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
Sunday 5 July, 4.00pm: ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE