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Cannes 2016 and the choice of the poster: it's a statement regarding movie theaters ?

tuesday 29 march 2016 - 12:00

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Festival organizers say: the choice shows that Cannes "is reiterating its founding commitment: to pay tribute to the history of film, and to welcome new ways of creating and seeing."

 

Hollywood Reporter writes: "It's notable, given the current battle over digital distribution and Sean Parker's home-cinema Screening Room proposal, that Cannes picked a film unabashedly celluloid. Contempt was shot in CinemaScope and is a love letter to the traditional cinema."

 

The poster for the 69th Cannes Film Festival takes its inspiration from Jean-Luc Godard's "Contempt" . This movie is generally regarded as a masterpiece of the world of cinema.

The thema reguard the conflict between artistic expression and commercial opportunity.

Contempt is credited as one of the first-ever self-reflective movies, a film about films.

It inspired the generations of filmmakers that came after it, including Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese.

 

Contempt (released in the UK as French: Le Mépris) is a 1963 French satirical drama film written and directed by Jean-Luc Godard, based on the Italian novel Il disprezzo ("A Ghost at Noon") by Alberto Moravia. It stars Brigitte Bardot, Michel Piccoli, Jack Palance, and Giorgia Moll.

 

Contempt was filmed in and occurs entirely in Italy, with location shooting at the Cinecittà studios in Rome and the Casa Malaparte on Capri island. In a notable sequence, the characters played by Piccoli and Bardot wander through their apartment alternately arguing and reconciling. Godard filmed the scene as an extended series of tracking shots, in natural light and in near real-time.

 

Casa Malaparte (also Villa Malaparte) is a house on Punta Massullo, on the eastern side of the Isle of Capri, Italy. It is one of the best examples of Italian modern and contemporary architecture. The house was conceived around 1937 by the well-known Italian architect Adalberto Libera for Curzio Malaparte. Casa Malaparte is a red masonry box with reverse pyramidal stairs leading to the roof patio. On the roof is a freestanding curving white wall of increasing height. It sits on a dangerous cliff 32 metres above the sea overlooking the Gulf of Salerno. Access to this private property is either by foot from the Town of Capri or by boat and a staircase cut into the cliff. Casa Malaparte's interior and exterior (particularly the rooftop patio) are prominently featured in Jean-Luc Godard's 1963 film, Contempt (Le Mépris).

 

 
 

Movies by the Oscars 2016 and movies in the movietheater 2016 : Which is the winner ?

thursday 24 march 2016 - 09:12

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We know which movie won the Oscar for the Best Picture ... but which of all the nominees win the box-office battle?

 

Spotlight is the the WINNER for "The Best Picture"

The Martian is the the WINNER at the Box-Office

 

Spotlight is the WINNER for "The Best Picture" reached at the Worldwide Box Office (as of Mar. 9, 2016) $ 74,006,242.

-Spotlight – Michael Sugar, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin and Blye Pagon Faust. 

Opening / Theaters Before the 88th Oscars: $ 295,009

American Box Office Total as of Mar. 9, 2016: $ 42,107,224

International Box Office Total as of Mar. 9, 2016: $ 31,899,018

Worldwide Box Office Total as of Mar. 9, 2016: $ 74,006,242

Release Date: Nov 06, 2015:

Production Budget: N/A

 

The Martian, a Nominee for "The Best Picture" reached at the Worldwide Box Office (as of Mar. 9, 2016) $ 639,985,783.

− The Martian – Simon Kinberg, Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer and Mark Huffam

Opening / Theaters Before the 88th Oscars: $ 54,308,575

American Box Office Total as of Mar. 9, 2016: $ 228,416,202

International Box Office Total as of Mar. 9, 2016: $ 411,569,581

Worldwide Box Office Total as of Mar. 9, 2016: $ 639,985,783

Release Date: October 02, 2015

Production Budget: $ 108 million

 

 

 
 

We know which movie won the Oscar for the Best Picture...but which of all the nominees wins the box-office battle?

monday 14 march 2016 - 10:41

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Nothing quite assures moviegoers that a film is worth watching like a stamp of approval from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Oscar-nominated films remain in theaters about twice as long as others, according to a report by Randy Nelson, professor of economics and finance at Colby College.

Studio executives, recognizing the value of the Oscars, typically release films with award potential in the last few months of the year to capitalize on the bump when the nominations are announced the following January. See how much money the Best Picture nominees have made and how much their directors have made over their careers, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com and the-numbers.com.

