Last Run Theater – The Wizard of Gore from Freaky Fright Flick to Cult Class-Sick: Various Showings 1973-1982

•February 19, 2017 • Leave a Comment

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2-19-82, Chicago – The Wizard of Gore was one of the films that Horror fans were talking about in a time when you had to be lucky to see what it was all about with mentions then-recent shout out by Bill Landis in his newsworthy list of Top 10 sleaze films causing further interest timed perfectly with a few showings in the Early 80’s of which this was a highlight that made those watching for the first time know of they were a part of the scene. In Dearborn, it would also play a couple of theaters around that time perfectly set at Midnight, and I’m sure other cities would also get this film playing somewhere that still had four-walled Late Shows (by then usually at malls) which confirmed Lewis’ standing as a Cult Movie Legend who was just starting to know about his following years after his then-last film, 1972’s Gore Gore Girls, beginning with a 1981 appearance in NYC’s Greenwich Village area which had the oft-mentioned reception that reminded him of an Adolph Hitler Rally and the showing of a beat up print of this class-sick film (the way he tells it is hilarious and heart warming). Those attending were the few and the dedicated who knew that there were films stronger than the Friday the 13’th films that had the polish but without the feeling that you were watching something sick, disturbing, and raw – all the elements that made one proud to be a gore hound.

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While Blood Feast and Two Thousand Maniacs! returned to the Drive In screens regularly like a release of a Beatles compilation through the years, possibly making some people feel nostalgic and ready to puke at the same time (The cheesy exploitation release of The Beatles’ Reel Music also did just that to music fans in 1982), there were other films from his history that played the Midnight Show circuit like evil ghosts of Exploitation past. Occasional sightings of films like The Gruesome Twosome appeared here and there through The 70’s, usually during Halloween and in The South where Lewis’ business was at it’s best and where many of his connections in the film industry were possibly with prints to pull out of storage from time to time. Although the Lewis put prints of his film up for collateral for the infamous Car Rental service which went under by 1974, there were those who knew his shock shows would do well at the right times playing to a new group of people who were going to find out that the films which predated the Last Houses and Dead Things that flooded the theaters through The 70’s lived up to the dis-reputation.

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After it’s initial run from Late 1970-Early 1971 and during Lewis’ time away from movie making, The Wizard of Gore was possibly the one most picked outside of the “Gore Trilogy” to play the shows that needed something weird and wild to bring the audience in. According to the Boxoffice Booking Guides, it was picked up by Apache Films in 1977 along with American Raspberry (rejected by Warner Brothers and later to be known as Prime Time) and The Best of Laurel and Hardy, but it was handled better when Shock Films picked up the rights to it. With it’s surreal gruesomeness, cute damsels in distress, and over the top madness with Ray Sager memorable as Montag the Magician, this was a film that seen as a “Jinxed” picture by it’s Director and a freak flick to fill the screens by programmers, but also as an experience by Horror movie fans who were spreading the word like the movie did with the gore.

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Opelousas, Louisiana, 3-2-73 and El Dorado, TX, 8-26-73 – A couple of showings were paired up with the Gore-Nography experience of scream Bloody Murder, aka The Captive Female.

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4-23-73, Ft. Lauderdale, FLA – A small ad with three good films. The Scars of Dracula is an under-rated Hammer film while Mark of the Witch is a 1970 film made in Texas that has a small following as well. All 1970 releases three (or really two and a half) years on.

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5-25-73, Tallahassee, FLA – Using the ad mat for Horror Hotel for this show.

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2-24-73, Hartford, Connecticut – Like WTTO in Toledo, WPOP was an AM radio station that played the hits and hosted the occasional movie show. this was in the station’s final years in Top 40 ending in 1975. Today, is a News station. I wonder what the AMA were doing co-hosting this one, though!

greenville-sc-7-3-74-hgl-under-12-free7-3-74, Greenville, SC – YIKES! Children Under 12 admitted free to this show!

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Clovis, New Mexico with fake R rating, 4-13-77 – The Yucca Drive In was a good place to be if you were in the mood for the wild shows (or the Wild Thing away from the parents) and Horror was always a good bet to keep the place running. Here was a show featuring Lewis’ two 70’s class-sicks that was one of the perfect matches ever which played a few screens in the NM/Texas area – a runner up by a bloody hair strand was putting The Gore Gore Girls with Joel Reed’s Incredible Torture Show aka Bloodsucking Freaks in the San Antonio market. Judging by the use of the ad mat for Count Dracula’s Great Love and The Vampire’s Night Orgy (itself a well-traveled double bill), there might not have been any advertising left for either film.

