Friday, June 27, 2014
The Strand Cinema of Georgetown, 710 Front St., will show the film “Nicky’s Family” on Fri., June 27 at 2:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 28 at 7 p.m.
Nicholas Winton, an Englishman, who is 105, organized the rescue of 669 Czech and Slovak children just before the outbreak of World War II.
Winton did not speak about these events with anyone for more than half a century. His story would have probably been forgotten if his wife, fifty years later, hadn’t found a suitcase in the attic, full of documents and transport plans. Today the story of this rescue is known all over the world. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II and the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 583 recognizing his remarkable deed.
Winton’s story is a very emotional one, and thousands of children in many countries have decided to follow in his footsteps and do something important. They think up various charity projects and even help in the saving of lives of undernourished and sick children in Cambodia and Africa.
120,000 children in the Czech Republic have signed a petition to award Nicholas Winton the Nobel Prize for Peace. Most recently, his story was highlighted on the April 27 edition of “60 Minutes” on CBS-TV.
Tickets for “Nicky’s Family” are available at the Cinema box office a half hour before the film begins. Admission is $5 for Strand Cinema members and $7 for general admission. For questions please feel free to call 843-527-2924 3# and leave a voicemail message.