My heart belongs to… FILMBOX!

Tickets available on the door tomorrow, Wed 30 Jan, for ‘My Week With Marilyn’ (S Curtis, 2011, Cert 15) – bar opens 6.40pm, film prog starts 7.30pm and finishes by 9.20pm. Only £7 per ticket (£3.50 for FILMBOX members) – free parking in Hawksbrook Lane. Free Cocoa Mistress handmade chocolate if you come in 1950s dress! Go on… come and join us, there’s nothing on TV!

MWWM film TRAILER click here. A great cast, starring Golden Globe winner Michelle Williams (Brokeback Mountain, Shutter Island), rising star Eddie Redmayne (TV’s Birdsong, Les Miserables) and Kenneth Branagh (TV’s Wallander, Harry Potter); the film explores a week Monroe spent filming with Laurence Olivier and her relationship with Colin Clark, who formed a special friendship with the beleaguered Hollywood star.

Also starring Judi Dench, Emma Watson and Zoe Wannamaker. A glamorous evocation of 1950s England, but showing the many pressures on Monroe at that stage of her life.  If Monroe’s life hadn’t ended in tragic circumstances when she was only 36 in 1962, she would now be 86 years old.

Michelle Williams   Eddie Redmayne   

FILMBOX has use of 2 cinema spaces and as we’ve sold out our studio cinema for this film we’ll be showing it in the stunning, recently named Bromley Hall (still at Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts, Beckenham – nr Eden Park station), which has a HUGE screen and stereo sound; we’ve been told it’s the best cinema screen around – so do come and see for yourself.

A Year 13 student team will be running the show tomorrow night – a great chance for them to demonstrate their business and entrepreneurial skills, so do come and support them and discover a great new place to go in the Bromley & Beckenham area.

This week’s News Shopper has listed us as one of their ‘Top 5 Things to Do This Week’.

Diamonds (or chocolates?) are a Girl’s Best Friend…

For new FILMBOX patrons, just to confirm that the Bromley Hall is also at Langley Park School for Boys (as is Studio 609) – its new 472 seater performance space. If you book tickets from Ticket Source there is only one screening of ‘My Week with Marilyn’ on 30 Jan and it will be in this hall, even though the original Studio 609 venue is still listed on Ticket Source – it doesn’t matter which you book in, this is where the film will be shown. We hope you all have a great night – do tell your friends too!


Fly away to Paris with Owen Wilson on 13 Feb!

***NEWSFLASH*** FREE The Cocoa Mistress chocolate kiss lolly to anyone coming to see ‘My Week With Marilyn’ next Weds wearing 1950s dress and make up!***  See TV’s ‘Mad Men’ for sartorial inspiration for ladies and gentlemen?


See Claire’s delicious full range of beautiful The Cocoa Mistress hand-made Fairtrade chocolates and confectionery for all occasions (Produced in Kent).

BOOK OUR TWO FEBRUARY FILMS  NOW- Whether you have a Valentine or not, ‘Midnight in Paris’ on Wed 13 February will surely make you smile and laugh – a romantic comedy with a difference, which reminds us of all the artists and writers who flocked to Paris across the decades. Owen Wilson is an anxious modern-day Hollywood script-writer who longs to be a ‘real’ writer. He’s on the verge of getting married and settling back into his LA lifestyle, but he yearns for the life of an artist in the bars and clubs of 1920s Paris.


Rachel McAdams is perfect as his unsympathetic fiance, Michael Sheen turns in a great cameo as a cultural know-it-all, the former French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s wife, Carla Bruni, also has a cameo and  Marion Cotillard is enchanting as the woman Wilson’s character meets and shares nostalgia with.  Allen’s script crackles with wit and the cinematography makes Paris look so beautiful, you’ll want to book a weekend there sharpish|!

Our licensed bar will be selling a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, including sparkling wine, and local snacks.

This month’s ‘special feature’ on 13/2/13 will be complimentary tasting of a delectable range of hand-made fairtrade chocolates from The Cocoa Mistress .

Love in a box Chocolate Hearts Fresh Selection box Dark orange discs Cappuccino Chocolate Psychedelic egg

Tickets are already selling fast to members – you can still become a FILMBOX member – details above. Box office will open to non-members 10 days before the event.

FREE MEMBERS’ SCREENING OF ‘NO’ (a Chilean film, nominated for this year’s Oscar for Best Foreign language film – special pre-DVD release screening), starring Gael Garcia Bernal, ON WED 27 FEBRUARY – FILMBOX SCOOP!

