For those Melbourne Bond fans who haven't already noticed yet on The Astor film calendar, Saturday, October 18 marks the beginning of the "007 Festival". The first double-bill is "Dr No" and "From Russia With Love".
The following Saturday features "Goldfinger" and "Thunderball". Saturday, November 1 is the highlight of the festival featuring a single screening of "On Her Majesty's Secret Service".
The following Saturday features a double-bill of "The Spy Who Loved Me" and "For Your Eyes Only" which in my opinion are the two best Moore Bond films. The last two Bond films in this festival on Saturday, November 15 are "Octopussy" and "A View To A Kill".
But that's not all. Hidden among the many other great film screenings on the calendar (being touted by The Astor as the second last calendar ever but we hope not) is the 007 documentary "Everything Or Nothing". This doco is being screened at 4:30 on Sunday, October 12 and should be compulsory viewing for all Bond fans.
Great stuff Astor. Where else in Melbourne can we see these fine films on the big screen. Thankyou. And hopefully people power wins through and The Astor doesn't close down next year because it's a fantastic venue and a large part of Melbourne culture.