Spitfire film flies in to Wotton-under-Edge
On Sunday 26 August 2018, one of the most iconic aircraft in history flies again on the cinema screen in Wotton-under-Edge. The Electric Picture House Cinema is screening the new documentary Spitfore (PG) at 3pm and 7.30pm.
As part of the RAF’s centenary year celebrations, the film’s cinema release includes exclusive additional footage recorded at the world premiere on July 9th and is followed by a Q&A moderated by ‘Honorary Group Captain’ Carol Vorderman and very special guests.
Narrated by Charles Dance, Spitfire is an epic, sweeping tale of determination, vision and courage. It is the story of an aeroplane that was forged in competition, shaped as the war clouds gathered, and refined in the white heat of combat – going on to become the most famous fighter plane ever made.
Credited with changing the course of world history, this is the story of the Spitfire – told in the words of the last-surviving combat veterans. Through their recollections, we experience the terror and exhilaration of combat five miles up, the sudden loss of friends and the grim determination to see the job through. With stunning aerial footage from the world’s top aviation photographer, John Dibbs, the film also contains rare, digitally re-mastered, archive footage from the tumultuous days of the 1940's when her power in the skies was unrivalled.
Spitfire also explores how this extraordinary plane thrives today and how it has become an international icon.
Tickets for Spitfire (PG) can be booked in advance through the cinema's website, www.wottoncinema.com. Advance tickets can also be purchased at the cinema during opening hours, or by calling 01453 844601.