THIS AFTERNOON’S FILM : OCEANS 11 (1960 COL 127m)
UGT Sunday Films – on the first Sunday of every month.
Sunday 6th May 2018 at 2.30pm. Venue and coffee bar open at 2pm
Tickets are just £5 – which includes free tea and cakes!
Ocean’s 11 is a 1960 heist film directed by Lewis Milestone and starring five of the Rat Pack: Peter Lawford, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Joey Bishop.
A gang of World War II 82nd Airborne veterans is recruited by Danny Ocean (Frank Sinatra) and Jimmy Foster (Peter Lawford) to rob five Las Vegas casinos (Sahara, Riviera, Wilbur Clark’s Desert Inn, Sands and the Flamingo) on a single night.
The gang plans the elaborate New Year’s Eve heist with the precision of a military operation. Josh Howard (Sammy Davis Jr.) takes a job as a sanitation worker driving a garbage truck while others work to scope out the various casinos. Sam Harmon (Dean Martin) entertains in one of the hotel’s lounges. Demolition charges are planted on an electrical transmission tower and the backup electrical systems are covertly rewired in each casino.
At exactly midnight, while everyone in every Vegas casino is singing “Auld Lang Syne” the tower is blown up and Vegas goes dark. The backup electrical systems open the cashier cages instead of powering the emergency lights. The inside men sneak into the cashier cages and collect the money. They dump the bags of loot into the hotels’ garbage bins, go back inside, and mingle with the crowds. As soon as the lights come back on, the thieves stroll out of the casinos. A garbage truck driven by Josh picks up the bags and passes through the police blockade. It appears to have gone off without a hitch.
As usual, UGT film buff Chris Leach will take pleasure in giving an upbeat powerpoint presentation before the film, enthusing about the movie and what the star actors and crew did in their careers and lives. He’ll also point out who to look out for.
Tea and cakes, included in your admission price of just a fiver, will follow after the film.
The cinema is set in traditional and table style, allowing you to take drinks and food in with you to enjoy at leisure throughout the film.
Sunday 6th May 2018 at 2.30pm. Venue and coffee bar open at 2pm.
Tickets: £5 (includes tea/coffee and cakes at half time)
Ticket fee of 70p payable on online purchases.
Want to avoid this? Then:
Buy at the UGT on Fridays and Saturdays 10am – 4pm,
or whenever the theatre is open
or, if still available, on the door.