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Tickets now on sale at Vue for new Bond movie No Time To Die screenings in Inverness

By Margaret Chrystall

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TICKETS for the long-awaited new James Bond spectacular, No Time To Die, are on sale for Vue Inverness from today (Monday),with the first screening planned for 00.01 on Thursday September, 30.

The cinema reveals new research showing that one in four people in Scotland have returned to the big screen since restrictions eased in May, and 40 per cent of all cinema-goers in the region have been back.

Daniel Craig as James Bond is back – for the last time in No Time To Die. Picture: DANJAQ, LLC and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures/ Nicola Dove © 2019 DANJAQ, LLC AND MGM
Daniel Craig as James Bond is back – for the last time in No Time To Die. Picture: DANJAQ, LLC and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures/ Nicola Dove © 2019 DANJAQ, LLC AND MGM

Findings from the second stage of Vue’s Fulfilment Report, in conjunction with research agency Kokoro, show that anticipation is building for No Time To Die, as out of the line-up of new films coming up this year, cinema-goers are the most excited about the 25th Bond outing.

They also can’t wait to see it on the big screen where it belongs as according to newly released industry research, 40 per cent of cinema-goers have said missing the experience as their main reason for returning.

The fifth and final appearance of Daniel Craig as the iconic MI6 agent sees Bond come out of retirement to help an old friend from the CIA.

He is led onto the trail of a mysterious, masked villain – armed with dangerous technology – known only as Safin (Rami Malek).

The first ever Bond instalment to be filmed in IMAX sees Craig and Malek joined by Ralph Fiennes as M, Ben Whishaw as Q and Naomie Harris as Moneypenny.

Tickets for the new film are on sale at Vue, with special midnight screenings taking place on the night of its release.

Barry Laird, general manager at Vue Inverness, said: “It’s been great to see more and more customers returning to the big screen experience over the last few months, and now that the biggest cinema moment of the year, No Time To Die, is on the way, we look forward to welcoming back more film fans who may not have been here for a while, to immerse themselves in the full big screen experience.”

The new research also found that those who have returned to the cinema are twice as likely to rank it as a hassle-free activity compared to other pastimes, while 99 per cent of returning cinema-goers have said they were happy with the standard of safety measures in place and 95 per cent would recommend it to others after their visit.

According to Vue’s own customers, 98 per cent appreciate the spectacular visuals on offer with 97 per cent being fans of the immersive sound.

The Fulfilment Report is a year-long survey of cinema-goers that has also found that two-thirds of cinema-goers say that watching a film on the big screen would have a positive impact on their mental state that day.

Toby Bradon, general manager, Vue UK and Ireland, said: “The data gathered by the cinema industry as well as our own Fulfilment Report not only shows that people are increasingly returning to the cinema, but also paints a picture of the aspects of the experience that they have been enjoying, and as we suspected, it’s that emotional connection and complete escapism that is so unique to this setting.

“Understanding our customers and the emotional connection that can be provided for them by the cinema is so important for us, and we will continue to build information on this in the Fulfilment Report over the coming months.

“After the fantastic opening for Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings, it is clear that the pent up demand for amazing stories on the big screen is starting to come to fruition.

“We’re so excited to bring all the action from James Bond in No Time To Die as it was meant to be seen, on the big screen with ultimate picture, seating and sound, to allow those who have waited to long for its release to enjoy it the way that resonates as deeply as possible with the viewer.”

Tickets are available from myvue.com.

No Time To Die will be showing at 00.01 on Thursday September, 30 in Inverness and all Vue cinemasbut three.

Selected sites will have additional night time screenings on this day too. More information on timings at specific sites can be found at myvue.com.

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