News Update 20 November 2016

Time Out Love London 2016 Winner

We are delighted to inform you that the David Lean Cinema has won the Croydon “Local Culture” section of the ‘Time Out’ Love London Awards for 2016.
Thank you to everyone who voted and considered us worthy of this prestigious award. Your support will be of great help both with increasing the awareness of the campaign and providing publicity for the cinema. Read More

 

Tram derailment – Council arrangements postpone screenings

Following the tram incident near Sandilands on the morning of Wednesday 09 November, the Council have informed us that they need to use the Braithwaite Hall and the David Lean Cinema premises as temporary accomodation/meeting rooms for friends and family involved in the incident. The two screenings of “Ingrid Bergman, In Her Own Words” has therefore had to be postponed until 30 November. Tickets for both screenings on 10 November will be valid for the appropriate screening on 30 November. Requests for refunds or other issues should be sent via the Contact Form on this website unless you have had previous communication via phone or email with us and the matter is already in hand.

 

News Update 06 November 2016

Due to exceptional sales, we have programmed a further screening of I, Daniel Blake, for 7.30 on 14 December.  Recently, a record number of children in the audience for Swallows and Amazons really enjoyed the film, so a repeat screening scheduled for 28 December is the perfect opportunity for families who missed it the first time. See film schedule.

Last Wednesday’s screening of The Bolshoi Ballet – marking the 60th anniversary of half the film being shot at Croydon’s Davis Theatre – was a spectacular success, prompting some of the most enthusiastic feedback we have ever received. Read more……….

News Update 30 October 2016

We have a rare Monday screening on the 31st October, with Tony Scott’s first film The Hunger offering a feast of vampiric thrills for David Bowie fans and admirers of 1980s chic and music. And this special Halloween presentation begins with a 16mm compilation of 1980s horror trailers and advertisements, to set the scene.

The Hunger (18)
Date: Monday 31st October
Time: 19:30
1h 37min | Horror

Directed by Tony Scott and starring David Bowie, Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon. Read more………

News Update 23 October 2016

It’s not often that the Russian Embassy gives us publicity, but they have shared our Facebook post and also tweeted about the special 60th anniversary screening celebrating one of the most extraordinary events in Croydon’s cultural history

Thanks to local historian Carole Roberts, we have discovered the fascinating story behind the Bolshoi’s visit to Croydon in 1956.

During their first tour of the West, three nights at Croydon’s elegant Davis Theatre were their only UK performances following three weeks at the Royal Opera House. Read more…….

News Update – 16 October 2016

Have you voted? We have been shortlisted for the TimeOut Love London awards. The cinema has been nominated in the category of favourite local culture venue in Croydon. So please vote for us, you will need to register with Timeout to submit your vote. So please show your love for the David Lean Cinema and vote now by visiting the following website. Read More on this update here………

 

Policy For Late Arrivals

Box Office at the David Lean Cinema

Our main sales channels – TicketSource and Wallace
Arnold Worldchoice – stop selling 2½ hours before a
screening.
Any remaining tickets will go on sale at the ClocktowerArts Bar
one-hour before the screening. To avoid disappointment, please
do not leave buying your tickets until the last minute, as the
box office closes promptly just before the show starts
(11.00am, 2.30pm or 7.30pm). Please remember that people manning the Box Office may also have booked to see the film!
Tickets for future screenings should also be on sale, but this
cannot be guaranteed if others are waiting to purchase tickets
for the current screening.
• Stewards are unable to take money for tickets – all sales
have to go through the box office.
• Only patrons with tickets can be admitted.
• Please make every effort to be in your seat before the
advertised start time – there are no adverts shown at the
David Lean Cinema, only a few trailers which only last a few
minutes.
• While every effort will be made to accommodate latecomers,
to avoid disturbing other patrons, once the main
feature has started late arrivals will be directed to end of
row or front row seats.
• If no such seats are available then patrons will not be
allowed to enter. Unfortunately refunds cannot be issued in
these circumstances.

Refunds and Exchanges

With effect from 06 April 2017 our Refunds and Exchanges Policy changes to match those of similar venues.

  • Once you have paid for your tickets, we are unable to make refunds.  If you make an error when buying tickets, they can be exchanged for any film on sale at the time of the exchange and no later than 72 hours before the screening of the original film. There will be no extra charge for this service.
  • For tickets purchased online or at the cinema box office, email boxoffice@ davidleancinema.org.uk with details of your tickets and exchange request. Return to Wallace Arnold Worldchoice to exchange tickets purchased there, no later than 72 hours before the screening.
  • Refunds would be given should a film have to be cancelled.

