MAY 26

A special Memorial Day Sunday Screening of a Cinema-Great, featuring discounted tickets for Veterans/Active Service Members.

One of the most exciting adventure tales ever told, this action epic recounts the planning, execution, and aftermath of a daring true-life escape from a German prisoner-of-war camp during World War II, in which 250 men attempted to tunnel their way to freedom. In the role that cemented his superstar status, Steve McQueen plays the motorcycle-racing daredevil, American Captain Virgil Hilts, who sets out to foil the Nazis, alongside an all-star cast that includes Charles Bronson, James Coburn, James Garner, and Donald Pleasence. Led by British Squadron Leader Roger Bartlett (Richard Attenborough) a plan is devised to outwit their captors by digging a tunnel out of the prison grounds, but the soldiers find the stakes much higher when escape becomes a reality.

The expert direction of John Sturges, eminently hummable Elmer Bernstein score, and rip-roaring stunts come together in what may just be the most spectacularly entertaining prison-break movie of all time, a rousing ode to the determination, camaraderie, and courage of everyday heroes.


Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, James Garner, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Donald Pleasence, David McCallum





172 min