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Here’s some other local film-making and cinema events (and news) going on near you – please subscribe to our website via the pop up window so that you can automatically receive new info from us into your inbox:

‘Three Days’ short film – your very own rom-com short, being made soon in Beckenham and Bromley this July!

YouTube page and some footage at and follow them on Twitter @threedaysfilm1

Having already used Red Boutique in Beckenham High Street and The Lavender House café in Sundridge Park Village as locations for their trailers, the team will be making the finished short film (20mins) here in July. We hope to bring you more details very soon of an exciting tie-in with FILMBOX!

Ripley Arts Centre Please support this local World cinema club in Sundridge Avenue, Bromley North –

‘Save the David Lean Cinema’ campaign

2 years since this independent cinema was closed down, a campaign is trying to revive it by running a pop-up cinema at the Spreadeagle pub in Croydon near the Clocktower where the cinema was based. They are also holding an event near Beckenham/West Wickham, in Shirley, that you might like to go to. Saturday 15 June at 7.30pm (doors open at 7.15pm) at Shirley Community Centre Shrublands Avenue, Shirley, CR0 8JA. A SUNDAY IN THE COUNTRY 1984 90 mins (16mm film presentation: French drama with English subtitles). Directed by Bertrand Tavernier and nominated for Golden Globe and BAFTA awards (Best Foreign Film). “It’s rare that a film so pictorially gorgeous is so tender, wise and humane.” (SCS is at the top of Bridle Road. 194 and 198 buses stop nearby, at the Goat pub. Parking is available in the area.) To be added to the Campaign mailing list, email: Facebook: . Twitter: @SaveDavidLean

University College London are researching cinema-going in the 1960s and would like to collect some research. They are interested in the ways in which people remember cinema-going, films and the decade itself. If you’re too young to remember the 60s please fwd this to someone who does!

The questionnaire that forms the basis of the project is here It can be accessed by clicking on the ‘Contribute your memories’ link and more directly by visiting The questionnaire can be completed online, but it can also be downloaded, printed and returned by post. They are also able to send out printed copies and freepost envelopes in which to return them, if you prefer this option, please email:  Telephone: 020 7679 7960 By Post: Cultural Memory and British Cinema-going of the 1960s, Department of History, UCL, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Herne Hill FREE Film FestivalMore events still to go at this fabulous festival –

SE London Film Clubs NetworkKeep up with the independent cinema scene in SE London by subscribing to this great blog:

Free Film Festivals – Visit this website to see details of ALL free film festivals in the S London area – a great community cinema initiative – who knows, it may be coming FILMBOX way soon…?

Many of us are proud members of the British Federation of Film Societies – if you have friends and relatives elsewhere in the UK, or are visiting during the summer, do check out this terrific network of film societies, pop-ups and community cinemas!  A gathering force for independent film exhibition in the UK –

Keep cinema in all its shapes and forms ALIVE – Films are better with an audience like YOU!

By langleyfilmbox

Founded in September 2012 to provide a wider film programme than available in local commercial cinemas, at good value prices for grown-ups, with a sociable community atmosphere and a licensed bar. We are a not-for-profit community cinema with a membership, open to non-members too. Run by dedicated and energetic volunteers.