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Pursue a passion for film – go on a SE London community cinema crawl!

If you like independent and community cinemas, as well as FILMBOX and our upcoming 1st Birthday Film Festival 26-29 September*, there’s lots to enjoy in South East London.


Free Film Festival – Burgess Park Outdoor Cinema 30 & 31 August

Free Film Festival – Peckham & Nunhead 5-15 September with 30 FREE events!

*A big THANK YOU to FFF for supplying the equipment and projection services for our FREE outdoor screening of ‘Mamma Mia – Singalong’ on Sat 28 Sep at 8pm. As an alternative we’ll be showing ‘Seven Psychopaths’ simultaneously in Studio 609 for non-‘Mamma Mia’ fans!

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SE London Film Network – this superb website and social media support by Angie Macdonald shows just how vibrant the community and ‘pop-up’ cinema scene is in SE London – many have great bars and food on sale so do try them out and support independent local cinema wherever you find it.

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Save the David Lean Cinema –

That Croydon Council saw fit to mothball this great little independent cinema , before seeing if another model was fit for purpose, ie ‘non-profit’, seemed short-sighted at best and now a campaign has been running for the past 2 years to try to get it re-opened in its original location and the campaign group shows films in The Spread Eagle pub just around the corner from the Croydon Clocktower.


World cinema at Ripley Arts –

In the Sundridge Park area of Bromley, the Ripley Arts centre has a monthly World cinema programme which shows a super range of thought-provoking films, on Tuesdays, so please support them. We remain very grateful to Bromley Arts Council for their assistance with our free launch event.

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Film Music

On a different but film-related tack, here’s a concert recommendation from one of our FILMBOX patrons:

Last night I went to the Royal Albert Hall to hear the marvellous John Wilson orchestra in the “Hollywood Rhapsody Prom” featuring many of the composers who scored non-musical pictures from the 1930s to the 1960s. One of the scores featured was “Psycho” and I thought that you might like to alert your  recent “Psycho”FILMBOX patrons to the fact that this prom is being televised next Friday 30th August at 7.30p.m. on BBC4 so that they can enjoy hearing a fantantastic 90 strong orchestra performing, inter alia, the “Psycho” suite for strings.The Albert Hall was packed out for a wonderful concert. John Wilson, still in his early 40s, has single-handledly arranged the music of  many MGM and Warner Brothers’ musical films and has a massive following of people of all ages who just love to hear his orchestra perform.’ C.W.

Thanks Christine for your super recommendation and we’d love to have more content from our FILMBOX patrons so please feel free to email us and we’ll post it – also you are very welcome to  comment on our posts.


UCL Research into 1960s cinema 

UCL is currently engaged in researching  people’s memories of cinema-going in the 1960s, if this includes you, please use this link to record your memories:

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FILMBOX hopes to start a 10-week series of lifelong learning classes for anyone over the age of 19 in January 2014 – subscribe to our website and receive updates into your inbox.

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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.