Watch All The President’s Men with us on 30 January (Photo: Warner Bros)

Fancy a night out watching a classic film? 853 and The Charlton Champion are delighted to be teaming up with the Charlton and Woolwich Free Film Festival to bring you a special night in The Grand Salon in Charlton House on Thursday 30 January.

We’ll be screening All The President’s Men, the acclaimed film about the exposure of the Watergate scandal that brought down US president Richard Nixon in 1974. Starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman, it’s a tale that resonates 44 years after the film’s initial release – particularly with recent events in Washington.

With politicians’ growing intolerance of media scrutiny – globally, nationally and locally – and as a website that has tried to shine a spotlight on the smaller scale shenanigans in our own part of London, it seems like a good time to show the story of how Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward exposed wrongdoing at the White House. And it’s always a good time to meet you, our reader, and thank you for your support.

Admission is free – although as we have to cover some costs, we will be passing around a bucket for donations to help cover them. Any excess will be used to help the Charlton and Woolwich Free Film Festival put on its fifth event this September.

Our sister site, The Charlton Champion, was originally going to screen the film as part of last year’s festival, but venue changes meant we couldn’t do it. So we decided to do it now instead, to get us all out on a bleak January night.

We start at 7.30pm on Thursday 30 January, in the Grand Salon in Charlton House, Charlton Road, SE7 8UD. Doors will be open from 7pm. We hope to see you then.

(Edited 28 January with a change of venue!)

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