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4-6-77, Alexandrea, Louisiana – $2 a carload!

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5-13-77, Orlando, FLA – A classic Friday the 13’th show with two Lewis films and three more fright flicks that make a fantastic dusk to dawn show.
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7-2-77, Jacksonville, Mississippi – the Paramount Theater was facing it’s final days with shows like this. I wonder what the reaction was. This was the ad that made me keep looking for more shows, seriously!

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ft-lauderdale-9-16-78Ft. Lauderdale, 9-16-78 with Fake R rating – Playing the Kung Fu house circuit by this time. Nothing wrong with that as Montag’s style was his own more literal kind of chop-chop.

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Alexandrea, Louisiana, 7-31-82 with Fake R rating – A great show of low-budget Horror flicks that might be called an all-weirdo-star-review! The creepy and hilariously bad Don’t Go Near the Park, the WTF cheap Italian Exorcism of Demon Witch Child, the Michael Findlay low budget Upstate New York Horror of Shriek of the Mutilated, and Veronica Lake in Flesh Feast Directed by Brad “Blood Freak” Gritner all joined in with the Wizard. Looks like a video party playlist of some readers!


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akron-9-21-84akron-9-28-84Akron, 9-21 and 9-28-84 – The re-release of When the Screaming Stops was a shock show hit in some cities that led to some class-sick programs in a year when these films were finding less screens to play. Screaming…, originally called The Loreley’s Grasp, was promoted with the classic “Red Alert before the shock” gimmick not in the original cut and filled with good gory moments and a cool 70’s style which made it perfect to program with The Wizard of Gore in the show. The Gala Twin knew it’s audience would go for this.

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It’s Good to See You Again! It’s Also Good to See You Again, Alice Cooper!

•February 18, 2017 • Leave a Comment

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10-9-74 – Four Suburban Detroit area cinemas get “Four-Walled” by Alice Cooper – or really Penthouse Productions’ Alice Cooper movie before the company went on the long journey that was the making of Caligula. The world of Rock and Roll Moves was about to have a Gross-Out if not a High Grossing film with It’s Good to See You Again, Alice Cooper. Released when Alice Cooper was putting the finishing touches to his first solo venture, Welcome to My Nightmare which would see release in Early 1975 following up on the last album by Alice Cooper as a band, Muscle of Love (with “Teenage Lament ’74”), most of this film offers a reminder of how great the Billion Dollar Babies tour was and how powerful Alice Cooper were in their prime although the full film was only a partial success and (hate to say it, but truth is truth) a box office flop. The nature of the business beast was booking it in Four Wall (Rent-a-Screen) fashion in small theaters and the occasional struggling cinema that would book these shows if the commercial value was right which at that time Alice was still standing strong with hit singles and consistent FM airplay although in the end even they would not help the film’s brief life in the cinema with two different edits.

The premiere Detroit area showing was in a few suburban theaters, most of them comparatively small and based in consumer-based areas. I think that the Detroit showing was the only one with the original version.

Kingswood – Located in Bloomfield Hills, this would feel the pain when the Showcase Cinemas stole it’s thunder. Closed: 1981. Today, it’s a piece of land as you drive on Woodward.

Parkway 1&2 – Located in Mt. Clemens (the city where WLBS had it’s roller coaster radio ride from Funk to New Wave and then a name and format change in 1984). Located in a Strip Mall the location is now a TJ Maxx.

Towne – in Oak Park near a K-Mart – Now an Aldi.

Fairlane – Not to be confused with the Movies at Fairlane or the 21 Screen theater, this was later known as the Ford-Tel in Dearborn Heights. Located in a Strip Mall area, it’s now a Step Thrift store and Donation Center.

“Mid-Way” Alice in interview mode at the time of the movie’s editing stages shows that the film was originally called Hard Hearted Alice, which turned into the title of a song from Muscle of Love.

