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In April of 1970, three men were sent into space to walk on the moon. Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert are true survivalists of what could have been a complete disaster.




Apollo 13

Date: Thursday 26 Mar 2020    Start: 20:00 (doors open 19:30)
Cert: PG Dir: Ron Howard
Length: 140 mins Genre: Adventure, Drama, History

Stars:  Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Ed Harris

Tickets £5. Tickets can be booked online (click below) or from the Community Centre office.

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They would become the infamous crew of the Apollo 13 space mission. In Ron Howard's 1995 release of Apollo 13, Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, and Kevin Bacon play the crew that would be launched into history. The flight that went wrong and had Lovell (Hanks) utter those famous words, "Houston, we have a problem". When a routine task aboard their ship goes horribly wrong these three men are thrown into a life or death situation.

In the shadow of the 1969 lunar landing these men were nobodies to the general public, until "it" happened. With media flocking the Lovell's home, wife Marilyn (Kathleen Quinlan) must muster up all the courage she has and make sure her family keeps it together. She and the whole world waits for the three men to return home safely. Flight director Gene Kranz (Ed Harris) also has the difficult job of finding a way for these boys to come home. He and his team of experts work around the clock for nearly a week to ensure the safe return of the crew. Every time something seems to be going right there is another problem. CO2 levels run high, exhaustion, power, and the troubled heat shield are all problems the crew at Houston and the crew thousands of miles above Houston confront.

This movie shows true courage in one of the worst space accidents the world has ever seen. Howard does a great job of preserving this unbelievable story of bravery and survival. So many times movies about something that actually happened get caught up in computer graphics or try too hard to appeal to everyone when this movie uses better acting, directing, and does have good computer effects as a bonus. This movie lifts off the ground and clears the tower.

The New Royalty Cinema screenings are at the centreCinema in Bourne End Community Centre, Wakeman Road, Bourne End SL8 5SX

Tickets can be bought online (follow the link in the film summary on this page) or from the Community Centre office or on the door (subject to availability)

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