Come out TONIGHT for some 50s Hollywood glamour and intrigue (and luscious ice cream)!

Tickets are available on the door tonight for our 1st birthday special screening of Hitchcock’s amazing ‘Vertigo’ (1958, Cert PG) starring James Stewart and Kim Novak and set in spectacular San Francisco. Under 16s welcome. The film was voted No.1 in last year’s 10-year poll of over 800 international film critics in the BFI’s famous ‘Sight & Sound’ poll.

A captivating performance by Kim Novak, with James Stewart in an untypical but career-changing role.
A captivating performance by Kim Novak, with James Stewart in an untypical but career-changing role.

The film is rarely seen at the cinema and tonight will be in the main cinema on the BIG screen in the Bromley Hall – refreshments from 6.40pm and the film programme starts at 7.30pm with two special introductions to the film and Bernard Herrmann’s amazing mesmerising music (brief but informative!). We’ll also be selling Simply ice cream from Ashford in Kent – Honeycomb Crunch is everyone’s favourite but the other flavours are great too!

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Tickets can be booked here http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/filmboxcommunitycinema or bought on the door tonight: Only £8 (concessions £5).

‘Vertigo’ trailer here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052357/

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See 3 FREE Films on Sat 28 September at FILMBOX in Beckenham

See two CLASSIC films from 1924 and 1958 on the BIG screen in the Bromley Hall, on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 September, then see 3 more films for FREE on Saturday 28 September!

No admission on the door – please book in advance – see details below.

**Our 1st Birthday Film Festival!**

THUR 26 SEPT – 19:30 – ‘VERTIGO’ (Bromley Hall/Cert PG) –  Hitchcock’s masterful masterpiece with an amazing score and compelling performances by James Stewart and Kim Novak, voted No. 1 best film of all time in the ‘Sight & Sound’ magazine 50-year film critics’ poll and rarely seen on the BIG screen. Under 16s welcome. £8/£5 book now – allocated seats. http://filmboxcommunitycinema.ticketsource.co.uk/

Vertigo - September

Vertigo

FRI 27 SEPT – 19:30 – BUSTER PLAYS BUSTER’ JAZZ (Bromley Hall) – A special night of live professional  jazz accompaniment to the virtuoso silent comic Buster Keaton’s classic ‘SHERLOCK JR’ (1924/Cert U). Under 16s welcome. £10/£6 concs. book now – allocated seats. Booking for this very special event only is at www.ticketsource.co.uk/lpcpa

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FREE FILMS – see below and book here asap – limited availability: http://filmboxcommunitycinema.ticketsource.co.uk/ – OPEN TO EVERYONE, please bring your friends!

SAT 28 SEPT – 14:00 – FREEPONYO’ (Studio 609/Cert U) – Especially for little film buffs – Japanese Disney (but better), Studio Ghibli’s enchanting take on the Hans Christian Andersen children’s classic ‘The Little Mermaid’ – dubbed in English by Hollywood stars. Under 16s VERY welcome!

Ponyo - September

Ponyo

SAT 28 SEPT – 17:00 – FREE‘THE GREAT GATSBY’ (Studio 609/Cert 12A) – Baz Luhrmann’s glamorous and spectacular re-make with Leonardo  DiCaprio, with great music. Under 16s welcome according to certificate.

The Great Gatsby - September

The Great Gatsby

SAT 28 SEPT 20:00 – FREE – OUTDOOR SCREENING & Bar-B-Q /Cert PG –MAMMA MIA’ – SING-ALONG Under 16s welcome.

At LPSB’s lovely rear Bandstand and patio area, secure and admission is controlled. Delicious Bar B Q, refreshment stalls and music from 19.00! Come and enjoy supper with friends and family before the film.  We have a wet weather plan so the fun can take place indoors! Bring chairs, blankets and cushions and the whole family. No outside food or drink please – there will be plenty available at reasonable prices.

