Advertorial | Palace Amusement — This week on screen
It's definitely in, to go out to the movies! Here's what's new on-screen and all you need to know this week.
No Time to Die — A kite dancing in a hurricane
In No Time to Die, James Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond on to the trail of a mysterious villain, armed with dangerous new technology.
The film is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and stars Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Christoph Waltz, Academy Award winner Ralph Fiennes, Ana de Armas, Billy Magnussen, Rory Kinnear, David Dencik and Dali Benssalah.
No Time to Die is based on James Bond by Ian Fleming. It is produced by Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. Music is by Hans Zimmer.
The film marks a significant milestone for Jamaica, featuring never-been-done filming on the Kingston Freeport Terminal as well as scenes from Portland. In 2019, the official announcement of the film took place at GoldenEye, Oracabessa, Ian Fleming's house and the birthplace of Bond.
THE FIRST BLACK FEMALE DOUBLE-O AGENT... AND SHE'S OF JAMAICAN HERITAGE
In No Time to Die, Lashana Lynch (Nomi) is given Bond's licence to kill. She's not the new Bond, but a new character who takes over his secret agent number after he leaves MI6.
A daughter of Jamaican parentage, Lynch is proud of her heritage which gave her a deeper understanding of her role in a Bond film set in the homeland of her parents and grandparents.
Of her history-making role as the first black female 007, with a licence to kill, Lynch said her strong, cheeky and witty character emerged and took shape from conversations and collaborations with writer-director Cary Fukunaga and writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
Although she epitomises the strong black woman in much of what she represents, Lynch said it is important that young black girls see the vulnerable side to her character, Nomi, and not just that she is a superhero.
Lynch is a British actress, best known for the role of Rosaline Capulet in the ABC drama series Still Star-Crossed and fighter pilot Maria Rambeau in Captain Marvel.
(Sources: Harper's Bazaar and Daily Mail)
Our cinemas are open – see you at the movies!
We are open for your entertainment in a safe and controlled environment. As the restrictions change, we adjust our showtimes so as to be able to remain open while adhering to the different curfews.
Carib 5, in Cross Roads; Sunshine Palace, Portmore and Palace Multiplex in Montego Bay are open.
Please note that weekday matinees start from as early as 3:50 p.m. and midday shows are on Saturdays at indoor cinemas.
NEW KINGSTON DRIVE-IN
The drive-in is open for your enjoyment Wednesday to Saturday, thanks to the E-commerce National Delivery Solution (ENDS) programme. Your movie ticket is your pass. Show it to the police when travelling to and from the cinema as a valid reason to be on the road after the curfew.
Purchase your tickets in advance at www.palaceamusement.com, or at the box office which opens at noon, Wednesday to Saturday.
Showtime at the drive-in is 6:30 p.m.
Half-off at all cinemas
Enjoy our half-off special on Mondays and Tuesdays at all indoor cinemas and the drive-in.
Safety is a responsibility we all share
Our staff is trained to do temperature checks and assist patrons with sanitising as they enter the cinemas.
Patrons are required to wear masks properly fitted over the nose and mouth and observe social distancing in queues at the box office and concession.
Sanitisation stations are available at convenient points throughout.
All cinemas have regulated one-way entrances and exits and specified cross-isle traffic.
Our air conditioning systems, installed with the specified MERV-13 air filters, have been regulated to bring in maximum fresh air.
Thorough cleaning and sanitisation are done to ensure a safe and relaxed atmosphere for all.
Thanks again and remember to observe all government protocols so that we all can survive this devastating period.
Team Palace would like to thank you, sincerely, for your support and understanding while we navigate these difficult times.
As schedules are subject to change, for further details on box office hours, half-off and held-over films, check us out in this space, on social media or at www.palaceamusement.com. Please note that all cinemas are closed on no-movement days.