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……
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………..
The Mayor of Croydon, Councillor Wayne Trakas-Lawlor, has made showcasing the borough’s cultural scene one of his priorities, and we very much appreciated his participation in our September screening to celebrate the David Lean once again having a full 68 seats. We will be donating the profits from the 1430 showing of A Street Cat Named Bob on 15 December to the Mayor’s chosen local charities: The Stanley People’s Initiative; Croydon Commitment and The British Home. Read More……………
At the Campaign’s AGM in September, supporters raised a number of points. Here are our answers to them. Continue reading “Points from the AGM 2016”
As we approach December, The David Lean Cinema has a jam-packed schedule offering a total of 13 films, which is a record number. There are a wide range of genres showing including; animation, drama and documentaries. Not forgetting the additional screenings of the hugely popular I, Daniel Blake and Swallows and Amazons. We hope you feel spoilt for choice. Read More………
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
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.
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……….
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
1h 37min | Horror
Directed by Tony Scott and starring David Bowie, Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon. Read more………
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…….