4 FREE films tomorrow in Beckenham!

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

NO TICKET = NO ADMISSION!

If a screening is booked up, do please check again several times before the event as some returned tickets may come in.

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, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett and Liam Neeson. Under 16s VERY welcome!

Ponyo - September

Ponyo – Cert U

SAT 28 SEPT – 17:00 – FREE‘THE GREAT GATSBY’ (Studio 609/Cert 12A) – Baz Luhrmann’s glamorous and spectacular re-make with Leonardo  DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carrey Mulligan, with great music by Jay Z.

Under 16s welcome according to certificate.

The Great Gatsby - September

The Great Gatsby – Cert 12A

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).

From the writer/director of ‘In Bruges’ with Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson and Christopher Walken – a darkly comic thriller. Especially for non-’Mamma Mia’ fans!

7 Psychos

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 REALLY HELP TO RECOVER OUR COSTS – THANK YOU!

(WE HAVE TO PAY LICENCES FOR ALL FILMS AS WELL AS ROOM/EQUIPMENT AND SITE STAFF HIRE).

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. EMAIL US IF YOU NO LONGER REQUIRE A TICKET.

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

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

buster birch

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!

7 Psychos

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

Putting on the Ritz – fizz on ice, canapes on order – for our glam Great Gatsby members’ only social tonight!

Tonight we have a full house for our free screeing of ‘The Great Gatsby’ (J Clayton, 1974) with Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Bruce Dern and Karen Black – full of 70s glamour and recreating F Scott Fitzgerald’s masterly and iconic novel. A special black tie event for members’ to dress up in suitable vintage glamour style, we’re going to have some fun tonight ‘old sport’!

Robert Redford, dressed to the nines in Ralph Lauren, as Jay Gatsby in the 1974 version.
Robert Redford, dressed to the nines in Ralph Lauren, as Jay Gatsby in the 1974 version.

First we’re enjoying fizz and canapés – plus a quick film quiz to help the evening go with a swing – and a preview of our Autumn programme and 1st Birthday film festival 26-29 September.

We’re even showing Baz Luhrmann’s spectacular ‘The Great Gatsby’ with Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan and Isla Fisher (with music by Jay Z) as one of our free films on Saturday 28 September.

Leonardo DiCaprio nails Gatsby's thin veneer of respectability perfectly.
Leonardo DiCaprio nails Gatsby’s thin veneer of respectability perfectly.

Unfairly lukewarm reviews didn’t appreciate the scale of the glamour and bravura production design in this year’s version, with some great sequences reminiscent of  Luhrmann’s ambitious ‘Moulin Rouge’. Also, although Leonardo DiCaprio might not have lived up to Redford’s WASP ideal, he is arguably actually much closer to Fitzgerald’s writing, as the narrator Nick Carraway describes him as a ‘ redneck’ and DiCaprio appropriately rarely looks completely comfortable with the trappings of his ‘new money’. So come and see it and you can compare the two films for yourself.

We’re delighted so many of you like FILMBOX – it is proof positive that films are better on the big screen with an audience. Experiencing the collective emotions of an audience in response to a wide range of films is hard to beat and our ‘social cinema’ has to be better than staying at home! We’ve been shortlisted (out of 4) for a national annual award Best New Film Society – by the British Federation of Film Societies http://www.bffs.org.uk. We’re in great company as the opposiition is tough! The winners will be announced at the British Film Institute http://bfi.org.uk on the South Bank London, on Sunday 22 September – fingers crossed and wish us luck. A HUGE thank you to all our helpers and patrons who have made our first year SO successul.

Filmbox patrons enjoying Simply ice cream in the Studio 609 cinema.
Filmbox patrons enjoying Simply ice cream in the Studio 609 cinema.
Our audience in the larger venue the Bromley Hall.
Our audience in the larger venue the Bromley Hall.

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

Help to shape your very own local cinema club in Beckenham… become a member of FILMBOX now!

How about joining FILMBOX ready for its new Autumn season? Join before 20 August and bring a friend to our ‘Members’ Only‘ social event on Friday 30 August – only £5 per ticket for one drink and canapés (additional refreshments available) and see a FREE screening of the 1974 version of ‘The Great Gatsby’ (directed by Jack Clayton) with Robert Redford as the eponymous Gatsby. Sparkling reception from 6.30pm, film programme from 7.45pm – dress code: Black tie and glamour!

Here’s how to become a Member of FILMBOX: http://langleyfilmbox.wordpress.co,/membership

Save 40% on up to 2 cinema tickets for fortnightly films (on alternate Weds and Thurs) and special events from 1 September 2013 to 31 August 2014!  Even if you only see 6 films in this period you’ll break even! Bring a friend and you’ll save lots of money!

If you live in Beckenham, West Wickham, Bromley and surrounding areas, FILMBOX is now a credible independent compliment to local commercial cinema programming and offers you ‘catch-ups’ and classics from the UK, Hollywood and World cinema, in a social context.

FREE parking, no popcorn mess, congenial cafe/bar atmosphere, local drinks and Simply ice cream (from Ashford) plus ‘extras’ – short films, free film notes and intros and a great social atmosphere. Based at the recently built Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts, FILMBOX is a community cinema club, run and staffed by volunteers and our surplus profits go to charity including Langley Park School for Boys.

Help to shape our second year by becoming a member of FILMBOX – but if membership is not for you, we’d be very pleased to see you any time! We have lots of new and classic films coming your way, starting with the current release of ‘Robot & Frank’ (2012) on Weds 11 Sept, followed by Hitchcock’s masterpiece ‘Vertigo’ (1958) on Thurs 26 Sept on the HUGE screen in the Bromley Hall and then Buster Keaton’s silent comedy ‘Sherlock Junior’ (1924) on Fri 27 Sept, accompanied by international professional jazz artists, the Buster Birch quartet (http://www.busterbirch.com). Then on Sat 28 and Sun 29 Sept we have our FREE film festival to celebrate our 1st Birthday! Details to follow…

Do please tell your friends and help us to turn FILMBOX into YOUR great community cinema!

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