Father’s Day Screening: THE GREAT ESCAPE

Director John Sturges
Year 1963
Starring Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough
Run Time 172min
Age Policy

21 and up. No one under 21 admitted.

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Three years after THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN director John Sturges and the almost illegally masculine trio of Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson and James Coburn re-teamed up to create one of the greatest movie ever made about WWII. 

The film opens with the arrival of a batch of P.O.W's to a prison camp built just for them.  The Nazi's, in their infinite wisdom, decided to populate this state-of-the-art facility with the cream of the crop - those prisoners deemed an extreme flight risk.  Thus, the finest escape artists of the age are imprisoned together, with just one thought on their mind...

A brilliantly crafted film, which builds massive tension throughout and does the impossible: it makes a movie about Nazis massively entertaining. This Father’s Day we’re making one of the all-time best “Dad movies” even better for your Pop by adding in some quality brews and delicious food.

Seriously, cheering Steve McQueen and company on with a beer in hand is the absolute best Father’s Day gift imaginable.

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