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Time for a trip back to another time when movie theaters offered a little more variety for one’s viewing pleasure. Have a look and date yourself if you like. It’s ok, you don’t have to admit to seeing any of these titles during their original release. But do have some fun reminiscing.

Here’s a treat for the drive in crowd.  Starts Friday.

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Rupert Pupkin vs. Jerry Lewis. I was there!

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What are the odds? I snuck into this drive in theater to see this one in the back of one of those shaggin’ wagon styled vans that populated the roads back in the early 80’s. Me and two other youngsters cajoled our hockey coach into taking us. Those were the days. Not only that but we got to see Fulci’s Zombie as well as the mustached vigilante wipe out the latest vermin to lay their hands on his family.

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Malcolm or Chuck? I know what your thinking……… what’s playing at the other end of town.

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Here’s positive proof that 3D features are nothing new.

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Yes sir. I saw this one. I often refer to this one as my favorite of the Moore era. Perhaps it’s because I saw it in the theater.

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I may have seen Death Wish 2 prior to turning 18 but not this one.

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For the art house crowd and us Herzog fans.

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What’s not to love when you have this kind of selection. The sexy Cat People, the gorgeous Excalibur, Disney or Corman. All under one multiplex.

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Truthfully, I don’t know if this one lived up to the hype in the add.

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Did this help to stir the memories?

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    • I didn’t see Cat People but recently acquired an original one sheet poster for the collection. Perhaps I’ll unveil it in an upcoming gallery. I did see Aguire at a revival theater long before home video.

  1. Excellent memories (once again). I’d forgotten the Quest for Fire marketing team was on drugs back then. It’s a good film and all, but NOT even in the same room as 2001 and not anything like Star Wars. Galaxy of Terror should have used that tagline because it’s a terrible film that’s at least a bad sci-fi howler that rips of Alien as a few other films tried to (and failed at). I think I had Silent Rage after seeing Caligula, lol…

  2. That’s quite the ad for “Quest for Fire” rivals “Star Wars” and “2001”?! … However, I haven’t seen it, so a person shouldn’t knock it until they’ve tried it, right?

    These are great! I have not heard of many of these films.

    • Quest For Fire is well worth a watch for the cast and serious take on the “caveman epic”. It does a lot right (and is a better movie that Clan of the Cave Bear), but it’s no 2001 for sure.

        • Hey, that’s why I saw it as well. But I give QFF more of a thumbs up because it tried to be somewhat realistic. Clan made me chuckle a bit too much. Caligula is good for one viewing each of the different rated versions, but I can’t sit through it again, lol.

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