James Bond Canada Reviews: Secret Cinema Presents Casino Royale

At a Secret London Location Operatives assembled for #operationwildcard. With our Mission Kit in hand, JBC joined other Bond Fans from around the world for an immersive Cinematic Experience. James Bond Canada would like to extend Special Thanks to Joe Lamb at Visible PR, David Zaritsky at The Bond Experience and Secret Cinema for this incredible experience.

Secret Cinema Mission Kit Photo Credit Murray Gillespie

What struck me most about this experience was a feeling of being truly transported to Casino Royale in Montenegro from the moment I arrived. I don’t think I’ve ever seen 1500 people dressed so impeccably in one place before. Upon entering you immediately realize that you are in a different world and that your adventure is waiting for you around every corner.

Photo Credit © Secret Cinema  – Luke Dyson

Your Alias is the the foundation on which you will build your own unique experience. Who are you? Why are you there? What do you do? Don’t think for a moment that you can simply “wing it”. If you focus on the character you’ve created for the evening and are well prepared with a solid background story, you’ll be astonished at how much it can contribute to the successful completion of your Mission. JBC’s alter ego for the evening was Trust Fund Socialite, Jasper Buchanan. We were dressed to kill in a black ensemble, gold tie & pocket square with Gold Sneakers…which seemed to get a lot of cool looks & quite a few ” Hey Dude…Great Kicks!!”

Murray w/Anders Frejdh- From Sweden With Love © Photo Credit Ajay Chowdhury

What you will enjoy most about Secret Cinema Presents Casino Royale is that you can enjoy the everything at your own pace. If you care to slow roll your evening enjoying the sights and sounds, top notch food and drinks, and the goings on of the other guests engaging with the Casino Royale performers…you can do exactly that. There is no right or wrong way to take advantage of everything this immersive cinematic adventure has to offer. If you decide to delve deep into your spy persona and strive to complete your mission you will not be disappointed. Watch for clues, interact with the superb cast of the Event, and before you know it you’ll be receiving Top Secret briefings which will help you along the way.

Photo Credit © Secret Cinema  – Luke Dyson

As with all Secret Cinema events, the live action around you transitions into the final act of the evening when you will get to enjoy a Screening of Casino Royale. The interactive nature of Secret Cinema doesn’t end when the film goes up so you will continue to enjoy live action moments that coincide with the on screen scenes. This is really a must attend for any James Bond Fan. If you’ve always wanted to be a Tech Mogul or Music Producer for a evening, and you’re ready to embrace your inner super spy then book your Tickets now. The show runs in London, UK until October 6th.

Casino Royale Red Carpet Photo Credit Murray Gillespie

BOND 25 BEGINS FILMING IN JAMAICA

On Apr. 25 2019, EON Productions broadcast a Live Press Release from Jamaica, at Ian Fleming’s iconic Goldeneye Cottage & Announced the Cast of BOND 25. We can look forward to the return of Q, Moneypenny, M, Tanner and Felix Leiter. New Bond Girls are cast as well as Rami Malek as Daniel Craig’s new nemesis. Filming will take place in Norway, Italy, Jamaica and Pinewood Studios. Bond fans are anxious to see Daniel Craig in what is slated to be his final 007 Film. Check out the photo of the Cast Below. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or YouTube for more Updates from JBC.

The Cast of BOND 25

James Bond: Live and Let Die

Eagle eye Bond fans have spotted the latest 007 Adventure Live and Let Die by Dynamite Entertainment. It plans to release on the 24th of September 2019 but you can order it for preorder now.

