Curzon plan picked for Ladywell Playtower

The Curzon proposalThe Mayor of Lewisham has selected Curzon cinemas as the Council's preferred bidder for the redevelopment of Ladywell Playtower.Of the four proposals shortlisted to restore the derelict building, the Curzon plan was ranked joint-first  by Council officers alongside a rival cinema scheme from Picturehouse, and came second to the Picturehouse plan in the ...

The Rocky Horror Picture Show, November 24

The New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival team writes:Calling all Rocky virgins and committed fans: The campest of cult classics is coming to church.The screening will take place in the gorgeously gothic atmosphere of St Nicholas Church, Deptford.An adventure of love, hate, seduction and garter-belts follows. Will our young love-birds survive with their integrity ...

Picturehouse tops Playtower poll

The people have spoken - and they demand a cinema.On November 15th, the Mayor of Lewisham will meet with his cabinet to discuss the four bids to redevelop the Ladywell Playtower.Two cinema chains (Picturehouse and Curzon), a property consortium (RJK Properties / Copeland Park and Hillman) and Goldsmiths College have submitted plans.A public consultation has ...

The Lost Boys at The Brookmill

Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festival 2017

This year's Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festival is already underway - too late if you've missed vampire film Nosferatu being screened in Nunhead Cemetery, but there's plenty more to come over the next week. Highlights include A Plastic Ocean, a documentary about the impact of plastic pollution on marine and human life, showing this ...

The Future of The Ladywell Playtower

Four potential bidders for the Ladywell Playtower - including two cinema chains, a cultural consortium and Goldsmiths - have been shortlisted by Lewisham Council, who have launched a public consultation about the future of the iconic building.The Grade II-listed Playtower has lain dormant for years, but now four exciting concepts have been identified, including:Goldsmiths"Goldsmiths propose ...

They Will Have to Kill us First – Mali music movie in Catford

Coming up at Catford Constituional Club on Sunday 31 July 2017 (7:30 PM - 10 PM), Catford Film are showing 'They Will Have To Kill Us First',  Johanna Schwarz's feature length documentary about Mali's musicians and their struggle to survice and perform under Islamist rule which banned their music. The event, which is being screened in ...

Footloose, July 8

Brockley Social Club's retro stylings might be better suited to a screening of Rita, Sue and Bob Too, but Hatty is giving it a Footloose makeover. She writes:We are screening the brilliant dance movie, Footloose, followed by an 80's disco featuring all of your favourite 80's pop tunes.Join us at The Brockley Social Club on ...

Brockleywood Nights – Thurs 8th June

Declan writes:Enjoy the filmmaking talent and cinematic treasures from Brockley and beyond at Brockleywood Nights, a showcase for local short film.The event is free and scheduled for the evening of Thursday 8 June, starting at 8.30pm (offering respite from the General Election mayhem) and will be in the fantastic sprawling garden of the Fox & ...

Crofton Park Pictures at The Rivoli

The Shining is playing on October 25thSmile, you son of a bitch! Crofton Park Pictures is screening classic movies, including Jaws and A Nightmare on Elm Street at the Rivoli Ballroom (the perfect setting for a pop-up cinema experience) later this year.The season starts on June 22nd with Jaws and ends on October 27th with ...