 

 

The Big Short
Opening / Theaters Before the 88th Oscars: $ 705,527
American Box Office Total as of Mar. 9, 2016: $ 69,483,476
International Box Office Total as of Mar. 9, 2016: $ 57,700,000
Worldwide Box Office Total as of Mar. 9, 2016: $ 127,183,476
Production Budget Release Date: Dec. 11, 2015: $ 28 million.


The Bridge of Spies
Opening / Theaters Before the 88th Oscars: $ 15,371,203
American Box Office Total as of Mar. 6, 2016: $ 72,306,065
International Box Office Total as of Mar. 6, 2016: $ 89,200,000
Worldwide Box Office Total as of Mar. 6, 2016: $ 161,506,065
Production Budget Release Date: October 16, 2015: $ 40 million

 

Brooklyn
Opening / Theaters Before the 88th Oscars: $ 187,281
American Box Office Total as of Mar. 9, 2016: $ 37,340,640
International Box Office Total as of Mar. 9, 2016: $ 17,211,806
Worldwide Box Office Total as of Mar. 9, 2016: $ 54,552,446
Production Budget Release Date: Nov 04, 2015: N/A

 

Mad Max: Fury Road
Opening / Theaters Before the 88th Oscars: $ 45,428,128
American Box Office Total as of Mar. 9, 2016: $ 153,636,354
International Box Office Total as of Mar. 9, 2016: $ 219,500,000
Worldwide Box Office Total as of Mar. 9, 2016: $ 373,136,354
Production Budget Release Date: May 15, 2015: $ 150 million

 

The Martian
Opening / Theaters Before the 88th Oscars: $ 54,308,575
American Box Office Total as of Mar. 9, 2016: $ 228,416,202
International Box Office Total as of Mar. 9, 2016: $ 411,569,581
Worldwide Box Office Total as of Mar. 9, 2016: $ 639,985,783
Production Budget Release Date: October 02, 2015: $ 108 million

 

The Revenant
Opening / Theaters Before the 88th Oscars: $ 474,560
American Box Office Total as of Mar. 9, 2016: $ 176,903,882
International Box Office Total as of Mar. 9, 2016: $ 253,500,000
Worldwide Box Office Total as of Mar. 9, 2016: $ 430,403,882
Production Budget Release Date: Dec. 25, 2015: $ 135 million

 

Room
Opening / Theaters Before the 88th Oscars: $ 118,298
American Box Office Total as of Mar. 9, 2016: $ 14,161,502
International Box Office Total as of Mar. 9, 2016: $ 13,600,000
Worldwide Box Office Total as of Mar. 9, 2016: $ 27,761,502
Production Budget Release Date:October 16, 2015: N/A

 

Spotlight

Opening / Theaters Before the 88th Oscars: $ 295,009
American Box Office Total as of Mar. 9, 2016: $ 42,107,224
International Box Office Total as of Mar. 9, 2016: $ 31,899,018
Worldwide Box Office Total as of Mar. 9, 2016: $ 74,006,242
Production Budget Release Date: Nov 06, 2015: N/A

 

 

 

Candidates in the Category Best Picture :
 The Big Short - Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, and Jeremy Kleiner;
 Bridge of Spies - Steven Spielberg, Marc Platt, and Kristie Macosko Krieger;
 Brooklyn - Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey;
 Mad Max: Fury Road - Doug Mitchell and George Miller;
 The Martian – Simon Kinberg, Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer and Mark Huffam;
 The Revenant – Arnon Milchan, Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mary Parent and Keith Redmon;
 Room – Ed Guiney;
− Spotlight – Michael Sugar, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin and Blye Pagon Faust. WINNER -

 
 

Here are the winners of the Oscars 2016

friday 04 march 2016 - 20:53

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The ceremony of the Oscar award ceremony was broadcast live by the ABC Television Network at 7 pm ET / 16:00 PT in more than 225 countries worldwide and has been seen at 23 o'clock on TV8 (DDT channel 8) or on Sky Movies Oscars HD or mobile following #Oscars or # Oscars2016 or to interact #SkyCinemaOscar. And all of us: lovers of cinema, cinema owners, designers and multiplex movie theater designers were there to see who would be the winners...

 

Category Best Picture :

− The Big Short - Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, and Jeremy Kleiner;

− Bridge of Spies - Steven Spielberg, Marc Platt, and Kristie Macosko Krieger;

− Brooklyn - Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey;

− Mad Max: Fury Road - Doug Mitchell and George Miller;

− The Martian – Simon Kinberg, Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer and Mark Huffam;

− The Revenant – Arnon Milchan, Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mary Parent and Keith Redmon;

− Room – Ed Guiney;

− Spotlight – Michael Sugar, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin and Blye Pagon Faust - WINNER;

 

Category Best Actor : in a leading Role

− Bryan Cranston – Trumbo as Dalton Trumbo;

− Matt Damon – The Martian as Mark Watney;

− Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant as Hugh Glass - WINNER;

− Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs as Steve Jobs;

− Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl as Lili Elbe / Einar Wegener.

