Bond on the Big Screen: Film Screening Alerts

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  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
    Posts: 12,969
    Looking forward to The Prince Charles Cinema screening of Casino Royale Thursday.

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    https://princecharlescinema.com/PrinceCharlesCinema.dll/WhatsOn?f=17896573

  • MalloryMallory Do mosquitoes have friends?
    Posts: 2,055
    UK Box Office Takings for the 60th Anniversary re-releases (so far):
    Note: Weekend takings only (Fri-Sun), films are screening in the week.

    Source: https://www.bfi.org.uk/industry-data-insights/weekend-box-office-figures

    Dr No
    Position: 29th
    Total: £8,349
    Screens: 89
    Average: £94

    From Russia With Love
    Position: 26th
    Total: £8,806
    Screens: 104
    Average: £85

    Goldfinger
    Position: 22nd
    Total: £13,960
    Screens: 118
    Average: £118

    Thunderball
    Position: 23rd
    Total: £7,909
    Screens: 98
    Average: £81

    You Only Live Twice
    Position: 30th
    Total: £8,030
    Screens: 96
    Average: £84

    On Her Majestys Secret Service
    Position: 29th
    Total: £11,114
    Screens: 110
    Average: £101

    Diamonds Are Forever
    Position: 34th
    Total: £6,638
    Screens: 99
    Average: £67

    Live and Let Die
    Position: 28th
    Total: £10,767
    Screens: 114
    Average: £94

    The Man with the Golden Gun
    Position: 23rd
    Total: £8,001
    Screens: 102
    Average: £78

    The Spy Who Loved Me
    Position: 14th
    Total: £12,845
    Screens: 101
    Average: £127

    Moonraker
    Position: 18th
    Total: £8,494
    Screens: 102
    Average: £83

    For Your Eyes Only
    Position: 24th
    Total: £7,631
    Screens: 104
    Average: £73

    Octopussy
    Position: 20th
    Total: £6,449
    Screens: 99
    Average: £66

    A View to a Kill
    Position: 21st
    Total: £8,065
    Screens: 98
    Average: £82

    A strong showing for AVTAK, especially as it was on ITV1 over the same weekend, and the UK was very very hot. Maybe audiences decided to cool off with May Day and co.
  • Red_SnowRed_Snow Australia
    Posts: 2,495
    Casino Royale screening at the National Nordic Museum, Seattle on 28 July, 2022.
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
    Posts: 12,969
    Cool. Too bad it wasn't LAST month, though.

  • MakeshiftPythonMakeshiftPython “Baja?!”
    edited July 2022 Posts: 8,019
    To folks in USA. An IMAX theater in Sacramento, California is screening six Bond films starting in August: GF, OHMSS, TSWLM, TLD, GE and CR.

    https://www.tickmarq.com/sites/esquireimax/films/#coming-soon
  • RemingtonRemington I'll do anything for a woman with a knife.
    Posts: 1,533
    To folks in USA. An IMAX theater in Sacramento, California is screening six Bond films starting in August: GF, OHMSS, TSWLM, TLD, GE and CR.

    https://www.tickmarq.com/sites/esquireimax/films/#coming-soon

    Finally
  • Posts: 6,794
    THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS (1987)
    Went to see Daltons fabulous debut last night. Excellent print, ( though low turnout!) this one never disappoints. Great story, superb Bond, thrilling action ( best pts in the series, full stop!) John Barrys wonderful last score, hard to believe this is 35 yrs old, still top notch viewing! Roll on LTK, then I'll be giving it a break for a few weeks when Ol' Brossa does his schtick!
  • MalloryMallory Do mosquitoes have friends?
    edited July 2022 Posts: 2,055
    UK Box Office Takings for the 60th Anniversary re-releases (so far):
    Note: Weekend takings only (Fri-Sun), films are screening in the week.

