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The Dam Busters
Special Screening

Considered one of the greatest British war movies of all time, The Dam Busters returns to the big screen in an all-new restoration to mark the 75th anniversary of the famous WWII Royal Air Force operation.

Directed by Michael Anderson (Logan’s Run 1976, Around the World in 80 Days 1956) and based on the true story of Commander Guy Gibson and his squadron, The Dam Busters captures the action and the exploits of a group of young pilots and their crews, charged with taking out the supposedly impenetrable Ruhr river dams of Germany with a newly invented bouncing bomb, designed by Barnes Wallis.

A much-loved film classic, George Lucas, while preparing Star Wars, would run the film time and time again to watch the low flying sequences, and would be inspired by them. The film stars legends of British cinema Michael Redgrave (The Lady Vanishes 1938) as Wallis and Richard Todd (The Longest Day 1962) as Wing Commander Guy Gibson.

New Restoration
In 4K at The Astor Theatre
Best Effects, Special Effects, Academy Awards 1956 • Best British Film, Best British Screenplay, Best Film from any Source, BAFTA Awards 1956
Still hits the target.
The Telegraph
Michael Anderson
Richard Todd, Michael Redgrave, Ursula Jeans
1955 | 126 min | Drama, History, War