The Great Escape with Dan Snow - Picturehouse Spotlight

The Great Escape with Dan Snow

Join us for a live broadcast of The Great Escape commemorative event on its 75th anniversary with host Dan Snow.

On the 75th anniversary of the real-life POW escape from the Stalag Luft III prison in German-occupied Poland, Dan Snow will host a commemorative evening at the Eventim Apollo in London. Broadcast live to cinemas on Sunday 24 March as part of a special screening of The Great Escape, the event will also include music from The D-Day Darlings as well as exclusive interviews from veterans who were present at the camp on the night of the escape.

John Sturges’ dramatisation of the true story of a group of Allied POWs who successfully escaped from Stalag Luft III in Upper Silesia in March 1944 is arguably the best Second World War adventure film ever made.

A host of big-name stars mesh beautifully in this meticulous recreation of the legendary escape. Although this is a film about courage, Sturges wisely takes a low-key approach, leavened with humour, rather than allowing the cast to indulge in macho antics.


The Great Escape with Dan Snow is in Picturehouse Cinemas on Sunday 24 March.

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