 

Candidates in the Category Best Actress : in a leading Role

− Cate Blanchett – Carol as Carol Aird;

− Brie Larson – Room as Joy "Ma" Newsome - WINNER;

− Jennifer Lawrence – Joy as Joy Mangano;

− Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years as Kate Mercer;

− Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn as Eilis Lacey.

 

 

Candidates in the Category Best Actor : in a supporting Role

− Christian Bale – The Big Short as Michael Burry;

− Tom Hardy – The Revenant as John Fitzgerald;

− Mark Ruffalo – Spotlight as Michael Rezendes;

− Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies as Rudolf Abel - WINNER;

− Sylvester Stallone – Creed as Rocky Balboa.

 

 

Candidates in the Category Best Actress : in a supporting Role

− Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight as Daisy Domergue;

− Rooney Mara – Carol as Therese Belivet;

− Rachel McAdams – Spotlight as Sacha Pfeiffer;

− Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl as Gerda Wegener - WINNER;

− Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs as Joanna Hoffman.

 

 

Category Animated Feature Film :

− Anomalisa – Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson and Rosa Tran;

− Boy & the World – Alê Abreu;

− Inside Out – Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera - WINNER;

− Shaun the Sheep Movie – Mark Burton and Richard Starzak;

− When Marnie Was There – Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Yoshiaki Nishimura.

 

 

Category Cinematography :

− Carol - Ed Lachman;

− The Hateful Eight - Robert Richardson;

− Mad Max: Fury Road - John Seale;

− The Revenant - Emmanuel Lubezki - WINNER

− Sicario - Roger Deakins.

 

Category Costume Design :

− Carol – Sandy Powell;

− Cinderella – Sandy Powell;

− The Danish Girl – Paco Delgado;

− Mad Max: Fury Road – Jenny Beavan - WINNER;

− The Revenant – Jacqueline West.

 

Category Directing :

− Lenny Abrahamson – Room;

− Alejandro G. Iñárritu – The Revenant - WINNER;

− Tom McCarthy – Spotlight;

− Adam McKay – The Big Short;

− George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road.

 

Category Documentary Feature :

− Amy – Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees - WINNER:

− Cartel Land – Matthew Heineman and Tom Yellin;

− The Look of Silence – Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen;

− What Happened, Miss Simone? – Liz Garbus, Amy Hobby and Justin Wilkes;

− Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom – Evgeny Afineevsky and Den Tolmor.

 

Candidates in the Category Documentary Short Subject :

− Body Team 12 – David Darg and Bryn Mooser;

− Chau, Beyond the Lines – Courtney Marsh and Jerry Franck;

− Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah – Adam Benzine;

− A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness – Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy - WINNER;

− Last Day of Freedom – Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman.

 

Category Film Editing :

− The Big Short – Hank Corwin;

− Mad Max: Fury Road – Margaret Sixel - WINNER;

− The Revenant – Stephen Mirrione; − Spotlight – Tom McArdle;

− Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey.

 

Candidates in the Category Foreign Language Film :

− Embrace of the Serpent (Colombia in Spanish) – Ciro Guerra;

− Mustang (France in Turkish) – Deniz Gamze Ergüven;

− Son of Saul (Hungary in Hungarian) – László Nemes - WINNER;

− Theeb (Jordan in Arabic) – Naji Abu Nowar;

− A War (Denmark in Danish) – Tobias Lindholm.

 

Category Makeup and Hairstyling :

− The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared- Love Larson and Eva von Bahr;

− Mad Max: Fury Road – Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin - WINNER;

− The Revenant – Siân Grigg, Duncan Jarman and Robert Pandini.

 

Category Music Original Score :

- Bridge of Spies - Thomas Newman;

- Carol - Carter Burwell;

- The Hateful Eight - Ennio Morricone - WINNER;

- Sicario - Jóhann Jóhannsson;

- Star Wars : The Force Awakens - John Williams.

 

Category Music Original Song :

− "Earned It" from Fifty Shades of Grey – Music and Lyrics by Belly, Ahmad Balshe, Stephan Moccio, Jason "Daheala" Quenneville, and The Weeknd;

− "Manta Ray" from Racing Extinction – Music by J. Ralph, Lyrics by Antony Hegarty;

− "Simple Song #3" from Youth – Music and Lyrics by David Lang;

− "Til It Happens to You" from The Hunting Ground – Music and Lyrics by Lady Gaga and Diane Warren;

− "Writing's on the Wall" from Spectre –Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith - WINNER.

