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!

7 Psychos

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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outdoor

Based on an improbable true story…

‘ARGO’ is an enjoyably tense and exciting thriller, with great performances from Ben Affleck, John Goodman and Alan Arkin, among others – remember that it scooped the Oscar for Best Picture this year, but perhaps you didn’t get to see it at the time? Come and see it as intended, on a big screen with a great audience! (with added extras, such as ice cream, good bar snacks and drinks)

Ben Affleck in 'Argo'

If you’ve been unable to come to FILMBOX on Wednesdays, we have put on a screening of this popular film especially for you, on THURSDAY 23 MAY (in Studio 609 – our 90 seater space). Wednesday’s screening is already SOLD OUT.

Do come and join us and experience our social cinema experience for yourself. Refreshments available from 6.40pm and film programme starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets available NOW for all at: http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/filmboxcommunitycinema

Some seats are still available for our screening of ‘Les Miserables’ this Thursday 16 May – with added extras (see posts below) – please book using the link above.

See Films in May at FILMBOX…

Terrific to see a full house for ‘Beasts’ last night and that at least 15 of you had never been before – welcome and we hope you enjoyed it!

We have TWO great films for you in May – ‘Les Miserables’ in the main hall (aka Bromley Hall) with a live musical overture (approx. 12 mins) on Thursday 16 May and Oscar-winning ‘Argo’ on Wednesday 22 May.

‘Les Miserables’ is still booking to everyone NOW and ‘Argo’ is booking to members only until 13 May, after which non-members can book.

Put this date in your diary – Wednesday 26 June – when we’ll have our first double-bill – Hopkins and Mirren in ‘Hitchcock’ followed by the Master’s own ‘Psycho’ from 1960! We’ll be providing you with free food in the interval!

We’ll open our June and July film booking in May.

If you have any feedback from any of our events, especially about how we can improve them, we’d love to hear from you – please email Vivienne at LangleyFilmbox@gmail.com

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) http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/filmreviews/9617493/Beasts-of-the-Southern-Wild-review.html

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)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/oct/18/beast-southern-wild-review

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