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10-31-75, Abilene – It’s Good to See You Again, Alice Cooper was a staple of the Midnight Show circuit through the Mid-Late 70’s offering a reminder of how great the Billion Dollar Babies tour was and how powerful the Alice Cooper band were in their prime. Cooper’s Welcome to My Nightmare was doing well at this time, and both this and the concert movie based on the singer’s TV special which toured the country to more success showed the macabre showmanship in good form although the more professional Nightmare remains the more solid choice to check out 70’s Cooper in visual feature form. While It’s Good to See You Again had brilliant concert moments that are definitive Alice Cooper at it’s shock rock peak, most of the dopey Comedy which resembled a low-level imitation of Magical Mystery Tour-style humor killed the effect of what could have been a full on classic that’s at least a good product of it’s time.

Still, there was one magic moment of Comedy that’s worth watching in a cinema late at night, with the possibility of some extra influence in the air (The 70’s was “Smokin’ in the Seats” time…and you know what I mean!). This sets the stage for the segments of the Director (an over-the-top Fred Smoot) to “find the Cooper Gang” in a series of short segments that could only be enjoyed with more “Midnight Movie Air”, or at least an appreciation of 70’s Rock and Roll movie hilarity which we might blame The Beatles’ MMT for..or even thank – you can’t take these things too seriously.

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11-14-75, Lincoln, Nebraska – This ad grouping captures three trends of the Mid-70’s at three theaters: Sharp Urban Comedies (Let’s Do It Again), Low Budget Four-Walled Family Films (Doty-Dayton’s Seven Alone – the company would go out of business by 1977), and Rock (Cooper). Rock films turned out to be more of a specialty genre in the end but some had serious commercial value like Pink Floyd at Pompeii (just known as Pink Floyd in it’s US theatrical run). Sadly, either version of It’s Good to See You Again – with the comedy or the vintage film clips that replaced the frolicking around – was to prove an uneven viewing experience to make it a contender.

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5-6-77, Toledo – All Malls at Midnight in the Glass City! The Greenwood was the smallest of the three that used to host Midnight Movies hosted by WTTO-AM months before it changed formats including HG Lewis’ Blood Feast!

In “Looking for the Cooper Gang” fashion through the web, I am on the lookout for more ads for It’s Good to See You Again, Alice Cooper…and it’s good to see you again!

While there’s not too much from the films ready to be posted (Shout Factory has the rights to It’s Good to See You Again, Alice Cooper, and the DVD is a great way to see it.), here’s a definitive Alice Cooper classic that captures the time perfectly…

Who could resist Alice on The Muppet Show? Here’s a classic performance!

Riot on Sunset Strip – Garage Punk Rebellion Torn from the Headlines!

•February 18, 2017 • Leave a Comment

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Riot on Sunset Strip was one of the perfect examples of the Youth Exploitation scene of The 60’s which made a movie hot off the headlines, but with the lack of serious success which showed that the times sometimes changed quicker than the editing process. The formula was easy: Throw a bunch of bratty kids together, play up the latest controversy (in this case the Riots on Sunset Strip of November, 1966), throw in the drugs (you have to have a plot in there somewhere!), get the hot young starlet to freak out (Hello, Mimsy!), try to get someone who’s known with the parent set (Aldo Ray), bring in a relative of a marquee value star (Tim “Son of Mickey” Rooney), and throw in a couple of bands from Tower Records (The label that hosted many an AIP soundtrack including two volumes music from The Wild Angels). With The Standells appearing with a killer theme song and an appearance of The Chocolate Watchband making you wish there was more of them to see along with colorful scenery, and you have an instant classic time waster which turned into a must-see Exploitation of it’s time. Sadly, the soundtrack quickly went into the bargain bins after missing the charts altogether and “Riot on Sunset Strip” bubbled under for a couple of weeks by the time the film was first playing in the theaters while the music scene was changing fast away from the Garage Punk Greatness of 1966 from which The Standells made their mark in.

The making of the film was fast and ready, but sadly the here-and-there Distribution scene of the time made it look like “Yesterday’s Papers” after it’s first showings when it arrived in the secondary markets. Not a classic, but something to enjoy for it’s time capsule value alone. It’s another “Youth is Bad” film, and that’s the way I love it.

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LA, 4-7-67  – MST-ies take note of what played as the B!!!