 

Category Production Design :

− Bridge of Spies – Rena DeAngelo, Bernhard Henrich and Adam Stockhausen;

− The Danish Girl – Michael Standish and Eve Stewart;

− Mad Max: Fury Road – Colin Gibson and Lisa Thompson - WINNER;

− The Martian – Celia Bobak and Arthur Max;

− The Revenant – Jack Fisk and Hamish Purdy.

 

Category Short Film Animated :

− Bear Story – Pato Escala Pierart and Gabriel Osorio Vargas; WINNER

− Prologue – Imogen Sutton and Richard Williams;

− Sanjay's Super Team – Nicole Paradis Grindle and Sanjay Patel;

− We Can't Live Without Cosmos – Konstantin Bronzit;

− World of Tomorrow – Don Hertzfeldt.

 

Category Short Film Live Action :

− Ave Maria – Eric Dupont and Basil Khalil;

− Day One – Henry Hughes;

− Everything Will Be Okay – Patrick Vollrath;

− Shok – Jamie Donoughue;

− Stutterer – Serena Armitage and Benjamin Cleary. WINNER.

 

Category Sound Editing :

− Mad Max: Fury Road – Mark A. Mangini and David White; WINNER

− The Martian – Oliver Tarney;

− The Revenant – Martin Hernández and Lon Bender;

− Sicario – Alan Robert Murray;

− Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Matthew Wood and David Acord.

 

 

Category Sound Mixing :

− Bridge of Spies – Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Drew Kunin;

− Mad Max: Fury Road – Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo; WINNER

− The Martian – Paul Massey, Mark Taylor and Mac Ruth;

− The Revenant – Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Randy Thom and Chris Duesterdiek;

− Star Wars: The Force Awakens –Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio and Stuart Wilson.

 

Category Writing Adapted Screenplay :

− The Big Short – Adam McKay , Charles Randolph-The Big Short-Michael Lewis; WINNER

− Brooklyn – Nick Hornby from Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín;

− Carol – Phyllis Nagy from The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith;

− The Martian – Drew Goddard from The Martian by Andy Weir;

− Room – Emma Donoghue from Room by Emma Donoghue.

 

Candidates in the Category Writing Original Screenplay :

− Bridge of Spies – Matt Charman, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen;

− Ex Machina – Alex Garland;

− Inside Out – Josh Cooley, Ronnie del Carmen, Pete Docter and Meg LeFauve;

− Spotlight – Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer; WINNER

− Straight Outta Compton – Andrea Berloff, Jonathan Herman, S. L. Savidge, Alan Wenkus.

 

Category Visual Effects :

− Ex Machina – Mark Williams Ardington, Sara Bennett, Paul Norris and Andrew Whitehurst; WINNER

− Mad Max: Fury Road – Andrew Jackson, Dan Oliver, Andy Williams and Tom Wood;

− The Martian – Anders Langlands, Chris Lawrence, Richard Stammers and Steven Warner;

− The Revenant – Richard McBride, Matt Shumway, Jason Smith and Cameron Waldbauer;

− Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Chris Corbould, Roger Guyett, Paul Kavanagh and Neal Scanlan.

 

 

 

 
 
Here are the Academy Award Nominations for the Oscars 2016
sunday 28 february 2016 - 12:22

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The ceremony of the Oscar award ceremony will be televised live by the ABC Television Network at 7 pm ET / 16:00 PT in more than 225 countries around the world and will be visible at 23 o'clock on TV8 (DDT channel 8) or on Sky Cinema Oscars HD or mobile following #Oscars or # Oscars2016 or to interact #SkyCinemaOscar and all of us: lovers of cinema, cinema owners, designers and multiplex movie theater will be there to see how it ends!

 

View the list of nominees ... in the 24 category:

 
 
The Force is back, and it's stronger than ever
monday 21 december 2015 - 23:47

J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens shattered numerous box-office records over the weekend, revealing the flick to be the unprecedented sales smash that many expected Force Awakens' gross $ 238 million in North America. The previous biggest domestic opening was this summer's Jurassic World with $ 208.8 million. Force Awakens' international earn $279 million, the No. 3 opening of all time behind Jurassic World ($316 million) and the final Harry Potter film ($314 million). Overseas, Force Awakens scored the biggest single day and biggest opening day in key markets including the U.K. ($14.4 million) and Germany ($7.1 million), where it rolled out Thursday. And it scored the top opening day in another raft of countries including Australia ($6.8 million), and the biggest opening day for December in territories including Mexico ($3.4 million).

