Archive | August, 2014

Film bridges the generation gap

By Kalina Palka A couple of weeks ago I went to the Beckenham Odeon to see one of the most stunning films I’ve ever seen: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. In this film, special effects have finally come of age, creating an experience which was flawlessly real. ‘Performance capture’ technology gives us living, […]

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Your cinema memories – Going to the ‘Pictures’ in Upper Norwood

Cinema can evoke powerful memories, freeze framing moments in our lives and dropping us back into a time, a place or social situation. These memories can provide a rich source of historical and cultural information. They are fun to read too! We are collecting your cinema memories.  If you have any memories of going to the ‘Pictures’ in Upper Norwood then please […]

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A ‘fifth’ cinema for Crystal Palace?

By Jerry Green If our campaign for a cinema at in Crystal Palace is successful, it would become the area’s ‘fifth’ cinema. The article which follows is about the previous four…. The silver screens of Crystal Palace A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away – well actually it was Crystal Palace in the 1930s… […]

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A short movie about why we want a cinema

Remember this? The film, ‘A Cinema for Crystal Palace’, was made by Crystal Palace residents to show local support for a cinema. It was first shown to a hushed audience of nearly 1000 people at the Picture Palace Campaign public meeting held at the Queens Hotel on 18 October 2009. It includes some lovely memories from local […]

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At last, a new website!

Welcome to our new website. After months of umming and ahhing, we finally bit the bullet and asked Tim at Gunpowder Studios to build us a new website. It is still a work in progress. We want it to be as user friendly as possible, so if you have any feedback or suggestions please do get in touch by leaving […]

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