    Source: https://www.bfi.org.uk/industry-data-insights/weekend-box-office-figures

    Dr No
    Position: 29th
    Total: £8,349
    Screens: 89
    Average: £94

    From Russia With Love
    Position: 26th
    Total: £8,806
    Screens: 104
    Average: £85

    Goldfinger
    Position: 22nd
    Total: £13,960
    Screens: 118
    Average: £118

    Thunderball
    Position: 23rd
    Total: £7,909
    Screens: 98
    Average: £81

    You Only Live Twice
    Position: 30th
    Total: £8,030
    Screens: 96
    Average: £84

    On Her Majestys Secret Service
    Position: 29th
    Total: £11,114
    Screens: 110
    Average: £101

    Diamonds Are Forever
    Position: 34th
    Total: £6,638
    Screens: 99
    Average: £67

    Live and Let Die
    Position: 28th
    Total: £10,767
    Screens: 114
    Average: £94

    The Man with the Golden Gun
    Position: 23rd
    Total: £8,001
    Screens: 102
    Average: £78

    The Spy Who Loved Me
    Position: 14th
    Total: £12,845
    Screens: 101
    Average: £127

    Moonraker
    Position: 18th
    Total: £8,494
    Screens: 102
    Average: £83

    For Your Eyes Only
    Position: 24th
    Total: £7,631
    Screens: 104
    Average: £73

    Octopussy
    Position: 20th
    Total: £6,449
    Screens: 99
    Average: £66

    A View to a Kill
    Position: 21st
    Total: £8,065
    Screens: 98
    Average: £82

    The Living Daylights
    Position: 24th
    Total: £10,707
    Screens: 100
    Average: £107

    Clearly the Dalton fans out in force this week, giving TLD a clear boost over the more recent Moore outings, and giving the fifth best total so far.

    Will be interesting to see what LTK does given its 15 rating.
  • Posts: 6,794
    Thats great that TLD did so well, though it wasnt reflected in the screening I went to last night. Quite lower than usual. Booked my ticket for next weeks LTK , but they are showing it in a much smaller screen and later time!
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
    Posts: 3,102
    The BFI has released more details of its 'Bond at 60' weekend, September 30 - October 2, including Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson in conversation:

    https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=jamesbondat60
  • Posts: 5,796
    Apparently, the Bond movies had started showing in select Paris (and banlieue) cinemas while I was on vacation. If ever OHMSS is part of the package, I'll go and see it, no matter what the time, because it's the only Bond movie I have never seen in a theater.
  • DwayneDwayne New York City
    edited July 2022 Posts: 2,611
    A question for @Mallory. Are the Bond films being screened frequently during the day or only at selected times?

    I just got back from a Saturday afternoon screening of FRWL here in New York and was pleased to see a really good turnout. Of course, this was a one-off and part of a larger retrospective of films released during 1962-1964 and we are not getting the full Bond 60th treatment.

    Thanks.
  • MalloryMallory Do mosquitoes have friends?
    Posts: 2,055
    @Dwayne It depends on the cinema but my local ones have been once on a Sunday afternoon and once on a Tuesday evening.
  • Posts: 6,794
    Here in Ireland, its just one screening on a Tuesday evening.
  • Posts: 1,703
    Some MGM releases now sporting a Bond 60th anniversary logo at the beginning alongside the lion.
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
    Posts: 3,102
    My local Odeon it's Tuesdays, other cinemas it's Saturday, Sunday or Monday. I guess it depends how many screens they have and what else is going on.
  • HildebrandRarityHildebrandRarity Centre international d'assistance aux personnes déplacées, Paris, France
    Posts: 467
    All 25 titles are supposed to be shown in Paris, at UGC Ciné Cité Les Halles, starting today, as part of the 60th Anniversary celebration.

    MGM has apparently partnered with movie chain UGC on a few other events. For instance, UGC has a weekly thing where they do some classic title in something like 40 movie theaters for a special screening.
    It was the case for Goldfinger last week, and for The Spy Who Loved Me next week, and they also plan to do Die Another Day (don't ask me why) and Skyfall by October to cover all four major actors.
    Goldfinger was fine, but due to a change in the schedule for this particular theater, I was able to see TSWLM on Sunday in UGC Normandie, a very large theater at the Champs-Élysées that's also equipped for 70mm, and it was stunning, even if the transfer wasn't fresh.