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San Antonio, 5-5-67

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Last Run Theater – Beyond the Valley of the Dolls Goes Beyond the First (and Second) Run from Helter Skelter to Cult Classic 1977-1979

•February 16, 2017 • Leave a Comment

xenia-oh-1-7-77-bvd-manson1-7-77, Xenia, OH – Today, Russ Meyer’s classic Beyond the Valley of the Dolls is rightfully seen as an important movie of it’s time, but back in 1977 after hitting theaters as the co-feature to the 1967 film Valley of the Dolls through the Mid 70’s, it was mostly known as something freaky to run on the B-slot although there a small audience who knew it was much more than that. It’s darker side which can bring to mind some of the evils of the Late 60’s and Early 70’s like the Manson Murders in a couple of scenes with it’s focus on a megalomaniac  Record Producer’s grip on a rising band being a perfect exaggeration on the self-made business people who lived their hype to a murderous level, was a good match for the exciting and creepy films that were all around the Exploitation market. Although it’s style and professionalism was a sharp contrast to many of the films it played with in the Late 70’s was a serious sharp contrast to many of the lower-budgeted films it was slotted with, but when put with something like The Manson Massacre (AKA The Cult, The Love Cult, Together Girls, and later Girls in Bondage) it must have been creepy and interesting enough to think about the sinister side of the Hippie Days.

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4-2-77, Louisville – Along with the Lipstick, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls joined up with another re-issued Manson Exploitation film, this time the one that (arguably) started it all, The Other Side of Madness which got a new title sparked by the Helter Skelter TV movie. In 1975, the original title for the 1971 movie played in Youngstown winding up it’s very minimal success before fate took the film and made it a small hit.The R in the ad was a fake, but I also take it as an editorial comment on the fact that it really was an R level film by that time despite what the official X and NC-17 ratings will lead some to think.

louisville-7-8-77-bvd-dawn-to-dusk7-8-77, Louisville – Someone must have been seriously into the film as it was seen as a perfect way to end an all nighter show featuring Autopsy/Sacrifice and Cry Rape/The Love Object.

louisville-1-21-77-bvd-plus-san-antonio-inn1-21-77, Louisville – This small ad from the South Park DI has it with Bill Osco’s Alice in Wonderland and the 1968 sexy camp classic Candy. I decided to throw in another ad for the San Antonio Inn where I’m sure some of the audience went to.

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11-25-77, Philadelphia – With the growing success of Charlie’s Angels, the re-issue of Myra Breckenridge was inevitable. This played a number of theaters for a couple of years.

akron-10-6-78-myr-bvd10-6-78, Akron – Possibly one of the final showings of this double bill…more later?

brigeport-conn-12-9-7712-9-77, Bridgeport, Conn. – Teaming it up with The Story of O showed how far X-Rated films have went through the years, although nobody was there to analyse this fact.

la-8-29-77-meyer8-29-77 , LA – A word only mention for a Russ Meyer Marathon at the Nuart showing some of the Director’s classics including the then-recent Up.

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4-21-79, Youngstown – After hitting a disappointing chapter of his life trying to make Who Killed Bambi starring The Sex Pistols with Roger Ebert’s script and failing beyond a completed scene, Russ Meyer was getting his last theatrically-released film Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens ready for release when Beyond the Valley of the Dolls was starting to make it’s way into the Midnight Shows with an audience that loved it for what it is.

In YOUR BED at the Autolodge, 1972

•February 16, 2017 • Leave a Comment

la-11-21-73-autolounge-experience11-21-72 – This second ad for the Autolodge Motel soon to be The Experience is too cool to pass up. The first ad for the Autolodge’s turn to Adult Entertainment was a word-only and modest affair, but this seriously brings you in…and “In YOUR BED!”  This would later be renamed the Experience and would be one of the first of it’s kind. Attorney Don Leon thought of the idea in after reading a report on hotels in Japan and thought it would work well in The States resulting in an under-performing place to go with this concept – I also heard that Leon was involved in Film Distribution not least being the head of Leon Films which worked more in the Mainstream Exploitation side of the industry. The films would be put on U-Matic cartridges, and sent to the hotels and motels carrying the entertainment in the days before VHS, Cable, and Satellite took over and the mountain of films released by companies like Stacey Distribution (including two Ed Wood films) and Cosmos Films, some companies having West and East Coast connections, and some reported unauthorized tapes had no problem filling the screens.

Leon Film Enterprises worked business with a number of Al Zugsmith films including getting an R Rating for Sappho Darling as well as try to break into the mainstream with Head On and Watch Out for the Bummer with PG Ratings in 1971.

