Beckenham pop-up cinema, FilmBox, to celebrate 5 years with film festival

PUBLISHED: 12:30 28 March 2017 | UPDATED: 12:35 28 March 2017




The community-run venture is looking for Bromley businesses to sponsor the festival

A community-run pop-up cinema in Beckenham will celebrate its fifth year, this year, and is looking for local businesses to sponsor its celebratory film festival.

FilmBox is a not-for-profit self-funded venture, independently co-run by staff, parent and sixth form student volunteers from Langley Park School for Boys, in their spare time, together with ex-students and Bromley residents.

The cinema offers a wider choice of films than others, including world cinema, documentaries, indie films, and classics, as well as catch-ups of current hits. Visitors can enjoy their night with a sociable bar, free parking, and local ice creams.

FilmBox will celebrate it’s fifth birthday on September 30 with a free film festival, open to the whole community.

Over 1,000 patrons attended the cinema’s first birthday film festival in 2013, so organisers are expecting even bigger crowds this year, and therefore, are looking for local businesses to sponsor the event.

Though the cinema is self-financing, it began thanks to a £200 grant from Bromley Arts Council. The project has supported charities including, Latch, Bromley Mencap, Food+ Bromley, and Demelza House, since opening.

Details on sponsoring the cinema’s film festival can be found from

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