Grab some 50s Hollywood glamour and thrills!

Come and join us for OUR SPECIAL HITCHCOCK DOUBLE BILL – on Wed 26 June (in our BIG cinema for maximum impact!).

AND – invest in a new local film yourself – ‘THREE DAYS’ rom-com – see below!

Refreshments and chat from 6.30pm. For trailers – click on the posters on the right-hand side bar.

Only £12 for TWO FILMS and free interval food (films not bookable separately) Book NOW at:

7pm: Our first film is the new mischievous ‘Hitchcock’ bio-pic [Cert 15] a witty and glamorous evocation of 1950s Hollywood with the amazing Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren about the making of ‘Psycho‘ (and one of the longest and most successful marriages in Hollywood) and starring Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh.

– Interval: Free food to keep you going!

– Followed by the original ground-breaking 1960s ‘Psycho’ [Cert 15] – rarely seen on the BIG screen (come and re-appraise it for yourself) – just after 9pm and event finishes 11/11.10pm. Janet Leigh (Jamie Lee Curtis’s mother) and Anthony Perkins help to create one of cinema’s iconic  masterpieces!

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Come on… ‘It’s only a movie Ingrid!’ – as Hitch said to Ingrid Bergman! So don’t be scared… it’s a bravura display of great editing and created the template for many contemporary thrillers and horrors but far more clever and restrained than its imitators (there is a teensy weensy bit of blood, but it’s actually CHOCOLATE SAUCE!). The classic shower sequence was storyboarded by Hollywood graphic designer maestro, the legendary Saul Bass.

Visit a great Facebook page on ‘The Making of Psycho’ – a book by Stephen Rebello

Only £12 for TWO FILMS and free interval food (films not bookable separately) Book NOW at:

NB: All events above are for age 16+ only. Please email for any details/queries –

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ALSO: If you fancy being a film producer yourself, or just supporting a great local film project, with lots of Beckenham and Bromley links – do visit the ‘Three Days’ short indie rom-com Indiegogo crowd-funding page and invest in local actor/writer and mum, Vanessa Bailey.

The team have amazing energy and a commitment to the local area – scenes already shot in the superb Lavender House café in Sundridge Park, Bromley and featuring clothes from RED Boutique, Beckenham – only a limited time to raise the money they need to create the full 20min short – INVEST STARTING FROM ONLY £5!!!!! Lots of great investor perks!

Full details, teaser trailer and links to Indiegogo on their Facebook page here –

‘Three Days’ in One!

Follow a local professional film-making journey… on your very own doorstep!

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FILMBOX is very pleased to be hosting something different and fun for you tomorrow evening – and for FREE!

A chance to meet a professional film-making team (including co-writers, co-leads, director, producer, hair design, location, costumes – about 15 in all), who will be making a short rom-com in the Bromley/Beckenham/S London area this very July.

They’ll introduce you to their project ‘THREE DAYS’ and show you footage and teaser trailers already shot in and around Beckenham and Bromley.

This is a chance to meet local creative people, film fans and discover FILMBOX, if you haven’t already! Find out how to be involved in the making of the film!

Please book tickets here – FREE

Visit ‘Three Days’ Facebook page here for full details of their project:

The BEST things in life are FREE!


Bring some friends to a fun and exclusive Q&A with the film-makers of a new indie rom-com shortTHREE DAYS’ being made in Bromley/Beckenham/C London this July!

Meet the co-writers and actors, Vanessa Bailey and Richard Perryman, plus director Darren S Cook and the rest of the team and see teaser trailers and behind-the-scenes footage.

Follow their film-making journey! Scenes have already been shot in The Lavender House café in Sundridge Park and feature RED Boutique in Beckenham High Street as well as some iconic London locations.

Vanessa Bailey plays Sophie, a sensible, forty-something woman who finds herself in emotional turmoil over her unexpected and uncharacteristic attraction to a much younger man, played by Richard Perryman.

