Reach For The Sky (1956 UK) Cert. U

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Director: Lewis Gilbert
Stars: Kenneth More, Muriel Pavlow, Lyndon Brook

Note early start

The Kenley Revival Project presents this classic aerial adventure based on the life of war hero Douglas Bader.



After losing his legs when he crashes during an acrobatic maneuver, flying addict Bader (Moore) is determined both to walk again AND to fly again.




Re-joining the RAF at the start of the Second World War, playing an important role in the Battle of Britain before becoming a German POW.

With the principal filming taking place at Kenley Aerodrome, this exciting movie forms a key part of our local cinema heritage.

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No links available to the (1950’s) Reviews but here is a link to The BFI page on the film


And, thanks to the unquenchable enthusiasm and resourcefulness of Youtube posters, the original Trailer can be seen below


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David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Saturday 19th August 2017

Show starts at 2.00PM, Ticket prices: £5.00

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Latest News 06 August 2017

As you will have noticed, we are taking a short holiday. The cinema re-opens on Saturday 19th August with Reach for the Sky, in association with the Kenley Renewal Project. There will be a display of memorabilia from the aerodrome to see from 1pm on the day, so come early to see this and talk to the Kenley staff.

Due to the success of My Cousin Rachel, we have arranged another screening of this ‘did she, didn’t she’ mystery based on Daphne du Maurier’s classic novel on Wednesday 23rd August at 7.30pm.

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Latest News 30 July 2017

Two thought-provoking and very different family dramas came to the David Lean last week – After the Storm from Japan was followed by the uplifting American offering, Gifted, which prompted some approval from the audience: “A lovely film featuring excellent performances…”

There’s another chance on Tuesday this week to enjoy the Oscar-nominated My Life as a Courgette – number six in Mark Kermode’s Top 10 films of the year! This touching, funny, heartfelt Swiss stop-motion animation is well worth seeing – “creative, alive and, quite simply, terrific.” Buy Tickets

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