Late Night Movie House: Monster Movie Ads and Trailers

17 Apr

April 17, 2013


Local TV used to be so cool. Now there is barely any local TV. I’m talking about the independent stations that had no network affiliation. The last one in NY was bought last year by CBS, so instead of cool classic TV reruns and old movies, we get CBS news anchors hosting cooking shows.

Progress. PFFFFFT!

Used to be channel 5 would show Kung-Fu movie double features on Sunday afternoons. Channel 11 used to do Abbott and Costello double features on Saturdays. Every Thanksgiving would bring 3 King Kong movies on Thursday and 3 Godzilla movies on Friday. On weekday afternoons you could find a week of Planet of the Apes films and anytime was a likely time to find a Dracula or Frankenstein film.

Almost as good were the TV Guide ads for those movies. TV Guide is now a slick magazine but it used to be a black and white digest full of ads like these:

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And the movies? Check out these trailers.


5 Responses to “Late Night Movie House: Monster Movie Ads and Trailers”

  1. zathra April 17, 2013 at 1:51 am #

    I remember back when TBS was ** WTBS ** & they showed a bunch of other TV shows, including National Geographic shows & Star Blazers cartoons.


  2. Jimbo April 17, 2013 at 5:44 am #

    Awesome, Mr. B! You made remember various “theaters” I watched on TV, no all were horror/sci-fi, as some were cartoons and slapstick. I even went on YouTube and heard an old theme song I had totally forgotten. Good times!


    • bmj2k April 17, 2013 at 8:26 am #

      There were so many more I could have posted, good memories for me


      • Jimbo April 17, 2013 at 11:38 am #

        The “theater” I remember the most was “Slam Bang Theater” and it orginated from Ft. Worth, TX. It came on 7 AM every weekday and I believe it lasted until 9. During the Summer, it was fun to watch cartoons and The Three Stooges, Our Gang/Little Rascals and Leon Errol comedies. Over and over and over again. I saw entire run of all of their shows probably 20 times.


        • bmj2k April 17, 2013 at 12:52 pm #

          That sounds awesome! There is nothing like that anymore.


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