Mamma Mia Sing Along - September

Mamma Mia Sing Along & Bar-B-Q – Outdoor screening (wet weather plan!)

OR – SAT 28 SEPT 20:00 – FREE‘SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS’ (Studio 609/Cert 15) – 16+ only – ID may be asked for.  From the writer/director of ‘In Bruges’ with Colin Farrell and Christopher Walken. Especially for non-’Mamma Mia’ fans!

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Seven Psychopaths

A great opportunity to introduce your friends to FILMBOX, you can see as many films as you like in our FREE film festival (and indeed we have timed it so you could go from one to the other all day, except for the 8.00pm shows) – something for the whole family!

FREE tickets must be booked online in advance and all venues have limited seating availability

DONATIONS WELCOME: IF EVERYONE MADE A DONATION AFTER SEEING EACH FILM IT WOULD HELP TO RECOVER OUR COSTS – THANK YOU!

NB: PLEASE DON’T BOOK TICKETS UNLESS YOU DEFINITELY CAN COME TO A SCREENING AS EMPTY SEATS LOOK SAD AND WILL PREVENT OTHERS FROM COMING AS SEATING IS LIMITED IN ALL VENUES.

We are very grateful to Free Film Festivals for providing the outdoor screen equipment and projection for this film – visit their website to see their programme of South London free film festivals at other venues!

http://www.freefilmfestivals.org/index.php

You can now book tickets to our FREE film festival in Beckenham – 28 & 29 September – 5 FREE films and something for everyone!

Booking is now open to all at: http://filmboxcommunitycinema.ticketsource.co.uk/ – strictly limited availability in our indoor cinema as well as for our outdoor screening, so first come, first served.

You must pre-book as there’ll be no admittance on the door.

We’ll have a Bar-B-Q from 7pm and drinks, ice creams and refreshments will be available from 1.30pm for all screenings.

Our full list of films and festival information are here: https://langleyfilmbox.wordpress.com/coming-soon/

We hope you’ll join us to celebrate our 1st Birthday and our nomination for a national award – ‘Best New Film Society’ – so PLEASE get booking today as availability is very limited!

Ponyo - FREE
Ponyo – FREE Sat 28 Sep 2pm
The Great Gatsby - FREE 5pm
The Great Gatsby – FREE Sat 28 Sep – 5pm
Mamma Mia Sing Along - FREE 8pm
Mamma Mia Sing Along – FREE Sat 28 Sep 8pm – OUTDOOR!
Seven Psychopaths - FREE 8pm
Seven Psychopaths – FREE Sat 28 Sep 8pm – Indoor alternative to ‘Mamma Mia’!
Twelfth Night - FREE Sun 29 Sep 2pm
Twelfth Night – FREE Sun 29 Sep 2pm

Come and join us and bring your friends! Films are better with an audience like YOU!

Our FREE Film Festival 28-29 booking now OPEN to FILMBOX Members

Booking is now open to members for our fab FREE film festival, at which we’re celebrating our 1st Birthday!

HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY TO US!
HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY TO US!

Our FILMBOX Membership year runs from September (no rolling membership) so if you’d like to get the most from your membership join today! https://langleyfilmbox.wordpress.com/membership/ (even if you only intend to see 6 films in the whole year, you’ll break even and if you come more often membership is really worth it as thereafter you’ll get a HUGE 40% discount on tickets!)

Festival booking opens to non-members on Thursday 5 September from 8am. 

SAT 28 SEPT – 14:00 – FREE – ‘PONYO’ (Studio 609/Cert U) – Especially for little film buffs – Japanese Disney (but better), Studio Ghibli’s enchanting take on the Hans Christian Andersen children’s classic ‘The Little Mermaid’ – dubbed in English by Hollywood stars. Under 16s VERY welcome!