The funny and inspiring true story of a clever advertising man who defeated a dictator, with a simple advertising campaign. Booking now open to members – 2 free tickets. Only £5 to non-members, booking opens to non-members 10 days before the event.

Click on photo for link to trailer.

Booking now open to all for ‘My Week with Marilyn’ 30 Jan

Booking is now open TODAY to non-members for our next film, ‘My Week with Marilyn‘ on Wed 30 January, bar opens 6.40pm for 7.30pm start.
Our Year 13 student FILMBOX team are in charge for this event and chose this film especially for you and are working  hard to create a really good night out and they’d love your support!
Do come, it’s not like coming to a school but your new local arts centre!
To book please go to: – tickets only £7, cheaper than the high street and free parking!
However, FILMBOX membership is now even better value – as we have slipped in a FREE event for members on 27/2/13 with Oscar-nominated ‘No’ and an EXTRA screening in the Bromley Hall of the current hit ‘Les Miserables on 18/4/13 (subject to availability)!
If you’d like to take advantage and see this for only £3.50, please see our membership info
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Snowy wishes from the FILMBOX team

Resolve to see more films in the New Year…

… and see them at FILMBOX Community Cinema at Langley Park School for Boys, Beckenham – bringing a rich and diverse range of films to your doorstep.

Become a FILMBOX member and you will be entitled to up to two tickets at the 50% discounted rate of £3.50 each – great value for a relaxed social experience, with ‘added extras’.

No traffic jams, no parking charges, no adverts and positively no popcornandcolamess or chatting during the film!  Bar, top nibbles, short film, raffle and yummy local ice cream break.

We hope you like our forthcoming programme of films from Jan-Apr (My Week with Marilyn, Midnight in Paris, The Imposter, Beasts of the Southern Wild) – our online box office will be open very soon for priority booking for members.

This will surely be one New Year’s resolution that will be easy to keep in 2013!

Season’s Greetings to all from FILMBOX

THANK YOU to everyone who came and helped at last night’s screening of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’! We hope that you enjoyed it as much as we did! We are also happy that we raised £150 for St Christopher’s Hospice, thanks to your generosity. We were delighted to have such a huge audience for a special ‘break-out’ screening from our usual Studio 609 venue. We’d be very pleased to receive feedback from you regarding this event in order to develop our facilities and programme – please email us at

Please look at our FILMBOX PROGRAMME DEC 12 for details of our Membership Scheme, which we hope that you’ll take advantage of – to start from January to August 2013 for a pilot period. Applications for membership must be received by 29 January 2013.

Please also see the programme of films that we have coming up for you… starting with ‘My Week With Marilyn’ on Wednesday 30 January 2013 – when the event will be run entirely by a Year 13 team! Do please come and support them and enjoy a great little film.

You will be able to book online for the new season very soon using the Ticket Source link to your right.

Special thanks are due to the following for their support of last night’s event:

  • Gary and Sarah from Holwood Farm Shop in Downe – for their generous spread of delicious high quality foods from their new deli and farm shop in Downe (and lovely luxury hamper that a lucky raffle winner took home!). The perfect place to get special cheeses and cold meats, and much, much more, for your Christmas and New Year tables.  Avoid queues and parking charges and enjoy stress-free grocery shopping and gift-buying without the hassle of the high street. And a lovely coffee shop open for breakfast, light lunches and teas too! Please mention FILMBOX when you visit them and they might come and help us again! for opening times etc.
  • Tom Williams from Richer Sounds, East Street Bromley, thank you for a superb and generous raffle prize – again, Santa came early for someone lucky!
  • Diane Ebden and all the amazing singers from Just Voices – a highly professional a cappella vocal group based in Bromley, who prepared the audience with a superb selection of Christmas popular songs before the film. They are available for many occasions and are always on the look out for new singers.
  • Amber Napthine (a Year 13 Film Studies student) gave a very assured introduction to the film.
  • To the whole FILMBOX team – Vivienne Clark, Sarah Niblock, Katy Showell, Natalie Perrett, Sue Thomas, Deb Allen, Sarah Peacock – VI form helpers, Julie Podbielski-Stewart, Aisling McWeeney, Danielle Howland, Ellie Buckland, Abby Burnett and Stefan Kopczynski and to Oliver Spier for his photography.
  • To the LPCPA team – namely Martin Costello and Ben Stephen, with Tom Tompkins.
  • LPSB site staff.

Happy Christmas and every good wish for 2013 – from Vivienne, Sarah and the whole FILMBOX team!

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