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Showcase Cinemas Peterborough is providing two special screenings every night from next Friday (April 17) until Thursday April 23 for hit Polish film, Stones for the Rampart (Kamienie na Szaniec).

Screenings take place at 19.30 and 22.05 during those nights for this Robert Glinski–directed war drama – based on a well-known Polish novel – which tells the true-life story of a group of scouts called ‘Szare Szeregi’ (Gray Ranks), which has remained legendary for more than seventy years.


During the Nazi occupation of Warsaw they partake in a daring plot to rescue one of its members – who has been imprisoned and tortured by the Germans – from right under the noses of the enemy, in this English-subtitled movie which stars Kamil Szeptycki, Marcel Sabat and Tomasz Zietek.

This maverick military action was the single biggest feat of this kind undertaken by a youth resistance organisation in all of occupied Europe during the Second World War, as the group defied the acceptance of the Nazi invasion – and heroically engaged in the struggle to bring honour and liberty to their precious homeland.

Jonathan Wheeler, General Manager of the Boongate-based multiplex, said: “I have been trying my hardest to get films specifically for the city’s (and surrounding area) Polish and Eastern communities at the cinema, and due to the popularity of Redirected last year we have managed to acquire the rights to get this hit film screened here.

“Hopefully we can now make these types of successful ventures a regular occurrence, as we look to build this market going forward.”

Go to for further details and ticket information, with all screenings available with XLR seating.

Gavin Miller

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