Celebrity Supporters

Ken Russell

"I think Crystal Palace would certainly be all the poorer if that cinema couldn't come back to the area. I remember fondly my trips there - it had a personality of its own and it would be tragic if that were taken away."  

Ken Russell, film director and former Church Road resident (3 July 1927 – 27 November 2011)

Mike Leigh

"It is quite unthinkable that a beautiful Art Deco picture house might become a place of worship. The culturally historic Crystal Palace area deserves a high quality cinema, and I wholeheartedly support any campaign that will ensure that this important venue is not squandered on an inappropriate activity."

Mike Leigh, writer and director of film and theatre

Paddy Considine

On set lending his support to the campaign 

Paddy Considine, actor, film director, screenwriter and musician


Kathy Lette

"There is nothing more erotic than sitting in the dark, thigh by thigh, mutually intrigued by a exotic tale. 25 Church Road is an art deco architectural delight. It puts the sin into cinema. Protect the art of Focus Pocus."

Kathy Lette, Author

Spike Jonze

"Give Crystal Palace a cinema or we’ll all end up watching movies in the mall. What a bummer!"

Spike Jonze, film director (Being John Malkovich)




Florence Welch

"I am a south london girl and I fully support the campaign."

Florence Welch, musician, singer and songwriter (Florence and the Machine)

VV Brown

Jane Shearman design campaign t-shirt makes it to the V Festival

VV Brown, singer-songwriter

Pixie Lott

Before going on stage at the V Festival

Pixie Lott, singer-songwriter

Speech Debelle

Upstairs at the Alma! "Crystal Palace is a great area for food and bars but it also needs entertainment for youngsters."

Speech Debelle, musician (Mercury Prize winner 2009)

Mark Thomas

Paul's t-shirt!  

Mark Thomas, comedian and political activist  

Sir Richard Rogers

Latest campaign supporter

Lord Rogers of Riverside, British architect 

The Saturdays

At the V Festival with Jane Shearman campaign t-shirt

The Saturdays, UK pop super group