The Great Escaper stars Sir Michael Caine and the late Glenda Jackson in a heart warming film based on the true story of British World War II veteran and war hero Bernard Jordan. Former Royal Navy Lieutenant Bernard, staged his “big escape” to honour his fallen comrades in Normandy in 2014. Sneaking out of his East Sussex care home, Bernard travelled to Normandy to pay his respects on the 70th anniversary of D-Day. He told his carers he was ‘popping to the shops’ but instead, walked to Brighton railway station, travelled to Portsmouth and bought a one-way ferry ticket to Caen, sparking police to search for him. While his time on the run lasted a mere 48 hours, it captured the hearts of the British public.
The film is directed by Oliver Parker and written by William Ivory and is officially Sir Michael Caine last outing on screen.
Doors open at 2.00pm, film starts at 2.45pm. Event ends approx 4.20pm.
Tickets are £20 each including tea and cake on arrival.
No under 18’s.
Free on site parking.