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Film, Sat 16 May 2020, £14

Secret Cinema at the Vulcan

Secret Cinema at the Vulcan

Watch the Battle of Britain at London Southend Airport on 16 May.


London Southend Airport,


Join us for a unique screening of the 1969 epic film 'The Battle of Britain' starring Sir Laurence Olivier and Sir Michael Caine at London Southend Airport.

With an all-star cast, the film tells the story of the summer and autumn of 1940 when the Royal Air Force defeated the Nazi Luftwaffe, forcing Adolf Hitler to cancel his plans to invade Great Britain.

Much of the film was short in the skies above south-east England.

As RAF Rochford, London Southend Airport was an RAF Fighter Command base during the Battle, so this is a unique opportunity to watch the film at an airfield used by 'The Few' in the year that marks the 80th anniversary of the Battle.

The ‘cinema’ will be inside airport Hangar 5 with Vulcan XL426 parked outside. The Vulcan will be open for cockpit visits before the film starts.

To capture that real cinema feel, there will a doughnut, ice cream and popcorn kiosk as well as a licensed bar selling beers, lagers, wines and soft drinks.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsTelephone (public)Wheelchairs availableFacilities for conferencing

Disabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 16 May 2020 20:00 to 22:30
Gates open at 6.30 pm for aircraft tours and cockpit visits (subject to availability).


VRT Members - £11.00.



Plan route to London Southend Airport using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TQ 872888  Lat: 51.56698 Long: 0.69964

Getting to London Southend Airport:
By car

" Continue on M25 to junction 29 A127 - Southend Bound
" Once on A127 continue down for 18 miles until Cuckoo Corner Roundabout
" Take first exit (left) at Cuckoo Corner Roundabout on to the A1159 Manners Way and continue down
" At the Harp House Roundabout take the third exit (straight on) onto the airport site
" At the next smaller roundabout take the second exit (straight on) onto the Eastern Perimeter Road
" Follow this road straight on and the terminal will be on your left

By rail
" There are up to 8 trains an hour during peak from Central London to Southend Airport Railway Station
" The airport train station sits on the London Liverpool Street Station to Southend Victoria Station line
" Journey time from London Liverpool Street Station is 52 minutes
" Journey time from Stratford London Station is 43 minutes

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Southend Airport station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Disabled accessDisabled access