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Because Visions is one of only two places in D.C. that boasts both a bar and some movie screens, it was perhaps inevitable that it would someday pair martinis with showings of classicclassic meaning, of course, Sean Connery007 flicks. Tonight’s James Bond Party features 1962’s Dr. No and 1965’s Thunderball, as well as DJ Eurok’s live mix of Bond theme music and other spy-vs.-spy tracks in the lounge. For those without hyperfast Internet access, though, the big attraction is the big-screen world premiere of “The Hire” films made for BMW’s Web site. Directed by such contemporary stylists as Wong Kar-wai, Guy Ritchie, and Ang Lee, these films have nothing directly to do with 007, but they do aspire to a ’60s sort of cool that the keepers of the James Bond movie franchise misplaced around the time they were introduced to Roger Moore. The festivities begin at 9 p.m. at Visions Cinema Bistro Lounge, 1927 Florida Ave. NW. $10. (202) 667-0090. (Mark Jenkins)