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50th Anniversary screening of Thunderball in Illinios, USA

By: Anders Frejdh
Thunderball screening Pickwick Theatre
FSWL contributor Colin Clark has alerted us of a special screening of Thunderball (1965) takes place at Park Ridge, IL on Thursday 21st April, 2016 with James Bond continuation author Raymond Benson in attendance. The film, billed as the biggest Bond of all, celebrated it's 50th Anniversary in 2015.

The historic Pickwick Theatre in Park Ridge, IL, will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of THUNDERBALL with the screening of the classic James bond blockbuster film on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 7:00pm.

Hosts Matthew Hoffman and Elizabeth Rye of the Parkridge Classic Film Series welcome as special guests, representative of The Ian Fleming Foundation Colin Clark, and 007 continuing novelist and film historian Raymond Benson, who will introduce the movie and sign books.

IFF board member Colin Clark will have on display from the Foundation the five foot model of the RAF Vulcan Bomber used in the filming of the picture, restored to its original condition.

The evening's festivities will include discussion of Thunderball's history and behind-the-scenes stories, several Bond-related raffles, and photo ops with Bond movie props and theatre standees.

Pickwick's Classic Film Series presentations often draw fans in costume. Attendees are invited to dress as their favorite Bond, Bond Girl, or Bond Villain.

On Wednesday, April 20, 2:00 a.m. CST, Hoffman and Clark will appear on Chicago's WGN AM 720 morning radio show with host Nick Digilio to talk about the Pickwick's special Thunderball celebration and all things Bond.

Photo above:
The original Swedish film poster for Thunderball from Anders Frejdh’s private collection.

Travel to Illinois for a special Thunderball screening with Raymond Benson at Pickwick Theatre.



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