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Useful information Ticket Prices Adults: £7.30 Concessions: £4.80 Children under 12 (for U & PG films): £3.30 Bring Your Own Baby Screenings: Baby goes free!

Who gets a concession? Concessions are available to people aged 12-16, over 60s, who are full-time students, people with disabilities and claimants. Concessions are not available after 5pm on Fridays & Saturdays - sorry! Bring Your Own Baby These screenings are for parents and carers with babies up to 1 year old. We’ve got a pram park, soft lighting and nappy changing facilities to keep you and your little one happy. How to Book Online:

How to find us Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET. We’re 10 minutes from East and West Croydon Rail and Bus Stations and just 3 minutes from George Street Tramlink stop. The nearest car parks are Surrey Street (off Charles Street), Fairfield (off Barclay Road) and St Georges Walk (off Katharine Street). Visit and discover how easy it is to get here by public transport. Access There is ramped access through the Library entrance and lifts to the cinema. There are accessible toilets on the ground and first floor. The cinema has space for three wheelchairs.

By phone: 020 8253 1030 (10am - 7pm Mon - Sat, 10am - 5.30pm on Tues)

Infra-Red headsets are available to those with hearing impairments.

In person: Call in during the day (we’re next to the Cinema in the Arts Cafe Bar) you can find us easily through the new entrance under the Clocktower. We’re here from 10am until the end of the last film each day.

Assistance dogs are welcome.

Booking fees apply for credit card transactions and online booking, cheques should be made payable to the London Borough of Croydon.

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We are part of the Shape Ticket Scheme - for more details visit

This guide is available in large print. Call 020 8253 1030 for your copy. For all other Croydon Council enquiries please call 020 8726 6000.