Last Run Theater – Ed Wood’s Necromania Showing in 1976-78 and it’s U-Matic Landing at the San Antonio Inn in Bridgeton, MO

•February 16, 2017 • 1 Comment

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11-24-78, Philadelphia – It’s very interesting to research on titles released during the turn of the Late 60’s to Early 70’s still peeping around in the Late 70’s-Early 80’s. especially when it’s one of the films Ed Wood made before his final fall into making 8mm Sex Ed reels (to be fair, while still occasionally working with AP Stephens) and his untimely passing on shortly after this showing on 12-10-78. By this time, Wood’s classics like Plan 9 from Outer Space were the Late Night experiences on TV (it was shoved onto TV screens as early as 1960!) and a cult was developing for his 1950’s films we know and love while Orgy of the Dead was only but a memory with that growing group of followers who wanted to dive into what happened next, although I would not be surprised if I happen to stumble upon an ad for some DI that showed ages old Nudies giving the film one last run showing it to customers wondering if they were in a time machine. Before Rudolph Grey’s essential book on the Director, Nightmare of Ecstasy, nobody knew anything about Necromania except for the fact that the one and only Rene Bond was in it and that it was one of many films produced – or make that escaped – during 1969 to 1971 before Porno turned into a serious money shot business which was still showing at any desperate screen during the late in the game era, usually a storefront or mini-cinema showing “3 Movies, 3 Hours, 3 Dollars” with very few showing the usually 1-hour titles, some of them from Stacey Distribution who unleashed this and The Only House in Town with many more to offer.

Today, Philadelphia’s 1131 Market is  part of the Hard Rock Cafe chain, but back in the final days of Adult Cinema, it was the Apollo, one of the many small places of the day which showed films from the mountain of 1-Hour quickies.

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4-2-76 – The Termite in Chicago, an Ex-Art House turned to Porn through the rest of the decade. Here, an interesting pairing is with a film called Switchcraft – was this some sex change “epic”?

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11-2-76, Corpus Christi – The address used to be the Grande Theater and a part of Braslau Furniture Store before turning into this Mid-Late 70’s incarnation. In 2012, the block was torn down, and I have a feeling that the Bail Bond office was where the theater once stood. I will not be surprised if “Sandra” was the respected Sandra: The Making of a Woman.

st-louis-5-15-77-wood-motel5-15-77, Bridgeton, MO (near St. Louis) – The 1 Hour Flick format was perfect for the U Matic tapes that flooded the Adult Hotel market that showed these films on Closed Circuit TV (in this case Channel 7 for you crazy Trivia buffs). What was a good business idea at the turn of the decade in Los Angeles with the Auto Lodge/Experience where it was not a surprising development turned into a dark story through the country by 1975 with the rise of places like the No-Tel Motel in Tucson and the start of the San Antonio Motel chain in Texas.

The St Louis paper was censorious with the ads, and I don’t think that there were any other movies called Necromania…Ed Wood was always one of a kind even in the Occult Nudie field of the Early 70’s. Here, the paper took the title by the “Neck”! Ouch!

8-6 and 8-5-76 – Teenage Sex Kitten was the real name of this Rene Bond flick showing at the Olympic Drive In, the notorious St. Louis Passion Pit and DG area that used to be auto dump before it’s change into a Drive In during the Early 60’s (1962 I think). You can have the Orgy and the Danish, but not the Sex, although you can have the Sin on the weekends!

A bit about the Bridgeton, MO location of the San Antonio Inn shows an interesting history about this ill-fated chain of cheap day rates, U-Matics, and sordid stories.

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8-5-76 – Around the time of it’s re-opening. The plan was not to go kinky with the movies, but you already know the story. I think that they could not show Deep Throat, too.

The San Antonio Motel mini-chain was a perfect encapsulation of how sad things got by the Late 70’s with the many movies that played storefronts and cheap theaters possibly forming the bulk of the programming shown on Closed Circuit TV. The first in San Antonio started off as a regular motel which appeared to be struggling in 1975 when it changed around while the motels that brought in the business seemed to be in dire straits – The St. Louis location was part of the Albert Pick chain, then a Sportsman’s Inn by 1969. and then the Royal St. Louis from 1972-6. There were worse histories – the first Louisville location was a Towne Terrace Motel, a Quality Inn, and a Master Coach Inn until it moved down S. 2’nd into what used to be the Downtown Holiday Inn and a Key Host with the later business being part of the San Antonio chain by 1978 before turning into a Super 8 until the early 2009 (In one of the rare cases of happy endings, it’s now a place for struggling families, the homeless, and those looking for a room at around $49 dollars). A location in Irving was raided in Early 1977 months after bringing in the chain and went right back to being called Villa Inn in shortly after while other locations in New Orleans, Omaha, Dallas, and Houston were also around with I’m sure a mountain of crime stories that could fill a book or two.

