The NTTD Premiere/Press Tour Thread

edited January 10 in No Time To Die (2020) Posts: 2,778
Time to kick this off...looks like we may find out the date of the London World Premiere next week:



(Ideally this thread should be for all discussions pertaining to the red carpet premieres and press events/junkets/interviews!)

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Schedule to date:

between March 30 - April 1 TBC - World Premiere, London
April 7 - Monaco Premiere
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  • Posts: 12,009
    Excellent! Don't really listen to Radio 1 as I am a bit long in the tooth lets say? :)) But? Let us see what else may happen next week?
  • edited January 2 Posts: 4,195
    Could this be linked to the title singer reveal? We are due that announcement any day now.....it's likely the singer will be a Radio 1-friendly artist.

    It would explain the promotion. Also, if I remeber correctly BBC got an exclusive interview with Sam Smith on Radio 1 as part of the reveal he was doing Spectre.
  • edited January 2 Posts: 2,778
    Could this be linked to the title singer reveal? We are due that announcement any day now.....it's likely the singer will be a Radio 1-friendly artist.

    It would explain the promotion. Also, if I remeber correctly BBC got an exclusive interview with Sam Smith on Radio 1 as part of the reveal he was doing Spectre.

    I'd think they'd run a giveaway like this on the UK's biggest radio station regardless of that, and R1 would jump at the chance to be associated with Bond/get access to the talent for interviews.
  • BondAficionadoBondAficionado Former IMDBer
    Posts: 1,764
    Great idea for a thread. I'm still debating on heading to London for the world premiere and I'll only be able to go if I hear folk chime in with their expertise regarding how things like these work. Correct me if I'm wrong, but haven't quite a few members here been to previous JB premieres?
  • Posts: 2,778
    Great idea for a thread. I'm still debating on heading to London for the world premiere and I'll only be able to go if I hear folk chime in with their expertise regarding how things like these work. Correct me if I'm wrong, but haven't quite a few members here been to previous JB premieres?

    Basically there's two ways for a fan to take part in the premiere experience:

    1. Actually *attend*, walk the red carpet, see the film at the Royal Albert Hall (will be shocked if it's not there this time) introduced by the stars and of course the Royals...
    A few tickets for the Skyfall one were made available to the public, for SP since the UK release was the same night they didn't. But if your goal is to meet Craig and co and get photos and autographs etc, unless you manage to nab an after-party ticket - and even then as there'll be so many attending there's no doubt a talent only area where the big names will exclusively be - you'll be out of luck.
    2. Experience it with fans/mere mortals by hanging by the red carpet, where the talent will be signing autographs, taking pictures etc.. in the past one could just rock up a few hours before to get a good spot but now due to health and safety and security concerns it's a bit more complex. For Spectre, you had to show up to the RAH before 8am on the day to get a wristband, which then guarantees you a spot in the viewing areas (which will be cordoned off from pedestrians). You'd then be asked to come back at around 2-4pm before the carpet starts. With NTTD there's a chance, because there will be loads of people there for Rami, that wristbands will be given out day before instead of morning of.

    Competitions such as the Radio 1 one offer a mix of both - there's usually a special competition winner viewing area on the carpet, and then those people are let into the venue to see the film.

    Hope this makes sense!
  • Posts: 4,195
    antovolk wrote: »
    Great idea for a thread. I'm still debating on heading to London for the world premiere and I'll only be able to go if I hear folk chime in with their expertise regarding how things like these work. Correct me if I'm wrong, but haven't quite a few members here been to previous JB premieres?

    Basically there's two ways for a fan to take part in the premiere experience:

    1. Actually *attend*, walk the red carpet, see the film at the Royal Albert Hall (will be shocked if it's not there this time) introduced by the stars and of course the Royals...
    A few tickets for the Skyfall one were made available to the public, for SP since the UK release was the same night they didn't. But if your goal is to meet Craig and co and get photos and autographs etc, unless you manage to nab an after-party ticket - and even then as there'll be so many attending there's no doubt a talent only area where the big names will exclusively be - you'll be out of luck.

    I actually went to the SF premiere and this wasn't' my experience.

    You get to walk the red carpet and talk to the actors and crew. I walked alongside Michael G Wilson and Roger Deakins and spoke to both.

    then at the entrance, everyone huddles together giving press interviews before going in to see the film. I met pretty much everyone up there, Thomas Newman, Gary Barber (in fact, I was awkwardly standing next to the head of MGM amost of this time), Naomie Harris, Jany Temine and Judi Dench. The man himself stuck around to the last minute takng selfies with fans and we were all ushered in as Prince Charles was coming.....

