David Lean Cinema

The David Lean Cinema is a community cinema, run as a Community Interest Company, whose origins are in a campaigning group originally formed when the David Lean Cinema closed at the Clocktower in Croydon. The campaign built up substantial grass roots support through screenings at the local Spread Eagle pub, and at local festivals.

With the support of Croydon Council, in March 2014 we were able to re-open the cinema and present our own programme of films. We are a non-profit organisation entirely run by volunteers. 

The David Lean Auditorium has a capacity of 62, plus 3 wheelchair spaces in the front row.  The capacity without wheelchairs is 68. There is ramped access through the library entrance and lifts to the auditorium. There are accessible toilets on the first floor (same level as auditorium). Infrared headsets are available for those with hearing impairments. Assistance dogs are welcome – please book front row.