World War One film to be shown ahead of centenary at Welwyn Garden City Cinema

PUBLISHED: 10:29 30 August 2018 | UPDATED: 10:47 30 August 2018

Welwyn Garden City Cinema, based in Campus West, will show the new film They Shall Not Grow Old. Picture: Alan Davies.

Welwyn Garden City Cinema, based in Campus West, will show the new film They Shall Not Grow Old. Picture: Alan Davies.

Alan Davies

Welwyn Garden City Cinema will mark the Great War’s centenary by hosting a special screening of a new tribute film.

Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson will present the world premiere of his new movie They Shall Not Grow Old, which will be broadcast from leading repertory cinema BFI Southbank.

It will be beamed to the Campus West-based cinema on Tuesday, October 16, and will be followed by a live Q&A session.

The film features veterans’ voices combined with original archive footage, which has been colorised and converted into 3D to present the war in groundbreaking detail.

Councillor Terry Mitchinson said the Campus West cinema was a real asset to the borough that prides itself on also showing special releases as well as new films.

“They Shall Not Grow Old promises to give viewers a fascinating new insight into the lives of veterans on the front line, something that will be especially poignant as we approach the centenary of the war’s end,” he added.

The project director said: “We’re not making the usual film you’d expect on the First World War – we’re making a film which shows the incredible footage in which the faces of these men just jump out at you.

“It’s the human beings who were actually there, who were thrust into this extraordinary situation that defined their lives in many cases.”

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