The Great Escape with Dan Snow: Gala Screening

Presented by The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund via satellite broadcast

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Sun 24 March 2019

At Pomegranate Theatre

Starts 6pm.

The Pomegranate Theatre is proud to present this satellite broadcast as part of its cinema programme.

On the 75th anniversary of The Great Escape, historian and presenter Dan Snow hosts a commemorative evening featuring The D-Day Darlings and special guests. The show will culminate with a gala screening of the re-released 1963 cult film, starring Steve McQueen. The famous Triumph TR6 motorcycle, ridden by Steve McQueen in the dramatic fence-jump scene, will make a rare appearance on stage.

The live show will feature the Britain’s Got Talent finalists, performing classics from their album I'll Remember You, such as The White Cliffs of Dover and Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree, plus a specially created arrangement of the film’s iconic theme tune.

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 with renowned historian Paul Beaver and Dr Hugh Hunt of the University of Cambridge.

“We will remember the extraordinary bravery of the men who participated in the most daring escape of the Second World War and bring back to the big screen one of the greatest films of all time. Thanks to the RAF Benevolent Fund, it’s going to be a truly momentous occasion.” Dan Snow

Audiences will discover how Squadron Leader Roger ‘Big X’ Bushell’s ingenious plan inspired one of the most famous war films of all time. Also starring James Garner and Richard Attenborough and directed by John Sturges, the film will be screened in stunning 4K on a 40ft screen and tells a fictionalised version of the real-life prisoner-of-war story.

This anniversary event is presented by the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, the Royal Air Force’s leading welfare charity, as part of commemorations marking its centenary year, and in partnership with History Hit, Dan Snow’s online channel for history lovers.




Ticket Information

£16.20
Concessions, Students and Child £13.70

Friends of Pomegranate: Save 10% on all ticket prices, bookable by calling 01246 345 222

Each ticket price advertised above includes a £1.20 booking fee. No matter how you book (online, phone, in person) or how you pay (cash, credit/debit card, voucher), the fee will always be the same. The number of trailers, advertisements and intervals (intervals on satellite broadcasts only) can vary for each screening. Please add at least 30 minutes in addition to the stated running time when calculating the duration of your visit. Customers wishing to use audio description headsets should arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time. (only applies to certain screenings).

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