‘A Night to Remember’ at the British Oak, Sunday 15th April, 7.30pm
April 1, 2012
Stirchley Happenings’ Travelling Bug House brings you the definitive version of the Titanic story, 100 years to the day after the largest ship in the world sank, causing the loss of 1514 lives.
We’re really excited to be having our first screening in the British Oak, a really great pub with tonnes of period character and right on our doorstep. We’ll be in the restaurant room at the back, on Sunday 15th April, starting at 7.30pm. Doors should open at 7pm to take your seats, although feel free to come along earlier and enjoy the beer garden or a spot of Sunday Lunch.Tickets cost £4/£3 concessions, and are available from the Oak, and from Stirchley Community Market from 4-7:30pm on Tuesday 3rd April.
‘A Night to Remember’ was the biggest British film production of the 1950s, and the most expensive film made by Rank. Kenneth More stars as Charles Lightoller, the 2nd Officer and highest-ranking crew member to escape with his life. Lightoller and many of the 709 other survivors from the disaster were interviewed for both the book from which the screenplay was adapted, and for the film itself, with the 4th Officer, Joseph Boxhall, acting as technical advisor to the production. This means the events over the course of the night, and the frequently courageous and touching behaviour of the passengers and crew, are re-enacted with an accuracy unsurpassed in cinema. You can see more about the film on IMDB here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051994/ The film has just been digitally restored for Blu-Ray and looks fantastic, so we’ll have the chance to showcase our new cinema equipment, funded by a generous grant from the Midland Co-op.
The film will be preceded by a short feature, ‘Titanic Love’, a new rom-com made and shot in Birmingham especially for the centenary of the Titanic, which also explores the different links that the Midlands has with the ship. For more on this film check out www.titaniclove.com and the trailer here.
We hope to see you there!