The First World War movie 1917 is playing today at Penticton Landmark Cinemas at 3:25 p.m.

First World War movie ‘1917’ playing today

For every ticket sold, $2 donated to the Poppy Fund

Landmark Cinemas Penticton is playing the poignant war movie 1917 for Remembrance Day.

For every ticket sold to 1917, $2 will be donated to the Royal Canadian Legion’s Poppy Fund.

The movie shows at 3:25 p.m.

To adhere to strict COVID protocols, there are only a certain amount of tickets sold to each movie.

The show 1917 – is set during the First World War. Two British soldiers — Lance Cpl. Schofield and Lance Cpl. Blake — receive seemingly impossible orders. In a race against time, they must cross over into enemy territory to deliver a message that could potentially save 1,600 of their fellow comrades — including Blake’s own brother.

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This is the first Remembrance Day in history where people could not gather together to honour those who fought for our freedoms. A private ceremony was held at the cenotaph at Veteran’s Park today. The News livestreamed the ceremony. The public is welcome to come down at their convenience to lay a wreath or pay their respects, said the the Penticton Legion.

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