My favourite things…

I’m not bothered about ‘raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens’… my new favourite thing is the sound of a full audience enjoying a film you’ve chosen! I turned around at one point, when it was quiet, and nearly every single person had a big smile on their face!

So ‘Midnight in Paris’ went down really well last night with FILMBOX patrons – as indeed did the complimentary tasting of The Cocoa Mistress’s AMAZING salted caramel chocolate hearts, vanilla cream chocolate hearts, chocolate covered marshmallows and chocolate covered Kentish honeycomb…..Mmmm!

The raffle winner of her generous hamper full of goodies was ecstatic!  Do check out her fabulous range and buy one of her chocolate lollies from us at our next screening!

24hrs before check in for ‘Midnight in Paris’!

Our film ‘flight’ to Paris tomorrow evening (Wed 13 Feb)  is now completely full – enjoy our patrons’ lounge before you take your seats, open from 6.40pm.

Enjoy our keenly priced licensed cafe, soft drinks and local snacks (Kent Crisps, Potash Farm Cobnut Brittle and Fudge, The Cocoa Mistress chocolate kiss and leopard print lollies, Simply ice cream – all Produced in Kent).

You’ll also get the chance to sample a complimentary tasting of The Cocoa Mistress’s range of delectable chocolates!

Enter our raffle, £2 for 1 ticket, £5 for 5, for The Cocoa Mistress chocolate hamper (worth £40) and a FILMBOX hamper (worth £28).

At 7.30pm, we’re starting with a short film (6mins), an ice cream break, raffle draw and intro to main film and we’ll be landing well before 10pm.

Bon voyage! We hope you all have a lovely flight and decide to fly with Air FILMBOX again!


Our Paris ‘flight’ is very nearly full…

Either treat yourself to an early Valentine’s Day night out next Wed 13 Feb (and great value too – no over-priced red roses here!) OR just come and enjoy an entertaining and funny film with friends at your new local arts centre, we will be running a licensed bar tonight on this occasion (open at 6.40pm) and some scrummy ‘Produced in Kent’ nibbles and meet some like-minded locals who enjoy films. Oh… and enjoy complimentary tasting of The Cocoa Mistress’s handmade chocolates!

Love in a box 

Even if Woody Allen isn’t your ‘cup of tea’, you’re sure to enjoy Midnight in Paris (2011, 12A)  (BTW – he’s not in it…) – you’ll be transported to Paris in the 1920s and learn that too much dreaming and nostalgia can ruin the present! Owen Wilson turns in a great performance and the film is full of entertaining cameos from top actors (and celebrities from times gone by).  Plus – you’ll be sure to book a trip to Paris at Easter after seeing this! If you’ve never been to FILMBOX, it’s held at the new Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts. Free car park, clean loos, no popcorn mess, a safe relaxed environment with added extras – do try us. Even if you’re not a member £7 is great value, and our bar prices are keen.

Only a few tickets left – book asap at . À bientôt mes amis!

Now booking your ‘flight’ to Paris with Owen Wilson 13/2/13!

Booking is now open to non-members for our screening of the witty and magical ‘Midnight in Paris’ on Wed 13 Feb, FILMBOX bar opens 6.40pm for 7.30pm programme – in Studio 609. Tickets going fast! Click photo of Owen Wilson on your right for trailer link.  Marion Cotillard (Inception, Rust and Bone, Coco) is an enchanting reminder of glamorous times gone by…

Wilson plays it exactly right: bemused, excited, throwaway, and Cotillard has delicacy and charm. There are real laughs, witty touches galore, beguiling cameos – and the film is actually about something.” (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, Oct 2011) a nostalgic film about the sweetness and perils of being seduced by the past, it slips down as easily as a champagne soufflé at Maxim’s.” (Jenny MacCartney, Seven Magazine/Telegraph, Oct 2011)

You can book your tickets, only £7 at:

FREE tasting of The Cocoa Mistress‘s luxurious range of hand-made Kentish chocolates!

Love in a box

If you’d like to become a member and see films for only £3.50 for up to 2 tickets – please see

If you’ve never been, come and see a film at FILMBOX, at Beckenham’s brand new arts centre (Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts) and we hope it’ll become a regular part of your local social life.

Paris is closer than you think – ‘fly’ there on 13 Feb at FILMBOX!

Thank you to everyone who came to see My Week with Marilyn this evening. It’s great to hear an audience laugh and hold their breath (but not necessarily at the same time!) – films are definitely better with an audience like you. Any feedback on what we can do to improve your experience at FILMBOX is gratefully received – just email us at A HUGE thank you to our terrific student FILMBOX team who worked very hard to create a fun evening for you all – go forth and create your own pop-up cinemas all over the UK when you leave school!

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’ will be complimentary tasting of a delectable range of hand-made fairtrade chocolates from The Cocoa Mistress, made in Kent!

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 on the page above. Our 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! It’s only released in cinemas on 8 Feb and we have a special pre-DVD release courtesy of the BFFS, of which we are members.

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.

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