Indies at the Avalon: Bombshell the Hedy Lamarr Story

The Avalon Theatre
Indies at the Avalon: Bombshell the Hedy Lamarr Story

The Avalon Theatre presents a five-week film series taking place on Monday evenings. Our focus on out of the ordinary films is sure to surprise and delight movie-goers. Join us for one or purchase a pass for all five and get one film free!

2017
Rating: NR
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 90 minutes

When Nazi U-Boats torpedo a ship carrying 83 school children during World War II, Hollywood movie star, Hedy Lamarr, decides to exact revenge. At night, after shooting her scenes on set, she works on a secret radio system that will allow the Allies to torpedo Nazi U-Boats with deadly accuracy. Her sketches remain ideas until a chance encounter with an eccentric composer enables her to transform them into useful technology. The secret communication system she creates is groundbreaking and eventually changes the course of history. It would make a terrific fictional film, but this story happens to be true. Hedy Lamarr, the screen siren who was called "the most beautiful woman in the world" and starred alongside Hollywood giants like Spencer Tracy, Jimmy Stewart and Clark Gable, invented a wireless form of communication called "frequency hopping" that revolutionized mobile communications all over the world, a feat that would directly lead to the creation of secure communications for wireless phones, Bluetooth, GPS and WiFi technology itself

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Indies at the Avalon: Bombshell the Hedy Lamarr Story
Event starts on Feb 12, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Event ends on Feb 12, 2018 at 10:00 pm
Ticket Prices:
$10
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Feb 12, 2018 Feb 12, 2018 America/Denver Indies at the Avalon: Bombshell the Hedy Lamarr Story

The Avalon Theatre presents a five-week film series taking place on Monday evenings. Our focus on out of the ordinary films is sure to surprise and delight movie-goers. Join us for one or purchase a pass for all five and get one film free!

2017
Rating: NR
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 90 minutes

When Nazi U-Boats torpedo a ship carrying 83 school children during World War II, Hollywood movie star, Hedy Lamarr, decides to exact revenge. At night, after shooting her scenes on set, she works on a secret radio system that will allow the Allies to torpedo Nazi U-Boats with deadly accuracy. Her sketches remain ideas until a chance encounter with an eccentric composer enables her to transform them into useful technology. The secret communication system she creates is groundbreaking and eventually changes the course of history. It would make a terrific fictional film, but this story happens to be true. Hedy Lamarr, the screen siren who was called "the most beautiful woman in the world" and starred alongside Hollywood giants like Spencer Tracy, Jimmy Stewart and Clark Gable, invented a wireless form of communication called "frequency hopping" that revolutionized mobile communications all over the world, a feat that would directly lead to the creation of secure communications for wireless phones, Bluetooth, GPS and WiFi technology itself

The Avalon Theatre

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The Avalon Theatre
Address: 645 Main Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501

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