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Films at the Fortress Marks the Discovery of the Titanic

21 August 2018

Next month’s Films at the Fortress sees a screening of James Cameron’s Hollywood blockbuster ‘Titanic’ on 1 September, marking the anniversary of the ship’s discovery back in 1985.

John WesleyWith a strings trio playing many of the classics that would have entertained passengers on board the doomed passenger liner 116 years ago, the Redoubt will be decorated in a Titanic theme, featuring a lifeboat and a section of the ship.

The RMS Titanic, which sank back in 1912 during its maiden voyage, was discovered in the depths of the ocean over 70 years later on 1 September 1985.

The ill-fated voyage was featured in the 1997 film, featuring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio, remaining one of the highest grossing films of all time.

A plaque can be found at the Bandstand today, commemorating Eastbourne bandsman John Wesley Woodward, one of the musicians who famously played on, on that fateful day back in April 1912.

The Titanic Film Screening opens at 6pm at the Redoubt Fortress with a bar and music from the Gibbs Trio from 6.15 – 7.15pm and film from 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £8 and are available at the Redoubt Fortress, telephone 01323 410300, or Eastbourne Tourist Information, or book online at

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