Thursday, May 23, 2013

Wargaming Presents Weekend at War

[Edit May 24]
The_Challenger - Military Specialist EU server:
The "Weekend At War" is going to offer a ticket discount for WoT players, the details/amount are yet to be finalized
Source: WOT EU forums

[Press release]

Four days of back-to-back screenings of classic WWII films at the Stratford Cinema London – 4th until 7th July 2013

Wargaming, 21st May, 2013 – London, UK,, the award-winning publisher and developer, is pleased to announce that they are sponsoring a four day film extravaganza, entitled “Weekend at War” A programme of 10 of the greatest films made about World War II has been put together for an exclusive weekend-long presentation at Stratford Picturehouse.

Coinciding with US Independence Day, the first screening features the mesmerising Steve McQueen in THE GREAT ESCAPE on Thursday July 4th 2013.

This micro-season has been devised in collaboration with Wargaming, the publisher of  World of Tanks, the ground breaking WWII computer game. The line-up surveys the full range of post-war films from the patriotic, emotion-stirring Bridge over the River Kwai and Dam Busters from the mid-fifties, to the more questioning movies of the seventies, such as Kelly’s Heroes.

Frazer Nash, UK PR Manager for Wargaming said:
Wargaming is pleased to bring back these classical Hollywood blockbusters on big screen. The young generations will be able to watch them in the same way their parents or grand-parents did.  These War films with classic heroes overcoming adversity at times of War have universal appeal

Full programme:

(1963, Dir: John Sturges, 172mins)
The brilliant POW escape movie starring Steve McQueen, James Garner and Richard Attenborough

(1967, Dir: Robert Aldrich, 150mins)
A group of convicted murders trained for a mass assassination mission, starring Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson and Donald Sutherland

·         KELLY'S HEROES
(1970, Dir: Brian G. Hutton, 144mins)
US soldiers cross enemy lines in search of a secret stash of Nazi treasure. Starring Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas and Don Rickles.

·         THE DESERT FOX: The Story of Rommel
(1951, Dir: Henry Hathaway, 88mins)
Biopic featuring The Afrika Korps and the attempted assassination of Hitler, starring James Mason and Cedric Hardwicke

(1961, Dir: J. Lee Thompson, 158mins)
A British squad sent to destroy a massive Nazi gun emplacement starring Gregory Peck, David Niven and Anthony Quinn.

·         ICE COLD IN ALEX
(1958, Dir: J. Lee Thompson, 129mins)
A small band of army personnel in a desperate attempt to get across the deserts of North Africa, starring John Mills, Anthony Quayle and Sylvia Syms.

·         TORA! TORA! TORA!
(1970, Dir: Richard Fleischer, 137mins)
The tale of what happened at Pearl Harbour starring Martin Balsam, Joseph Cotten and So Yamamura.

(1969, Dir: Guy Hamilton, 132mins)
The Royal Air Force battle the Nazis in this amazing film, starring Michael Caine, Trevor Howard and Kenneth Moore

(1957, Dir: David Lean, 161mins)
The POWs forced to build the bridge are unaware of the allies plans to destroy it, starring Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins and William Holden

(1955, Dir: Michael Anderson, 105mins)
Based on a true story of the bouncing bomb starring Michael Redgrave and Ursula Jeans.

Tickets are available from May 31st at the Stratford Picturehouse or 0871 902 5740

For more information contact: or

Tel: 01296 712522                Tel:  07588681566

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