Newhaven Fort to screen a weekend of war time movies

Newhaven Fort to screen a weekend of war time movies.

The Great British public is being invited to immerse itself in an amazing wartime cinematic experience this weekend at Newhaven Fort.

As part of Armed Forces Day, the famous Fort, where many of the DD landings were launched, will be transformed back to its former 1940s glory with actors in period costume performing World War 2 film scenes, Pathé newsreels being played and food from the era being served.

Each evening throughout the weekend, the audience will be treated to a famous wartime movie on a huge HD quality screen with the Fort as the perfect backdrop.

Local East Sussex company Immersive Cinema Events (ICE) has teamed up with the Royal British Legion and the Fort’s owners to create the latest in big screen excitement – the ‘immersive cinema experience’ – where the audience will be surrounded by the visions, sounds and feelings of wartime.

The special three day Armed Forces Weekend takes place from Friday 23 – Sunday 25 June, with 10 per cent of all profits going to the Royal British Legion.

ICE creative director Bill Murray said: “Our armed forces have a very special place in the hearts of many British people, and we wanted to create something amazing to commemorate this year’s Armed Forces Day.

“Newhaven Fort is the perfect setting for our immersive cinema experience which we hope will give the public a total feeling and sense of be part of wartime Britain.
We will be creating a set that comes alive through real feel action and production, and people can come in period dress, or as they are.”

The immersive events begin each evening at 5pm with live entertainment, including actors performing famous scenes from the films to be screened as well as interacting with the public. There will also be tours round the site to soak up the fantastic history Newhaven Fort offers.

Original Pathé newsreels from WW2 will be screened, including footage of Newhaven Fort in action, plus wartime music played around the site. There will be themed caterers serving delicious brisket, pulled pork and vegetarian treats in a wartime style and setting. On Saturday, a number of military personnel will be at the Fort to add to the immersive experience.

Then at 7.30, there will be a screening of a military themed film – Saving Private Ryan (Fri 23 June); The Great Escape (Sat 24); and Warhorse (Sun 25).

Tickets for each day can be booked at