October 14, 2002MEDIA CONTACT: Kathy Smith
MEDIA CONTACT: Karen Blum
Baltimore to Host East Coast Premiere of James Bond Die Another Day Gala Screening to Benefit Hopkins Cardiovascular Center
Sporting his usual gadgets, girls and gripping adventures, James Bond is expected to thrill moviegoers at the East Coast premiere of Die Another Day on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at The Historic Senator Theatre.
Proceeds of the premiere will benefit The Dana and Albert "Cubby" Broccoli Center for Aortic Diseases in the Division of Cardiac Surgery at Johns Hopkins Medicine. Best known as the producer of the James Bond film series, along with his wife, Dana, the late "Cubby" Broccoli was treated successfully at Hopkins for a life-threatening aneurysm in 1994, and subsequently, the couple provided a gift in 1996 to establish the Center.
Die Another Day, the 20th James Bond film, stars Pierce Brosnan and Academy Award winner Halle Berry (Monster's Ball). This year also marks the 40th anniversary of James Bond's debut on the big screen. The world premiere is scheduled for Nov. 18 in London, followed by the public release on Nov. 22.
The Hopkins benefit gala event features a champagne reception at 7 p.m. at The Senator Theatre prior to the 8 p.m. screening. Tickets are $100 per person. Those in search of more Bondsian exposure can become a Goldfinger Sponsor for $1,000. This includes two Gold Tickets for a Shaken, Not Stirred cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. at Pimlico Race Course, and roundtrip limousine service to The Senator Theatre. Most of each ticket price may be deductible as a charitable contribution. Tickets are limited.
The Broccoli Center, co-directed by Vincent Gott, M.D., professor of surgery, and Duke Cameron, M.D., professor of surgery and director of pediatric cardiac surgery, was among the pioneer units in the country to integrate the work of multiple disciplines in the area of aortic and cardiac research. In addition to research, each year the Center treats a large number of patients with aortic disease -- from newborns to the elderly. By bringing together leading physicians and scientists in clinical and laboratory research focused solely on aortic disease, the Broccoli Center has made key advances in the field. This is the third Bond premiere event donated by the Broccoli family to benefit the Center.
For ticket and sponsorship information, call 410-502-8901, or visit www.hopkinsmedicine.org/bondpremiere
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