Dorchester's Brewery Square set for 007 premiere event

Dorset Echo: MOVIE DATE: The Odeon at Brewery Square in Dorchester  will be hosting a charity premiere of the new James Bond MOVIE DATE: The Odeon at Brewery Square in Dorchester will be hosting a charity premiere of the new James Bond

SPIES, celebrities and a dash of martini – shaken, not stirred – will be descending on Dorchester at a glamorous charity event to mark the opening of Brewery Square.

Skyfall, the latest Bond film, will be shown at the Odeon a day ahead of general release on Thursday, October 25.

The Wessex Autistic Society will host the event and will be auctioning off bespoke jewellery to raise cash for people suffering from the condition and their families.

Tony Armstrong, community and events fundraiser for the charity, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen to show the latest Bond film and use the event to raise vital funds for local people affected by autism.

“We are hoping people will see this as an opportunity to enjoy a preview cinema experience whilst enjoying the new three screen complex at the same time. Purchase your ticket and come and join the fun.”

As well as the screening of the brand new blockbuster, executive producer Anthony Waye, of Pine-wood Studios, will give a presentation about his work in helping to produce the popular franchise since the 1960s.

The much-anticipated 23rd Bond adventure will see the hero track down threats as MI6 comes under attack.

At two hours and 25 minutes long, the certificate 12 film is the longest running of all of the Bond movies.

Alan Escott, general manager of Odeon Dorchester, said: “We are thrilled to be able to involve such a worthwhile local charity in this preview screening of Skyfall at our brand new cinema complex, which will be opening its doors to Dorchester on Friday, October 26.

“This is an opportunity to be one of the first people to view a film at our brand new cinemas whilst raising money.”

Tickets cost £20, which includes canapés and drinks on arrival, and are available by visiting twasskyfall.eventbrite.co.uk or by calling 01305 213138. The event is black tie and begins at 7pm.

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2:38pm Mon 8 Oct 12

willimac says...

Absolutely abysmal that this cinema should be allowed when we already have an excellent cinema with first class staff and prices in the town.
Absolutely abysmal that this cinema should be allowed when we already have an excellent cinema with first class staff and prices in the town. willimac
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3:20pm Mon 8 Oct 12

Presstostop says...

£20.00 plus a booking fee, I'll stick with the excellent Plaza but hope the charity makes lots of money from the black ties.
£20.00 plus a booking fee, I'll stick with the excellent Plaza but hope the charity makes lots of money from the black ties. Presstostop
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6:36pm Mon 8 Oct 12

bootedsw says...

It great to have some competition in the area, and I hope the plaza ups its game to compete.
It great to have some competition in the area, and I hope the plaza ups its game to compete. bootedsw
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9:04pm Mon 8 Oct 12

Is it me or is everything rubbish? says...

bootedsw wrote:
It great to have some competition in the area, and I hope the plaza ups its game to compete.
How can the Plaza cinema (that charges 1/3 of the price of the Odeon to watch the same films) "up its game"?

I have been to the Plaza many, many times and it is great.

I only visit a cinema to watch the film- I do not care for fancy fixtures and fittings, and am happy not to have to pay a premium for them.

If you don't want to pay for their popcorn etc, then there is a great little shop on the corner of Trinity Street near Argos that sells sweets and drinks.

I will be saying N-Odeon.
[quote][p][bold]bootedsw[/bold] wrote: It great to have some competition in the area, and I hope the plaza ups its game to compete.[/p][/quote]How can the Plaza cinema (that charges 1/3 of the price of the Odeon to watch the same films) "up its game"? I have been to the Plaza many, many times and it is great. I only visit a cinema to watch the film- I do not care for fancy fixtures and fittings, and am happy not to have to pay a premium for them. If you don't want to pay for their popcorn etc, then there is a great little shop on the corner of Trinity Street near Argos that sells sweets and drinks. I will be saying N-Odeon. Is it me or is everything rubbish?
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9:31pm Mon 8 Oct 12

Presstostop says...

Well 'bootedsw' you really are the odd one. I could understand you wanting competion if the prices offered were cheaper than the Plaza but they won't be.A small town like Dorchester doesn't need two cinemas. The Plaza offers great prices and low priced snacks. The new cinema might offer lower prices to begin with but after awhile when they have put The Plaza out of business you'll be paying higher prices.
Well 'bootedsw' you really are the odd one. I could understand you wanting competion if the prices offered were cheaper than the Plaza but they won't be.A small town like Dorchester doesn't need two cinemas. The Plaza offers great prices and low priced snacks. The new cinema might offer lower prices to begin with but after awhile when they have put The Plaza out of business you'll be paying higher prices. Presstostop
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1:38pm Tue 9 Oct 12

DucksQuack says...

I went to the Plaza last week and was pleasently surprised by how lovely it was. Great prices, clean, a good cinema experience and the leg room in screen 3 was amazing. I'm 6ft and I couldn't reach the seat in front with my legs.

Dorchester already has competition in this area from Weymouth. My bum will remain in the Plaza supporting fair prices and local trade.
I went to the Plaza last week and was pleasently surprised by how lovely it was. Great prices, clean, a good cinema experience and the leg room in screen 3 was amazing. I'm 6ft and I couldn't reach the seat in front with my legs. Dorchester already has competition in this area from Weymouth. My bum will remain in the Plaza supporting fair prices and local trade. DucksQuack
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1:55pm Tue 9 Oct 12

satisfecho says...

Has anyone been to the Odeon yet?

If so, what do you think of it?
Has anyone been to the Odeon yet? If so, what do you think of it? satisfecho
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7:54pm Wed 10 Oct 12

Is it me or is everything rubbish? says...

satisfecho wrote:
Has anyone been to the Odeon yet?

If so, what do you think of it?
No one has been to the N-Odeon yet, as it is not open.

From the article:

"Alan Escott, general manager of Odeon Dorchester, said: “We are thrilled to be able to involve such a worthwhile local charity in this preview screening of Skyfall at our brand new cinema complex, which will be opening its doors to Dorchester on Friday, October 26."
[quote][p][bold]satisfecho[/bold] wrote: Has anyone been to the Odeon yet? If so, what do you think of it?[/p][/quote]No one has been to the N-Odeon yet, as it is not open. From the article: "Alan Escott, general manager of Odeon Dorchester, said: “We are thrilled to be able to involve such a worthwhile local charity in this preview screening of Skyfall at our brand new cinema complex, which will be opening its doors to Dorchester on Friday, October 26." Is it me or is everything rubbish?
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