1. Her Majesty The Queen To Attend Casino Royale's World Premiere

    By Devin Zydel on 2006-10-24

    The CTBF, which originally announced details on the royal world premiere of Casino Royale in late July has updated their press release to include further information about ticket availability and the attendance of Her Majesty The Queen.

    Bond World Premiere marks the 60th Anniversary of the CTBF’s Royal Film Performance

    This year’s Royal Film Performance promises to be more spectacular than ever.

    To celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the CTBF’s biggest fundraising event, the whole of Leicester Square will be taken over for the World Premiere of Casino Royale – this year’s chosen film. Read the original press release here.

    HM The Queen, patron of the CTBF, will attend the star-studded event on Tuesday 14th November 2006.

    Peter Hore, Chief Executive of the CTBF, said: “It is wonderful that such a highly anticipated film should mark our diamond jubilee year.

    “We are turning Leicester Square into one vast multiplex cinema – taking over all three cinemas in the Square – The Odeon Leicester Square, The Odeon West End and the Empire. It is our biggest, most spectacular event so far.”

    All three cinemas will be connected by red carpet and CCTV footage of the stars arriving will be shown in all the cinemas prior to the film. Around 4,500 people are due to sit down and watch the World Premiere of the latest Bond movie simultaneously.

    The Royal Film Performance is one of the highlights of the film industry’s calendar, and in its sixty year history has attracted such titles as Chariots of Fire, Empire of The Sun, Titanic and Star Wars Episode I.

    “Nearly half a million pounds was raised for the CTBF from Die Another Day in 2002 and again last year with The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” Peter said.

    “The Royal film has got to be special – it has to be an international premiere and it’s got to be very exclusive and the latest Bond movie perfectly fits the bill,” he added.

    Buckingham Palace will also be marking the Royal Film Performance’s 60th Anniversary with a special themed Changing of the Guards on Thursday 9th November. A selection of classic Bond tunes will be played by the Band of The Scots Guards.

    All funds raised from the World Premiere of Casino Royale will go to the CTBF, the unique trade charity of the film and television industries.

    Due to unprecedented demand there are no further tickets available for the Royal Premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square or the Simultaneous Screenings at the Odeon West End and Empire cinema. The pre-premiere Cocktail Reception at Penthouse, No.1 Leicester Square has also sold out.

    Tickets are still available for the first public screening of Casino Royale at the Odeon Leicester Square. This late night screening takes place after the World Premiere on November 14th, 2006.

    Further details relating to the Late Night Screening, timings, price of tickets etc. will be published in due course – please check the website for updates.


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