It is a classic film but what is the link between Ishiro Honda's 1954 Godzilla and the 60th anniversary of CND?
"Godzilla is both the definitive monster movie and a bold metaphor for the perils and paranoia of the nuclear age" states Greater Manchester and District CND, which is hosting the screening on Saturday 17th February.
"Godzilla, the story of a radiation-breathing beast, was released at the height of fears around nuclear testing" they add "The US tested nukes in March 1954 on Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands and the full impacts of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 were still being understood. The film's powerful warnings remain as relevant as ever, as nuclear war in the Asia Pacific region is back on the US President's agenda."
The film will be introduced by Sean Morris, Secretary of Mayors for Peace UK, who recently visited Hiroshima and met with members of the Hibakusha - survivors of the atomic bombings of Japan.
Saturday 17th February
Doors open 6:30pm, screening at 7pm
3 Minute Theatre
Afflecks Arcade, 33-39 Oldham Street, Manchester M1 1JG
Tickets are £5 but should be booked in advance as it is a small venue – click here for details
All proceeds will be going towards Greater Manchester CND's 2018 Campaigning Fund
For further details also see the Facebook event page – click here
Previous to this screening on 17th February, there is a public meeting on 'Why We Need An Anti-War Government' between 2pm and 4pm at the Mechanics Institute – for more details see previous Salford Star article – click here