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Refreshments from 6.40pm and event starts at 7.30pm (finishes 9.00/9.30pm). The event is in Studio 609.

Open and FREE to all – strictly limited availability however, so please book now!

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See the ‘making of’ featurette here


OUR SPECIAL HITCHCOCK DOUBLE BILL – on Wed 26 June (in our BIG cinema for maximum impact!).

Refreshments from 6.30pm, first film (the new ‘Hitchcock’ [Cert12A] a glamorous evocation of 1950s Hollywood with the amazing Hopkins and Mirren about the making of ‘Psycho’ and starring Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh) starts at 7pm, then free food in the interval, followed by the original ground-breaking 1960s ‘Psycho’ [Cert15] (rarely seen on the BIG screen!) just after 9pm and event finishes 11/11.10pm.

A great Facebook page on ‘The Making of Psycho’ – a book by Stephen Rebello –

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Booking for our Hitchcock event opens to non-members on 8 June – only £12 for TWO FILMS and free interval food (not bookable separately) at:

NB: All events above are for age 16+ only. Please email for any details/queries –

FILMBOXers LOVE all things Film…

Here’s some other local film-making and cinema events (and news) going on near you – please subscribe to our website via the pop up window so that you can automatically receive new info from us into your inbox:

‘Three Days’ short film – your very own rom-com short, being made soon in Beckenham and Bromley this July!

YouTube page and some footage at and follow them on Twitter @threedaysfilm1

Having already used Red Boutique in Beckenham High Street and The Lavender House café in Sundridge Park Village as locations for their trailers, the team will be making the finished short film (20mins) here in July. We hope to bring you more details very soon of an exciting tie-in with FILMBOX!

Ripley Arts Centre Please support this local World cinema club in Sundridge Avenue, Bromley North –

‘Save the David Lean Cinema’ campaign

2 years since this independent cinema was closed down, a campaign is trying to revive it by running a pop-up cinema at the Spreadeagle pub in Croydon near the Clocktower where the cinema was based. They are also holding an event near Beckenham/West Wickham, in Shirley, that you might like to go to. Saturday 15 June at 7.30pm (doors open at 7.15pm) at Shirley Community Centre Shrublands Avenue, Shirley, CR0 8JA. A SUNDAY IN THE COUNTRY 1984 90 mins (16mm film presentation: French drama with English subtitles). Directed by Bertrand Tavernier and nominated for Golden Globe and BAFTA awards (Best Foreign Film). “It’s rare that a film so pictorially gorgeous is so tender, wise and humane.” (SCS is at the top of Bridle Road. 194 and 198 buses stop nearby, at the Goat pub. Parking is available in the area.) To be added to the Campaign mailing list, email: Facebook: . Twitter: @SaveDavidLean

University College London are researching cinema-going in the 1960s and would like to collect some research. They are interested in the ways in which people remember cinema-going, films and the decade itself. If you’re too young to remember the 60s please fwd this to someone who does!

The questionnaire that forms the basis of the project is here It can be accessed by clicking on the ‘Contribute your memories’ link and more directly by visiting The questionnaire can be completed online, but it can also be downloaded, printed and returned by post. They are also able to send out printed copies and freepost envelopes in which to return them, if you prefer this option, please email:  Telephone: 020 7679 7960 By Post: Cultural Memory and British Cinema-going of the 1960s, Department of History, UCL, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Herne Hill FREE Film FestivalMore events still to go at this fabulous festival –

SE London Film Clubs NetworkKeep up with the independent cinema scene in SE London by subscribing to this great blog:

Free Film Festivals – Visit this website to see details of ALL free film festivals in the S London area – a great community cinema initiative – who knows, it may be coming FILMBOX way soon…?

Many of us are proud members of the British Federation of Film Societies – if you have friends and relatives elsewhere in the UK, or are visiting during the summer, do check out this terrific network of film societies, pop-ups and community cinemas!  A gathering force for independent film exhibition in the UK –

Keep cinema in all its shapes and forms ALIVE – Films are better with an audience like YOU!

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