To mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, Christopher Nolan’s epic action thriller Dunkirk (12) will be shown on the Memo’s Big Screen.
The Normandy landings were the landing operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. Codenamed Operation Neptune and often referred to as D-Day, it was the largest seaborne invasion in history.
Dunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea, they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.
The story unfolds on land, sea and air. RAF Spitfires engage the enemy in the skies above the Channel, trying to protect the defenceless men below. Meanwhile, hundreds of small boats manned by both military and civilians are mounting a desperate rescue effort, risking their lives in a race against time to save even a fraction of their army.
Tickets for these poignant screenings on Thursday 6 June at 2pm and 7pm are £4 each, with free tickets available for Veterans and RBL members. Further information and tickets are available online or from the Box Office on 01446 738622.