    To be honest, watching the film was the more arduous part of the night. The Albert Hall isn't built for film premieres. Too many people, body odour and way too high up (I have vertigo).

    You can see me here. I'm the guy with glasses and the shaved sides on the right:



    I had a pretty amazing time at the Spectre press screening - sitting behind Mark Kermode! One day I'll tell the story of how I got that ticket. But no one will believe me.

  • edited January 2 Posts: 2,778
    People's mileage may very but idk, when I've attended premieres in this way I've never been sure about approaching talent on the carpet while they're busy being interviewed or signing/getting photos with the fans doing method 2. Especially if what you're looking for is selfies or autographs as opposed to actually talking to people.

    Pretty awesome you managed to get to do that on SF tho!

    antovolk wrote: »
    Great idea for a thread. I'm still debating on heading to London for the world premiere and I'll only be able to go if I hear folk chime in with their expertise regarding how things like these work. Correct me if I'm wrong, but haven't quite a few members here been to previous JB premieres?

    Basically there's two ways for a fan to take part in the premiere experience:

    1. Actually *attend*, walk the red carpet, see the film at the Royal Albert Hall (will be shocked if it's not there this time) introduced by the stars and of course the Royals...
    A few tickets for the Skyfall one were made available to the public, for SP since the UK release was the same night they didn't. But if your goal is to meet Craig and co and get photos and autographs etc, unless you manage to nab an after-party ticket - and even then as there'll be so many attending there's no doubt a talent only area where the big names will exclusively be - you'll be out of luck.

    I actually went to the SF premiere and this wasn't' my experience.

    You get to walk the red carpet and talk to the actors and crew. I walked alongside Michael G Wilson and Roger Deakins and spoke to both.

    then at the entrance, everyone huddles together giving press interviews before going in to see the film. I met pretty much everyone up there, Thomas Newman, Gary Barber (in fact, I was awkwardly standing next to the head of MGM amost of this time), Naomie Harris, Jany Temine and Judi Dench. The man himself stuck around to the last minute takng selfies with fans and we were all ushered in as Prince Charles was coming.....

    To be honest, watching the film was the more arduous part of the night. The Albert Hall isn't built for film premieres. Too many people, body odour and way too high up (I have vertigo).

    You can see me here. I'm the guy with glasses and the shaved sides on the right:



    I had a pretty amazing time at the Spectre press screening - sitting behind Mark Kermode! One day I'll tell the story of how I got that ticket. But no one will believe me.


  • BondAficionadoBondAficionado Former IMDBer
    Posts: 1,764
    First of all thanks for sharing your experiences, @antovolk and @Pierce2Daniel. My knowledge of these premieres is limited to watching the livestreams so it really helps hearing about it firsthand from you guys. Personally I'd be seeking the simpler, more generic experience that you were talking about. So it'd be option 2. Seeing the cast/crew on the red carpet (from a short distance) would be worthwhile enough for me. A pic or autograph would be the cherry on top of course, but that's not the main reason I'd be going.

    Btw, is there a system regarding the wristbands they hand out? I.e. Do they assign people into a specific viewing area (based on earliness/capacity/randomness) or is there room to choose?
  • marketto007marketto007 Brazil
    Posts: 3,169
    antovolk wrote: »
    People's mileage may very but idk, when I've attended premieres in this way I've never been sure about approaching talent on the carpet while they're busy being interviewed or signing/getting photos with the fans doing method 2. Especially if what you're looking for is selfies or autographs as opposed to actually talking to people.

    I did it my way. And I'm sure @RC7 remember very well. :D


  • Posts: 2,778
    First of all thanks for sharing your experiences, @antovolk and @Pierce2Daniel. My knowledge of these premieres is limited to watching the livestreams so it really helps hearing about it firsthand from you guys. Personally I'd be seeking the simpler, more generic experience that you were talking about. So it'd be option 2. Seeing the cast/crew on the red carpet (from a short distance) would be worthwhile enough for me. A pic or autograph would be the cherry on top of course, but that's not the main reason I'd be going.

    Btw, is there a system regarding the wristbands they hand out? I.e. Do they assign people into a specific viewing area (based on earliness/capacity/randomness) or is there room to choose?

