This classic film tells the story of a group of friends during The Great War (World War I) and their assignment on the Western Front. The harsh realities of combat hit hard as the misery of war washes over them.
Director Lewis Milestone pioneered the use of the sweeping crane shot to capture a ghastly battlefield panorama. “There are few war films that can match the brilliance of Lewis Milestone's anti-war classic. It's a feast for the ears with a passionate soul.” – Cinema Sight.
Film "talkies" started in 1927, so this movie is just three years into what was a groundbreaking new medium in entertainment with motion picture movement and sound when it was first screened in 1930.
The film starts at 8 pm, so let's meet at the front entrance to the Capitol Theatre at 7:45 pm. The Park closes at 6 pm, but there is a side entrance to the right of the main entrance intended for patrons of the Capitol Theatre and Hotel Selkirk.
Directions: After you drive from Fox Drive onto Fort Edmonton Park Road, turn right by a sign that says "Hotel Selkirk." You will arrive at a stop sign and a guard house. Drive past the guard house and then turn south into a parking area. Parking is available behind the Blatchford Hanger, Capitol Theatre or Hotel Selkirk. From there, it's a short walk to the Capitol Theatre or Hotel Selkirk.
Click onto the following link that reads Capitol Theatre at Fort Edmonton Park to view a map of the approximate location of Fort Edmonton Park. View and download a color map of the above directions, including a picture of what the sign looks like, by clicking onto the link below.
Buy a ticket for $10 online from the link below or at the door.
Optional drinks before the show at the Mohagany Bar inside the Hotel Selkirk at 6:30 pm. If you would like to meet for drinks first, please make a note of that in the conversation section of this event posting.