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The Great Escaper | Golden Club Preview

A special Preview for Golden Club members!

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Join us at Palace Cinemas for an exclusive Golden Club Member Preview of the much-loved Cunard British Film Festival true-story drama, The Great Escaper, starring the inimitable Sir Michael Caine and the late Glenda Jackson in the final performances of their illustrious careers.

The biographical drama follows the remarkable true story of a war veteran who makes a dash across the channel for the D-Day celebrations.

The summer of 2014 marked the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings – octogenarian Bernie Jordan (Caine – who retired last year at the age of 90) made global headlines as he staged a “great escape” from his care home to join fellow war veterans on a beach in Normandy, commemorating their fallen comrades. It was a story that captured the imagination of the world. Bernie seemed to embody the defiant “can-do” spirit of a generation that was fast disappearing. Bernie’s Big Adventure only spanned a mere 48 hours, but it also marked the culmination of his 60-year marriage to Rene (played by Glenda Jackson, who passed shortly after production concluded) – the story celebrates their love with a touching sincerity.

A bitter-sweet script deployed with emotional gravitas by the impactable performances from Caine and Jackson, this classical narrative explores the horrors of war and reality of aging with wit and a very big heart.

Event Details:

Thursday, February 15 | 1:00pm

Pricing:

Palace Golden Club (max 2): $10

Reviews:

★★★★

“Glenda Jackson is utterly transfixing in her final film… [and] Michael Caine is brilliant.”

– The Telegraph
“The epic acting careers of Michael Caine and the late Glenda Jackson come to a close in this heartwarming tale.”
– Radio Times
★★★★
“Michael Caine and Glenda Jackson are remarkable as a D-Day veteran and his wife in a charming tale.”
– The Times (UK)
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Palace Electric
Thursday, February 15
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Palace Raine Square
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