The Great Escaper12A
In the summer of 2014, British WWII veteran Bernie Jordan is determined to attend the commemorations for the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings in Normandy. Defying the advice of his caregivers, he stages a daring “great escape” from his care home and embarks on a journey to northern France. Along the way, Bernie meets other veterans, and they reminisce about their experiences during the Second World War. With a bittersweet script and heartfelt performances, this heartwarming drama stars acting royalty Sir Michael Caine and Glenda Jackson, in her final ever role.
‘Caine and Jackson and their ineffable class give this film some real grit: it’s a wonderful last hurrah for Jackson and there is something moving and even awe-inspiring in seeing these two British icons together.’
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
‘An unassuming tale about autumnal dignity and the quiet compensations of lifelong companionship.’
Kevin Maher, The Times
What else is on?
Today (Wednesday 29th November)
Tomorrow (Thursday 30th November)
Plan your visit
Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!