In this second adaptation of the Fleming novels.
Bond is sent to New York City to investigate “Mr. Big”, an agent of SMERSH and a criminal voodoo leader. With no time for superstition―and with the help of his colleague in the CIA, Felix Leiter, Bond tracks “Mr. Big” through the jazz joints of Harlem, to the everglades and on to the Caribbean, knowing that this criminal heavy hitter is a real threat. No-one, not even the mysterious Solitaire, can be sure how their battle of wills is going to end… 

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The Ian Fleming Foundation – Tour of the James Bond Vehicles

A Private tour of all the James Bond Vehicles. www.ianflemingfoundation.org

Some of the vehicles present are the: Hiller UH-12 Helicopter, LOCKHEED MARTIN VC-140B JET STAR, Model 47 Bell Helicopter, GLASTRON CHASE/JUMP BOAT, WETBIKE WATER CYCLE, GLASTRON AMAZON CHASE BOAT, NEPTUNE SUBMARINE ASTON MARTIN VOLANTE, Cessna 172P Skyhawk, ‘Q’ JET BOAT,BOMBARDIER REV 800 MXZ SKI-DOOs, Switchblade, Jaguar XKR , Ford Mondeo, CATERPILLAR 320D L HYDRAULIC EXCAVATOR 

 


LEGO Creator Expert James Bond Aston Martin DB5 10262 Building Kit (1295 Piece)

Lego has released an Aston Martin DB5 Kit that is available for purchase.

  • Build the James Bond collectible Aston Martin DB5 with exclusive details and lots of 007 gadgetry!
  • A great centerpiece for the home or office, this Aston Martin car model features a raisable bullet shield, working ejection seat and rotating license plate
  • This James Bond DB5 Aston Martin car toy measures over 3” (10cm) high, 13” (34cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide
  • 1295 pieces – Cool toy from the Goldfinger movie for boys and girls aged 16+ and for 007 car collectors and big kids of all ages
  • The LEGO Creator Expert James Bond Aston Martin DB5 10262 007 toy car advanced building set can be built together with all other original LEGO sets and LEGO building blocks for creative construction

OHMSS 50: THE MEMO

James Bond Canada has a lot of great items in its’ Memorabilia Collection. Since 2019 marks the 50TH Anniversary of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, we’ve decided to highlight this one. The Memo is a fascinating read. One of our Best pieces of Bond Memorabilia. The Memo Players are in Bold below.

The Memo was written a little over 50 years ago and shows a little insight into what goes on behind the scenes, when you’re about to select a new 007. We’re certain a lot more of this will take place in the year ahead, leading up to Bond 25 in Feb. 2020. It will be Daniel Craig’s final outing as 007, and so again very soon EON will select another new James Bond.

The Memo is from Tom Carlile, (US Publicity Chief at United Artists) to John Leo (Sales Chief-Features at United Artists) . It was prepared by Evelyn Purcell (Tom Carlile’s Secretary). It shows that copies were also sent to Saul Cooper (Director of Publicity at United Artists) and Larry Kaplan (Unit Publicist at MGM). It talks about a meeting in London.Tom was once a staffer at Life Magazine and The Memo written in Jan.1968 recounts Tom’s Meeting with Cubby Broccoli, where he suggests that Life do an article on the search for the new 007. The Memo shows that Cubby suggests that Loomis Dean (Life Magazine Photographer) sit in on the interviews and Jim Hicks ( London Bureau Chief Life Magazine) would write the piece.

Later that year, the idea on paper had become a reality. It appeared in the Oct. 11, 1968 Issue of Life Magazine. James Bond Canada is lucky to have a copy of the Oct. 1968 Issue. The new 007 himself was nice enough to sign it for us. The pairing of The Memo and the Magazine together, with the extra Bonus of George Lazenby ‘s Autograph makes this set one of our favourites.

OCT.11 1968 Life Magazine

SECRET CINEMA PRESENTS CASINO ROYALE

James Bond Canada is happy to be able to pass on this exciting news that Secret Cinema and Eon Productions have teamed up to present Casino Royale starting on the 29th of May 2019.

