A new official website is launched for the reopened
007 Stage at Pinewood Studios. Pictures
coverage of the newly built stage...
Pinewood's 007 Stage Reopens
4th April 2007
The Pinewood Studios Group launched the
official website (www.007stage.com)
for the revitalized 007 Stage to mark the practical reopening
of Europe’s largest sound stage (3rd April 2007), it
was announced by Nick Smith, Sales and Marketing Director. Said
Nick Smith, “It’s fantastic news that our largest
stage is back up and running. The 007 Stage and Pinewood are
such an integral part of the British film industry. This official
website gives both professionals and the public alike a chance
to discover for themselves the rebuilt stage and its new features.
The website not only covers the practical information about the
stage but also the rich filmmaking history associated with it.”
The stage which has been rebuilt
following a fire in July 2006 is currently the largest stage in Europe with an internal area
of 59,000 sq ft and an immense tank capable of holding 5.25 million
litres. A number of features that have been incorporated to enable
filmmakers to get the most out of the stage include a vehicle
access ramp directly into the tank, aircraft hangar style loading
doors and improved sound proofing. The stage is perfect for film,
TV and events and now has a capacity of 2000 people.
At launch, the 007 stage website will feature exclusive content
on the stage’s state of the art redevelopment, including
never before seen images of the fire in July 2006 and custom
made video, animation and interactive elements detailing its
impressive grand redesign. Professionals and consumers alike
will be able to register to receive monthly newsletters containing
updates on the studios by email.
The world famous 007 stage at Pinewood was built in 1976 for
the Bond movie The Spy Who Loved
Me and has since housed some
of the most spectacular sets in cinema history. Cambodian Temples
for Lara Croft Tomb Raider, The Hanging Gardens of Babylon for
Alexander, The Louvre Gallery for The Da Vinci Code and The Chocolate
River for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to name but a few.
More recently, Pinewood Studios’ 007 Stage was home to
several spectacular scenes from Casino
Film fans can also signup on the Pinewood
site for the
latest news from the studios.
Stage Destroyed By Fire
- How the 007 Stage Helped Save the British Film
Thanks to Pinewood Shepperton PLC. Images used with permission;
not to be reproduced.