As previously reported by CBn, Chester was in negotitations to hold a regional premiere for the 21st official James Bond film, Casino Royale.
ic Cheshire reports today that the regional premiere for the film will indeed take place there.
Alice Morrison, chief executive of North West Vision, said: ‘Our Cheshire and Warrington Film Office is presently experiencing a boom in filming with recent figures showing that the period January to August 2006 has beaten figures recorded for the whole of 2005.’
‘Hosting the regional Bond premiere in Chester will only help to reinforce the region’s potential as the only filmmaking destination.’
Kam Kandola, Regional Programmer at BAFTA said: ‘In partnership with North West Vision, BAFTA is thrilled to be hosting a screening of Casino Royale at the beautifully preserved Grade 2 listed Odeon Cinema in Chester in celebration of its 70th birthday this year.’
‘Daniel Craig was born in Chester and it is a particular treat to have a preview screening of his first outing as James Bond in the town where he was born.’
Stay tuned to CBn for all the latest news on Casino Royale.
Casino Royale is the 21st James Bond 007 film produced by franchise holders Eon Productions. The MGM/Columbia Pictures production began shooting in January and is due for release worldwide on 17 November 2006. Casino Royale will premiere on 14 November in London. Starring Daniel Craig as James Bond; locations include the Czech Republic, the Bahamas, Italy and the UK.