The James Bond films are returning to UK cinemas for 007's 60th anniversary

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2022 marks 60 years of James Bond films. (Eon Productions)
2022 marks 60 years of James Bond films. (Eon Productions)

A James Bond retrospective has been announced for Vue and Odeon cinemas across the UK and Ireland to celebrate the spy franchise's 60th anniversary.

All 25 Bond films from 1962's Dr No to 2021's No Time To Die will be released in chronological order beginning mid-April, and will be projected in 4K.

Audiences were first introduced to Ian Fleming's creation on the big screen in 1962, with Sir Sean Connery playing 007 in Dr. No.

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There have been 25 official Bond films released to date — 1967's Casino Royale and 1983's Never Say Never Again are not considered canon — starring Connery, George Lazenby, Sir Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig as 007.

FRANCE - AUGUST 17:  Roger Moore and his James Bond girls in the Film 'A view to kill' in France on August 17th,1984.  (Photo by Chip HIRES/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
Roger Moore and his James Bond girls in the Film 'A view to kill' in France,1984. (Getty Images)

The release dates for the films are as follows:

  • Dr No - 15 April

  • From Russia With Love - 22 April

  • Goldfinger - 29 April

  • Thunderball - 6 May

  • You Only Live Twice - 13 May

  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service - 20 May

Australian actor George Lazenby during the filming of the James Bond film 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service', 1969. (Photo by Larry Ellis Collection/Getty Images)
Australian actor George Lazenby during the filming of the James Bond film 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service', 1969. (Larry Ellis Collection/Getty Images)
  • Diamonds Are Forever - 27 May

  • Live and Let Die - 3 June

  • The Man With The Golden Gun - 10 June

  • The Spy Who Loved Me - 17 June

  • Moonraker - 24 June

  • For Your Eyes Only - 1 July

  • Octopussy - 8 July

  • A View To A Kill - 15 July

  • The Living Daylights - 22 July

Actor Timothy Dalton and actress Maryam d'Abo on the set of
Actor Timothy Dalton and actress Maryam d'Abo on the set of "The Living Daylights". (Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)
  • Licence To Kill - 29 July

  • GoldenEye - 5 August

  • Tomorrow Never Dies - 12 August

  • The World Is Not Enough - 19 August

  • Die Another Day - 26 August

Pierce Brosnan and Desmond Llewelyn in The World Is Not Enough. (Getty Images)
Pierce Brosnan and Desmond Llewelyn in The World Is Not Enough. (Getty Images)
  • Casino Royale - 2 September

  • Quantum of Solace - 9 September

  • Skyfall - 16 September

  • Spectre - 23 September

  • No Time To Die - 30 September

Park Circus is coordinating theatrical activity on behalf of MGM.

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The news follows the recent announcement that all 25 Bond films would be available to stream on Prime Video from 15 April.

James Bond (Daniel Craig) in No Time To Die (EON Productions and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios/Nicola Dove)
James Bond (Daniel Craig) in No Time To Die (EON Productions and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios/Nicola Dove)

In March, Amazon finalised an acquisition of the Hollywood studio for $8.5bn (£6.5bn). MGM is co-owner of the James Bond films with Eon Productions, the British production firm run by Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson.

Tributes have already been paid to the long-running spy series at the Baftas, which saw Dame Shirley Bassey performing Diamonds Are Forever in the show opening, and at the Academy Awards where a montage was played during the ceremony.

A new James Bond video game is also in development at IO Interactive, from the makers of the Hitman games.

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