Cancellations
In the unlikely event of the Campaign having to cancel a screening we
will refund costs in full. In this situation we will endeavour to notify
customers in advance using the contact details on our database or
provided at the time of purchase.

Volunteer Projectionist

Volunteer Projectionist Role Description

Duties and Responsibilities Our projectionist volunteers are vital in enabling films to be shown at the David Lean Cinema.  You will perform an important role ensuring a high quality of presentation at the cinema and ensure that our customers have an enjoyable and positive experience. You will need to:

  • Be available to check equipment and programme at least 30 minutes before the screening
  • Set up the digital projection equipment
  • Operate projection and sound equipment to provide the best possible presentation quality
  • ‘Ingest’ content, films, trailers etc. into the cinema server
  • Make minor last minute changes to the programme, such as changing trailers, as may be required by the Campaign Director
  • Be vigilant at all times, with regard to the safety and security of customers, colleagues and yourself and report any problems quickly and clearly.

Time Commitment Opportunities for projectionist duties exist during all scheduled performances as given in the film programme.

Film times are normally 11am, 2.30 and 7.30pm. We ask projection volunteers to arrive at least 30 minutes before commencement and remain throughout the screening.

Desirable Qualities  You must be willing to learn and have good spoken communication skills.  Some experience with IT and/or AV equipment would be an advantage.  You need to be reliable, punctual, calm, friendly and polite. Most of our volunteers have an interest in film.

Projection volunteers must wear an identifying David Lean t-shirt.

Training  Projectionists will be given a general introduction to volunteering at the cinema, all relevant training regarding the projection procedure and several sessions shadowing an experienced volunteer.  If you are suitable for the role you will be scheduled onto the projection team.

How does it work?

Our head projectionist asks volunteers for their availability on a monthly basis and most do 1 or 2 sessions a month. Sometimes a volunteer is unable to come for their duty after the schedule is compiled and then the head projectionist will contact others who were available and ask them to fill in.

 What to do now? If you would like to become part of the team, simply click on “Contact Us” in the website menu and give us some details about yourself including your phone number and the role you are interested in. Please include “Volunteers” in the subject line. We’ll get back to you.

Volunteer Box Office

Box Office Volunteer Role Description

Duties and Responsibilities You will perform an important role as the public face of the Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign prior to screenings and ensure that our customers have an enjoyable and positive experience. Our box office volunteers (BOVs) are vital in enabling films to be shown at the David Lean Cinema.

  • Be available to check and print reports 2.5 hrs prior to a screening – this can be done from home/work
  • Set up the box office and be ready to sell tickets 1 hr prior to screening
  • Sell tickets online using TicketSource software and print tickets
  • Take payments, record sales and report those sales to the treasurer
  • Be vigilant at all times, with regard to the safety and security of customers, colleagues and yourself and report any problems quickly and clearly.

Time Commitment Opportunities for box office duties exist during all scheduled performances as given in the film programme. BOVs must be available to print a seating plan 2.5 hrs (or less) before screenings.

Film times are 11am, 2.30 and 7.30pm. We ask box office volunteers to arrive 1 hour 15 minutes before commencement. We ask volunteers for their availability on a monthly basis and most do 1 or 2 sessions a month. 

Desirable Qualities  You must have customer facing skills, IT and money handling skills. You need to be reliable, punctual, calm, friendly and polite. Most of our volunteers have an interest in film.

BOVs must wear an identifying David Lean t-shirt.

Training  BOVs will be given a general introduction to volunteering at the cinema, all relevant training regarding the box office procedure and a session shadowing an experienced volunteer.  If you are suitable for the role you will be scheduled onto the box office team.

How does it work?

Our volunteer co-ordinators ask volunteers for their availability on a monthly basis and most do 1 or 2 sessions a month. Sometimes a volunteer is unable to come for their duty after the schedule is compiled and then the co-ordinator doing the monthly schedule will contact others who were available and ask them to fill in.

 What to do now? If you would like to become part of the team, simply click on “Contact Us” in the website menu and give us some details about yourself including your phone number and the role you are interested in. Please include “Volunteers” in the subject line. We’ll get back to you.