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Michael Coate
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 - posted January 29, 2007 09:14 PM      Profile for Michael Coate   Email Michael Coate         Edit/Delete Post 
Richard...Please check your profile. I sent you a PM a week ago. My profile indicates the message has not been read, so I'm bringing it to your attention here in the event you don't realize you've been sent a message. (You don't list an e-mail address so I sent a Private Message instead.) Thanks.

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Jim Perry
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 - posted January 30, 2007 10:29 PM      Profile for Jim Perry   Email Jim Perry         Edit/Delete Post 
"Ok, somehow those programs seem awfully twisted around. Then again, maybe they weren't intended as double bills. One during the day,the other at night.
Makes better sense.
I mean...hello..."The Godfather" and "Bugsy Malone"?"

Umm Richard, it seems to me you're not paying attention to what this topic is about - "Strangest Double Features".
YES - the 2 that I mentioned ("Godfather" with "Bugsy Malone" & "Clockwork Orange" with "Snoopy"), I ran as DOUBLE FEATURES - the Student Union SET THEM UP TO BE SHOWN TOGETHER THAT WAY! And for the record, they were shown in the order LISTED - "Godfather" shown first, then "Bugsy" afterwards - ditto "Clockwork", then "Snoopy".

When ya think about it, VERY TWISTED, but then again, we're talking a film program back in the late '70s & created by STUDENTS at a university - whoever came up with the idea on these 2 double features must have been either doing MAJOR KEGS of beer, OR SKY HIGH on - ahem - illegal substances, OR PROBABLY BOTH!
Not only that, but in the case of "Clockwork" & "Snoopy", I seem to remember the ballroom being packed with people & a certain type of "aroma" up in the air while said movies were shown, heh heh heh!

Oh yeah Richard, what you also wrote: '"Annie" & "BLWHIT" were separate admission shows' - sorry dude, but that DOESN'T COUNT as a double feature.

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Richard A Stegman Jr
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 - posted January 31, 2007 08:26 AM      Profile for Richard A Stegman Jr   Email Richard A Stegman Jr         Edit/Delete Post 
Jim,Gotcha on the first point and on the second i was talking about the sheer insanity of the seeing the two together on the big screen in one sitting.

separate admission or not.

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Bill Gabel
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 - posted March 07, 2007 04:19 PM      Profile for Bill Gabel           Edit/Delete Post 
Here are a few Double Features from the mid 70's.

August 6th, 1976 Pacific Theatres had "Midway" in SENSURROUND with the co-feature "Airport '75" at the Topanga, Lakewood Center & Pix, but at the Picwood "Midway" in SENSURROUND played with "Lucky Lady".
That week Mann Theatres had "The Gumball Rally" playing with "Race with the Devil" at Old Towne Mall, Alex, Hastings Ranch & Conjo Twin.
Mann also had a nice double feature of "The Way We Were" and "The Bad News Bears" at their Fine Arts Theatre in Beverly Hills.
The week of March 2nd, 1975 the Victorville theatre had "American Graffiti" playing with "Cinderella Liberty".
The week of Nov. 25th. 1965, Pacific Theatres had Elvis in "Harem Scarum" playing with "Hercules, Samson & Ulysses".
That week the Stanton Theatre had "The Warlord" playing with "McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force". During that week a few theatres in the city had "What's New Pussycat" playing with "The Bedford Incident".
The week of Dec 20th, 1979:
Culver Theatre in Culver City had "Rocky 2" & "Up in Smoke"
Brentwood Twin in Santa Monica had "Fiddler on the Roof" & "Heaven Can Wait"
West Coast Theatre in Long Beach had "Runner Stumbles" & Killer Fish"
Marina Theatre in Redondo Beach had "Americathon" & "Love and Bullets"
Cypress Cinema had "The Fish that Saved Pittsburgh" & "Meteor"
Avenue Theatre in Downey had "Skatetown USA","The Villain" & "Hot Stuff"

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Mark Campbell
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 - posted March 28, 2007 04:45 PM      Profile for Mark Campbell   Email Mark Campbell         Edit/Delete Post 
Starting this Friday at The Vine in Hollywood:
"Happy Feet" (rated PG, lots of penguins) and "The Departed" (rated R, lots of blood).

