David Lean Cinema

Katharine Street,
Croydon, CR9 1ET

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Functions: Movies (Independent)

Previous Names: Clocktower Cinema

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 44020.853.1030

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David Lean Cinema

Located in Croydon, a district in the south of Greater London. Named after film director David Lean who lived locally, the David Lean Cinema opened on 3rd March 1995 with Peter Jackson’s "Heavenly Creatures". It was a conversion of a former local studies library and formed part of a new local council amenities building named the Clocktower which is located in the former 1895 built; Croydon Town Hall.

Due to Council cut-backs, the Clocktower Cinema was closed on 21st April 2011 with Timothy Bottoms in “The Last Picture Show”. It was re-opened as the David Lean Cinema on 27th March 2014.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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philclark on April 18, 2016 at 7:17 am

The cinema has been taken over by volunteers, who despite all the odds, reopened it and now run it as a thriving concern. There is a full programme of features both current and vintage, and the cinema is equipped for both 35mm film and digital presentations.

Ian on July 23, 2016 at 4:01 am

The cinema is now run as a Community Interest Company, improvement works are scheduled later this year, including replacing some seats. Photographs from June 2016:–




Micky_Mouse on October 25, 2016 at 1:11 pm

The seats were replaced during September 2016 and films are often screened to a full house. The cinema has its own website – www.davidleancinema.org.uk

vindanpar on October 25, 2016 at 2:22 pm

68 seats?

It’s too small even for Brief Encounter in an 8mm print.

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