whether we would be screening the film: ‘The Luftwaffe couldn’t stop Churchill and neither will a bit of snow’! This is probably a good time to remind you of our refund policy, which is outlined here, and some of you have recently been able to take advantage of this. Read more……..