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Richard A Stegman Jr
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 - posted March 30, 2007 08:19 AM      Profile for Richard A Stegman Jr   Email Richard A Stegman Jr         Edit/Delete Post 
From Thursday's L.A Times listing for Pacific's Vineland D.I. in Industry,California:
TMNT-(PG-rated CGI animated ninja turtles. cartoon violence)
300-(R-rated Human warriors against a CGI backdrop. Bloody violence,nudity.)

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Ron Pierce
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 - posted December 29, 2007 07:23 PM      Profile for Ron Pierce   Email Ron Pierce         Edit/Delete Post 
This seems to be a slow season for posting, so I'll contribute something. I recently subscribed to newspaperarchives.com and ran across the strangest and probably most puzzling double feature ad I have ever seen.
From the Salt Lake Tribune, June 22, 1958: Woodland Drive-In "Be brave. Bring your troubles and your family to history's most sublime event."
"Thousands of boys and girls re-enact the story of the life of Christ annually..." Then the movie title: "THE PRINCE OF PEACE"
"Plus Hit No. 2" "Today 1-out-of 4 marriages end in divorce! Why?"
Title: "THE MARRIAGE BED!" starring Julie Bishop and Richard Denning. (These films are so obscure, I couldn't even find them on IMDB).

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Mark Campbell
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 - posted December 30, 2007 07:00 PM      Profile for Mark Campbell   Email Mark Campbell         Edit/Delete Post 
Ron, does that website offer actual images of old newspapers? I typed it into my browser and it redirected me to newsbank.com which seems to have an archive of only on-line editions (no old movie theatre ads which I would be craving).

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Adam Martin
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 - posted December 30, 2007 09:48 PM      Profile for Adam Martin   Author's Homepage   Email Adam Martin         Edit/Delete Post 
I think he meant www.newspaperarchive.com (singular), which looks like fun.

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Ron Keillor
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 - posted December 31, 2007 11:54 AM      Profile for Ron Keillor   Email Ron Keillor         Edit/Delete Post 
The Strand Prince George did unexpectedly good business with "Fellini's Roma" and Zappa's "200 Motels" - a lot of growers in the woods up there.
And then there was the Seattle area drive in that ran pre-Christmas (when the nights are long enough) "Gone With the Wind" and "How the West Was Won".

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Ron Pierce
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 - posted December 31, 2007 04:44 PM      Profile for Ron Pierce   Email Ron Pierce         Edit/Delete Post 
Thank you Adam.
Yes Mark, they print the actual images. Even classified ads.
It's fun to test your memory of actual events in your life. Since I sometimes remember certain events and associate them with movies I saw at the time I like to go back and find the date they occurred and and see if I was right. My favorite ads are the ones the upstart American International Pictures put out beginning in the mid-'50s such as "I WAS A TEENAGE WEREWOLF" and the whole horror and juvenile delinquent genres.

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Mark Campbell
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 - posted December 31, 2007 07:18 PM      Profile for Mark Campbell   Email Mark Campbell         Edit/Delete Post 
Most of their papers seem to run out in the '50's or so. Hopefully they will continue to add more papers. I got into movies as a teen in the 80's (the golden era of sci-fi and fantasy) and would love to go through old papers from the Seattle/Tacoma area where I grew up.

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Todd Erwin
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Back in 1980, Disney's "The Black Hole" with "Sleeping Beauty" at the old Budco Hatboro theatre in Hatboro, PA.

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Mark Campbell
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I also recall "Snow White" and "Tron" at the Lakewood Theatre in Lakewood, WA in 1983 near the end of SW's reissue run.

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Matt Lutthans
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 - posted April 06, 2008 10:14 PM      Profile for Matt Lutthans   Email Matt Lutthans         Edit/Delete Post 
The Snohomish (WA) Theatre had a very odd booking pattern for a while in the late 70s & early 80s: XXX Porno during the week; standard 2nd-run double-features on weekends. I recall going there for the great double bill of The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh and Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

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