 
 
Cairo 2015: "And the winners are ..."
sunday 06 december 2015 - 12:14

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The Cairo International Film Festival (Arabic: مهرجان القاهرة السينمائي الدولي ) is an annual film festival held in Cairo, Egypt. It was established in 1976 and was the first international film festival held in the Arab world. It has taken place every year since its inception, except for 2011 and 2013, when it was cancelled due to budget limitations and political instability. The 37th edition will take place from November 11th, to 20th, 2015. It is the only international competitive feature film festival recognized by the FIAPF in the Arab world and Africa, as well as the oldest in this category.

 

The Awards for the 37th Cairo International FIlm Festival are:

 

Golden Pyramid Best Film
Mediterranea: Jonas Carpignano

 

Silver Pyramid Best Actor
Mediterranea: Koudous Seihon

 

Silver Pyramid Best Actress
Je suis un soldat: Louise Bourgoin

 

Best Director
Fúsi: Dagur Kári

 

Best Screenplay
Comoara: Corneliu Porumboiu

 

Best Artistic Contribution
Zvizdan: Dalibor Matanic

 

Best Arabic Film
Al bahr min ouaraikoum: Lasri Hicham

 

FIPRESCI Prize International Competition Feature Films
Umrika: Prashant Nair

 

Award Horizons of Arab Cinema
Alshajarh alnaemah: Mohammed BuAli

 

 
 
Is "The Martian" an Oscar movie?
tuesday 17 november 2015 - 01:19

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That might read like just another in a long line of lost-in-space movies we've all seen, but because of the perfect matching of a quirky script (without a villain), with a surprisingly vivacious director (music plays a fun role in the film) and a perfectly-cast star (a likable everyman who behaves as we would like to think we would in such a harrowing situation), it rises to another level. Ridley Scott adapts Andy Weir's sci-fi novel about an astronaut, played by Matt Damon, left stranded and struggling to survive on Mars. Ridley Scott goes back to the future, a familiar destination for him, and returns in fine shape in The Martian. Although technically science fiction by virtue of its being largely set on a neighboring planet, this smartly made adaptation of Andy Weir's best-selling novel is more realistic in its attention to detail than many films set in the present, giving the story the feel of an adventure that could happen the day after tomorrow. Constantly absorbing rather than outright exciting, this major autumn Fox release should generate muscular business worldwide.

 
 
Can movies take a cue from reality and be more interesting?
thursday 05 november 2015 - 23:21

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The São Paulo International Film Festival ( portuguese: Mostra Internacional de São Paulo), also known internationally as Mostra, is an annual film festival held in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. A non-profit event, the festival is organized by ABMIC (Associação Brasileira Mostra Internacional de Cinema).

 

Awards for 2015 International Jury

Award Best Feature Film 

Mina Walking

12 year-old Mina cooks, sews, washes and works selling knick-knacks on the war-torn streets of Kabul to feed her neglectful father and senile grandfather. Nobody praises her. She spends her life walking without looking back or stopping.

Director: Yosef Baraki Writer: Yosef Baraki

 

Humanitarian Award 

Ermanno Olmi+Patricio Guzmán

Ermanno Olmi was born on July 24, 1931 in Treviglio, Lombardy, Italy. He is a director and writer, known for L'Albero degli zoccoli (1978), Il posto (1961) and Il mestiere delle armi (2001).

Patricio Guzmán was born on August 11, 1941 in Santiago, Chile as Patricio Guzmán Lozanes. He is a director and writer, known for Nostalgia de la Luz (2010), El botòn de nacar (2015) and Salvador Allende (2004).

 

Leon Cakoff Prize 

Josè Mojica Marins

José Mojica Marins was born on March 13, 1936 in San Paulo, Brazil, to a family of simple means. José's love of movies began at an early age. He spent a great deal of his time with his family at the local movie house, which his father helped manage. By the time he was eighteen, he had completed over eighty films.

 
 
Why fascinates James Bond?
tuesday 27 october 2015 - 01:24

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The James Bond film series is a British series of spy films based on the fictional character of agent James Bond, "007", who originally appeared in a series of books by Ian Fleming. It is one of the longest continually-running film series in history, having been in on-going production from 1962 to the present (with a six-year hiatus between 1989 and 1995). The new 007 movie SPECTRE received its World Premiere at the Royal Albert Hall. For the first time in the history of Bond, the film open on the same night in cinemas across the UK and Ireland. SPECTRE will then begin its theatrical roll out in territories around the world, including the US, on 6 November 2015. This premiere follows the huge success of the launch of previous Bond film Skyfall at the venue in 2012.

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