    The Les Halles retrospective plays a little differently. It's a major complex with something like 20 theaters, and they've commissioned two of them during three weeks to show the complete series, with the titles paired.
    It starts with Dr. No and From Russia with Love, getting each five screenings today. They move up to TMWTGG/TSWLM on August 7, then they have another day for all these early films from August 8 to 12, once again chronologically.
    I guess that Moonraker -> DAD will come next, with the same repeats, but the precise schedule is yet to be announced.
  • edited August 2022 Posts: 6,794
    LICENCE TO KILL (1989)
    Great showing last night for Daltons 2nd. Very humid evening, reminded me of its debut in'89, which was a really hot Summer. Really good turnout for this showing too, biggest since GF. So I guess our Tim is more popular than is perceived?
    Anyway, still a cracking Bond movie, good story, excellent cast, and some of the best action sequences of the series! And Dalton still brilliant, oh what a tragedy he never got to do more!
    So I be taking a break now, looking forward to seeing CR in September!
  • peterpeter Toronto
    Posts: 8,440
    @Mathis1 ... coincidentally watched Licence to Kill last night, and everything Dalton "got right" about the character, he realllllly got right. And apart from the physical production looking a little flat, Davi and Dalton popped off the screen (Lowell was also charming and cute, and she could be tough without being unrealistic in the action sequences; she's gorgeous and quietly sexy as well).

    Although I believe there was a writer's strike at the time, and the script couldn't be polished, this story was really tight with some very dark humour (Davi delivering some lovely ones, but Dalton's, "let's make this a proper family reunion. Give me your gun" was icy cool, put a smile on my face).

  • MalloryMallory Do mosquitoes have friends?
    Posts: 2,055
    peter wrote: »
    @Mathis1 ... coincidentally watched Licence to Kill last night, and everything Dalton "got right" about the character, he realllllly got right. And apart from the physical production looking a little flat, Davi and Dalton popped off the screen (Lowell was also charming and cute, and she could be tough without being unrealistic in the action sequences; she's gorgeous and quietly sexy as well).

    Although I believe there was a writer's strike at the time, and the script couldn't be polished, this story was really tight with some very dark humour (Davi delivering some lovely ones, but Dalton's, "let's make this a proper family reunion. Give me your gun" was icy cool, put a smile on my face).

    LTK’s script issues due to the strike is not reflected in the final film, unlike QoS, for example. If you didnt know there were issues, you wouldnt suspect it watching the finished film.
  • edited August 2022 Posts: 6,794
    peter wrote: »
    @Mathis1 ... coincidentally watched Licence to Kill last night, and everything Dalton "got right" about the character, he realllllly got right. And apart from the physical production looking a little flat, Davi and Dalton popped off the screen (Lowell was also charming and cute, and she could be tough without being unrealistic in the action sequences; she's gorgeous and quietly sexy as well).

    Although I believe there was a writer's strike at the time, and the script couldn't be polished, this story was really tight with some very dark humour (Davi delivering some lovely ones, but Dalton's, "let's make this a proper family reunion. Give me your gun" was icy cool, put a smile on my face).

    Yes, Richard Maibaum was unable to finish the script, and it was left to Michael Wilson to complete it. Considering this I still rate LTK as one of the tightest of screenplays, it has a beginning, middle and end, and the story builds with good twists, gaining momentum to the thrilling finale, not the case with most Bond scripts. And agree, Dalton and Davi are electric together, and I adore Carey Lowell, utterly gorgeous and great chemistry with Timothy!
  • HildebrandRarityHildebrandRarity Centre international d'assistance aux personnes déplacées, Paris, France
    Posts: 467
    Was Maryam D'Abo cast when it was still Brosnan who was supposed to be the lead in The Living Daylights?
    That's a big difference between the two movies. Dalton could be something of an introvert. With Maryam D'Abo, who was supposed to be a "normal" woman caught in these events, à la Tatiana Romanova, their romance is subtle and convincing but quite lowkey as a result. While with Lowell, who has more "moxie", he leaves his comfort zone and gets more assertive as a result, closer to what's expected from a screen Bond in the process.
    They played the Romanova card again with Goldeneye, and Brosnan was definitely a better match to Izabella Scorupco than Dalton would have been. And I say this as somebody who definitely prefers Dalton to Brosnan otherwise.
  • Posts: 6,794
    Was Maryam D'Abo cast when it was still Brosnan who was supposed to be the lead in The Living Daylights?
    That's a big difference between the two movies. Dalton could be something of an introvert. With Maryam D'Abo, who was supposed to be a "normal" woman caught in these events, à la Tatiana Romanova, their romance is subtle and convincing but quite lowkey as a result. While with Lowell, who has more "moxie", he leaves his comfort zone and gets more assertive as a result, closer to what's expected from a screen Bond in the process.
    They played the Romanova card again with Goldeneye, and Brosnan was definitely a better match to Izabella Scorupco than Dalton would have been. And I say this as somebody who definitely prefers Dalton to Brosnan otherwise.

