Texas & Tuxedos…

You can see TWO fab films this week in the Park Langley area of Beckenham:

On Wednesday 20 March FILMBOX is showing the terrific drama/documentary thriller THE IMPOSTER, plus a short film, free film notes and brief intro – our bar opens at 6.40pm and the film programme starts at 7.30pm.The Imposter

NOW SOLD OUT! Only 4 SEATS left at time of posting (in Studio 609 – seats 96) – only £7 to non-members (over 16s only), book at http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/filmboxcommunitycinema

On Thursday 21 March Langley Park Boys are showing SKYFALL – and we open the film with a 10-minute live musical overture, as a tribute to 50 years of Bond films!images

TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE NIGHT – ONLY £5! Seating is allocated, so if you’d like to choose your preferred seat in advance please book at http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/lpcpa

Refreshments available from 6.30pm, film programme starts at 7.30pm.

(All events are at Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts at Langley Park School for Boys – brand new FREE big car park right outside venue!)

Is George Osborne ‘The (real) Imposter’?

Surely there is no significance in our (completely accidental) scheduling of The Imposter on Budget Day 2013?

Whatever the news given by the Chancellor this Budget Day, don’t stay glued to the TV to watch the usual pundits fulminate on fiscal policy and cliffs, how much worse off we’ll all be and whether we are in a triple dip recession or just scuddering along the flat bottom of our zombie economy.

Get out of the house (save electricity!), be sociable and get your teeth stuck into a great film (far more thrilling than Snow, Paxman and Robinson put together) with a great audience! Cafe opens 6.40pm, film programme at 7.30pm.

We have a great short and an intro to the film by Colin Napthine, one of the other members of the FILMBOX committee (acting).

Digital copy of The Imposter kindly arranged by Kinopto – Cinema on Demand – http://www.kinopto.com

Book now at: http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/filmboxcommunitycinema 

(Please note that the views of this writer do not necessarily represent the views of the FILMBOX committee or its members…)

Tall tales and betrayals…

The Imposter Q&A at the Cameo Cinema, Edinburgh
The Imposter Q&A at the Cameo Cinema, Edinburgh (Photo credit: Edinburgh International Film Festival)

… if you haven’t tried FILMBOX Community Cinema yet, bring a friend and come and see the award-winning The Imposter (Cert 15) with us on Wed 20 March (in Studio 609).

Interview with British director Bart Layton by The Telegraph … “You’ll find yourself sucked in by (the imposter’s) twisted logic…”


See our post below on The Imposter for other info and click the image to your right to see the trailer – it has had EXCELLENT reviews and will keep you thrilled throughout – an amazing true story with twists and turns!

This screening is a special trial of a digitally downloaded version of the film, arranged by a company, Kinopto (based in Crystal Palace) – http://www.kinopto.com.

Our cafe opens at 6.40pm, with a range of Kentish snacks and drinks including Chegworth Valley’s excellent range of local apple and fruit juices, Kent Crisps in great flavours and Simply ice cream including the delectable Honeycomb.

FREE parking right outside the venue, clean loos and added value in the shape of a short film, a brief intro to the films and free notes to take away – all in a friendly atmosphere. Film programme starts at 7.30pm.

Booking is open to all NOW at http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/filmboxcommunitycinema – seats only £7! Or become a member and only pay £3.50.

Great films on your doorstep…

We hope that you’ll come and see more films with us this Spring and Summer and we’re still accepting membership applications – see films for only £3.50 for up to 2 tickets! Here’s what’s coming up:

  • Wed 20 March – The Imposter
  • Wed 24 April – Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Thur 16 May – Les Misérables (current release)
  • Wed 22 May – Argo
  • Wed 26 June – Hitchcock (Hopkins and Mirren) and Psycho (the original) – double bill!
  • Wed 17 July – Year 12 student team are in charge – film to be announced!

If you are a FILMBOX  member and you’d like to volunteer to be an occasional helper, please email us at LangleyFilmbox@gmail.comyou’ll see the film for free! Plus we need a good strong second team if we’re to go fortnightly from September 2013.

Plus – local businesses, do look at our unique ‘social advertising’ concept and get involved.

Coming to Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts, on the recently rebuilt Langley Park School or Boys site, isn’t like coming to a school, but to YOUR fantastic new local arts complex – we’re right on your doorstep, with clean loos, FREE parking and a nice little cafe featuring local Kentish nibbles and drinks, plus a chance to meet fellow film-goers. Do come and see us!

Booking at: http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/filmboxcommunitycinema

FILMBOX members have voted for…

Argo – which will be our 22 May screening! Look out for how it does in tonight’s Oscars! Silver Linings Playbook narrowly lost out in our members’ vote but may well pick up some awards tonight.

Ben Affleck in 'Argo'Personally, I think Argo deserves Best Hairdo award for Ben Affleck’s 80’s layered and bearded look! Come to think of it, Bradley Cooper is also sporting a beard in Silver Linings Playbook

Bradley Cooper

STOP PRESS – two tickets now available for our screening of Gael Garcia Bernal’s ‘NO’ this Weds – book at www.ticketsource.co.uk/filmboxcommunitycinema £5 non-members, members FREE. Indeed, ‘NO‘ features more ’80s politics and another bearded look!

Gael Garcia Bernal in 'NO'

We’re delighted to say that most of our films so far have been nominated for Oscars and BAFTAs – do book The Imposter in March, Beasts of the Southern Wild in April, Les Misérables and Argo in May and our first double bill, Hitchcock and Psycho (1960 original) in June!

If you’re having your own Oscars’ party tonight – be fabulous! Oh, and here’s another bearded Oscar-nominated superstar… I wonder if you can do a PhD in tonsure in cinema?

'Huge' Jackman

‘I’ll be glad when you dead, you rascal, you!” The Imposter


Come and see The Imposter – showing on Wed 20 March 2013 (click on the poster to your right for trailer and film info).

“When this film was over, I felt as if I had been holding my breath for 99 minutes. It is pure, delicious suspense.”

The Imposter

So wrote The Guardian‘s film critic, Peter Bradshaw in August 2012 after seeing our next film, The Imposter, made by British documentary film-maker, Bart Layton.

Read Bradshaw’s full review here http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/aug/23/the-imposter-review – no spoilers!

The Imposter has already won a total of 10 awards, including a BAFTA last week for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer, for Bart Layton and Dimitri Doganis, so many people were astonished that it didn’t receive an Oscar-nomination. But we can guarantee a thrilling evening with a most unusual and gripping documentary, with a superb visual style.

Our special screening of ‘NO’ on 27 Feb – now FULLY BOOKED!


See the full list of this year’s Oscar nominees here – http://oscar.go.com/nominees.  FILMBOX members are currently voting on whether they would like to see Silver Linings Playbook OR Argo this May.

See new BAFTA nominated films soon at FILMBOX!

Today the 2013 BAFTA award nominations were announced.  Take a look at this BFI article which lists the nominations: http://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/bfi-news/baftas-2013-nominations-full.

Our forthcoming features, The Imposter and Beasts of the Southern Wild are among the nominees and Moonrise Kingdom, which many of you saw in November, is also nominated.  Click the film posters on the right to be linked to IMDB where you can access info on the films and see trailers.

Thanks to those of you who have already signed up for FILMBOX membership – do so by 29 January 2013 to get the best discount which means that you and a friend will only pay £3.50 for a proper cinema experience, with social ‘special features’!

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