Breeze showing of Apollo 11 free at Stadium Friday night

Breeze showing of Apollo 11 free at Stadium Friday night

WOONSOCKET – The film “Apollo 11,” called “one of the most astonishing space films ever made” by The Guardian, and a winner at the Sundance Film Festival, will be shown free of charge this Friday evening, July 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square.

The film recalls and will celebrate the historic voyage of Apollo 11, which 50 years ago this weekend first took two men – Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin – to walk the surface of the moon and then returned them safely to Earth.

The film’s showing will be sponsored and donated to viewers by The Valley Breeze as a gift to the community. No tickets are needed; patrons need only show up for free entry. The theater is air-conditioned, and refreshments will be for sale.

“For those of us who are old enough to remember, that was one of the unforgettable days in our lives,” said Breeze Publisher Tom Ward.

“I hope people might come with their children and grandchildren to share what was one of the most glorious days in all history,” said Ward. “I recall that everyone around the world was awestruck as we all watched the shadow of Neil Armstrong come down that lunar module ladder and bounce around in the low-gravity environment of the moon. It’s worth sharing again.”