The third actor to play James Bond on-screen, the ever-suave Roger Moore, died on May 23. The North Park Theatre (1428 Hertel Ave.) pays tribute to the star with three of his 007 entries from June 3 through 8.
First is 1977’s “The Spy Who Loved Me” at 9:30 p.m. June 3 and 4. It’s the 40th anniversary of the film, which featured Barbara Bach and, for the first time, Richard Kiel’s fearsome, giant henchman, Jaws. Let’s not even mention the next appearance from Jaws, the absurd “Moonraker.”
Moore’s debut as Bond, 1973’s “Live and Let Die,” screens at 9:30 p.m. June 5 and 6. Considered the actor’s finest Bond film, the Caribbean-infused entry co-starred a stunning Jane Seymour and opened with the still-killer title track by Paul McCartney and Wings.
Finally, the North Park screens “The Man With the Golden Gun” at 9:30 p.m. June 7 and 8. Moore’s second Bond film is highlighted by Christopher Lee's performance as Scaramanga and even features an interesting Buffalo connection. The film's 360-degree car-spiraling jump was developed at Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory (CAL) in Buffalo.
Tickets are $10.50 general, $7.50 for seniors at northparktheatre.org or at the door.