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Old 07-25-08, 12:15 PM
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National Amusements chain, $5 B-movie double features on Thursdays starting 8/07/08

Couldn't find much information on their own site, or anywhere on the web, but National Amusements is once again having this promotion.

Called "Attack of the B-Movies", participating National Amusement theaters will be having a $5 double feature of old, mainly sci-fi, B-movies on Thursday nights at 1900 starting on August 7th.

The list of movies from the pretty cool poster included The Killer Shrews and Attack of the Giant Gila Monster.

Hopefully they aren't Fathom events.

They did this same promotion last October I believe. $5 to see two old sci-fi "classics" will be a great weekly diversion. The poster didn't mention how long it was going to last, just "each Thursday", and at least a dozen films were named on the poster.
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Sounds fun, but I don't know where the hell one of these theaters is, if at all, in So Cal.
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Old 07-25-08, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by KillerCannibal
Sounds fun, but I don't know where the hell one of these theaters is, if at all, in So Cal.
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August 7th - The Giant Gila Monster w/ The Killer Shrews
August 14th - Gorgo (1961) w/Teenagers from Outer Space
August 21st - The Brain That Wouldn’t Die w/ First Spaceship on Venus
August 28th - Devil Girl from Mars w/ ???
September 4th - Giant from the Unknown w/ She Demons
September 11th - Wasp Woman w/ ???
September 18th - ??? w/ ???
September 25th - The Last Man on Earth (1964) w/ Bride of the Beast
October 2nd - Bucket of Blood w/ Attack of the Giant Leeches

Gleaned the above by looking thru advance listings on the company website.

Here is a blurb about the series shown last year.
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Are these films or DVDs?
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Originally Posted by wewantflair
Are these films or DVDs?
Yes, I would imagine they're one or the other.

No real clue, I've posted everything I can find about the events.
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Thanks. Looks like the nearest screen to me is near Santa Monica. Since I drive up routinely for screenings anyways I might give some of these a go.
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Forgot to bump this before the first weekly event yesterday.

The Cinema Deluxe in Fairfax had a sparse crowd of a dozen or so for The Giant Gila Monster and The Killer Shrews double feature.

It was an ok presentation, film quality was fairly poor, not sure how it was presented, DVD, film, or streaming. Quality seemed worse than most 1950ish film DVDs, so maybe it was old film? Doesn't seem likely, but then, I know next to nothing about how film are projected nowadays.

Overall it was enjoyable. A couple of minor hiccups/slowdowns in the video, and strange to see no real preview but it just launched right into the first feature pretty much. A 7 or so minute intermission of vintage theater ads and concession promos was fun, but hopefully I won't see it each Thursday.

Anyone else see them last night?
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Bump. Another double feature at all these chains tonight.
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Here's a list I found at their site:

Movie: Gorgo/Teenagers from Outer Space
Date: 8/14/2008

Movie: The Brain That Wouldn't Die/First Spaceship on Venus
Date: 8/21/2008

Movie: Devil Girl from Mars/Robot Monster
Date: 8/28/2008

Movie: Giant from the Unknown / She Demons
Date: 9/4/2008

Movie: The Wasp Woman / Phantom from 10,000 Leagues
Date: 9/11/2008

Movie: Monster from a Prehistoric Planet / Voyage to a Prehistoric Planet
Date: 9/18/2008

Movie: The Last Man on Earth / Bride of the Beast
Date: 9/25/2008

Movie: A Bucket of Blood/ Attack of the Giant Leeches
Date: 10/2/2008

Movie: House on Haunted Hill / Amazing Transparent Man
Date: 10/9/2008

Movie: The Last Woman on Earth / Bloodlust
Date: 10/16/2008

Movie: Screaming Skull / Tormented
Date: 10/23/2008

Movie: Werewolf in a Girls Dormitory / The Bat
Date: 10/30/2008

Also, there's a list of participating theaters. KillerCannibal, it doesn't look like there's one in California. Here's the link

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sounds awesome but nearest theater near me is a couple hours away
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Bump for tonight's double feature. Anyone else in Nova going to the Cinema Deluxe?
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Reminder bump. I'm still enjoying these on Thursday nights, although my local theater is only getting about 5-10 of us each week.
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Has anyone been able to confirm what format is being used for these shows, whether it's film, DVD or some other digital format? These shows look interesting, and play nearby, but I'd hate to spend the time and money for a projected DVD.
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Originally Posted by RayJ View Post
Has anyone been able to confirm what format is being used for these shows, whether it's film, DVD or some other digital format? These shows look interesting, and play nearby, but I'd hate to spend the time and money for a projected DVD.
DVD. But really, for these type of films i don't think the quality matters, or would be all that different. And it's only $5 for two movies.
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I may have to make it to one of these before it ends. Its still playing at the Cine-De-lux 14 right?
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Originally Posted by sauce07 View Post
I may have to make it to one of these before it ends. Its still playing at the Cine-De-lux 14 right?
Yep, theater #10 every Thursday. They usually start the movie right at 1900, no previews or commercials at all.
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Here are some slightly better links, they finally got around to updating their website and maybe promoting this a bit more.

The locations are very limited unfortunately.

Here is the schedule.

Related, they are also having a "Quadruple Bypass" of four films on Halloween night for $12.

Picture quality isn't great, but not bad at all. Probably as good as any surviving prints of these old 50s and 60s films. I've been having an absolute blast at them each Thursday night.
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