Sad news has reached us that the David Lean Cinema in Croydon, a well-established independent community cinema, is to close in April after 16 years of operation. Its final screening will be The Last Picture Show, licensed by Park Circus.
The cinema, which is to close due to funding cuts, will say thank you to its loyal patrons with a special film festival, also called The Last Picture Show, to be curated by Ronnie Corbett and Julian Fellowes.
Running from Friday 1 – Thursday 22 April, the festival will see Fellowes visit the cinema on Wednesday April 6 and Corbett on Tuesday April 19. There will also be a screening of over 20 films, seven of which will be supplied by Park Circus:
- A Night to Remember (7 April)
- The Red Shoes (8 April)
- A Matter of Life and Death (8 April)
- On the Waterfront (9 April)
- Blithe Spirit (13 April)
- Brief Encounter (20 April)
- The Last Picture Show (21 April)
We wish the team behind the festival well and you can visit the Croydon Clocktower website to find out more about the event and see the full line-up.