Save David Lean Cinema


Croydon is hung out to dry, re-drawn and quartered

Posted on May 8th, by Rob Preston in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Croydon’s ‘quarters’ aren’t quite so foursquare

Everyone knows that there is no such thing as North Croydon. There’s East, South and West, and there it ends. Head north and you’ll just find yourself in a weird, noiseless void. That said, some clever person at Croydon Council has quartered Croydon up into four manageable chunks. Confused tourists will be delighted to learn that there is one piece of … Read More »



South Norwood Arts Festival comes in from the cold

Posted on October 2nd, by Heather Hardie in Culture. 1 Comment

Heather Hardie welcomes the return of South Norwood’s arts festival, now in its eighth year

Ever heard animals sing? Read your own poetry to an audience? Eaten delicious food from twenty countries? Joined in with a choir? Wandered into the bowels of a listed building? Smelt flowers in a secret garden? Had a Halloween surprise?

You can do all this and more at South … Read More »



David Lean cinema thanks its most loyal patron

Posted on April 24th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

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.

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 … Read More »



How the Save David Lean team runs a cinema

Posted on October 17th, by Jill Thomas in Culture. 2 comments

Re-opening Croydon’s much-loved David Lean cinema in March 2014 was just the beginning. Jill Thomas explains what the volunteers did next

When the David Lean Cinema closed in 2011, the loss of Croydon’s much-loved arts cinema was palpable. Films were made available to an appreciative audience at the Spreadeagle pub next door, but the aim was always to have the cinema itself re-opened. And some … Read More »



Economic development doesn’t just mean property (part 3)

Posted on February 11th, by Sean Creighton in Economics & Business. No Comments

In part three of Sean Creighton’s look into the local economy, he explores the benefits of Croydon’s not-for-profit scene

There are many people in Croydon working together ‘co-operatively’ in a multitude of ways, not for financial profits but for wider cultural, social and economic benefit. These include Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign, the Croydon Citizen collective, Croydon Radio and Croydon Tech City, the BME … Read More »



What will Labour offer on boosting culture in Croydon?

Posted on January 6th, by Sean Creighton in Culture. No Comments

Sean Creighton takes a look at why voters should care about cultural activities in Croydon in the lead up to the  local elections

Who should be concerned for arts and culture in Croydon? Should it only be those actively involved in delivering arts and other cultural activities? Or a band of community activists, who see culture as an important contribution to economic development building their … Read More »