I remember the first time I ever saw a James Bond film. Sadly, it wasn't in the theater as it should have been as I was only a boy at the time. Instead, it was on TV as one of the ABC Sunday Night Movies. I was changing channels the old fashioned way (sitting in front of the TV turning the dial) and I came across a promo for the film which was just about to start. Then, it started and the smooth, deadly Sean Connery appeared as James Bond agent 007 in Diamonds are Forever. As I gazed at the screen watching Bond kick butt, take names and romance several beautiful Bond girls (including the super-cute Jill St. John as Tiffany Case), almost instantly, i was hooked. And my love for all things Bond continues to this day.

So, if you're like me and you love to get your Bond on (and, you happen to live in or near San Francisco or don't mind a little travel) you definitely need to be at this Memorial Day Weekend event. The event, sponsored by Bay Area Film Events and billed as the "007 Weekend to thrill" features screenings of many classic James Bond adventures including Dr. No, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger and The Spy Who Loved Me. The films will be shown on the big screen as they were meant to be seen and experienced at the famous Castro theater. Also, the event will have prizes, vendors and to top it off, a special appearance by a Bond super-villain: Jaws himself Richard Kiel. That alone should make the event worthwhile. But, you also get some great Bond films seen as they were meant to be seen and experienced in a theater full of other devoted Bond fans. What could be better than that?
categories Cinematical