“PUT The Kibosh” on the Kaiser at a day of events centred around a screening of Oh! What A Lovely War.

It’s all been arranged by On Location Films which aims to turn its film screenings into memorable events.

The sponge throwing will be between 1pm and 2.30pm in and around Worthing Pier to help commemorate the centenary of the beginning of the First World War.

The Southwick Players, dressed in Pierrot costume, will to do a live performance and a brass band will parade along the prom from 1pm before the screening in the Pavilion Theatre.

The main event is Richard Attenborough’s directorial debut, which was shot on Brighton’s West Pier and the Palace Pier and features the great and good of the 1960s.

Silver-tongued Attenborough talked Dirk Bogarde, John Gielgud, John Mills, Kenneth More and Lawrence Olivier into appearing in his adaptation of Charles Chilton and Joan Littlewood’s stage play.

Chilton had penned a radio documentary after visiting Arras during a family holiday to look for the grave of the father he never had.

It featured popular songs and hymns from a 1917 collection called Tommy’s Tunes which were reinvented by First World War soldiers to reflect their feelings on seeing the carnage.

He collaborated with Littlewood to make a stage version, performed in Pierrot costume and supposed to resemble a show at the end of the pier, in 1963.

Attenborough took the idea and filmed much of his version around Brighton. The theatre/recruiting scene was made in the theatre of the Palace Pier.

On Location Films has previously screened Twelve Angry Men at Worthing Court and Dawn Of The Dead in the Guildbourne Shopping Centre.

As Peter Lovett from On Location Films says, “It may not be all over by Christmas, but it should be by 6pm!”

Oh! What A Lovely War 

Pavilion Theatre, Union Place, Worthing, Thursday, August 2 

Tickets £7/£10. Call 01903 206206 or visit worthingtheatres.co.uk.