Free Film shows
In the 40s a visit to the cinema or to the theatre ranked amongst the most popular forms of entertainment
Brixham is fortunate that our theatre located in the town hall has survived virtually unchanged. It is well worth a visit and will form part of our walking tours (11am every day-except Thursday June 6th).
We will also be providing a FREE 1940s film at The Old Coaching Inn, Fore Street at 2.30pm-4pm every day except Sunday 2nd June and Monday 3rd June. No reservations are possible and seating is on basis of first- come only. Entry is free, but maximum capacity is 125 seats. A bar will be available. Alternatively teas and coffees can also be obtained. There will be no interval. Children below 18 years must be accompanied by an adult.
Saturday 1st June 2019 – Songs that won the war
Staring Vera Lynn known as `the forces sweetheart`. Many of her songs epitomized the war-time `spirit` of British people fighting first for survival and then victory. Time appox : 1 hour 10 Minutes.
Tuesday 4th June 2019 – Rebecca
A 1940`s thriller that won 13 Oscars. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock a `master of suspense`. It stars Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine who became screen legends. Time appox: 1 hour 40 Minutes.
Wednesday 5th June 2019 – Flemish Farm
This 1943 film tells the story of a squadron of Belgium Pilots who take shelter in a farm as their country is over-run by the advancing Nazi`s. Brixham had strong connections to Belgium in the war years as many refugees sought shelter here. Time appox: 80 Minutes
Thursday 6th June 2019 – Fighting 69
Staring famous American actors Jimmy Cagney, Pat O`Brien and George Brent. When Nazi tanks rage across Europe the road for American involvement is open. Time appox: 86 Minutes
Friday 7th June 2019 – Nine Men
True story set in North Africa behind enemy lines. The film stars Gordon Jackson and Fredrick Piper whose later careers spanned screen, television and theatre. Time appox: 1hour 30 Minutes
Saturday 8th June 2019 – Battle of the V-1
Based in occupied Poland, starring Michael Rennie, Patricia Medina and David Knight. The true life story of the struggle to stop the Nazi`s secret weapon .Time appox: 1 Hour 40 Minutes
Sunday 9th June 2019 – Private Buckaroo
A musical film that reflects the war time `spirit` of British people. It stars the famous Andrews Sisters and the Harry James Orchestra in a classic black and white film. Time appox : I hour 15 Minutes
No film showing can be guaranteed and substitutions will be made if necessary.
For further details on films please contact: Steve Watkins – 01803 850596