CLASSIC FILM NIGHT: THE GREAT ESCAPE (1963)

| 1963 | 172 minutes | | , ,
Directed by John Sturges

Wednesday November 11, 2015


$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by John Sturges

STEVE MCQUEEN, JAMES GARNER, RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH, JAMES DONALD, CHARLES BRONSON, DONALD PLEASENCE, JAMES COBURN

FREE ADMISSION to Veterans. Get your tickets at the door beginning at 7PM.

Imprisoned during World War II in a German POW camp, a group of Allied soldiers are intent on breaking out, not only to escape, but also to draw Nazi forces away from battle to search for fugitives. Among the prisoners determined to escape are American Captain Virgil Hilts (Steve McQueen) and British Squadron Leader Roger Bartlett (Richard Attenborough). Outwitting their captors by digging a tunnel out of the prison grounds, the soldiers find the stakes much higher when escape becomes a reality. Based on the 1950 novel The Great Escape by Paul Brickhill.greatescape2

"Producer-director John Sturges has fashioned a motion picture that entertains, captivates, thrills and stirs." -Variety

"This is one of the all-time great war movies, a POW adventure from director John Sturges that celebrates the indomitable spirit of the Allied forces even when their backs were to the wall." -Andrew Collins, Radio Timesgreatescape1

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