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Apollo 13

Houston, we have a problem. 

Year: 1995 
Running Time:
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1 (Scope) 
Certificate: BBFC PG Cert – Parental guidance 
Subtitles: The level of subtitling in this film is unknown to WSC 
Directed by Ron Howard 
Starring: Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton  

The director of Backdraft brings yet another outstanding story to the silver screen.

Based on the true story of the ill-fated 13th Apollo mission bound for the moon. Astronauts Lovell, Haise and Swigert were scheduled to fly Apollo 14, but are moved up to 13. It's 1970, and America have already achieved their lunar landing goal, so there's little interest in this "routine" flight.. until that is, things go very wrong, and prospects of a safe return fade.

Even though we all know that the crew returned to Earth safely, this film doesn't fail to bring you to the edge of your seat, biting your nails, praying for a safe journey for the crew! The stars of this film perform brilliantly - considering the methods of filming this was quite a feat. Tom Hanks works well with Gary Sinise, previously brought together in Forrest Gump their team work shows through in the crisis moments of this film. The special effects in this film are outstanding, using some of the current architecture of Kennedy Space Center, only helps with the authenticity of this amazing adventure.

Not to be missed.

Meryl Brunnock

The performance on Friday 25th October is dedicated in memory of Josh Hill. All proceeds will be donated to the Matthew Elvidge trust. We’re very proud to be one of the few venues able to present this film with it’s original Oscar-winning theatrical DTS soundtrack.

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Screenings of this film:

1995/1996 Spring Term (35mm)
1995/1996 Spring Term (35mm)
1995/1996 Spring Term (35mm)
1995/1996 Spring Term (35mm)
2019/2020 Autumn Term (35mm)