Only 9 seats left…

… see the trailer for ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ here –

Superb performances, inspired cinematography and uplifting music – join us at Bromley’s new independent cinema on Wed 24 April refreshments available from 6.40pm and our film programme starts at 7.30pm.

Book now at – a great value social cinema experience, on your doorstep.

Only a few seats left…

… for the amazing tale of Hushpuppy and her father in ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ (12A) next Wed 24 April.

Refreshments available from 6.40pm and film programme starts at 7.30pm. 16+ only. In Studio 609.

Free film notes and introduction, plus a short film – come and try our social cinema experience.

…also – some great seats left for ‘Les Misérables’ on Thursday 16 May on the BIG BIG screen in our main hall (aka Bromley Hall).

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Trailers and reviews in posts below…. we sell Kentish  SIMPLY ICE CREAM… in dreamy Honeycomb and other flavours!

Drift in the Louisiana bayous next Wed…

… and come and see the magical and inspiring story of lil’ Hushpuppy and her father, who find a way to survive despite the impact of the floods on their home, in the acclaimed 2012 hit, ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’. Tickets NOW ON SALE TO ALL! Inspired by the impact of Hurricane Katrina.

Book now at – – some seats still available.

Refreshments are available from 6.40pm, selling Kentish suppliers Chegworth Valley Juices, Kent Crisps and Simply Ice Cream, our film programme starts at 7.30pm, with a short film and introductions.

Come and try FILMBOX – we modestly think you’ll agree it’s the best new cinema experience in the London Borough of Bromley.

Bustling with ideas and resplendent visuals…

 ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ is a must-see film – tickets available for Wed 24 April, book yourself a treat NOW. If you’ve never been to FILMBOX, now is the perfect time! Members can book tickets now and non-members can book from 15 April (click image to your right for trailer)

Dir: Benh Zeitlin; starring: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry (2012, USA, 12A cert, 93 min)

Above: 30-yr old New York-born co-writer and director Benh Zeitlin.

Few American debuts in recent years have announced a talent as singular as that of Benh Zeitlin, the blazingly gifted director and co-writer of ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’. A contained explosion of imaginative feeling, this dippy and spectacular plunge into magic realism has been picking up prizes around the world, and won the Camera d’Or award for best first film at Cannes. It bustles with ideas, resplendent visuals and a battered yet proud humanity. On all fronts, it’s simply unmissable.

Much of the attention has focused on the remarkable lead performance of Quvenzhané Wallis, six years old when it was shot: she plays Hushpuppy, doughty resident of a deprived and isolated bayou community called the Bathtub, on the coastal side of Louisiana’s levees. Her mother has left, and she lives only half in the care of her sick father (Dwight Henry), whose rusted-out shack is a distance away from the trailer she sleeps in.” Tim Robey (Daily Telegraph – 18/1/13)

Benh Zeitlin’s debut feature is part film, part hallucination: a ripe and gamey piece of what you might call Apocalyptic Southern Gothic, ambitious and flawed but sprinting with energy. It’s set at the time of the Katrina catastrophe – though it could as well be happening hundreds of years in the future, when much-prophecied climate calamities have come to pass. At other times it looks like some sort of modern-dress re-enactment of the distant biblical flood… ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ is a vividly poetic and maybe even therapeutic response to one of the most painful and mortifying episodes in modern American history, second only to 9/11. After Katrina, the television public in the US were astonished to see news coverage that looked like a charity appeal for a very poor country. But nobody in this film wants your charity. What’s interesting is its defiant, libertarian streak” Peter Bradshaw (The Guardian 18/10/12)


Coming Soon to FILMBOX…

Here’s what you can see at FILMBOX – your new local Beckenham & Bromley area independent cinema (based at Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts, South Eden Park Road).

Wed 24 April‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ (in Studio 609 – 88 seats) – booking opens to non-members on 15 April (members can book now) – unallocated seats. hushpuppy 1

Thurs 16 May‘Les Misérables’ (in the main performance hall AKA the Bromley Hall – 400+ seats)booking now open to ALL and selling very fast! The view is very good from anywhere in the hall, but seats are allocated so best to book in advance in order to choose your seats.Fantine

Wed 22 May ‘Argo’ (in Studio 609) – booking opens to non-members from 12 May, booking open to members after Easter – unallocated seats.Ben Affleck in 'Argo'

Book your tickets at – refreshments are available from 6.40pm and film programme (usually including a short film and an introduction) starts at 7.30pm.

Open to all the local community great refreshments too with local Kentish nibbles and drinks. We hope to see you soon at FILMBOX!

Great films on your doorstep…

We hope that you’ll come and see more films with us this Spring and Summer and we’re still accepting membership applications – see films for only £3.50 for up to 2 tickets! Here’s what’s coming up:

  • Wed 20 March – The Imposter
  • Wed 24 April – Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Thur 16 May – Les Misérables (current release)
  • Wed 22 May – Argo
  • Wed 26 June – Hitchcock (Hopkins and Mirren) and Psycho (the original) – double bill!
  • Wed 17 July – Year 12 student team are in charge – film to be announced!

If you are a FILMBOX  member and you’d like to volunteer to be an occasional helper, please email us at LangleyFilmbox@gmail.comyou’ll see the film for free! Plus we need a good strong second team if we’re to go fortnightly from September 2013.

Plus – local businesses, do look at our unique ‘social advertising’ concept and get involved.

Coming to Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts, on the recently rebuilt Langley Park School or Boys site, isn’t like coming to a school, but to YOUR fantastic new local arts complex – we’re right on your doorstep, with clean loos, FREE parking and a nice little cafe featuring local Kentish nibbles and drinks, plus a chance to meet fellow film-goers. Do come and see us!

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See new BAFTA nominated films soon at FILMBOX!

Today the 2013 BAFTA award nominations were announced.  Take a look at this BFI article which lists the nominations:

Our forthcoming features, The Imposter and Beasts of the Southern Wild are among the nominees and Moonrise Kingdom, which many of you saw in November, is also nominated.  Click the film posters on the right to be linked to IMDB where you can access info on the films and see trailers.

Thanks to those of you who have already signed up for FILMBOX membership – do so by 29 January 2013 to get the best discount which means that you and a friend will only pay £3.50 for a proper cinema experience, with social ‘special features’!

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