Ponyo - September
Ponyo – September

SAT 28 SEPT – 17:00 – FREE – ‘THE GREAT GATSBY’(Studio 609/Cert 12A) – Baz Luhrmann’s glamorous and spectacular re-make with Leonardo  DiCaprio, with great music. Under 16s welcome according to certificate.

The Great Gatsby - September
The Great Gatsby – September

SAT 28 SEPT – 20:00 – FREE – OUTDOOR SCREENING/Cert PG –‘MAMMA MIA’SING ALONG – Under 16s welcome.

At Langley Park Boys’ School’s lovely rear Bandstand and patio area, secure and admission is controlled. Delicious Bar B Q, refreshment stalls from 19.00!  Come and enjoy supper with friends and family before the film.  We have a wet weather plan so the fun can take place indoors! Bring chairs, blankets and cushions and the whole family. No outside food or drink please – there will be plenty available at reasonable prices. You can even exit ‘The Great Gatsby’ and pick up a drink and something for the bar b q and then go into ‘Seven Psychopaths’ if ‘Mamma Mia’ isn’t your cup of tea.

Mamma Mia Sing Along - September
Mamma Mia Sing Along – September

SAT 28 SEPT – 20:00 – FREE – ‘SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS’ (Studio 609/Cert 15) – 16+ only – ID may be asked for.  From the writer/director of ‘In Bruges’ with Colin Farrell and Christopher Walken. Especially for non-’Mamma Mia’ fans!

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SUN 29 SEPT – 14:00 – FREE – The Globe Theatre’s 2012 acclaimed production of William Shakespeare’s great and accessible comedy‘TWELFTH NIGHT starring Stephen Fry and Mark Rylance (STUDIO 609). Finishes at 5.30pm including a 30min interval with cakes! Under 16s welcome – the film is exempt from classification, but suitable for age 10+.

Twelfth Night - September
Twelfth Night – September

A great opportunity to introduce your friends to FILMBOX (as we’d like to really increase our membership – we’ve already beaten last year’s total of members in only 2 months!), you can see as many films as you like in our FREE film festival (and indeed we have timed it so you could go from one to the other all day, except for the 8.00pm shows which hopefully give most people a suitable alternative!) – something for the whole family!

FREE tickets must be booked online in advance and all venues have limited seating availability.

DONATIONS VERY WELCOME: IF EVERYONE MADE A DONATION AFTER SEEING EACH FILM IT WOULD HELP TO RECOVER OUR COSTS – THANK YOU!

NB: PLEASE DON’T BOOK TICKETS UNLESS YOU DEFINITELY CAN COME TO A SCREENING AS EMPTY SEATS LOOK SAD AND WILL PREVENT OTHERS FROM COMING AS SEATING IS LIMITED IN ALL VENUES.

We are very grateful to Free Film Festivals for providing the outdoor screen equipment and projection for this film – visit their website to see their programme of South London free film festivals at other venues!

http://www.freefilmfestivals.org/index.php

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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.

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

http://www.freefilmfestivals.org/whats-on/burgess-park.html

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

http://www.freefilmfestivals.org/whats-on/free-films-in-peckham/categoryevents/12.html

*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.

http://selondonfilmclubs.wordpress.com/

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Save the David Lean Cinema – https://www.facebook.com/LeanCampaign

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.

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World cinema at Ripley Arts – http://www.bromleyarts.com/category/world-cinema/

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.

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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: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/cinemamemories

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A FILM APPRECIATION SHORT COURSE by FILMBOX

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.

Book a trip to your new local indie cinema on Wed 11 Sep @Beckenham and taste some FREE local ice cream!

Booking is now open to ALL for the very first film of the Autumn season of our second year – FILMBOX will be one year old on 26 September…

…Happy 1st Birthday to US!

