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James Bond UK general release posters
WRITTEN & COMPILED BY KEVIN HARPER

For every official general release or re-release of the James Bond films in the UK, a quad-crown poster (30" x 40") was created for in-house cinema displays and advertising hoardings across the country. These colourful and highly stylised posters are now collectors items and command high prices when sold at auction. Quad-crown posters were primarily used outside cinemas in light-boxes in conjunction with front-of-house stills (which came in sets of eight), but would also be seen up and down the country on advertising hoardings, or displayed in the London Underground during the release of each new film in the series. Double-crown posters were intended for use on the front and back of London's double-decker buses, but also used in cinema lobby displays or to create bespoke double-bills for revivals where a quad-crown poster was not available.

Displayed here for the first time are all quad-crown posters in release date order* from 1962 - 2015.

*There were some double-bills which did not have quad-crown posters produced by The National Screen Service, but composite advert blocks for use by newspapers were made available.

Individual cinema managers could programme their own double-bills - whilst these did not always have quad-crown posters created, cinema lobbies would often display double-crown posters (20" x 30").

Read the definitive history of the release of the James Bond films in London 1962-1984 - London Calling!

Quad-crown posters (30" x 40")

Dr. No (1962)

From Russia With Love (1963)

Dr. No (1962)

From Russia With Love (1963)

Goldfinger [Style A] (1964)

Goldfinger [Style B] (1964)

Goldfinger [Style A] (1964)

Goldfinger [Style B] (1964)

Dr. No/From Russia With Love (1965)

Dr. No/From Russia With Love [alternate style] (1965)

Dr. No/From Russia With Love (1965)

Dr. No/From Russia With Love [alternate style] (1965)

Thunderball (1965)

Casino Royale (1967)

Thunderball (1965)

Casino Royale (1967)

You Only Live Twice [Style A] (1967)

You Only Live Twice [Style B] (1967)

You Only Live Twice [Style A] (1967)

You Only Live Twice [Style B] (1967)

You Only Live Twice [Style C] (1967)

Thunderbird 6 + Goldfinger/Thunderball (1968)

You Only Live Twice [Style C] (1967)

Thunderbird 6 + Goldfinger/Thunderball (1968)

Goldfinger/Thunderball (1968)

Dr. No/You Only Live Twice (1969)

Goldfinger/Thunderball (1968)

Dr. No/You Only Live Twice (1969)

You Only Live Twice/From Russia With Love (1972)

On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)

You Only Live Twice/From Russia With Love (1969)

On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)

Goldfinger/For A Few Dollars More (1971)

You Only Live Twice/A Fistful of Dollars (1971)

Goldfinger/For A Few Dollars More (1971)

You Only Live Twice/A Fistful of Dollars (1971)

Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

From Russia With Love/Hang 'Em High (1972)

Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

From Russia With Love/Hang 'Em High (1972)

Dr. No/Thunderball (1972)

Diamonds Are Forever/From Russia With Love (1973)

Dr. No/Thunderball (1972)

Diamonds Are Forever/From Russia With Love (1973)

Live And Let Die (1973)

Thunderball/You Only Live Twice (1973-74)

Live And Let Die (1973)

Thunderball/You Only Live Twice (1973-74)

Live And Let Die/On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1973)

The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)

Live And Let Die/On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1974)

The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)

A Season of James Bond 007 (1975)

The Man With The Golden Gun/Live And Let Die [Style B] (1978)

A Season of James Bond 007 (1975) [London Pavilion*]

The Man With The Golden Gun/Live And Let Die (1975)

Diamonds Are Forever/On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1976)

Diamonds Are Forever/Gold (1976)

Diamonds Are Forever/On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1976)

Diamonds Are Forever/Gold (1976)

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) Seiko Style

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) Seiko Style

The Man With The Golden Gun/Live And Let Die [Style A] (1978)

The Spy Who Loved Me/Live And Let Die (1979)

The Man With The Golden Gun/Live And Let Die (1978)

The Spy Who Loved Me/Live And Let Die (1979)

Moonraker (1979)

Moonraker (1979)

Moonraker (1979)

Moonraker (1979) [alternate credits style]

Moonraker (1979) Seiko Style

The Spy Who Loved Me/The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1980)

Moonraker (1979) Seiko Style

The Spy Who Loved Me/The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1980)

Moonraker/The Man With The Golden Gun (1980)

