The David Lean Cinema is in the Croydon Clocktower learning and cultural complex (library, museum, CALAT) on Katharine Street. Use the entrance between the Town Hall clocktower and the Spread Eagle pub.
Signage has recently been improved, with banners and notice boards outside the building. Once inside, go up the stairs to the left of the library. At the top turn left, left again and go down the ramp to the Arts Cafe Bar – there is also a lift at the left-hand end of the atrium on the ground floor, the ramp is in front of you as you come out of the lift at level 1.
We are about 3 minutes walk from George St Tramlink stop while a number of bus routes have stops nearby. Transport for London’s “spider” map of bus stops in central Croydon and the routes serving them can be seen here. The best stops are Park Street (KJ, KH) or Croydon Flyover (KN, KP, KO) southbound, Katherine Street (KK, KL, KM) northbound. We are oposite bus stop KK.
By rail we are only an 8 minute slow walk from East Croydon station or you can take buses 119, 197, 312 or 466.
From West Croydon Station it is again only about an 8 minute slow walk or take bus 60, 109 or 250 from outside the station or routes 166, 264, 405, 407, 412 or 455 from stand B2 in the newly re-opened bus station (November 2016).
Internet bookings can be made via links on this site. All transactions are handled through secure links with our financial partners, Ticketsource.
Telephone bookings can also be made through TicketSource – 0333 666 3366 (a booking fee of £1.50, for any number of tickets, applies);
‘Over-the-counter’ tickets can be purchased at (Wallace Arnold) Worldchoice, 62 George Street St, Croydon (09.00-17.30 Mon-Fri, 09:30-16:30 Sat.);
Please note that these outlets close 2.5 hours before the film starts. Any remaining tickets, as well as tickets for future events, will be available – CASH ONLY – at the Cinema from 1 hour before a screening.
TicketSource and Worldchoice are booking facilities only. Please use our “Contact Us” form on this website for any other enquiries.
Our policy for refunds and exchanges can be seen here.
Our policy for late arrivals can be seen here.
The cinema is accessible by ramp and lift (see above for directions);
Infrared receivers with personal loop are now available for those with impaired hearing (note that this facility is not available at all screenings as the Council Chamber has a similar facility which may cause interference during meetings);
At least one film a month is scheduled with subtitles for hard of hearing patrons. See film listings for details. Most months also have foreign language film screenings which deploy english sub titles.
Up to 2 wheelchair spaces are available – advance booking is recommended as these will be re-assigned to standard seating if demand for a screening is high and they remain unbooked.
If a complimentary seat for a registered carer is required, please use the “Contact Us” form on this website – to make arrangements.
There is dedicated disabled parking available nearby and details are here.
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