  • Secret Cinema will reveal the world of James Bond with Secret Cinema Presents Casino Royale opening May 2019 at a secret London location
  • Secret Cinema Presents Casino Royale will see civilians recruited for ‘Operation Wild Card’

 PRESS RELEASE

 November 30th 2018: Secret Cinema will create a spectacular experience, around James Bond – one of the most successful British film franchises ever. For the very first time Secret Cinema will present the critically-acclaimed film Casino Royale (2006) directed by Martin Campbell and starring Daniel Craig as James Bond. Opening on 29th May 2019 and running into the summer, a secret London location will be transformed into the glamorous and action-packed world of the iconic British spy. Blurring the lines between fiction and reality, the experience will bring-to-life awe-inspiring scenes and locations.

Tickets will go on sale at 12:00 (GMT) on 6th December 2018. The experience will run between Wednesday – Sunday each week, with tickets priced between £40 – £175 plus booking fees.

Secret Cinema Presents Casino Royale will see audience members recruited as part of ‘Operation Wild Card’. New recruits will join either Q Branch or M Branch. Prior to their mission, they will receive an alias, dress code and training suggestions to help them prepare for a night of high stakes, sophistication and deception. Do you have what it takes?

For over a decade, Secret Cinema has thrilled audiences with its ground-breaking event format that combines film, music, art, and theatre through the prism of iconic and beloved films. This production will be the largest and most ambitious indoor event that Secret Cinema has ever produced, with an audience of 1,500 taking part in the show each night.

Secret Cinema Presents Casino Royale will celebrate two British cultural institutions collaborating for the very first time, delivering a completely unique, immersive film experience that promises to be one of the highlights of the arts calendar during 2019.

Angus Jackson, Creative Director of Secret Cinema presents Casino Royale said: “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to bring-to-life such an iconic film franchise and character. Casino Royale is a rich territory for us to explore from the characters to the plot and locations. Our audience will be given the opportunity to understand what it takes to embody modern espionage – bringing them closer to the Bond experience than ever before.”

Martin Campbell, Director of Casino Royale said: “I’m excited that Casino Royale is going to be brought to life by Secret Cinema. I hear it’s a wonderful immersive experience, and judging by its past reactions, it’s going to present the film in a way that it’s never been seen before. I can’t wait!”

Secret Cinema Presents Casino Royale tickets will go on sale at 12:00 (GMT) on 6th December 2018. Prices start at £40 + booking fee with VIP packages from £125 + booking fee also available.

Full details and tickets can be found at tickets.secretcinema.org. Follow the story across social media using the hashtags #TrustNoOne

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 About Secret Cinema

Secret Cinema has revolutionised the way audiences experience culture creating secret worlds. Launched in 2007, with over 70 productions to date, they have changed the way people experience culture, nightlife and film. From grassroots film screenings in abandoned London buildings, to large scale productions in vacant and abandoned spaces, Secret Cinema has regenerated areas it has invested in. At Secret Cinema productions, the boundaries between performers and audience, set and reality, are constantly shifting. These experiences explore one of the forgotten pleasures in a time with constant access to information: secrets. Fusing film, music, art, theatre, and dance, Secret Cinema creates unique spaces for social encounters, adventures and discoveries where films come to life and satisfies a desire to fill the void left by an over-saturated technological world.

As always, Secret Cinema will be running a charity programme for this production. Previous charity campaigns include supporting the plight of refugees through Secret Cinema Presents Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, an environmental charity partnership for Secret Cinema Presents Blade Runner:The Final Cut -A Secret Live Experience and a partnership with MAC-UK to help support young people suffering with mental health issues for its last production Secret Cinema presents William Shakespeare’s Romeo+Juliet.

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The Ian Fleming Foundation – Tour of the James Bond Vehicles

I was  invited to The Ian Fleming Foundation  private collection  of many of the priceless vehicles from the James Bond movies.  This was thanks to From Sweden With Love – Anders Frejdh who allowed me to attend.

At this weekend I was able to see vehicles from From Russia With Love all the way to Skyfall!

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The Ian Fleming Foundation

Jeff Wybo – James Bond Canada