    As far as I remember, Maryam was playing Tatiana in the screentests for TLD, and so impressed the Producers that they offered her the main role!
    I disagree what you say about Dalton, think he could have played against any leading lady, he seemed to have a natural chemistry with other actors. Brossa, on the other hand..well........!!
  • Posts: 5,796
    All 25 titles are supposed to be shown in Paris, at UGC Ciné Cité Les Halles, starting today, as part of the 60th Anniversary celebration.

    MGM has apparently partnered with movie chain UGC on a few other events. For instance, UGC has a weekly thing where they do some classic title in something like 40 movie theaters for a special screening.
    It was the case for Goldfinger last week, and for The Spy Who Loved Me next week, and they also plan to do Die Another Day (don't ask me why) and Skyfall by October to cover all four major actors.
    Goldfinger was fine, but due to a change in the schedule for this particular theater, I was able to see TSWLM on Sunday in UGC Normandie, a very large theater at the Champs-Élysées that's also equipped for 70mm, and it was stunning, even if the transfer wasn't fresh.

    The Les Halles retrospective plays a little differently. It's a major complex with something like 20 theaters, and they've commissioned two of them during three weeks to show the complete series, with the titles paired.
    It starts with Dr. No and From Russia with Love, getting each five screenings today. They move up to TMWTGG/TSWLM on August 7, then they have another day for all these early films from August 8 to 12, once again chronologically.
    I guess that Moonraker -> DAD will come next, with the same repeats, but the precise schedule is yet to be announced.

    And I'll be there on friday, at 15.30, to see the only Bond movie I was never zable to see in a theater, namely OHMSS. Those snow covered mountains alone deserve to be ssen on a big screen.
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
    Posts: 3,102
    I also saw LTK in the cinema this week (not a big turnout at the Beckenham Odeon...) and boy does it work on the big screen.

    Biggest audience laugh: Pam responding "BULLSHIT" to Q's line about Bond shagging lots of women in the line of duty.

    Thing I hadn't noticed before: Sanchez kissing Lupe, then saying "You want one too?" to his iguana and giving it a little peck. (Improvised? I recall reading that Davi carried the iggy around on set and got very fond of it.)
  • Posts: 6,794
    Agent_99 wrote: »
    I also saw LTK in the cinema this week (not a big turnout at the Beckenham Odeon...) and boy does it work on the big screen.

    Biggest audience laugh: Pam responding "BULLSHIT" to Q's line about Bond shagging lots of women in the line of duty.

    Thing I hadn't noticed before: Sanchez kissing Lupe, then saying "You want one too?" to his iguana and giving it a little peck. (Improvised? I recall reading that Davi carried the iggy around on set and got very fond of it.)

    Wow, that line of Pams got a big laugh at my screening too! A surprising no reaction was what I thought the best line in it, Sanchezs "Launder it!"
    Not a titter!?
    Agree LTK works really well on the big screen, really enjoyed it!
  • MalloryMallory Do mosquitoes have friends?
    Posts: 2,055
    UK Box Office Takings for the 60th Anniversary re-releases (so far):
    Note: Weekend takings only (Fri-Sun), films are screening in the week.

    Source: https://www.bfi.org.uk/industry-data-insights/weekend-box-office-figures

    Dr No
    Position: 29th
    Total: £8,349
    Screens: 89
    Average: £94

    From Russia With Love
    Position: 26th
    Total: £8,806
    Screens: 104
    Average: £85

    Goldfinger
    Position: 22nd
    Total: £13,960
    Screens: 118
    Average: £118

    Thunderball
    Position: 23rd
    Total: £7,909
    Screens: 98
    Average: £81

    You Only Live Twice
    Position: 30th
    Total: £8,030
    Screens: 96
    Average: £84

    On Her Majestys Secret Service
    Position: 29th
    Total: £11,114
    Screens: 110
    Average: £101

    Diamonds Are Forever
    Position: 34th
    Total: £6,638
    Screens: 99
    Average: £67

    Live and Let Die
    Position: 28th
    Total: £10,767
    Screens: 114
    Average: £94

