1. 'Quantum of Solace' Chester Regional Screening Announced

    By Devin Zydel on 2008-10-23

    Bond is Back in Chester

    Regional Charity Gala Screening Brings Solace to Sealand

    The city of Chester has secured a star-studded regional advance charity screening of the new James Bond film starring Chester-born Daniel Craig.

    Chester is getting film fans shaken and stirred with the news that it will be holding an exclusive charity gala screening of the next Bond instalment, Quantum of Solace, a day before the film’s general release. Starring Chester-born Daniel Craig, the hotly anticipated 22nd Bond film Quantum of Solace, will be screened at Cineworld, Sealand Road on Thursday 30th October. This will be one of the first screenings of the film in the UK.

    Excitement about the charity screening will be huge following Daniel Craig’s attendance at the Royal World Premiere, in the presence of Princes William and Harry, on Wednesday 29th October.

    The champagne screening in Chester follows the success of the Casino Royale screening in the City in 2006. Money raised from tickets will go towards the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, which is one of Daniel Craig’s chosen charities. Celebrities who have been invited to the screening include stars of stage and screen, including actors from Coronation Street and Hollyoaks.

    Cllr Margaret Parker, Leader of Chester City Council, said:

    “Bringing Bond back to Chester is great news for the city, particularly in the current financial climate. Chester has faced stiff competition from Liverpool’s Capital of Culture and we hope this puts the city back on the map. It will be an exciting place to be in the run up to Christmas.”

    Organiser Jane Harrad-Roberts, Managing Director of Marketing Projects, added:

    “We have been working on this since June when I wrote to producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, Daniel Craig’s agents, Sony and Eon productions. We have invited Daniel Craig to this star-studded event but understand he is very busy. Nonetheless, the Chester screening will include guests arriving in Aston Martins, a champagne reception before the screening and an after-show party at Cruise.”

    Waltons of Chester will stage a prize draw at the advance screening, with the winner receiving an Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean, as worn by Daniel Craig in the film.

    The after-show party is being staged at Cruise, St. John Street where entrance is included in the price of the ticket.

    Tickets to the advance screening at Cineworld, Chaser Court, Greyhound Retail Park at 6.30pm for 7pm. cost £30 and to apply for tickets please email [email protected] with the number requested and your full contact details.

    Keep visiting the main page for the most up-to-date coverage of all the Quantum of Solace regional charity screenings.