Following two sellout screenings of Airplane! and Top Gun, In Flight Entertainment returns with a screening of Battle of Britain underneath Concorde itself. This iconic plane is the last of its kind to be built and the last to fly; it ended its journey in Bristol and is now displayed in a custom-built hangar, and you will have the opportunity to look onboard prior to the film starting. You can also buy drinks and snacks in the shadow of the plane, before taking your seats below its wing to enjoy one of the finest World War Two films ever made.
Both Battle of Britain and Concorde are celebrating their 50th birthdays this year – so expect live jazz and dancing to mark the occasion…
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In the summer of 1940, as the Battle of France comes to an end and the Nazis topple the French government, British Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding prepares his pilots for the inevitable battle ahead. Outnumbered against the formidable Luftwaffe, the air crews embark on a daring defence of the British skies as the bombs begin to drop.
STARRING: Laurence Olivier | Trevor Howard | Robert Shaw | Christopher Plummer | Michael Caine | Hein Riess
DIRECTED: Guy Hamilton
WRITTEN: James Kennaway | Wilfred Greatorex
PRODUCED: Harry Saltzman | Benjamin Fisz
THEY SAY: “Battle of Britainis one of the single greatest films ever made about World War II. It is also one of the single most historically accurate movies ever made.”– Charles Rector, Medium, 2017
WE SAY: Directed by Guy Hamilton of Goldfinger fame, this truly epic movie features the very definition of an ensemble cast! With the film turning 50 this year, what better location to enjoy its riveting dogfight sequences than on the very site where the Bristol Blenheim was constructed?
Music for this event is provided by The Soulsters.
Dancers for this event are Bristol Swing Riot.
What’s a live jazz band without dancers! Back in the 40’s when swing dancing ruled the dancefloor if there was music, there was dancing…And to demonstrate this Bristol Swing Riot will be in attendance with some of their dancers to show you what it was like back in those days. Bristol Swing Riot teach and perform Lindy Hop and other vintage swing dance styles all over Bristol with weekly classes and weekend workshops suitable for total beginners.