‘THUNDERBALL’ 50th anniversary event in Helsinki, Finland

BOND is BACK on the big screen! Several times this year as it marks the 50th anniversary of the fourth Bond film ‘THUNDERBALL’ (1965) and because the new film ‘SPECTRE’ will be coming to cinemas in October.

007Travelers, two very successful Bond bloggers from Finland, have organised a special birthday screening event for ‘THUNDERBALL’ in Helsinki, the capital city of Finland. They are supported by the National Audiovisual Institute (KAVI) that will provide a 35mm archive copy of the film from the 1980s. The screening will be held on August 15 at the Orion cinema where 216 seats are eagerly waiting to be occupied by Bond- and Film fans. Tickets are available for € 8,00 and you can order via the homepage of the National Audiovisual Institute.

Official Event Poster © 2015 007Travelers, Peter Lorenz, Benjamin Lind

The 007Travelers, Pirita & Mika, will formally open the event to which guests are invited to dress up like James Bond or a Bond Girl. Dressing up in evening attire has always set a Bond screening apart from any other film presentation and thus make the event all the more special. Photographers will be on standby for anyone who would like to have their picture taken on the night. There will also be a lottery in which you have the chance to win an autographed photo showing the ‘THUNDERBALL’ Bond Girls, signed by actress Martine Beswick who played Paula Caplan in the film.

In addition, you have the chance to win 2×2 tickets to the event by answering a question related to the film. The contest ends on 17 May 2015 at 23.59 (CET).


ORION CINEMA ADDRESS: Eerikinkatu 15, Helsinki, Finland
Date: 15 August 2015

Time: 8.00pm

Tickets: € 8,00


© Michal Pise, kallerna, Alvesgaspar, Janne Hellsten, Johannes Jansson/norden.org, Otso Kivekäs, Jonik, Paasikivi

Why not escape daily routines and use this 50th anniversary event for a weekend getaway trip? The film screening will be held on a Saturday evening, which gives you plenty of time to explore the wonderful city of Helsinki beforehand.

With its maritime appeal, friendly locals and attractions like Uspenski Cathedral or the giant sea fortress Suomenlinna, Helsinki offers something for everyone. Unwind from the busy city centre in Esplanade Park or pay a visit to the Design District which is home of the Museum of Finnish Architecture. The excellent public transport system will get you anywhere you want to go in no time.

Getting to the city is easy. Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, located just 19 kilometres from the city centre, ranks as one of the best airports in the world with about 200 incoming international flights per day. If you´d like to arrive by ferry, there are daily ferry services operating to and from Estonia, Sweden and Germany.

Eye on Bond‘ wishes 007Travelers and all attending guests a joyful and stylish evening with ‘THUNDERBALL’!

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