Four James Bond films, featuring Sean Connery, George Lazenby and Roger Moore, are set to be shown at the Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania this upcoming March.
007 fans can experience Dr. No, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Live And Let Die and The Man With The Golden Gun on 2nd, 9th, 16th an 30th of March, respectively. Full details follow:
Sunday, 2 March 2008, 2:00pm
This is it. The first James Bond film, and the one that set the world on the course to Bondmania, and led to the most profitable movie series of all time. In his first appearance as the famed super-spy, Sean Connery displayed the charisma and humor that were to make him everyone’s favorite Bond. This first film, though lacking a few of the later well-known conventions, such as the distinctive title sequence, is still filled with thrills and soon to become well-known characters (“M”, Miss Moneypenny, etc.) In this first outing, Bond investigates strange happenings in Jamaica and soon comes face-to-face with the evil genius, Dr. No (Joseph Wiseman). And, of course, there is Ursula Andress, rising from the sea in a white bikini to become the first Bond Girl.
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
Sunday, 9 March 2008, 2:00pm
Although this film was the first that didn’t star Sean Connery, it is still regarded by many fans of the series as being one of the best, largely because of the amazing action sequences and the tightly spun plot. However, George Lazenby, an Australian model, did not catch on, and this was his only role as our super-spy. Telly Savalas plays Bond’s old nemesis, Blofield, and, in a surprise turn of plot, Diana Rigg briefly becomes Mrs. James Bond (!) So, sit back, enjoy the terrifically paced action, and realize that, even without Sean Connery, a James Bond film can still blow you away.
Live And Let Die
Sunday, 16 March 2008, 2:00pm
In this, Roger Moore’s first tour of duty as James Bond, he is up against the dark powers of voodoo, as summoned by Yaphet Kotto as the evil Dr. Kananga, a master criminal (of course), who seeks to subvert the American economy through his drugs. Jane Seymour is on hand as a curvaceous tarot-card reader, and the film’s many cliff-hanging escapes have led reviewers to compare this outing to a Saturday-matinee serial. Watch, for example, the thrilling speedboat leap (which actually set a new world record!) And, of course, there are the escapes from snakes, sharks, and some particularly nasty crocodiles. Go get ’em, Roger!
The Man With The Golden Gun
Sunday, 30 March 2008, 12:00pm
In his second film as Bond, Roger Moore faces one of the series’ most entertaining villains, Christopher Lee as the evil Scaramanga, a man with not only a golden gun, but also a third nipple (don’t ask), and a midget henchman named Nick Nack (wittily played by Fantasy Island’s Herve Villechaize). Britt Eckland is also on hand as one of the Bond Girls (Maud Adams is another) and she has a fine time as Bond’s sexy/clueless assistant. For what it’s worth, the plot is about an international hitman (Lee) who has stolen a solar energy capsule. But why worry about the plot?; just sit back and enjoy the action and the Bondisms.
Tickets cost $7.00 for regular admission, $6.00 to seniors and students with ID and $4.00 to members and children under 13.
The Colonial Theatre is located at 227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460. For further information, phone 610-917-0223 or visit the official website.
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