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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

NoMa to Host Bond Film Festival

Check out the schedule here. And here is the press release--


NoMa BID To Host James Bond Film Festival In Summer 2008
Festival Kicks Off May 8 With “Oddjob Challenge”

The NoMa (north of Massachusetts Avenue) Business Improvement District (BID) will host a summer-long James Bond Film Festival from May 8 through August 28, 2008. Free and open to the public, the outdoor festival will feature 15 of the best Bond flicks from 1962 through 2006. Each film showing will be preceded by an Oddjob look-alike contest, with all Oddjobs given the chance to toss their bowler hats at a statue. Viewers also can dress up as other Bond film characters.

The Bond films will be shown each Thursday night, rain or shine, on the site of the future Washington Gateway mixed-use development at the intersection of Florida and New York Avenues, N.E. The site is located directly across Florida Avenue from the New York Avenue Metro station and the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) headquarters.

“Along with Artomatic, which opens in NoMa on May 9, the James Bond Film Festival will bring tens of thousands of visitors to this exciting new neighborhood that is currently in the process of rapid transformation,” said Elizabeth Price, President of the NoMa BID. “The film festival will be held on the site of what will soon become nearly one million square feet of office, retail, residential, and hotel space, known as Washington Gateway. In addition to having a lot of fun watching old James Bond movies, visitors will experience NoMa’s great location and rapidly developing vitality.”

The film festival is being organized by Georgetown Film Festival.

12 comments:

poo poo said...

this is great news, especially when coupled with the "five guys" announcement that they're opening up at the NY Ave. metro station!

Anonymous said...

Doesn't 'NOMA' commonly indicate the area north of Mass Ave NW? If the area you refer to is located in NE, then it can't be NOMA. How about SOFLO, for south of Florida Ave NE? (trademark pending!) It's also a more lyrical & positive sounding name, too.

poopster said...

how about the original name for the area, Swampoodle?

John W DC said...

Actually I think most of NOMA is in NE. I mean NOMA is made up but the people who defined it are at nomabid.org

John W DC said...

Does anybody know which space will be FiveGuys and which will be the pizza/deli place? One open space is on Florida Ave NE and the other is around the corner on 2nd St NE.

Anonymous said...

I'm in for SoFlo also. Particularly bc the H Street corridor could shape up to be a hip area of town with a mixture of new restaurants/bars/theaters with old (if the Majestic still plays jazz--what a great time). NoMa starts with "no" which is negative, and the area is decidedly more business district than the more community and entertainment area south of Florida.

IMGoph said...

swampoodle. till i die.

besides, where the film fest is going to be taking place is north of florida, so the name you're proposing doesn't work.

Anonymous said...

Poo Poo,

Is there a link for the 5 guys announcement? I didn't see a link announcing this agreement. Also, is this the second big announcement you were hinting about last week (after the HT news)?

I likie the poo poo info.

6th and L

poo poo said...

yeah, i'm done with the 'big announcements' for now, although i'm keeping an eye on the trader joe's developments.

inked gave the link.

if i hear more, i'll definitely post 'em.

kind of hard to state developments until you're allowed to.....

Anonymous said...

Poo Poo,

Thanks for the response and please keep pumping your sources for info. Both you and Ink are a wealth of information. Contrary to some of the bone head poster, I enjoy what you bring to the blog brother.

6th and L

Anonymous said...

There are actual "developments"
regarding Trader Joes? Damn, I thought it was just rumor, innuendo, fear, uncertainty, and doubt.

sparky said...

The film fest web site is at
http://www.myspace.com/georgetownfilmfest