James Bond is going to China. Barely has the dust settled on that last office tower scrap in 2012’s Skyfall than Commander Bond is heading back to Shanghai to mount one hell of a game of poker. With the Bond summer in London marked since May 2019 by the extended and ever-popular Secret Cinema presents Casino Royale, EON Productions and the creative team at Secret Cinema have announced that Casino Royale will be the latter’s first international foray into China.

In collaboration with the live entertainment and performing arts group SMG Live, Secret Cinema presents Casino Royale will start rolling its dice in the Chinese metropolis on November 23 2019. The London run still has another exciting and performance-led month left (and tickets are available) and has witnessed 1,500 guests at each performance of Daniel Craig’s debut Bond film. This bullet catcher highly recommends the experience – whether it is on 007’s home soil of London or the soon-to-be rather apt backdrop of Shanghai. The sense of production and immersion that Secret Cinema has surrounded Casino Royale with will translate perfectly to one of China’s main hubs. For more thoughts on Secret Cinema presents Casino Royale, read up on what this bullet catcher caught on his visits and hear what thoughts and passion the creative team have for Casino Royale and their biggest Secret Cinema production to date…


“China is the largest film market in the world with a rich cinematic heritage, with some of my favourite films, Chen Kaige’s Farewell My Concubine, Wong Kar Wai’s In the Mood for Love and Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. SMG Live’s heritage and production experience makes it the perfect partner to bring the concept of Secret Cinema to life in China.”

Fabien Riggall, CEO, Secret Cinema

Secret Cinema chief executive Max Alexander has suggested this could well be the “first collaboration of many” collaborations with SMG Live. It certainly begins Secret Cinema’s international adventures and wishes to see the worlds’ movie audiences experience the cinematic class and movie passion that is Secret Cinema. Casino Royale, Bond and many more movie icons could well be coming to a secret cinema to you in the imminent months and years to come.

SMG Live / Secret Cinema Presents Casino Royale

From November 23 2019 / Shanghai