Films at a glance Jan 2010

Tue 19

Sherlock Holmes Bring Your Own Baby The White Ribbon

Fri 01 Jan

Wed 20

Sherlock Holmes The White Ribbon Seraphine

1pm / 6pm 8.30pm

Thu 21

Sherlock Holmes Seraphine The White Ribbon Sherlock Holmes


11am / 1.35pm 5.45pm 8.50pm

Sat 02

Me and Orson Welles A Serious Man

Mon 04

Me and Orson Welles A Serious Man

Tue 05

Me and Orson Welles A Serious Man

1pm 3.30pm

Fri 22

Bright Star Nowhere Boy

Wed 06

A Serious Man Me and Orson Welles Citizen Kane

1pm 6pm 8.35pm

Sat 23

Bright Star 1pm Nowhere Boy 6.30pm / 8.35pm

Thu 07

Citizen Kane A Serious Man Me and Orson Welles

1pm 6pm 8.35pm

Mon 25

Bright Star Nowhere Boy Bright Star Nowhere Boy

11am 1.15pm 6.15pm 8.30pm 11am 1.15pm 3.30pm

1pm / 6pm 8.30pm

11am 3pm

11am 1.35pm 5.30pm 8.25pm 1pm 6.30pm / 8.35pm

Fri 08

Amelia An Education Amelia

1pm 6.15pm 8.35pm

Tue 26

Nowhere Boy Bright Star Nowhere Boy

Sat 9

An Education Amelia An Education

1.30pm 6pm 8.30pm

Wed 27

Bright Star Nowhere Boy Harry Brown

Mon 11

An Education Amelia An Education Amelia

11am 1.30pm 6.15pm 8.35pm

Thu 28

Nowhere Boy Harry Brown Nowhere Boy Bright Star

Tue 12

Amelia An Education

11am / 1.05pm 3.30pm

Wed 13

Amelia An Education Heavy Load An Education

11am 1.05pm 6.45pm 8.45pm

Fri 29

Nine It’s Complicated Nine

1pm 6.15pm 8.45pm

Sat 30

It’s Complicated Nine It’s Complicated

1pm 6.15pm 8.45pm

Thu 14

Heavy Load Amelia An Education Amelia

11am 1.30pm 6.15pm 8.35pm

Mon 01 FEB

Nine It’s Complicated Nine

Fri 15

The White Ribbon Sherlock Holmes

1pm 5.30pm / 8.20pm

Tue 2

It’s Complicated Nine It’s Complicated

Sat 16

The White Ribbon Sherlock Holmes The White Ribbon

1pm 5.30pm 8.20pm

Mon 18

The White Ribbon Sherlock Holmes The White Ribbon

11am 1.40pm / 5.30pm 8.20pm

11am 1.15pm / 6.30pm 8.35pm

11am 1pm 6.30pm 8.35pm

Wed 3

It’s Complicated Nine I’m Gonna Explode

Thu 4

Nine I’m Gonna Explode It’s Complicated Nine

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11am 1.15pm 6..15pm / 8.45pm 11am 1.15pm 3.45pm 11am /1.15pm 6.15pm 8.30pm 11am 1.15pm 6.15pm 8.45pm

January 2010

David Lean Cinema January 2010 moral man who sees the world turn against him.

Me And Orson Welles (12A*) Sat 2 Jan – Thu 7 Jan

Director: Richard Linklater Stars: Zac Efron, Claire Danes, Eddie Marsan, Ben Chaplin UK 2009 114 mins

Bored teenager Richard Samuels fantasises about an acting career. A chance meeting with Orson Welles (McKay), suddenly makes his dream a realistic prospect.

*Contains moderate sex references and language

Heavy Load (12A*) Amelia (PG)

Fri 8 – Thu 14 Jan Director: Mira Nair Stars: Hilary Swank, Ewan McGregor, Richard Gere, Christopher Eccleston 2009 US 112 MINS

Biopic tracing the life of Amelia Earhart, who made history in 1932 by becoming the first woman ever to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

Citizen Kane (U)

Wed 6 Jan & Thu 7 Jan Director: Orson Welles 1941 US 119 minS

Orson Welles’ first film - about an American newspaper magnate - is as sophisticated today as when it was first made.

A Serious Man (TBC) Sat 2 Jan - Thu 7 Jan

Director: Ethan & Joel Coen Stars: Michael Stuhlbarg 2009 US 105 mins

A new masterpiece from the Coen Brothers as they bring their wicked sense of humour to an everyday tale about a

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An Education (12A*) Fri 8 – Thu 14 Jan

Director: Lone Scherfig Stars: Peter Sarsgard, Emma Thompson, Alfred Molina, Carey Mulligan 2009 UK 100 MINS

A 16 year old – full of potential – meets David a thirty something playboy, whose idea of an education revolves around Jazz Clubs and late suppers. Her family’s dream of a place for her at Oxford University is in jeopardy, but will David be the making or the undoing of Jenny?

*Contains moderate sex references

Wed 13 & Thu 14 Jan

Director: Jerry Rothwell Stars: Jimmy Nichols, Michael White, Mick Williams, Paul Richards, Simon Barker 2008 UK 91 MINS

As they thrash out punk covers and mutilate pop tunes, Heavy Load are like any other band. The only difference being is that three of the five have a learning disability - which makes the bands survival a precarious negotiation between an institutional timetable, day centres and the rehearsal room. In this humorous documentary the band dispense with stereotypes as they go from their first gig to the release of their first album. Heavy Load are appearing at the Croydon Clocktower on the 15 Jan call us to see them play live.

*Contains one use of strong language

The White Ribbon (15) Fri 15 – Thu 21 Jan

Director: Michael Haneke Stars: Christian Friedel, Ulrich Tukur, Burghart Klaussner 2009 Austria, France, Germany, Italy 144 MINS GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Set in a north German village in 1913, Michael Haneke’s Cannes Palme d’Or-winner explores how the community is shaken by a series of events as unexpected as they are cruel. Is it their poorly disciplined children? Are they being punished? Or are the events heralding the chilling implications of Germany’s future? Haneke’s film is a profoundly revealing, study of a society teetering on the brink of change. This is a masterpiece that will surely be a candidate for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars.