    The Man with the Golden Gun
    Position: 23rd
    Total: £8,001
    Screens: 102
    Average: £78

    The Spy Who Loved Me
    Position: 14th
    Total: £12,845
    Screens: 101
    Average: £127

    Moonraker
    Position: 18th
    Total: £8,494
    Screens: 102
    Average: £83

    For Your Eyes Only
    Position: 24th
    Total: £7,631
    Screens: 104
    Average: £73

    Octopussy
    Position: 20th
    Total: £6,449
    Screens: 99
    Average: £66

    A View to a Kill
    Position: 21st
    Total: £8,065
    Screens: 98
    Average: £82

    The Living Daylights
    Position: 24th
    Total: £10,707
    Screens: 100
    Average: £107

    Licence to Kill
    Position: 27th
    Total: £9,667
    Screens: 99
    Average: £98

    Nice to see Licence to Kill get a strong welcome at the box office, only down slightly on TLD, impressive given its more restrictive 15 rating, and the fact it was on UK tv over the weekend.

    Into the Brosnan era now.
  • edited August 2022 Posts: 6,794
    Yes, there was definitely more people than usual at the showing of LTK that I attended, which is great!
  • MalloryMallory Do mosquitoes have friends?
    edited August 2022 Posts: 2,055
    UK Box Office Takings for the 60th Anniversary re-releases (so far):
    Note: Weekend takings only (Fri-Sun), films are screening in the week.

    Source: https://www.bfi.org.uk/industry-data-insights/weekend-box-office-figures

    Dr No
    Position: 29th
    Total: £8,349
    Screens: 89
    Average: £94

    From Russia With Love
    Position: 26th
    Total: £8,806
    Screens: 104
    Average: £85

    Goldfinger
    Position: 22nd
    Total: £13,960
    Screens: 118
    Average: £118

    Thunderball
    Position: 23rd
    Total: £7,909
    Screens: 98
    Average: £81

    You Only Live Twice
    Position: 30th
    Total: £8,030
    Screens: 96
    Average: £84

    On Her Majestys Secret Service
    Position: 29th
    Total: £11,114
    Screens: 110
    Average: £101

    Diamonds Are Forever
    Position: 34th
    Total: £6,638
    Screens: 99
    Average: £67

    Live and Let Die
    Position: 28th
    Total: £10,767
    Screens: 114
    Average: £94

    The Man with the Golden Gun
    Position: 23rd
    Total: £8,001
    Screens: 102
    Average: £78

    The Spy Who Loved Me
    Position: 14th
    Total: £12,845
    Screens: 101
    Average: £127

    Moonraker
    Position: 18th
    Total: £8,494
    Screens: 102
    Average: £83

    For Your Eyes Only
    Position: 24th
    Total: £7,631
    Screens: 104
    Average: £73

    Octopussy
    Position: 20th
    Total: £6,449
    Screens: 99
    Average: £66

    A View to a Kill
    Position: 21st
    Total: £8,065
    Screens: 98
    Average: £82

    The Living Daylights
    Position: 24th
    Total: £10,707
    Screens: 100
    Average: £107

    Licence to Kill
    Position: 27th
    Total: £9,667
    Screens: 99
    Average: £98

    Goldeneye
    Position: 22nd
    Total: £16,800 (£17,864 culm)
    Screens: 137
    Average: £123

    Goldeneye explodes into cinemas with the highest takings so far, easily beating former first place TSWLM. Aided by more screens (137 is also the highest to date), but a lower average per screen that TSWLM. The Bros-aissance is on!

    FWIW I saw Goldeneye on Friday night (8pm) in the largest screen my local Odeon has, and it was a total blast. Excellent 4k picture and the sound cranked up to 11. Ridiculously enjoyable.

    Curiously, both Casino Royale and Skyfall also appears in this week's charts, taking a grand total of £217 and £55 respectively (not sure where this is, maybe The Prince Charles Cinema as part of their separate 007 season, but all the others haven't featured to date).
  • Posts: 1,165
    There was a wonderful turn out for Goldeneye at my local cinema yesterday.
    It had a bigger audience than the screening of Bullet Train I went to last Friday night.

    The crowd really seemed to have a blast with the film. I’ve been to every movie thus far with the 60th anniversary re-releases and the jokes in Goldeneye got great loud laughs throughout. It was a hit!
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