Imagine a robot who can cook, clean, do the garden, monitor your blood pressure, keep you healthy… and out of trouble. ‘Robot & Frank’ is a gentle comedy which reflects on the theme of memory. Frank Langhella’s performance is dry and low-key as a recalcitrant jewel-thief who won’t grow old gracefully, ably supported by Susan Sarandon, Liv Tyler and James Marsden. A great script and  story – we know you’ll enjoy our opening film – click on the poster to your right on the sidebar for the trailer. Tickets only £7 non-members (£4 members) – age 16+ only. Limited availability and tickets not available on the door – seating non-allocated in Studio 609 (seats 84).

Robot & Frank - a classy little film to make you smile.
Robot & Frank – a classy little film to make you smile.

FREE parking, no popcorn mess, free film notes to take away and a brief introduction to the film. Refreshments are available from 6.40pm and the programme begins at 7.30pm.

Book now at: http://www.TicketSource.co.uk/FilmboxCommunityCinema

Our ‘special feature’ local food tasting will be by Drunken Dairy, from SE20 – a unique concept of delicious ice cream and sorbets for grown-ups. The producers will join us before the film so that you can taste their range, which you can see at https://twitter.com/DrunkenDairy (new website under construction).

Drunken dairy - Booze Infused ice cream for grown-ups
Drunken dairy 

Coming up on Thursday 26 September... Booking is also now open for Hitchcock’s legendary masterpiece‘Vertigo’ (Cert PG) with James Stewart and Kim Novak – on our HUGE screen in the Bromley Hall – it will look and sound superb in this space and is rarely seen on the BIG screen anywhere.  Films really are better with an audience so do come and join us for this special treat to mark our 1st Birthday! Under 16s very welcome. Allocated seating.

vertigo

Book at: http://www.TicketSource.co.uk/FilmboxCommunityCinema – Tickets £8 (members £5) – refreshments from 6.30pm and film programme starts at 7.30pm.

Coming up on Friday 27 September… another special treat, ‘Buster Plays Buster’ – international jazz musician Buster Birch and his quartet accompany Buster Keaton’s 1924 silent classic, ‘Sherlock Junior’ (Cert U) – under 16s very welcomeBook NOW at http://www.TicketSource.co.uk/lpcpa – Tickets £10 and £6 concessions. Starts at 7.30pm. Allocated setaing.

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Coming up on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 September – our FREE 1st Birthday film festival – films for everyone! Full details on our website.

HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY TO US!
HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY TO US!

Putting on the Ritz at FILMBOX for our Gatsby sparkling event on Friday 30 August!

We have a full house for our new ‘Members Only’ social event next Friday 30 August, to celebrate our new members, the start of our Autumn season and our second year of operation! Black tie ‘n’ glamour – fizz ‘n’ canapés!

We’ll be showing a fabulous free screening of The Great Gatsby (Jack Clayton, 1974) starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow – and later in September we’ll be screening Baz Luhrmann‘s spectacular re-make with Leonardo Di Caprio so that you can compare them for yourself!

Booking is OPEN TOMORROW (24/8/13) TO ALL for the very first film of the Autumn season of our second year – FILMBOX will be one year old on 26 September… Happy Birthday to US!

Imagine a robot who can cook, clean, do the garden, monitor your blood pressure, keep you healthy… and out of trouble. Robot & Frank is a gentle comedy which reflects on the theme of memory. Frank Langhella’s performance is dry and low-key as a recalcitrant jewel-thief who won’t grow old gracefully, ably supported by Susan Sarandon, Liv Tyler and James Marsden. A great script and  story – we know you’ll enjoy our opening film – click on the poster to your right on the sidebar for the trailer. Tickets only £7 non-members (£4 members) – age 16+ only. Limited availability and tickets not available on the door – seating non-allocated in Studio 609 (seats 84).

Robot & Frank - a classy little film to make you smile.
Robot & Frank – a classy little film to make you smile.

FREE parking, film notes and a brief introduction to the film. Refreshments are available from 6.40pm and the programme begins at 7.30pm.

