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"I Am Spartacus!" : Film, Coffee and Social TOMORROW
A new Meetup for the Meetup Group!
When: June 9, 2009 From 6:00 PM (Film begins 7:15)
West India Quay
Poplar E14 4AL
Canary Wharf Tube/ WIQ DLR
4x Oscar winning Stanley Kubrick epic digitaly remastered for the big screen being shown one day only!
Coffee from 6:00 on the second floor lounge of the cinema, Film from 7:15
We meet at Cineworld West India Quay to watch the epic, Spartacus on the big screen in a special one off showing. We meet for coffee or drinks on the very comphie second floor lounge of the cinema which has great leather sofas from 6:00, then move upstairs to the big screen from 7:15.
Cineworld W.I.Q. is very close to Canary Wharf tube (ask for directions to Browns or The Marriott Hotel, the cinema is directly behind both) or the Docklands Light Rail station at West India Quay is even closer.
It's 70 BC and steely, granite-jawed Thracian Spartacus (Kirk Douglas) has been bought by slave trader Batiatus (Peter Ustinov) and sent to a gladiatorial training camp in Capua. After being forced to take part in a deadly fight for the amusement of the scheming, ambitious Roman senator Crassus (Laurence Olivier), Spartacus plots an uprising that will finally grant him and his fellow slaves freedom they've always been denied. Leading a growing army of faithful followers across the sun-bleached vistas of Italy, the rebellious gladiator encounters and conquers the advancing Roman enemy in immense, fierce and bloody skirmishes. But as the rebels descend upon Rome, Crassus has them surrounded. A final battle leaves the rebel army decimated, dying and defeated. Crassus promises immunity to the prisoners if they identify their leader.... but one final act of courage from the loyal slaves seals their fate.
Tube: Canary Wharf
DLR: West India Quay