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st-louis-4-8-70-san-antonio-inn-sportman-socialbals4-8-70 – Shortly before the Sportman’s Inn’s closing, it hosted a recruiting party for The Sociables. I will not be surprised if this ad comes off a bit creepy to some readers or maybe something that Ed Wood can make a movie out of at that time.

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6-20-71 – With the Royal St. Louis sign and trying to keep an image of professionalism.

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2-1-74 – Going for the Moonshine Mountain approach with this ad featuring “The Still” at the Royal St. Louis incarnation.

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12-24-75 – The Royal St. Louis’ final New Year’s bash at the Downspout at the Royal St. Louis featured Del Reeves.

Here’s Rene Bond from Frankie and Johnny Were Lovers singing in a way that I could imagine her if she took the lounge singer route. Kind of fitting for an ending! I would have aimed for one of the “hand-censored” videos of Necromania, but they don’t do the trick.

The Bridgeton location was demoed to make more room for the St. Louis Airport after years of infamous stories which ended in Early 1987. It was torn down after years of deciding what to do withe the building which was planned to be part of the Sheraton chain before just deciding to give it up and let the runway go through the area. I hope I have more chances to find out what got played through the U-Matic machines, mainly sightings of Ed Wood’s films released through Stacey.

Rare, Wild, and Weird in Detroit! More Motor City Flick Madness Screen 13 Style

•February 16, 2017 • Leave a Comment

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1-14-66 – Not to be confused with the Gem that’s still standing at 333 W. Madison, this Gem is no longer around. This was one of the very few decent sized ads before it went to the normal smaller style usually in connection with other theaters in the Metro Detroit area. By 1972, it turned into one of the few Panascope 35 theaters which did not last very long.

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3-24-72 – It might have had a wide screen, but as you can tell it showed films that were in classic 4:3 form and already out of date by that time.

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8-18-72 – A familiar sight in Something Weird Video galleries, Mondo Erotica played the Atlas, Mel, and Trans Lux Krim. By 1974, the Atlas was one of the Las Vegas Entertainment screens, the Mel would be one of the few suburban Adult theaters to last into The 80’s, and the Krim would be doubled and last a little longer than the Mel.

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2-2-66 – Believe it! All Men Are Apes played the Fox!

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9-28-66 – Max Pecas’ Five Wild Girls – officially known as Five Wild Kids! – played the Gem, Capri (Eastpointe), and Harbor (Ecorse). I love where they stuck the Adults Only!

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1-18-67 – A return engagement om the Metro Detroit area happened at the Oakdale.

detroit-1966-5-18-66-mondo-olga5-18-66 – Mondo Oscenita was more of a collection of clips from American Films Distribution than a Documentary, but that’s cool considering that the films it had. Nice mention of Olympic International’s Mondo Freudo, which was already doing well in some areas.

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7-22-66 – The Cambist release of The Unsatisfied plays the Variety and Oakdale. The later, an Hazel Park theater is sadly only to be remembered by some Weirdos as it closed up around 1967, issoing out on that Twilight Time of Adult’s move to Porno.

detroit-9-7-66-banned9-7-66 – The Gem shows CIP’s release of The Girl from S.I.N. and Banned.

https://archive.org/details/BannedTrailer

detroit-5-26-67-swv5-26-67 – Bill Grefe’s classic double bill played the Fox!

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10-25-68 – I, the Marquis de Sade was one of the many films that used the controversial writer/sexual philosopher  as a selling point for some slightly risky for their time Adult films of the day which had hardly anything to do with his works Scare Their Pants Off was a New York Kinky/Roughie that was paired with Satan’s Bed on DVD.

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12-11-68 – Detroit was one of the first markets outside of LA to meet Mama Lupo! Invitation to Ruin remains one of the most WTF experiences.