A temporary rooftop open air cinema will be screening films on the top deck of the council’s multi-storey car park behind the Fairfield Halls this summer.
Film-lovers will be able to immerse themselves in some of cinema’s greatest works while taking in the stunning views of South London’s skyline from the rooftops of Croydon.
After last year’s highly successful run and thanks to an exciting injection of funding, a brand new venue and the same passion for cinema, top quality entertainment and the very best in food and drink, The Croydon Creative are returning with ‘Lost Format Society’ for an extended season of films.
Screenings commence once the sun sets and the programme will include modern greats such as Labyrinth, The Martian, Pulp Fiction and Jurassic World.
This project is being part-funded from the Mayor of London’s Regeneration Fund as a part of the £50m improvement project being delivered by Croydon Council.
Croydon as a whole is currently undergoing a huge phase of redevelopment, with a massive injection of public and private funding being put into the reinvigoration of the town. The Croydon Creative has backing from the council as one of the organisations at the forefront of ensuring the arts and entertainment are brought to the area as a key part of this modern renaissance.
“Events like Lost Format Society are incredibly exciting for us to see and are a shining example of creative and original entertainment that Croydon should be known for. Last year’s event was highly enjoyable and a wonderful opportunity for the locals of Croydon to come together and celebrate this town that we love and I expect this year to be even better.”
Councillor Alison Butler, deputy leader and cabinet member for homes, regeneration and planning
Alongside a season of cinema, there will also a wide range of other activities, including rooftop yoga, giant Jenga, connect four, bowls, and live music.
Entry to the site is free and guests can enjoy a selection of street food from the onsite grill. This year also sees the introduction of a covered rooftop bar serving a selection of cocktails, beers and soft drinks.
‘Lost Format Society’ is conveniently located right next to East Croydon station and opens on 28 April, running from Thursday to Sunday every week. The council has agreed this temporary use of the space in the run-up to the proposed demolition of the multi-storey car park, which will form part of the clearance works for the College Green and Fairfield Halls development, which is due to commence in the summer.
Tickets for the first month of films will go live on Thursday 24th March.