21 November 2024

6.15pm to 9.30pm

Churchill War Rooms

The HCA Auditorium

£40

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The Darkest Hour

A tunnel at the Churchill War Rooms

Join IWM for a unique screening of The Darkest Hour , in the rooms where the film's events happened.

Directed by Joe Wright, The Darkest Hour is the dramatic retelling of the early days of the Second World War. With the fall of France imminent, and the looming threat of Nazi invasion, newly appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (played by Oscar-winning Gary Oldman) rallies a nation to fight for its survival.

Kate Clements, IWM Curator, will give a short introduction to the film and the role of Churchill War Rooms in this part of Churchill's life. She will be joined by Jeni Leatherby who will discuss the research required by the production team for the biopic.

As part of this screening, guests will also meet Merlin Hanbury-Tenison, who has been a military advisor on films from Star Wars and Marvel to historical military productions. He will discuss his experience in coordinating some of the battle scenes in the Darkest Hour. 

At the end of the screening you will have the opportunity to explore the historic rooms, walking in the footsteps of Churchill and spot the locations featured in the film, including the historic Map Room, the Cabinet Room, Churchill's Bedroom and the Transatlantic Telephone Room.

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Doors open at 6pm 6.15pm 6.45pm 8.55pm 9.30pm

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Introduction to Churchill War Rooms and The Darkest Hour

The Darkest Hour film screening

       

Your chance to explore Churchill War Rooms. Enjoy an exclusive after-hours viewing

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