The Great Escape (Summer Classics)

Monday, August 1st at 6:30pm and Tuesday, August 2nd matinee at 1:30pm.
Hosted by Joe Flannigan (Monday screening only)

Imprisoned during World War II in a German POW camp, a group of Allied soldiers are intent on breaking out, not only to escape, but also to draw Nazi forces away from battle to search for fugitives. Among the prisoners determined to escape are American Captain Virgil Hilts (Steve McQueen) and British Squadron Leader Roger Bartlett (Richard Attenborough). Outwitting their captors by digging a tunnel out of the prison grounds, the soldiers find the stakes much higher when escape becomes a reality. Starring Steve McQueen, James Garner, & Richard Attenborough (1963, 172 minutes)

Joe Flanagan has worked as a reporter and news anchor at WVEC 13 for over 30 years, including as long-time host of the popular Joe’s Jobs series.