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Old 11-06-2009, 03:36 PM
 
Location: I live south of San Antonio in a place called Atascosa.
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Remember when the "Startrek" craze hit in the early seventies? The were showing two episodes a day. One in the afternoon and one late night. I remember when it first came out on network in the late sixties. The ship was cool but I wanted to see a Robot and a Ray Gun. They put "Laugh in" on the other channel and we started watching that. Remember when "Tiny Tim" was the weirdest guy on Television? We liked him anyway. They moved "StarTrek" to friday nights but that was my slot car night so I never saw it much until the seventies when they almost wore those old video tapes out! I saw Godzilla Vs. The Thing at the Texas Theatre.
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Old 11-06-2009, 07:24 PM
 
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Saw Monster Zero at the Laurel. Godzilla's Revenge at the Woodlawn. Godzilla vs the Bionic Monster at Century South. Godzilla vs King Kong ( My Favorite) and Godzilla Vs the Smog Monster on Project Terror. Save the Earth, Save the Earth. LOL. HHW
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Old 11-06-2009, 07:36 PM
 
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What was the scary movie show that had Elvira in between commercials???
Elvira's Movie Macabre. Came on in the Early 80s Saturday around 11 PM in SA


YouTube - Movie Macabre
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Old 11-06-2009, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Saw Monster Zero at the Laurel. Godzilla's Revenge at the Woodlawn. Godzilla vs the Bionic Monster at Century South. Godzilla vs King Kong ( My Favorite) and Godzilla Vs the Smog Monster on Project Terror. Save the Earth, Save the Earth. LOL. HHW
was the laurel theatre located on san pedro and ummmm trying to think of the closest cross street. somewhere on san pedro and basse??? i know there was a movie theatre in that area because i saw the movie futureworld with peter fonda and that jewish guy with the bald head
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Old 11-06-2009, 08:58 PM
 
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was the laurel theatre located on san pedro and ummmm trying to think of the closest cross street. somewhere on san pedro and basse??? i know there was a movie theatre in that area because i saw the movie futureworld with peter fonda and that jewish guy with the bald head
I believe it was on San Pedro and Mulberry close to San Pedro and Woodlawn.
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Old 11-06-2009, 09:01 PM
 
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was the laurel theatre located on san pedro and ummmm trying to think of the closest cross street. somewhere on san pedro and basse??? i know there was a movie theatre in that area because i saw the movie futureworld with peter fonda and that jewish guy with the bald head
The Laurel was located on the East side of San Pedro, between Huisache and Mulberry. The theatre's parking lot was located between Mulberry and Agarita, across from Twain Middle School.
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Old 11-07-2009, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Ma.
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Saw Monster Zero at the Laurel. Godzilla's Revenge at the Woodlawn. Godzilla vs the Bionic Monster at Century South. Godzilla vs King Kong ( My Favorite) and Godzilla Vs the Smog Monster on Project Terror. Save the Earth, Save the Earth. LOL. HHW
Loved the monster movies. First movie I was allowed to go to without parents was "The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms", 1953 at the Texas theater downtown. Saw several Godzilla type movies in Japan, and the Japanese REALLY get into them. Yelling, screaming, hiding under seats; watching the audience was almost as fun as the movies themselves.
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Old 11-07-2009, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Austin, Tx.
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Default Majestic Monsters

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Loved the monster movies.
Me too Boss and "Rodan the Flying Monster" was my first without parents. At age 11 me and a school mate rode the bus downtown to see Rodan at the Majestic. It was the first Japanese monster movie in color so it went to the Majestic instead of the Texas. It was truly great on the big screen and hooked me seriously into the world of Japanese "kaiju" as they call it, meaning monster. Rodan was released on DVD in 2007 for its 50th anniversary and that special edition includes the original unedited Japanese version. It also includes a second feature titled "War of the Gargantuas" and a neat Godzilla documentary as well. The Americanized versions of those TOHO Studio monster films that we all saw at the drive-ins or on later TV were almost all poorly dubbed and edited, in other words ruined. That made many of them silly at best so most people think of them as merely campy jokes. But the Japanese took most of them them seriously and they should be viewed that way now. The ones made in the '70s were mainly for kids and were often silly on purpose but the earlier ones and those made in the 1990s and later were again done seriously and are fine entertainment. Just accept the fact that there's a guy in rubber suit and move on. The miniature sets, model cities, boats, planes and the fireworks are usually well worth watching in their own right.
Speaking of the Majestic reminds me to ask if they ever show movies there anymore or is it all live stage shows, bands, plays, operas or whatever? I would love to go to a movie there again one day just to watch the magical clouds drifting by above and marvel at the restored scenery around the sides.
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Old 11-07-2009, 03:35 PM
 
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I remember back in the late 70's when I was little there was a movie house on Castorville rd behind the Centeno's that always showed the Godzilla movies.
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Old 11-07-2009, 03:41 PM
 
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Hey ,BUD
What Year Did You Graduated from Highland ?
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