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By Euan Maxwell
Annan and Eskdale
Bond breaks box office
SHOWTIME . . . Alan outside his cinema

THE NEW James Bond film drew hoards of eager moviegoers to Annan’s Lonsdale Cinema in its opening weekend.

No Time to Die hit screens last Thursday after almost 18 months of delays caused by the pandemic.

But box office sales would suggest the spy thriller has been worth the wait. Almost 1400 went to watch the flick at the Lonsdale between Thursday and Monday, in what cinema owner, Alan Towers said was “one of our best weekends”.

Alan added the much-hyped arrival of the 25th instalment of the movie franchise has been a “welcome boost given the difficult conditions that we have had to negotiate over the past 18 months”.

He said: “We achieved this amount even with a measure of social distancing in place ensuring that there an empty seat on either side of each booking to reassure customers. That means that we are running at around 70 per cent capacity maximum.

“There is still plenty of time to catch No Time to Die with 1200 more seats available this coming weekend alone over 19 shows, Friday-Sunday at a variety of times. Continuing next week, there will be six shows every day to satisfy demand.”


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