A new 4K restoration of the classic film The Dam Busters will screen in cinemas across the UK for one night only on the 17th of March to mark the 75th Anniversary of the Royal Air Force’s most daring operation of the Second World War.
Regarded as a British classic, The Dam Busters is directed by Michael Anderson (Logan’s Run/Around the World in 80 Days). Based on the legendary true story of Commander Guy Gibson and his squadron, The Dam Busters (1955) captures all the thrilling action and suspense of the magnificent exploits of a group of young pilots and their crews, charged with taking out the supposedly impenetrable Ruhr river dams of Germany with an ingeniously designed bouncing bomb.
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The film stars Richard Todd as Gibson and Michael Redgrave as scientist and engineer Dr Barnes Wallis, the film also immortalised composer’s Eric Coates’s masterpiece: The Dam Busters March.
Also on the same night, The Royal Albert Hall will be hosting a special gala event, The Dam Busters with Dan Snow, which will also be streamed live across cinema’s before the screening takes place. From 7.15 – 8.15pm proceedings will be simulcast into cinemas nationwide and the event will culminate, in both the Royal Albert Hall and in cinemas broadcasting the stream, with a screening of The Dam Busters, starring Sir Michael Redgrave and Richard Todd.
A brand new Collector’s Edition of the film will be available on DVD / Blu-ray / EST via STUDIOCANAL’S Vintage Classics label from June 4th. The extras include an exclusive ‘Making of The Dam Busters’ documentary.
Tickets for the screenings are now available from www.thedambusters75.co.uk