Nov 26, 2009
Upcoming Spy Screenings: More Big Screen Bond In Los Angeles
Hot on the heels of this month's big Bond event at USC, Los Angelenos will have another chance to see 007 on the big screen this January when the American Cinematheque screens six James Bond films at my favorite movie theater in the world, Hollywood's famous Egyptian Theatre, over New Year's weekend--including two rarely screened Roger Moore movies! Things kick off on New Year's Day (a Friday) with Dr. No and You Only Live Twice, continue on Saturday, January 2, with the quintessential revival house double-feature, Goldfinger and Thunderball, and then conclude on Sunday, January 3 with Moonraker and For Your Eyes Only. Complete James Bond Movie Encyclopedia author Steven Jay Rubin will be on hand to introduce the movies the first two nights, and host another trivia contest on Saturday. (He did this three years ago in Santa Monica when the Egyptian's sister cinema the Aero ran a festival of Sixties Bonds.) Those are some good double features! I would love to see You Only Live Twice at the Egyptian. Unfortunately, I'll be out of town for the holidays and miss the first two nights, but in an incredible stroke of fortune, I should be back on Sunday for the double feature I want to see most! Moonraker and For Your Eyes Only are two of the four Bond films I still haven't seen in a theater, so I can't wait for that night! (Then I just need another revival house to screen A View To A Kill and Never Say Never Again, perhaps the most unlikely 007 double bill imaginable...) For showtimes and more information, head on over to the Egyptian's website. You can buy advance tickets through Fandango.