All Quiet on the Western Front – Sunday Classic

Sunday 27th July 2014, showing at 2.30pm (doors open at 2.10pm)

This month’s Sunday afternoon Classic movie, with tea and cakes after the film.


Based on Erich Remarque’s novel of the same name, the 1930s classic Hollywood film, All Quiet on the Western Front will be shown at the Under Ground, Eastbourne at 2.30pm on Sunday 27th July as part of the theatre’s World War One ‘Lest We Forget’ weekend.

The film was directed by Lewis Milestone and stars Louise Wolheim, Lew Ayres, John Wray, Arnold Lucy and Ben Alexander.

The film follows a group of German schoolboys, talked into enlisting at the beginning of World War 1 by their jingoistic teacher.  The story is told entirely through the experiences of the young German recruits and highlights the tragedy of war through the eyes of individuals.  The film is not celebrating heroism but foregrounding the drudgery and futility of war and makes a poignant comment on the gulf that exists between the concept of war and the actuality.

All Quiet on the Western Front is widely acclaimed by critics for the way it offers a realistic and harrowing account of warfare in World War I and was the first film to win the Academy Awards (Oscars) for both Outstanding Production and Best Director.

Recently, the AFI (American Film Institute) ranked the film number 7 in the Epic film genre.

The film will be introduced with a short illustrated presentation on the importance of the movie by Dr Niall Richardson, lecturer at the School of Media, Film and Music at Sussex University.

2.30pm on Sunday 27th July 2014 at the Under Ground Theatre.

Doors open at 2.10pm.

Tickets: £6.50 (this includes tea/coffee and cake after the film)

Buy at the UGT on Fridays and Saturdays 10am – 4pm, or whenever the theatre is open or, if still available, on the door.

Otherwise you can buy:

either from Eastbourne Tourist Information or

(plus a ticket agency fee of 75p per ticket) from Oxboffice : either by telephone (0845 6801 926) or online by clicking the links below.

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