Update at 22 September 2014:
Numbers for Chef last week were not enormous but it was very clear from the feedback that the audiences found it a very enjoyable film. Remarkably, the afternoon attendance doubled on the day, due to the high number of patrons who booked at the box office.
Fortunately, you don’t have to wait until Thursday for another memorable evening at the David Lean, in view of tonight’s opportunity to see the BFI’s A Night at the Cinema 914.
That’s followed on Thursday by our screenings of Jimmy’s Hall – the latest film from Ken Loach. Tickets will be available for both films at our Clocktower box office on the days in question.
Monday 22 September at 7.30pm only
A NIGHT AT THE CINEMA 1914 (U) 2014 UK / USA 85 mins
Compiled by the BFI ● Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Pearl White, Florence Lawrence
What was it like to go to the movies in 1914? Great fun! The BFI’s experts have recreated a typical variety programme – comedy shorts, a serial drama episode, animation and documentaries from around the world – with recorded musical accompaniment from silent film expert Stephen Horne.
“Thrills, smiles and insights abound in this thoughtful miscellany capturing the national mood around the outbreak of the Great War. The slapsticks are a hoot, the novelties quaintly antiquated. But the newsreels poignantly capture a belle époque about to be shattered.” (Empire Magazine)
BFI page and trailer: www.bfi.org.uk/whats-on/bfi-film-releases/night-cinema-1914
Thursday 25 September at 2.30 and 7.30pm
JIMMY’S HALL (15) 2014 UK / IRELAND 109 mins
Director: Ken Loach ● Starring: Barry Ward, Simone Kirby, Andrew Scott, Jim Norton
Possibly Loach’s last feature film, set in Ireland in 1921, as the opening of a dance hall at a rural crossroads pits communist Jimmy Gralton (Ward) against a repressive church and state. “Humane, impassioned and empathetic, joyous and full of life.” (The Guardian)
JIMMY’S HALL OFFICIAL TRAILER from total:spec on Vimeo.
Croydon Visitor Centre
Just a reminder that if you’re travelling via East Croydon station, or in the vicinity, our friends at Croydon Visitor Centre offer a very convenient box office service every day apart from Sundays and Bank Holidays (see below for opening hours). No extra charges apply and while there, you can also pick up our flyers (and others relating to local events and attractions); top up Oyster credit; buy travel tickets, etc.
David Lean Cinema ticketing arrangements
Tickets for all screenings are £7.50. Concessions (Freedom Pass holders, full time students, claimants and people with disabilities) £6. Bookings can be made:
Online: via our TicketSource pages. www.davidleancroydon.ticketsource.co.uk
Telephone: ‘Phone 0333 666 3366 (a £1.50 charge applies, which covers any number of tickets). Note that this is specifically a Ticketsource service and staff cannot answer any queries unrelated to bookings.
Croydon Visitors Centre: near East Croydon Station (open 08.00-18.30 Mon-Fri and 09.00-17.00 Sat). Cash or card payments are accepted at CVC.
Croydon Clocktower: our Clocktower box office, located next to the Arts Bar, is open for one hour before every film. Tickets can be purchased for all films, subject to availability. This location is CASH ONLY.
All the above services close 2.5 hours before any particular film, with the exception of the Clocktower box office.
Wheelchairs: front row places can be booked via all the above methods. If you wish to book a complimentary seat for a helper, please request this by emailing: email@example.com
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