Showing posts with label cinema. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cinema. Show all posts

23 March 2014

Forest Hill’s Mini Film Festival

Forest Hill’s Mini Film Festival is a four day programme of film related events for the whole community. If you enjoy this programme look out for another - bigger - festival in July this year. If you are interested in becoming part of the film community come to one of the Vortex Cinema Club’s monthly events - see for more details. Look out for news about the Vortex Underground Cinema opening beneath DoopoDoopo soon...

Overview of events:
7pm Vortex Cinema Club Presents: Duncan Reekie from Exploding Cinema
A diverse selection of short films, videos and performance pieces by local film makers.
With live music from local artists. Suitable for audiences over 12. No booking required.
Venue: DoopoDoopo 15 Dartmouth Rd SE23

4pm Want to Work in the Film Industry? Meet the experts panel (14+)
Venue: Platform 1, 2-4 Devonshire Rd (next to the station*)
Suitable for young people aged over 14. No booking required.

6pm Film Screening of Baz Luhrmann’s “Romeo + Juliet” (12+)
Venue: Platform 1, 2-4 Devonshire Rd (next to the station*)
Suitable for audiences aged over 12. No booking required.

All Day Film-Making Workshop (Ages 8+)
Venue: Platform 1 2-4 Devonshire Rd (next to the station) SE23
Spaces are limited. To express your interest please email:

Editor's Pick: 10am-12pm Silent Saturday Morning: Silent Movies from 1920s
For the first time since 1973 The Capitol will be showing a film. The Buster Keaton silent movies are a homage to the genre of movies shown when the cinema first opened in 1929. 
Venue: The Capitol/Wetherspoons, London Road SE23
Suitable for all ages. Families welcome. No booking required.

12-4pm Screenwriters Workshop
Venue: Upstairs at The Hob 7 Devonshire Rd SE23
Booking required.

8pm Screening of acclaimed thriller “Julia’s Eyes” PLUS Director’s Q&A
Venue: DoopoDoopo 15 Dartmouth Rd SE23 (Doors open 7pm)
Suitable for over 15s. No booking required.

2.30pm Be a Mini Film Star - Kids Film-Making Workshop (Age 7+)
Venue: Forest Hill Pools Community Room
No booking required.

2pm Documentary Film “We Ride: The Story of Snowboarding”
Venue: Finches Emporium 25-29 Perry Vale SE23
No booking required.

5pm Closing Event: Relaxed Film Industry Networking
Venue: DoopoDoopo 15 Dartmouth Rd SE23
No booking required.

Full details of all events can be found on the festival programme or from: 
* Platform 1 is accessed via a small pathway between Living Springs Church and Leaders.

18 March 2014

Forest Hill Free Film Festival the first time since 1973 The Capitol will be showing a film!*

Forest Hill mini Film Festival has screenings and events from 27th March - 30th March 2014 at The Capitol, DoopoDoopo, and Finches.

The Film Festival has been organised by SEE3 in response to a survey earlier this year that found that people wanted to see a cinema in Forest Hill.

All events are free, so please come along and show your support and maybe, one day, we might get a cinema back in Forest Hill.

* As far as we know no films have been shown since 1973. The Capitol was a cinema from 1929-1973, when it was converted to a bingo hall, and more recently to a pub. The building is listed by English Heritage.

03 February 2011

Cinema approved for Crystal Palace

At a recent planning meeting, Bromley Borough Council approved the change of use for the building at the junction of Anerley Hill and Crystal Palace Parade.  The former Grape & Grain pub and car showroom will be redeveloped as a two screen cinema, cafe and bar.
The South London Press reports that Peter Hall of Future Projections was “delighted it’s gone through. This is something we’ve been wanting to do for years.  The model we want to use is to create a mix of the Electric Cinema in Notting Hill and the Everyman in Hampstead, with more of a neighbourhood feel.  Ninety-nine per cent of the art cinemas in the UK were made by us, including the Clapham Picturehouse.  That’s what we’re looking at for Crystal Palace.”

The full story, including the views of the Picture Palace Campaign group who would rather that the former Bingo Hall was converted back into a cinema, can be read on the SLP website.