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Odeon Beckenham to host charity screening of David Bowie's Labyrinth


Story by Jack Foley

FANS wishing to celebrate the career of the legendary actor, singer and Beckenham resident David Bowie will have the chance at ODEON Beckenham, as a special one-off charity screening of the 1986 film Labyrinth will be held this coming Thursday (January 28th) at 8pm.

ODEON will be donating all money raised from ticket sales to Cancer Research UK – the country’s leading research and awareness driving charity. ODEON has already held eight screenings across the UK which have raised nearly £10,000 for Cancer Research UK.

David Bowie lived in Beckenham for five years, first in Foxgrove Road and then at Haddon Hall, in Southend Road. During his time in the town he developed his Ziggy Stardust creation while running the folk club at the Three Tuns pub every Sunday.

Tickets are on sale now, and can be booked via the ODEON website – with no booking fees.

“David Bowie had a glittering career and gave us decades of entertainment. We are honoured to celebrate his work with special charity screenings and no more so than in Beckenham, where he lived for part of his early career,” said Andy Edge, Commercial Director at ODEON. “We hope as many guests as possible will join us to enjoy Labyrinth and help raise money for a fantastic cause.”

The fantastical Labyrinth stars the late David Bowie as the Goblin King Jareth, with Jennifer Connelly as the teenager tasked with rescuing her baby half-brother from his clutches. In order to do so she must make it through the eponymous Labyrinth in thirteen hours, or the baby will become a goblin.