David Lean cinema thanks its most loyal patron


By - Friday 24th April, 2015

The Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign – which recently completed a year of films since returning to its Clocktower venue – has thanked its most frequent and loyal patron at a party given for volunteers on Friday 17th April.


David Lean supporter Jane Hunt with campaign chairman Adrian Winchester.
Photo used with permission.

Release begins: Jane Hunt, a central Croydon resident and David Lean steward, has attended a remarkable 52 of the 75 films shown during the cinema’s first year of community management.

Jane said: “Along with many others I’m delighted to see the cinema working again and I’d like to pay tribute to everyone involved in making this possible – the committee, projectionists, film programmers, box office and, of course, my fellow steward volunteers.”

She added: “I particularly like the varied choice of films which follow the David Lean tradition of mainstream and arthouse.”

Jane was presented with two complimentary tickets by Campaign Chairman Adrian Winchester, who said:

“We’re extremely grateful that many supporters regularly come to our films, but Jane’s average of one every week is phenomenal. Hopefully this will encourage any film-lovers yet to experience the David Lean’s unique charm.”

The David Lean Cinema is an intimate, 68-seat venue within Croydon Clocktower, which, from 1995, became associated with the best in British and World cinema. It closed in April 2011 as a result of Croydon council’s arts-related cuts. Since March 2014, with council co-operation, the Campaign has presented an expanding programme of regular screenings.

Release ends.

Release sender: Save The David Lean campaign.

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