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Lincoln Theater's Classic Film Club: The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)



Lincoln Theater's Classic Film Club, in its inaugural season, is offering film buffs a unique opportunity to choose and see great classic films from the 20s to the 80s, the way they were intended to be viewed...on the big screen.

The Bridge on the River Kwai opens in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp in Burma in 1943, where a battle of wills rages between camp commander Colonel Saito (Sessue Hayakawa) and newly arrived British colonel Nicholson (Alec Guinness). Saito insists that Nicholson order his men to build a bridge over the river Kwai, which will be used to transport Japanese munitions. Nicholson refuses, despite all the various "persuasive" devices at Saito's disposal. Finally, Nicholson agrees.

As the bridge goes up, Nicholson becomes obsessed with completing it to perfection, eventually losing sight of the fact that it will benefit the Japanese. Meanwhile, American POW Shears (William Holden), having escaped from the camp, agrees to save himself from a court martial by leading a group of British soldiers back to the camp to destroy Nicholson's bridge. Upon his return, Shears realizes that Nicholson's mania to complete his project has driven him mad.



Running time: 2 hours, 41 minutes. Doors open one hour before the screening.

Tickets: Free for club members with club card / $8 Adult / $6 LT member

Sponsored by The Lincoln Theater Classic Film Club.
Show Dates + Times
Fri, Dec 1 @ 2 pm

 
 
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