    Usually there's a different colour band for a specific area of the carpet, obviously the earlier you get there for the wristband collection the more choice you have.
  • BondAficionadoBondAficionado Former IMDBer
    Posts: 1,764
    antovolk wrote: »
    First of all thanks for sharing your experiences, @antovolk and @Pierce2Daniel. My knowledge of these premieres is limited to watching the livestreams so it really helps hearing about it firsthand from you guys. Personally I'd be seeking the simpler, more generic experience that you were talking about. So it'd be option 2. Seeing the cast/crew on the red carpet (from a short distance) would be worthwhile enough for me. A pic or autograph would be the cherry on top of course, but that's not the main reason I'd be going.

    Btw, is there a system regarding the wristbands they hand out? I.e. Do they assign people into a specific viewing area (based on earliness/capacity/randomness) or is there room to choose?

    Usually there's a different colour band for a specific area of the carpet, obviously the earlier you get there for the wristband collection the more choice you have.

    Good to know. Can I ask how early in the morning you ended up queuing for your wristband?
  • edited January 2 Posts: 2,778
    antovolk wrote: »
    First of all thanks for sharing your experiences, @antovolk and @Pierce2Daniel. My knowledge of these premieres is limited to watching the livestreams so it really helps hearing about it firsthand from you guys. Personally I'd be seeking the simpler, more generic experience that you were talking about. So it'd be option 2. Seeing the cast/crew on the red carpet (from a short distance) would be worthwhile enough for me. A pic or autograph would be the cherry on top of course, but that's not the main reason I'd be going.

    Btw, is there a system regarding the wristbands they hand out? I.e. Do they assign people into a specific viewing area (based on earliness/capacity/randomness) or is there room to choose?

    Usually there's a different colour band for a specific area of the carpet, obviously the earlier you get there for the wristband collection the more choice you have.

    Good to know. Can I ask how early in the morning you ended up queuing for your wristband?

    I didn't do it for Spectre but for Dunkirk I was there around 2 hours before they started giving them out. For this,. especially if you don't mind where you are, you may be fine just turning up half hour or less before whichever stated time they announce.
  • edited January 3 Posts: 2,778
    Grain of salt/TBC until EON announce of course but they are one of the go to portals for red carpet premiere info...looks like April 1 is the date for London. They updated the site today with the info: https://www.averagesocialite.com/international-events/2019/9/9/no-time-to-die-premiere-tba

    I would not be surprised if akin to Spectre, they do opening night 'previews' nationwide then simultaneous with the premiere, ahead of general release on Thursday the 2nd. Like what will be happening for the US release on the 10th - Thursday night previews on the 9th.
  • ShardlakeShardlake Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
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    When are the press screenings for NTTD likely to be @antovolk?
  • Posts: 2,778
    Shardlake wrote: »
    When are the press screenings for NTTD likely to be @antovolk?

    Week before. As noted on the invite @Pierce2Daniel posted, the SP one was Wednesday 21st Oct, so here I'd guess around March 25.
  • ShardlakeShardlake Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
    Posts: 3,963
    antovolk wrote: »
    Shardlake wrote: »
    When are the press screenings for NTTD likely to be @antovolk?

    Week before. As noted on the invite @Pierce2Daniel posted, the SP one was Wednesday 21st Oct, so here I'd guess around March 25.

    Thanks for that.

    I figured it would be something like this, so we should get a flavour of this by then for those that choose to read the reviews.
  • While I think that it will most likely be at the Albert Hall, I do hope that a Bond premiere makes a return to the Odeon Leicester Square
  • Posts: 2,778
    While I think that it will most likely be at the Albert Hall, I do hope that a Bond premiere makes a return to the Odeon Leicester Square

    I think the capacity would put a stop to that. The new refurbished Odeon seats just below 800. Together with the Cineworld (formerly Empire) IMAX next door with 700, we're talking 1,500. While RAH for the last two premieres could fit at least twice that - around 4,000 people.

    Due to this issue there have been many large-scale premieres that have moved away from Leicester Square altogether.
  • antovolk wrote: »
    While I think that it will most likely be at the Albert Hall, I do hope that a Bond premiere makes a return to the Odeon Leicester Square

    I think the capacity would put a stop to that. The new refurbished Odeon seats just below 800. Together with the Cineworld (formerly Empire) IMAX next door with 700, we're talking 1,500. While RAH for the last two premieres could fit at least twice that - around 4,000 people.

    Due to this issue there have been many large-scale premieres that have moved away from Leicester Square altogether.

    Shame. Bond and the Odeon has had a long, illustrious history.
  • RC7RC7
    Posts: 10,432
    antovolk wrote: »
    People's mileage may very but idk, when I've attended premieres in this way I've never been sure about approaching talent on the carpet while they're busy being interviewed or signing/getting photos with the fans doing method 2. Especially if what you're looking for is selfies or autographs as opposed to actually talking to people.

