The Cinema Museum, London

Reaching for the Sky: A Special Evening Remembering Actor Kenneth More CBE

Thu 12 Sep 2019 @ 19:00 · Events

Reach for the Sky This September marks the birthday of one of Britain’s most successfully stars, the BAFTA Award-winning actor Kenneth More CBE. To celebrate his life and work, The Cinema Museum offers a rare opportunity to see him on the big screen in his most iconic role, as real-life fighter pilot Douglas Bader in a 35mm film screening of the immortal British screen classic Reach for the Sky (1956), starring Kenneth More, Muriel Pavlow and Lyndon Brook, and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Lewis Gilbert. This is the true story of airman Douglas Bader who overcame the loss of both legs in a 1931 flying accident to become a successful fighter pilot and wing leader during World War II.

Kenneth More Variety Club awardTo round-off the evening, an exclusive Q&A will follow, with a rare chance to hear from Kenny’s wife and Carry On star, actress and writer Angela Douglas. Also participating will be the Founder of Kenneth More’s official website, Nick Pourgourides, who also handles the Kenneth More Preservation Library, and will be sharing the stories behind some of the late actor’s most treasured possessions. A paid meet and greet book signing with Angela Douglas will also follow the event. Don’t miss this extra special, one-off event.

Doors open at 18.00, for a 19.00 start.

Refreshments will be available in our licensed cafe/bar.

TICKETS & PRICING

Tickets in advance £8.50 (£6.50 concessions). On the door £10 (£7 concessions).

Advance tickets may be purchased from Ticketlab – Standard or Concessions, or direct from the Museum by calling 020 7840 2200 in office hours.

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