James Bond’s latest offering will be shown before the release date in a special charity preview at the Palliative Care centre at the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston.

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"It’s a premiere, so no one will look out of place in a Bond-style dinner jacket."

Tony Mallion.

The suave spy will be an agent for the Palliative Care Centre’s appeal in October, as a charity preview of the 23rd Bond flick is shown at Great Yarmouth’s Hollywood Cinema on Thursday, October 25, at 7pm, the evening before the general release in cinemas across the country.

There will also be a charity auction with items donated by Hollywood Cinema’s Trevor Wicks, including a framed poster of the film, a life-size cardboard cut-out of Daniel Craig and a year’s admission to the cinema. Also on on offer from the Hippodrome Circus will be a family ticket for the Christmas Circus while Blue Sky Leisure is providing a winter break at Kelling Heath Holiday Park.

Tickets to this special preview of Skyfall, which marks the 50th anniversary of Bond’s screen debut in Dr No, are on sale now from the Hollywood Cinema during normal opening times, priced at £20 and £15.

Palliative Care Appeal patron and event organiser Tony Mallion said: “People are, as always, invited to dress up if they wish. It’s a premiere, so no one will look out of place in a Bond syle dinner jacket.

“There’s always keen anticipation about every Bond film, even after half a century, and most of us can’t wait, so it is good to be able to see it even a day in advance.

“But when we held the first premiere with Casino Royale, it was in the very early days of the appeal. Now the centre is fast taking shape at the James Paget Hospital. It is there for all to see and should be opening its doors very soon. While we will continue to raise funds for its day-to-day running this is such an important milestone.

“We hope that we will attract a full house, although seats are limited, for what will be a real night of excitement and celebration.”

Work on the Palliative Care Centre - now officially named the Louise Hamilton Centre after the local woman who started the idea of creating this type of building and service - is making rapid progress. It is hoped to be completed by the end of the year.

Tickets can be booked in person at the Hollywood Cinema or by phoning 01493 852600.

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