This month’s film from the Flicks and Friends group is King of Thieves which will be screened at the Plaza Community Cinema, Waterloo on 18 September. Doors open at 1pm with the film starting at 1.30pm.
The film tells the story of the epic multi-million-pound robbery initially believed to be undertaken by a gang of super-thieves. The actual perpetrators were a group of tough-guy retired criminals in their late 60s and 70s — with all kinds of physical maladies — who were mostly unoccupied and bored, until they consulted a bunch of how-to books and figured out a way to pull off one last hurrah over a long weekend in April 2015.
Entering the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Company property via a lift shaft, they drilled through the 50cm thick vault walls with heavy machinery and escaped with a haul estimated to be worth around £200 million.
The screening is aimed at those aged over 60 years of age. Age Concern Crosby, which organises the Flicks and Friends group, says that there is no need to book, just come along.
The £1 entry includes the film, tea/coffee, biscuits and an opportunity to meet new friends. Free refreshments for over 60s. All proceeds will go towards Age Concern Crosby.