Secret Cinema is back with James Bond’s Casino Royale

It’s time to order your martini – shaken, not stirred – because Secret Cinema is back and it’s going full 007.

In what organisers say will be the largest and most ambitious show in the event’s history, next year’s immersive cinema experience is built around James Bond.

As is standard in the world of Secret Cinema, the London location and many details are being kept under wraps (it’s not called Secret for nothing, you know).

Secret Cinema returns with Casino Royale in 2019
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Have you got what it takes to embody modern espionage?

However, we can tell you that fans will get to experience Casino Royale, the 2006 film which saw Daniel Craig’s first outing as the iconic British spy – and the 1,500 people taking part each night will be recruited for Operation Wild Card.

New recruits will join either Q Branch or M Branch, receiving an alias, dress code and training suggestions “to help them prepare for a night of high stakes, sophistication and deception”.

There is no word on gadgets yet, but we are expecting no less than the best.

Angus Jackson, creative director of Secret Cinema presents Casino Royale, says participants will “be given the opportunity to understand what it takes to embody modern espionage – bringing them closer to the Bond experience than ever before”.

The dystopian environment began with the slums outside of the World Terminus. Pic: Luke Dyson
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Last year’s event was Blade Runner. Pic: Luke Dyson

Casino Royal director Martin Campbell said: “I hear it’s a wonderful immersive experience, and judging by its past reactions, it’s going to present the film in a way that it’s never been seen before. I can’t wait!”

Secret Cinema has been running for 11 years, with previous films including Back To The Future, Dirty Dancing and last year’s Blade Runner.

Next year’s event opens on 29 May 2019.

If you think you have what it takes, tickets are available from midday on Thursday 6 December.

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