Sherlock Holmes (TBC)

unstoppable passion which surmounted all obstacles but one, Keats illness.

Seraphine (PG)

Wed 20 & Thu 21 Jan Director: Martin Provost Stars: Yolande Moreau, Ulrich Tukur 2008 Belgium, France 125 MINS FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

The biopic of brilliant but little known artist, Seraphine de Senlis, whose life as a cleaner took a fantastic turn when she was discovered by an art critic Wilhelm Uhde. The original ‘Susan Boyle’ story – this film has won 7 Cesar Awards including best actress and best film.

Fri 15 – Thu 21 Jan

Director: Guy Ritchie Stars: Robert Downey, Jr, Jude Law, Mark Strong. Rachel McAdams 2009 Australia, UK, US TBC MINS

Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous characters,“Sherlock Holmes” sends Holmes (Robert Downey, Jr.) and his stalwart partner Watson (Jude Law) face their latest challenge. Revealing fighting skills as lethal as his legendary intellect, Holmes will battle as never before using superhuman powers.

his friend is murdered by a gang of thugs, Harry feels compelled to act, dispensing his own brand of justice which causes conflict between himself and the police.

Nowhere Boy (15) Fri 22 – Thu 28 Jan

Director: Sam Taylor Wood Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Aaron Johnson, ANNE-MARIE DUFF, Thomas Sangster 2009 UK 97 MINS

A curious and sharp teenager, growing up in the post war Liverpool. Two women clash for his love: Mimi, the aunt who raised him and Julia, the mother who gave him up. His fledgling genius finds a kindred spirit in the young Paul McCartney. But just as John’s new life begins, his past catches up. Poignant and powerful, this is the untold story of the boy who created The Beatles.

It’s Complicated (TBC) Fri 29 Jan – Thu 4 Feb

Director: Nancy Myers Stars: Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin 2009 US 120 MINS

Nancy Myers (What Women Want) latest comedy about love, divorce and everything in between. A woman finds herself having an affair with her ex-husband. Can love ever be lovelier a second time round or really is it best to try something exciting and new? It’s never easy but it’s complicated!

Bright Star (PG) Wed 22 – Thu 28 Jan

Director: Jane Campion Stars: Kerry Fox, Paul Schneider, Abbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw 2009 Australia,France,UK 119 MINS

This is the triumphant return of the director of The Piano, Jane Campion tells the story of a secret love affair between poet John Keats and his neighbour Fanny Brawne. They go from disliking each other to an

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Harry Brown (18) Wed 27 & Thu 28 Jan

Director: Daniel Barber Stars: Michael Caine 2009 UK 103 MINS

A modest law-abiding retired Marine (Michael Caine) lives on a depressed housing estate. When

The award-winning Broadway musical based on Fellini’s 8½ and adapted by Anthony Minghella. Film director Guido Contini (Day-Lewis) is facing a midlife crisis, struggling with work and his women. NINE features a truly stellar cast and glamorous, atmospheric recreations of ‘60s Italy. It captures the spirit of Fellini’s film with a masterful blending of fantasy, reality and some magnificently choreographed musical numbers.

Nine (TBC)

Fri 29 – Thu 4 Feb Director: Rob Marshall Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Nicole Kidman, Judi Dench, Sophia Loren 2009 US 119 MINS

I’m Gonna Explode (15) Wed 3 – Thu 4 Feb

Director: Gerardo Naranjo Stars: Jan Pablo De Santiago, Maria Deschamps 2008 Mexico 106MINS SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

This is the story of two fifteenyear-olds who realise that they are not as alone in the world as they previously believed when they fall in love with each other. Infused with the same youthful energy that characterized Naranjo’s previous work (Drama/ Mex), this is a charged and inspiring story of first love and its many revelations.

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