Yippee! We won ‘Commended’ in Best New Film Society national award ceremony by BFFS at British Film Institute on the South Bank yesterday!

A HUGE ‘thank you’ to all the teachers, parents, LPSB sixth formers, friends and local residents who have helped FILMBOX to be so successful, so quickly in our first year – this national award is for YOU! And we’re not even 1 year old yet… Join us for our 3-day 1st Birthday film festival THIS Thursday to Saturday 26-28 September 2013.

See Hitchcock’s masterpiece, ‘Vertigo’ – with special introductions – £8/£5 on our 1st Birthday this Thursday 26 Sept, RARELY seen on the BIG screen (in the Bromley Hall – 7.30pm), then ‘Buster Plays Buster’ live professional jazz – £10/£6 to Buster Keaton’s silent comedy classic ‘Sherlock Jr’ on Friday 27 Sept (in Bromley Hall 7.30pm – book here for this film only – http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/lpcpa), then 4 FREE FILMS in ONE DAY on Saturday 28 September – the enchanting children’s animation ‘Ponyo’ (FREE – Cert U) at 2pm, ‘The Great Gatsby’ (FREE – Cert 12A) at 5pm and a choice of ‘Mamma Mia’ (FREE – Cert PG) sing along OR ‘Seven Psychopaths’ (FREE – Cert 15) at 8pm – refreshments available from 1.30pm and bar-b-q available from 7pm. Book all these events and films here now: http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/filmboxcommunitycinema

Please see full details of each event and what’s on offer on our Coming Soon page: https://langleyfilmbox.wordpress.com/coming-soon/

If you haven’t seen a film at FILMBOX yet… why not? FREE parking, no popcorn mess, scrumptious local Simply ice cream, friendly faces, a cafe/bar and GREAT films – seeing a film with an audience is the VERY BEST way to see a film and have a memorable experience and FILMBOX is for EVERYONE in the local area.

Booking now OPEN TO ALL for ‘Robot & Frank’ on Wed 11 Sept – plus FREE local ice cream & sorbet tasting!

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, film notes 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

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.


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. Book 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 Septemberour FREE 1st Birthday film festival – films for everyone!


SAT 28 SEPT – 14:00 – FREE Film festival – ‘PONYO’ (Studio 609/Cert U – FREE) – 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 welcome.

SAT 28 SEPT – 17:00 – FREE Film festival – ‘THE GREAT GATSBY’ (Studio 609/Cert 12A – FREE) – Baz Luhrmann’s spectacular re-make with Leo DiCaprio. Under 16s welcome according to certificate. ID may be asked for.

SAT 28 SEPT – 20:00 – FREE Film festival – OUTDOOR/Cert PG – ‘MAMMA MIA’ – SING-ALONG – FREE – Under 16s welcome – Bar B Q and refreshment stalls from 19.00!

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!


outdoor fff

We have a wet weather plan so that the fun can continue indoors! Bring chairs, blankets and cushions and the whole family!

SAT 28 SEPT – 20:30 – FREE Film festival – ‘SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS’ (Studio 609/Cert 15) – FREE – 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!

SUN 29 SEPT – 14:00 – FREE Film festival – The Globe Theatre’s 2012 acclaimed production of Shakespeare’s great comedy ‘TWELFTH NIGHT‘ starring Stephen Fry and Mark Rylance. – FREE (STUDIO 609). Finishes at 5.30pm incl 30min interval with cakes! Under 16s welcome – the film is exempt from classification.
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 8.30pm shows, or just choose one) – something for the whole family! FREE tickets must be booked online in advance – booking opens VERY soon!

Booking and film details to follow – to be placed on our mailing list for new 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!

‘Some Don’t Like it Quite This Hot’! Phew, we’re busy planning Autumn…

‘Untouchable’ played beautifully last night – an ice cool cinema and lots of happy smiling faces and laughs at this superb film – if you missed it, do try to see it soon.

We are busy planning our new Autumn season – do take a look at the films coming up and save the dates – make sure you subscribe to this website to get regular updates of when films go on sale.

Friday 30 August 2013 ‘The Great Gatsby’ (1974 Robert Redford version) – 6.30pm for 7.45pm – a special ‘Members Only’ event for the new members of FILMBOX. Black tie and glamour. Film is FREE but £5 ticket for 1 glass of fizz/non-alcoholic alternative and canapes. Join by 20 August 2013 to qualify for an invite (just so we can cater for numbers etc.). 16+ only. For full details of our new membership scheme please see above page on this site.

gatsby 2

Wednesday 11 September – the current release ‘Robot & Frank’ (in Studio 609, 6.40pm for 7.30pm). £7/4. 16+ only.


Thursday 26 September – our 1st Birthday – Hitchcock’s magnificent ‘Vertigo’ (on the BIG screen in the Bromley Hall, 6.30pm for 7.30pm). £8/5. Under 16s welcome.


You can book ‘Buster Plays Buster’ NOW at www.TicketSource.co.uk/lpcpa (arranged by LPCPA not FILMBOX hence different booking website) on Friday 27 September 7.30pm (refreshments from 6.40pm). Allocated seating in the magnificent Bromley Hall (in Beckenham!) – £10/£6. Live jazz accompaniment by international jazz musician (and old boy of LPSB!) Buster Birch to Buster Keaton’s 1924 silent masterpiecve, ‘Sherlock Junior’. Under 16s welcome.

buster birch  birch

Saturday 28 September – FREE film festival! THREE films (one OUTDOOR!) and bar-b-ques… films tbc.

Sunday 29 September – FREE matinee… film tbc.

Hope to see you very soon… have a great Summer!

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