Moonraker/The Spy Who Loved Me (1981)

Moonraker/The Man With The Golden Gun (1980)

Moonraker/The Spy Who Loved Me (1981)

For Your Eyes Only (1981)

For Your Eyes Only/Moonraker (1982)

For Your Eyes Only (1981)

For Your Eyes Only/Moonraker (1982)

Octopussy (1983)

Never Say Never Again (1983)

Octopussy (1983)

Never Say Never Again (1983)

Octopussy/For Your Eyes Only (1984)

A View To A Kill [Style A] (1985)

Octopussy/For Your Eyes Only (1984)

A View To A Kill [Style A] (1985)

A View To A Kill [Style B] (1985)

The Living Daylights [Style A] (1987)

A View To A Kill [Style B] (1985)

The Living Daylights [Style A] (1987)

The Living Daylights [Style B] (1987)

Licence To Kill (1989)

The Living Daylights [Style B] (1987)

Licence To Kill (1989)

GoldenEye (1995)

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

GoldenEye (1995)

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

The World Is Not Enough (1999)

Die Another Day (2002)

The World Is Not Enough (1999)

Die Another Day (2002)

Casino Royale (2006)

Quantum of Solace (2008)

Casino Royale (2006)

Quantum of Solace (2008)

Skyfall (2012)

SPECTRE (2015)

Skyfall (2012)

Spectre (2015)

 

Selected re-issue quad-crown posters (30" x 40")

From Russia With Love (Re-issue 1964)

Dr. No (Re-issue late 1960's)

From Russia With Love (Re-issue 1965)

Dr. No (Re-issue late 1960's)

You Only Live Twice (1968)

A Season of James Bond 007 (1975) [Provincial release]

You Only Live Twice (1968)

A Season of James Bond 007 (1975) [Provincial release**]

Octopussy/For Your Eyes Only/Thunderball (1983)

*The season of six Sean Connery James Bond films shown at the London Pavilion from 18 May - 14 June 1975 consisted of three double-bills screened on different days which then repeated across the four weeks:

Dr. No/Diamonds Are Forever (Sundays & Mondays)
Goldfinger/Thunderball (Tuesdays & Wednesdays)
From Russia With Love/You Only Live Twice (Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays)

**When the season played in provincial cinemas from May to October 1975, each cinema had a different pairing of films on different days of the week. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) and Live And Let Die (1973) replaced some Sean Connery films and formed part of the season in certain locations; whilst other cinemas chose to play one film per day instead of double-bills. There was therefore no set pattern to the programming of the films when they played provincially.

***Octopussy/For Your Eyes Only/Thunderball was only screened in London at the Empire 1, Leicester Square for two weeks in December 1983 to coincide with the UK opening of Never Say Never Again. As only one print of Thunderball was available at the time, an alternate triple-bill which included Diamonds Are Forever was shown simultaneously at the Odeon Marble Arch.

Octopussy/For Your Eyes Only/Thunderball (1983)
[Shown only in London at the Empire 1,
Leicester Square 9th - 22nd December 1983***]

 

Additional digital re-releases in selected cinemas

   
Goldfinger Park Circus re-release (2007)

The Spy Who Loved Me Park Circus re-release (2008)

Goldfinger Park Circus re-release (2007)

The Spy Who Loved Me Park Circus re-release (2008)

From Russia With Love Park Circus re-release (2009)

Spend Sundays With James Bond Park Circus re-releases (2009)

From Russia With Love Park Circus re-release (2009)

Spend Sundays With James Bond Park Circus re-releases (2009)

 

During June 2009, restored versions of four classic James Bond films Dr. No, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger and On Her Majesty's Secret Service were screened on consecutive Sundays at over 60 cinemas around the UK.

 

Selected double-crown posters (20" x 30")

 

Dr. No double-crown

From Russia With Love double-crown

From Russia With Love double-crown

Goldfinger double-crown

Goldfinger double-crown

Thunderball double-crown

Casino Royale double-crown

You Only Live Twice double-crown

On Her Majesty's Secret Service double-crown

On Her Majesty's Secret Service double-crown

Diamonds Are Forever double-crown

Diamonds Are Forever double-crown

Diamonds Are Forever double-crown

Live And Let Die double-crown style A

Live And Let Die double-crown style B

 

See also: 007 MAGAZINE's Collectors' guide to US James Bond  posters

 

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