News Update 19 February 2017

The BAFTA awards last Sunday reinforced how exciting the upcoming weeks will be at the David Lean, with several outstanding films in store. We’ve already screened some winners, but you’ll soon be able to consider whether the following awards were the right decision: Read More…………

News Update 12 February 2017

The thriller Snowden shown on Tuesday had excellent feedback from a full house, offering an absorbing – although not entirely impartial – insight into what motivated Snowden’s actions. Life, Animated, a sensitive and widely praised documentary was seen by Thursday’s smaller but similarly appreciative audiences.

If the heady romance of Valentine’s Day on Tuesday isn’t quite your thing, then a visit to the David Lean may be the perfect solution! Read More………..

News Update 05 February 2017

Thursday’s screening of Sully prompted excellent feedback from patrons. Director Clint Eastwood’s restrained handling of an absorbing subject showed that reaching the age of 86 need not be an obstacle to artistic achievement!

Alan, our Box Office Manager, has advised that Thursday was also notable for exceptional first day sales of our March programme. 160 tickets were sold, with Jackie proving particularly popular. For a good choice of seats, it would be wise to not wait too long before booking certain films. Read More……..

News Update 29 January 2017

The excitement of the awards season is in full swing and the David Lean is at the forefront of showing the possible winners. La La Land and Manchester by the Sea are selling well, but it’s worth checking the extra screenings on our Film Schedule for more ticket information.

Sarah’s Key and The Innocents, our contributions to Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January were well attended by appreciative audiences; there was praise for both films, and particularly for the fine acting and direction of The Innocents – a powerful portrayal of hope over adversity that stays in the memory… Read More

News Update 22 January 2017

A United Kingdom inspired glowing feedback from Thursday’s patrons and two more screenings added on 8 February should make it our biggest success since Suffragette. But it’s not widely- known that this remarkable true story has a local connection, apart from director Amma Asante (also responsible for Belle) coming from Streatham. Read More…..

News Update 24 December 2016

We have a varied programme of films for you to enjoy between Christmas and New Year. The one title not listed in our update is The Bolshoi Ballet, which has now sold out. Patrons sometimes ask about the availability of returned tickets in such cases. With this in mind, we are piloting a new service to notify people of returned tickets. Patrons will need to let us know their requirements for possible returns via email. More details here. And of course if you cannot make a screening, do let us know. Refunds are available up to 72 hours, as outlined here. —-  Read More……………

News Update 18 December 2016

With Croydon’s Tech City described as “the Silicon Valley of South London”, it’s fitting that our next film is Werner Herzog’s intriguing documentary Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World. This takes a thought-provoking look at the pervasive impact of the Internet. “Just the kind of percolating, wry probe we need into this fast-moving, digitally monopolizing age” (Los Angeles Times). Read More……

News Update 11 December 2016

We’re expecting a record number of ‘Babes in Arms’ at Tuesday’s screening of Bridget Jones’s Baby – that’s in addition to the one on the screen! This is partly due to our friends at the National Childbirth Trust’s Croydon Group who have arranged a get-together for mums at the Green Dragon in Surrey Street afterwards. Read more………..