Ronnie Corbett and Julian Fellowes to curate last picture show for closing Croydon cinema

A unique film festival, curated by Ronnie Corbett and Lord Julian Fellowes, who will both make special appearances themselves, is set to run at the David Lean Cinema at Croydon Clocktower this month

Originally published in Surrey Life magazine March 2011

A unique film festival, curated by Ronnie Corbett and Lord Julian Fellowes, who will both make special appearances themselves, is set to run at the David Lean Cinema at Croydon Clocktower this month.

For 16 years, the cinema has been a shining light of high quality, independent arts provision in the area but will sadly close its doors at the end of the month due to funding cuts.

Far from going quietly, however, the 68-seat cinema is celebrating its 16 years of cinematic excellence with a very special film festival entitled The Last Picture Show, running from Friday April 1 until Thursday April 21.

“It wasn’t hard to think of the two men we should ask to curate our goodbye festival and it is a rather fine stroke of luck that they both agreed,” says programme manager, Sam Hunt.

“The Last Picture Show is our way of saying thank you to everyone for their years of support.” 

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On Wednesday April 6, Julian Fellowes will visit the cinema to talk about his feature film directorial debut, Separate Lies, while on Tuesday April 19, Ronnie Corbett will chat about his selection and introduce David Lean’s Brief Encounter.

The Last Picture Showat Croydon's David Lean Cinema listings

Fri 1

The Kings Speech

1.30pm & 5.30pm

The Innocents

8pm

Sat 2

The Kings Speech

1.30pm & 5.30pm

L A Confidential

8pm

Mon 4

The Kings Speech

1.30pm

Double Bill

Intro + Q& A  with James Erskine

The Vanishing Of The Bees

5.30pm

One Night In Turin

8pm

Tue 5

The Kings Speech

1pm & 3.30pm

Wed 6

The Kings Speech

1.30pm

Random Harvest

5.15pm

Separate Lies + Julian Fellowes

8pm

Thu 7

The Kings Speech

1.30pm

Singin' In The Rain

6pm

A Night To Remember

8.15pm

Fri 8

You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger

1.30pm

Powell & Pressburger Double Bill

Intro + Q & A with  Steve Crook

 

The Red Shoes

5.30pm

A Matter Of Life & Death

8pm

Sat 9

Your Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger

1.30pm  6pm

On The Waterfront

8pm

Mon 11

Your Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger

1.30pm & 6pm

This Prison Where I Live with Q & A

8pm

Tue 12

Your Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger

1pm & 3pm

Wed 13

Double Bill

 

Blithe Spirit

2pm

T With Mussolini

4pm

You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger

8pm

Thu 14

Gosford Park

1.30pm & 5.30pm

Your Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger

8.15pm

Fri 15

Brighton Rock

1.30pm & 5.30pm

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

8pm

Sat 16

Gnomeo & Juliet Autism Friendly

11.30am

Made In Dagenham

1.30pm & 5.30pm

Etre Et Avoir

8pm

Mon 18

Double Bill

 

La Vie En Rose

1.30pm

Coco Avant Chanel

4.30pm

Brighton Rock

8pm

Tue 19

On The Bandwagon

1pm

Into Great Silence

3.15pm

Wed 20

Another Year

1.30 & 5pm

Brief Encounter +  Ronnie Corbett

8pm

Thu 21

Goodbye Mr Chips

2.30pm

The Last Picture Show

6.30pm

  

Tickets: 0208 253 1030 or www.croydonclocktower.org.uk  

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