The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will attend the CTBF’s Royal Film Performance 2015 on Monday, 26th October at The Royal Albert Hall in London.
The film chosen for this year’s performance is the World Premiere of the 24th James Bond adventure, SPECTRE.
Founded in 1924, the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund assists more than 1,000 beneficiaries and their families every year through donations, membership subscriptions, the sale of grand draw tickets and money raised from events like The Royal Film Performance.
The Fund offers monetary assistance to those who have worked in a paid position within the industry in the UK for at least two years and who have been affected by ill health, bereavement, accident or redundancy. Help includes assistance with utility bills, living expenses, childcare, back-to-work grants and housing support. The Fund also provides those in need with emotional support.
Attending the World Premiere will be the film’s leading actors Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, David Bautista, Monica Bellucci, and Ralph Fiennes. Joining the star-studded cast on the red carpet will be director Sam Mendes and producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, vice-patrons of the CTBF.
For the first time, the film will open on the same night at cinemas across the UK and Ireland.
Following the World Premiere and the release in the UK and Ireland, SPECTRE will open around the world. The film will release in the US on 6 November 2015.
“We are honoured that Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will attend the Royal Film Performance of SPECTRE and delighted the CTBF will be the beneficiary of the event,” Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli commented.
The President of the CTBF, Barry Jenkins OBE, stated: “We are absolutely thrilled that the World Premiere of SPECTRE has been selected as The CTBF Royal Film Performance 2015 and are most grateful to the Royal Family for their continued support.”
Last year, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall joined Dame Judi Dench, Dame Maggie Smith and the Cast of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’, at the Odeon Leicester Square in London.
In 1946, the first Royal Command Film Performance at the Empire Cinema Leicester Square took place. ‘A Matter of Life and Death’ starring David Niven and Raymond Massey was attended by King George VI, Queen Elizabeth and Princesses, Elizabeth and Margaret.
The Queen is the current Royal Patron of the Fund. Prior to Her Majesty, her father King George VI was Patron.
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