1. US Premiere Of Casino Royale In Baltimore, 15 November

    By Devin Zydel on 2006-11-01

    The Examiner reports that Casino Royale, the 21st official James Bond film, will have its US premiere in Baltimore on Wednesday, 15 November.

    Casino Royale will play at the Senator Theatre. Tickets for the screening are $100 and include a champagne reception, auction and gift bags. Tickets can be obtained by calling 410-516-6609 or sending an e-mail to [email protected]. Proceeds go to the Dana and Albert “Cubby” Broccoli Center for Aortic Diseases.

    Why Baltimore? Dr. Vincent Gott, director of the Dana and Albert “Cubby” Broccoli Center for Aortic Diseases at Johns Hopkins explains that it was the location where Broccoli, the original producer of the Bond films, arrived at for cataract surgery in 1994. He received a chest X-ray upon admission, where doctors found a ‘large aneurysm of the aorta.’

    As a result of this connection between Hopkins and Broccoli, the previous three Bond films–Die Another Day, The World Is Not Enough, and Tomorrow Never Dies–all had their US premieres in Baltimore.

    ‘Each screening we use as a fundraiser for the center,’ Gott said.

    Stay tuned to CBn for all the latest news on Casino Royale.

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