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The return of the Spey Valley Cinema... and 007


By Gavin Musgrove

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Daniel Craig will make his swansong as 007 in No Time to Die.
Daniel Craig will make his swansong as 007 in No Time to Die.

The Spey Valley Cinema has announced its return with the equally long awaited debut for the new James Bond movie.

The venue at the Macdonald Aviemore Resort is organising a red carpet event for screening No Time to Die on September 30 - the UK release day of the most anticipated film of the year..

The cinema has announced on social media: "Spey Valley Cinema will reopen for the launch of Bond!

"Come along on launch night for the full red carpet treatment! Fancy a Martini? Shaken not stirred of course!"

The movie sees globe-trotting 007 hot on the trail of a mysterious villain armed with a dangerous new technology as he attempts to rescue a kidnapped scientist.

No Time to Die runs for two hours and 43 minutes.

Film crew prepeare to shoot a car chase scene for the new James Bond Movie on the Ardverikie Estate by Laggan. Photo: Peter Jolly
Film crew prepeare to shoot a car chase scene for the new James Bond Movie on the Ardverikie Estate by Laggan. Photo: Peter Jolly

It is the 25th in the James Bond series and stars Daniel Craig in his fifth and final outing as the fictional British MI6 agent.

The film was partially shot on the shores of Loch Laggan in summer 2019 with four by fours and helicopters taking part in a thrilling road chase.

The movie's production crew lived in accommodation pods set up at the Macdonald Aviemore Resort.

The trailer includes gripping flashes from the shoots on the Ardverikie Estate's tracks.

The latest Bond movie was originally planned for release in April 2020, but the London premiere was cancelled as Covid-19 cases began to emerge across the UK. It has been hiy by several more delays since because of fears from the producers the pandemic could hit takings.

Helicopters filming scenes for the new James Bond movie by Laggan. Photo: Peter Jolly
Helicopters filming scenes for the new James Bond movie by Laggan. Photo: Peter Jolly

No Time To Die starts with 007 enjoying a peaceful life in Jamaica after leaving MI6 when an old friend from the CIA turns up asking for help. Oscar winner Rami Malek plays the villain.

The Strathy has contacted Macdonald Hotels and Resorts for more details on the return of the cinema and the Bond night.


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