Book at: http://www.TicketSource.co.uk/FilmboxCommunityCinema

Our ‘special feature’ local food tasting will be by Drunken Dairy, from SE20 – a unique concept of delicious ice cream and sorbets for grown-ups. The producers will join us before the film so that you can taste their range, which you can see at https://twitter.com/DrunkenDairy (new website under construction).

Drunken dairy - Booze Infused ice cream for grown-ups

Coming up on Thursday 26 September… Booking OPENS TO ALL TOMORROW (24/8/13) for Hitchcock’s legendary masterpiece‘Vertigo’ (Cert PG) with James Stewart and Kim Novak – on our HUGE screen in the Bromley Hall – it will look and sound superb in this space and is rarely seen on the BIG screen anywhere.  Films really are better with an audience so do come and join us for this special treat to mark our 1st Birthday! Under 16s very welcome.

vertigo

Book at: http://www.TicketSource.co.uk/FilmboxCommunityCinema – Tickets £8 (members £5) – refreshments from 6.30pm and film programme starts at 7.30pm.

Coming up on Friday 27 September… another special treat, ‘Buster Plays Buster’ – international jazz musician Buster Birch and his quartet accompany Buster Keaton‘s 1924 silent classic, Sherlock Junior’ (Cert U) – under 16s very welcome. Booking is OPEN TO ALL NOW at http://www.TicketSource.co.uk/lpcpa – Tickets £10 and £6 concessions. Starts at 7.30pm.

buster birch

Coming up on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 September – our FREE 1st Birthday film festival – FREE films for everyone!

Saturday – free films at 2pm, 5pm and 8.30pm (with refreshment stalls and bar-b-q).

Sunday – free film matinée at 2pm.

HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY TO US!
HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY TO US!

Booking and film details to follow – to be placed on our mailing list for news and updates please email us at LangleyFilmbox@gmail.com

Become a member of FILMBOX and save over 40% on ticket prices to great films and much more!

We have now finalised the terms of our new Membership Scheme for 2013-14 – non-members are always welcome at FILMBOX but you might fancy saving more than 40% on watching great films at your very own local cinema.

Please visit the ‘Membership – New!’ and ‘Coming Soon’ pages to see all the details and what you need to do, as well as our provisional programme for our Autumn films, including our FREE 1st Birthday FILM FESTIVAL in September 2013 – did I say FREEE?!!! (FREE means – you will not be charged to see a film, but you may need to book your free tickets in advance).

If you sign up before 20 August you can come to an exclusive ‘Members Only’ Great Gatsby evening – full details on the Membership Application form on the ‘Membership – New!’ page.

There are still tickets available for our Hitchcock double-bill tomorrow evening – it’d be great to see you! Tickets are available on the door tomorrow evening (Wed 26/6/13) – non-members £12 for 2 films and free interval snacks.

FILMBOXers LOVE all things Film…

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 http://www.youtube.com/user/ThreeDaysFilmUK and some footage at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IQRq-jtARo and follow them on Twitter @threedaysfilm1

Having already used Red Boutique http://www.redboutique.co.uk/ in Beckenham High Street and The Lavender House café http://www.thelavenderhousecafe.co.uk/ 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 – http://www.bromleyarts.com/category/world-cinema/

‘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: savedavidlean@gmail.com. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LeanCampaign . 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  http://www.ucl.ac.uk/cinemamemories. It can be accessed by clicking on the ‘Contribute your memories’ link and more directly by visiting http://www.ucl.ac.uk/cinemamemories/questionnaire-links/. 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: cinemamemories@ucl.ac.uk  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 – http://www.freefilmfestivals.org/whats-on/herne-hill.html

SE London Film Clubs NetworkKeep up with the independent cinema scene in SE London by subscribing to this great blog: http://selondonfilmclubs.wordpress.com/

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…? http://www.freefilmfestivals.org/index.php

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 – http://www.bffs.org.uk

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

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