James Bond runs down a labyrinth of stairs backstage at the Bregenz Open Air Theatre in Austria during a performance of Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca. As he’s chased by suit-clad men who are after his head, the music crescendos with the gunfight that’s about to ensue. Barely breaking a sweat, Bond effortlessly battles the villains using nothing but a tricked-out tuxedo and his Walther PPK. The perfectly proportioned, blue-eyed face of Daniel Craig’s 007 will grace the façade of the New World Center during the screening of Marc Foster’s 2008 motion picture, Quantum of Solace. The 22nd installment of the Bond saga, which tells a story of love and revenge as Bond embarks on a journey to stop a mysterious organization from eliminating Bolivian oil stocks, is part of the SoundScape Cinema Series. Every Wednesday through May, the wall of the New World Center becomes a giant movie screen that plays a mix of film favorites, from classics such as 1952’s Singin’ in the Rain to recent blockbusters like 2012’s Life of Pi.
Wed., April 3, 8 p.m., 2013