Battle of Britain (the film)

Started by sneaky_nikon, Apr 06, 2024, 10:22 PM

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sneaky_nikon

Not sure where else to put this.   Would there be much interest in a cinema screening?

casper

Quote from: sneaky_nikon on Apr 06, 2024, 10:22 PMNot sure where else to put this.   Would there be much interest in a cinema screening?
Can you organise one?

angry turnip

#2
Great Film, much of the interest in Warbirds in the UK came from this movie, as a side note it was largely made by the people behind the Bond movies at the time.No CGI anywhere near it.lol

Strand Cinema might be an option for a viewing,there used to be a small private cinema (not mucky stuff) out near Comber, it was called The Tudor, run by the Spence family but it closed due to Covid, it was renamed Excelsior at some point.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Tudor+Private+Cinema/@54.5296903,-5.7350491,15z/data=!4m6!3m5!1s0x48610ccde400df3b:0xf82edb40129b6531!8m2!3d54.5297058!4d-5.7370753!16s%2Fg%2F11bwl3kv14?entry=ttu

Great line in one of the action sequences,when a German gunner spots a group of Spitfires coming in to attack, he exclaims in a thick Cockney accent " Spitfire ", always makes me grin, its a minor detail but funny.

sneaky_nikon

#3
Long story short, I did somebody a good turn last week and they offered me a cinema for an evening. I think it might be the Comber venue AT mentioned. Asked for a film choice I nominated BoB and they seemed to think that was doable. So I was just gauging interest here, as my interested friends wouldn't fill out a row.

BTW Strand is closing for renovations, they had a competition for 'last screenings' before the current seetup closes and I nominated BoB for that too, I didn't win. 

casper


sneaky_nikon

Quote from: casper on Apr 11, 2024, 04:03 PM@sneaky_nikon have you date in mind?

With my schedule, likely to be into July. It's no biggie in terms of people committing or anything, I just really don't want to end up doing it for half a dozen lads.

Jimi182

I'd be up for this and probably could talk my brother into it.

casper


angry turnip

#8
You can count me in, I won`t give the plot away. ;D

sneaky_nikon

Update on this, I rang the guy in question a couple of times from France on another topic and got answering machine & no call back.  Tried again today and got 'number unavailable'.  Not good.

I'll ask a mutual friend, but should this not work out as planned, I'll consult the Beanbag Cinema people about a hire. Not their usual trade but I've kinda got myself into the mindset for it now.

 

casper

Looking forward to hearing back from you on this :)

sneaky_nikon

Aye, I shall sort something out. Never seen it on the big screen and I rather fancy it.
One caveat I may throw out is that I've also a small, personal fund-raising project on the go currently for a local charity (which would fit with the film) so I may combine the two. On the other hand, I might not as it might complicate things more than I want to.  The forum will be informed!

casper

I certainly would have no problem contributing something to charity, and I'm sure there would be others.

angry turnip

Same here, maybe set something up with PayPal perhaps?