Bond Is Back


I rattle on with fairly tedious regularity about how I think cinemas should show more old movies every now and then. Over the years I’ve spent incredible days (mostly in the IFI it has to be said) watching everything from Sullivan’s Travels, Bicycle Thieves, The Battle Of Algiers and Ben-Hur to Lawrence Of Arabia, The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg and Citizen Kane and I’ve never come away unhappy.

This? I’ve never done before and I’m as excited as a 5 year old on Christmas morning…

In celebration of the centenary of the birth of producer Albert R. ‘Cubby’ Broccoli, a season of classic James Bond films have been digitally restored and are returning to the big screen exclusively at Light House Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin, from June 14th.

During June and the first week of July, restored versions of four classic James Bond films, DR. NO, FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE, GOLDFINGER and ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE, will be screening on consecutive Sundays at Light House Cinema. Bond aficionados and younger fans who have yet to experience the excitement of witnessing these films on the big screen are expected to flock to these screenings.

I’m already there.

Screening dates for each film are:

Sunday 14 June, 4.00pm: DR. NO

Sunday 21 June, 4.00pm: FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE

Sunday 28 June, 4.00pm: GOLDFINGER


3 thoughts on “Bond Is Back

  1. Ooh so tempted. One of my last acts before leaving living in America was watching old Bond on the big screen. Friends owned the original screen from arthouse cinema in town and projectionist was friend so he showed it across a swimming pool from where we all watched it. Still, the lighthouse is amazing too.

  2. There was a secret auction of the rights of certain Bond films and Mr Bean episodes. A saudi prince bought up loads of them and wants to put out a series of cross overs. Watch out for the new “Mr Bond goes to the zoo”.

    It’s going to be mega.

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