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Fri, 19 Jan


Bighton Village Hall

The Great Escaper

This is based on the true story of Bernard Jordan (Michael Caine), an 89 year old second world war veteran, who 'escaped' from his care home in order to attend the 70th anniversary celebrations of the D-day landings in Normandy.

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The Great Escaper
The Great Escaper

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19 Jan 2024, 19:00

Bighton Village Hall, Bighton Dean Ln, Bighton, Alresford SO24 9RE, UK


In the summer of 2014, Bernard Jordan (Michael Caine) made global headlines. He had staged a “great escape” from his care home to join fellow war veterans on a beach in Normandy, commemorating their fallen comrades at the D-Day Landings 70th anniversary. It was a story that captured the imagination of the world as Bernie embodied the defiant, “can-do” spirit of a generation that was fast disappearing. But of course, it wasn’t the whole story. It was an inspirational but sanitised retelling of one man’s need to come to terms with the lasting trauma of war. Bernie’s adventure, spanning a mere 48 hours, also marked the culmination of his 60-year marriage to Rene (Glenda Jackson) – THE GREAT ESCAPER celebrates their enduring love but always with an eye to the lessons we might learn from the Greatest Generation.


There will be an interval for you to stretch your legs and buy more drinks, cakes and snacks.  Find your seats and buy your drinks and snacks from 7.00 pm, please be seated by 7.30 pm as the film will start.

Tickets are £7 and are available in advance by following the ticket link or on the door.

Free parking and disabled parking is available in the village hall car park.

The hall is fully accessible for wheelchair users.


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