    I did it my way. And I'm sure @RC7 remember very well. :D


    I can confirm @marketto007 is the king of the red carpet in this regard! Nobody does it better.
  • marketto007marketto007 Brazil
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    Hahahaha lol
  • Posts: 2,778
    The Average Socialite guys are saying April 1 is a placeholder and they aren't aware of the date yet...

    in the meantime, Cornucopia Events (another one of those VIP concierge companies charging thousands for tickets) has it down for Monday, March 30. In any case, the Royal Albert Hall schedule appears free from the 29th to the 2nd...

    Hopefully we get something tomorrow from the Radio 1 stuff on this.
  • edited January 10 Posts: 2,778
    A date for the diary:

    Monaco Premiere - April 7, Grimaldi Forum.
    “No Time To Die”
    Under the High Patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert ll of Monaco, the Princess Grace Foundation-USA proudly presents an international red carpet film premiere of Ian Flemings’ 25th installment of James Bond, “No Time To Die”, starring Daniel Craig and directed by Princess Grace Award winner Cary Joji Fukunaga. For one night only Monaco will be transformed into a majestic spy-scape setting transporting you into the iconic world of 007. Honoring the late Sir Roger Moore, and benefitting the Princess Grace Foundation-USA, this exclusive black-tie affair is the first
    of its kind to take place in the Principality. Whether you’re a Bond Girl, a Bond Villain, or a Bond aficionado, this unique evening will feature surprise celebrities, shaken-not stirred martinis – and for select VIPs a private “Casino Royale” dinatoire at the Casino de Monte-Carlo.

    https://www.grimaldiforum.com/uploads/files/EVENTS 17V2compressed.pdf
    https://pgfusa.org/bond-countdown-clock/
  • Posts: 2,778
    Tickets available...for those with $$$ to spare
    https://pgfusa.org/007tickets/
  • Posts: 1,006
    Do you think tickets for the RAH premiere will be available for the public? Was that the case with Skyfall and Spectre? If so, how much do you think they would be selling for?
  • NicNacNicNac Moderator
    edited January 15 Posts: 7,194
    TR007 wrote: »
    Do you think tickets for the RAH premiere will be available for the public? Was that the case with Skyfall and Spectre? If so, how much do you think they would be selling for?

    Spectre tickets were expensive due to it being a charity event. Well over £200 each.
    I'm not sure if any were sold to the public but there were definitely alot of vacant seats to the sides where the view of the screen wasn't so good.
  • Posts: 2,778
    Skyfall was on sale via RAH's website and actually I believe it was £50-100 range!

    Remember that Spectre actually had its first public screenings across the UK simultaneous with the premiere, which is why the more expensive charity option.
  • NicNacNicNac Moderator
    Posts: 7,194
    antovolk wrote: »
    Skyfall was on sale via RAH's website and actually I believe it was £50-100 range!

    Remember that Spectre actually had its first public screenings across the UK simultaneous with the premiere, which is why the more expensive charity option.

    Yes correct. I know Skyfall was alot cheaper than Spectre for the reason you specify.
  • 00Heaven00Heaven Home
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    I do want to say for anyone planning to attending the red carpet from a fan standpoint... It isn't for the faint of heart. When I went, it was a rewarding and very exciting experience but it's also cramped and can get nasty (there were those that sell on autographs and such for money at my one and generally they were being REALLY nasty and unpleasant).

    If you are liable to fainting in cramped spaces I wouldn't recommend it. Make sure you are well fed beforehand! Oh, and you won't be able to get out until it's over with so do make sure you have your tinkle too as you could be standing for hours (from what I remember we were there for around 4 hours right at the front, pushed against the railing guards - I'm small and had bruises all under my arms the next day).

    It's also less glamorous than you think. It's quite organised and plastic as all the stars have a set predetermined time that they arrive at. The PR person is usually ushering them along - it's quite a surreal experience/bit of a culture shock if you've not experienced it beyond looking at it on TV before. If you get lucky, you get a selfie (I got a couple!) but you're a lot more likely (especially at a busy premiere) to say "Hey" and get a quick squiggle on something (which of course is also awesome!)

    Overall, an interesting experience but I wouldn't do Bond because I have a feeling it would probably be 100x worse/more intense than what I experienced! I've thought and thought about it but I really don't want to go through it again.
  • edited January 20 Posts: 2,474
    Confirmed: The World Premiere of No Time To Die will take place 31 March 2020 at the Royal Albert Hall

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