x

Welcome to MI6 Headquarters

This is the world's most visited unofficial James Bond 007 website with daily updates, news & analysis of all things 007 and an extensive encyclopaedia. Tap into Ian Fleming's spy from Sean Connery to Daniel Craig with our expert online coverage and a rich, colour print magazine dedicated to spies.

Learn More About MI6 & James Bond →

Moonraker Premiere Video

3rd May 2015

Watch rare footage from the Royal World Premiere of 'Moonraker', held in London on 26th June 1979

MI6 logo By MI6 Staff
Share The Story

Sir Roger Moore hosted a TV special in the UK to celebrate the opening of his fourth James Bond film, 'Moonraker', in the summer of 1979. It opened with the usual clip montages of the pervious 007 adventures, interspersed with some of Moore's wit and charm. The special concluded with footage of the Royal World Premiere of 'Moonraker', held at the Odeon Leicester Square on July 26th, 1979.


Moonraker Royal World Premiere Footage

An after party was held at the London Playboy Club with the famous bunny girls dress in space outfits. The cinema clocked up £86,084 in its first week of ticket sales, breaking a new record. Total box-office for the UK would eventually run to $19.4m. Moonraker's global haul would remain a series high until GoldenEye sixteen years later.

You Might Also Like

Moonraker Girls At Château Drax

Moonraker Girls At Château Drax

Events 'Moonraker' girls will be reunited at Club James Bond France's event next month
Moonraker Launched In Croatia

Moonraker Launched In Croatia

Literary A Croatian special edition hardback of Ian Fleming's Moonraker was unveiled at a special gala event this week

Get Bond in Your Inbox

Sign up for occasional email updates from MI6. Get notified of breaking Bond news, and digests of recently releases features:


Share The Story

Open in a new window/tab