The Great Escape 75th Anniversary: Gala Screening with Dan Snow

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The Great Escape 75th Anniversary: Gala Screening with Dan Snow
CertificatePG
Year1963
GenreHistory, Drama
DirectorJohn Sturges
LanguageEnglish
CountryUSA
Running Time4HR 30MINS
Extra InfoGala Screening
SeasonMain Programme

On the 75th anniversary of The Great Escape, historian and presenter Dan Snow hosts a commemorative evening featuring music, interviews with veterans and special guests.

To honour the anniversary of the real-life POW escape from the Luftwaffe-run Stalag Luft III prison in then German-occupied Poland during the Second World War, Dan Snow hosts a live event from the Eventim Apollo which will be broadcast across UK cinemas, followed by The Great Escape presented in stunning 4K.

The D-Day Darlings will perform classics such as The White Cliffs of Dover, plus a specially created arrangement of the film’s iconic theme tune. The famous Triumph TR6 motorcycle, ridden by Steve McQueen in the dramatic fence-jump scene, will also make a rare appearance on stage.

Dan Snow will hear from veterans of the Second World War’s most daring escape and will explore the history and science behind the operation before a screening of arguably the best World War II adventure film ever made, The Great Escape, featuring a host of big-name stars beautifully and meticulously recreating the legendary escape. 

This anniversary event is presented by the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.

SCHEDULE

18.00 - Live Show

19.05 - Interval     

19.25 - Film - Part 1

20.55 - Interval     

21.10 - Film - Part 2

22.30 - End