The Imitation Game is released in cinemas today, and other than looking to be a great film with a great cast (Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode and Mark Strong for starters) it is also high in relevance to the Milton Keynes area.
You'll probably be aware of the history surrounding Bletchley Park and the amazing decoding work which was done there during the Second World War, led by Alan Turing. Alan Turing and his team were given the task of cracking the German Enigma code, a nail-biting race against time and something which was deemed impossible. The genius work of Alan Turing helped dramatically shorten the war, and consequently saved thousands of lives.
Bletchley Park opened a special exhibition on Monday on the making of the film and the story of Alan Turing. Having had some of the film filmed on location at Bletchley park, it is a great exhibition with not only props and costumes worn by the cast to see, but also the real locations where the film was shot.
The film is expected to draw many visitors to Bletchley Park, and the exhibition is open for a year in order to give as many visitors and fans as possible the chance to see it for themselves. The Imitation Game is a great chance to have the story of Bletchley Park, and Alan Turning in particular, told, and with a great cast it looks to be a great watch.
For more information on Bletchley Park, visit the website by clicking here.
You can watch the trailer for the movie below. For film times visit the Cineworld or Odeon website for Milton Keynes.