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Stradbroke Cinema Presents – The Great Escaper (12A)

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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In the summer of 2014 — the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings — octogenarian Bernie Jordan (Michael Caine) made global headlines. He’d staged a “great escape” from his care home to join fellow war veterans on a beach in Normandy, commemorating their fallen comrades. It was a story that captured the imagination of the world — Bernie seemed to embody the defiant, “can-do” spirit of a generation that was fast disappearing. But of course, it wasn’t the whole story. It was the story we all tell ourselves to make war and old age bearable. The bitter-sweet script explores the reality with wit and a very big heart. Bernie’s adventure, spanning a mere 48 hours, also marked the culmination of his 60-year marriage to Irene (Glenda Jackson) — the story celebrates their love without sentimentality and with an eye to the lessons we can all learn from the Greatest Generation.

Doors open for the cinema at 7pm and the film starts at 7.30pm

The bar is open from 7.00pm and again during the interval when ice creams are also available.

Tickets are £6.00 each for adults and £3.50 for 16s and under.

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Details

Date:
March 21
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Venue

Stradbroke Community Centre
Wilby Road
Stradbroke, IP21 5JN
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