The Loews in Jersey City is running a "Roger Moore is James Bond" weekend, with the following screenings:
Friday, Jan. 30
8:00 PM The Man WIth The Golden Gun
Saturday, Jan. 31
3:30 PM For Your Eyes Only
7:30 PM Octopussy
I'm definitely attending one of the screenings (maybe both) on Saturday. I haven't seen either of those two in a long time. Hell, the Loews is such a beautiful theater (it's an original Movie Palace, restored) that even The Man With The Golden Gun will look good there. Or you can just look around at the architecture. And admission is only $6 (only $8 for a double, so I'll probably end up seeing both).
Er, sorry. The Loew's group usually don't finalize the schedule until a week or so before the screenings. Sometime this month (or early next) they are running a film noir weekend, including Chinatown, but they haven't finalized dates or the other films yet.
The experience of seeing For Your Eyes Only at the Loew's was terrific - in the lobby the non-profit group set up a display of Bond memorabilia featuring Roger Moore, including an issue of the Marvel FYEO comic book, an Aston-Martin model kit, fan magazine, etc, and a Moore/Bond free program.
The movie itself - well, the screen at the Loew's is very large, so every movie there looks good, and they use a decent sound system. Content-wise - it's a (mostly) gadget free Bond film, and it's oriented toward tight, Cold-War action without many special effects or fantastic elements, which I liked. (The villain isn't even a world-dominating meglomaniac, for once). But Moore looks old (and he'd appear in two more of these) and the story feels shopworn (there's recycled elements from On Her Majesty's Secret Service and Thunderball in the plot).
On my Livejournal account, I wrote a brief entry about something surprising that took place outside of the theater just before the doors opened: