50th anniversary of the legendary “Dr. No” at the Loft, high noon on Sunday June 17,
for Father’s Day 2012
Featuring a “James Bond Theme Song Sing-A-Long” before the movie
FATHER’S DAY FLICKS! Get your “license to thrill” this Father’s Day at a special 50th Anniversary screening of DR. NO, the very first James Bond adventure to hit the big screen, starring Sean Connery as everyone’s favorite woman-chasing, martini-drinking, gadget-wielding British secret agent, 007. Can Bond save the world from total destruction at the hands of the insidious Dr. No? Take a wild guess …
Quench your thirst with our Bond drink special, The Honey Ryder (available at the snack bar), and enter our FREE RAFFLE for a special Father’s Day prize package filled with Bond-related dvd’s, books and other Q-approved surprises! Doing time in Her Majesty’s Secret Service was never quite THIS exciting!
Loft Cinema is at 3233 E. Speedway, east of Country Club.
Released in 1962, DR. NO was the first James Bond movie to hit the big screen (kicking off a worldwide Bond frenzy that continues to this day), and it still remains one of the best, serving as an entertaining reminder that the Bond series began (in keeping with Ian Fleming’s original novels) with a surprising lack of gadgetry and big-budget fireworks.
Super suave Sean Connery, who will perhaps always be considered the ultimate embodiment of Fleming’s globetrotting, perpetually randy hero, was just 32 years old when he won the role of Agent 007 … and has anyone ever looked better sporting a tuxedo, martini glass and handgun?
In his first cinematic adventure, James Bond is called to exotic Jamaica where a colleague and secretary have been mysteriously killed. With an American CIA agent (Jack Lord, pre-Hawaii Five-O) in tow, they discover that the nefarious criminal Dr. No (Joseph Wiseman) is scheming to blackmail the U.S. government with a device capable of deflecting and destroying U.S. rockets launched from Cape Canaveral. Of course, while embroiled in the intrigue and danger of trying to save the U.S. space program, Bond manages to take time off from his exploits to enjoy the company of a few gorgeous women, most notably the very first “Bond Girl,” the white bikini-clad vixen, Honey Ryder (played by Ursula Andress), who makes one of the most spectacularly sexy entrances in movie history.
Directed by Terence Young (who also helmed the subsequent Bond films From Russian With Love and Thunderball), DR. NO is a fast-paced, tongue-in-cheek adventure that set the tone for the rest of the popular series, a 22 film (and counting) ode to a man who shall forever retain his “license to thrill.”
And Happy Father’s Day to all fathers (biological, adoptive, step, grandfathers, great grandfathers, foster, fathers-in-law, etc.)!