World War II Film Festival - September 5th & 6th

10/04/2015

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World War II Film Festival

The Harlequin Theatre and Cinema is commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II with a weekend of World War II themed cinema with free admission.

Admission is free for all screenings, tickets must be booked in advance through our Box Office on 01737 276 500.

 

 

 

Saturday 5th September:

 

WW2 Film Season: Goodnight Mr Tom (PG)

Set in a small English town at the start of WWII, Goodnight Mister Tom is based on Michelle Magorian's novel about a cantankerous WWI veteran named Tom Oakley (John Thaw), who, against his will, is paired with a London orphan named Willie Beech. The story is based around the relationship which develops between Tom and Willie, who is sent to him after the children of London were evacuated in preparation for the expected German bombings. After initially receiving a cold and hostile reception from Tom, Willie (an illiterate, shy child who has endured a horrific childhood) soon brings out his caring paternal side, which had sadly disappeared many years earlier. The enduring bond and friendship that the two characters share will change both of their lives forever.

Admission is free for all screenings. Tickets must be booked in advance. Visit/call the Box Office on 01737 276500.

STARRING: John Thaw, Nick Robinson, Annabelle Apsion

SHOWING TIMES: September 5th 1pm

 

WW2 Film Season: Hope & Glory (12)

Bill Rohan, a young boy living on the outskirts of London experiences the exhilaration of World War II, as seen through the eyes of director John Boorman, who also wrote and produced the autobiographical film. During this period, Bill learns about sex, death, love, hypocrisy, and the faults of adults as he prowls the ruins of bombed houses on Rosehill Avenue. His childlike father is off chasing patriotic dreams of glory from behind a military clerk's typewriter; his teenage sister runs wild; his mother can't cope; and everything in the end will eventually turn out all right.

Admission is free for all screenings. Tickets must be booked in advance. Visit/call the Box Office on 01737 276500.

STARRING:Sarah Miles, David Hayman, Sebastian Rice-Edwards |

SHOWING TIMES: September 5th 4pm

 

WW2 Film Season: The English Patient (15)

A burn victim, a nurse, a thief, and a sapper find themselves in each others company in an old Italian villa close to the end of World War II. Through flashbacks, we see the life of the burn victim, whose passionate love of a woman and choices he made for her ultimately change the lives of one other person in the villa. Not only is this film a search for the identity of the English patient, but a search for the identities of all the people in the quiet old villa.

Admission is free for all screenings. Tickets must be booked in advance. Visit/call the Box Office on 01737 276500.

STARRING: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe

SHOWING TIMES: September 5th 7pm

Sunday 6th September:

 

WW2 Film Season: Memphis Belle (12)

The story of the American bomber crew of the "Memphis Belle", the first US airmen to complete a full tour of 25 missions during the air battle of Europe during the Second World War. The film begins the night before the Belle's last mission, and follows the crew through the hectic flight that they must endure, and survive, in order to go home.

Admission is free for all screenings. Tickets must be booked in advance. Visit/call the Box Office on 01737 276500.

STARRING: Matthew Modine, Eric Stoltz, Tate Donovan, Harry Connick Jr.

SHOWING TIMES: September 6th 4pm

 

WW2 Film Season: Saving Private Ryan (15)

After the invasion of fortress Europe on June 6th 1944, Tom Hanks leads his squad from the 2nd Ranger Battalion of the 29th Infantry Division, on a mission to find and bring home Private James Francis Ryan after the death of his brothers. The mission takes them through Nazi occupied territory to establish contact with Ryan's unit an element of the 101st Airborne Division. This exciting war thriller brings the reality of history's bloodiest war into the homes of ordinary people, but also brings into light the reality of broken and lost families in a time of total and encompassing war.

Admission is free for all screenings. Tickets must be booked in advance. Visit/call the Box Office on 01737 276500.

STARRING:Matthew Modine, Eric Stoltz, Tate Donovan, Harry Connick Jr.

SHOWING TIMES: September 6th 7pm

For more information please don't hesitate to contact the Box Office on 01737 276 500