Friday, October 5th, 2012 is Global James Bond Day, marking the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film franchise.
In the US, events for Global James Bond Day include a film retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and a Music of Bond Night hosted by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles. In other countries around the world, special events have been planned. In the UK, an auction of James Bond memorabilia is taking place at Christie’s with all proceeds going to a number of charitable causes.
In Belgium and South Africa, offices will celebrate with Bond-themed Casual Fridays, where people will turn up to work dressed in gowns and tuxedos. In addition, EVERYTHING OR NOTHING: THE UNTOLD STORY OF 007, the feature documentary, will be screened in Australia, Belgium, France, Holland, India, Japan, Latvia, Mexico, and Russia. Radio stations around the world are planning to play Bond theme songs.
In addition, pre-sale tickets for SKYFALL are available in most locations on Friday, October 5th. Moviegoers should check with their local cinemas for details.
How are you celebrating Bond’s birthday? Let us know in your comments.