No. 6 Cinema, Portsmouth’s only independent filmhouse, screen British epic war film The Dam Busters on Thursday 17th May, from 7:00pm.
Considered one of the greatest British war movies of all time, The Dam Buster returns to the big screen for one night only, to mark the 75th anniversary of the legendary WWII mission.
Directed by Michael Anderson (Logan’s Run, Around the World in 80 Days) and based on the incredible true story of Commander Guy Gibson and his squadron, The Dam Busters captures all the thrilling action and suspense of the magnificent exploits of a group of young pilots and their crews, charged with taking out the supposedly impenetrable Ruhr river dams of Germany with an ingenious bouncing bomb, designed by Barnes Wallis.
Experience the film like never before with a brand new restoration, complete with a live satellite broadcast straight from the Royal Albert Hall. TV historian Dan Snow will host the commemorative screening, paying tribute to Wing Commander Guy Gibson and his comrades of the legendary 617 squadron, with music from the world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra.
Special guests will also include family members of the Dam Busters crew and former members of the squadron, as well as historian Paul Beaver and Professor Hugh Hunt, who will explore the history of the iconic raid and how it led to the making of the classic British film.
Book online through the No. 6 Cinema website, or buy on the door on the night.
- Director: Michael Anderson
- Starring: Richard Todd, Michael Redgrave
- Running time: two hours and two minutes (122 minutes)
- This screening is subtitled
- Adults: £13.00
- Concessions: £11 (students, seniors (60+), or Portsmouth Leisure Card holders)