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Movie times are approximate. 

All movies scheduled for screening are subject to change. 

You are allowed to eat and drink in the movie room but we ask that you please put your garbage into the trashcan before you leave. (There is a trashcan outside the movie room.) Please exercise the same courtesy to your neighbors as you would in a major movie theater which means switching your smartphone to silence.

 

WEDNESDAY

6:00 pm  MIKE HAMMER (1958)

A nightclub singer (weekend guest Constance Towers) asks Mike Hammer (Darren McGavin) to get her out of a contract that's held by a mobster. The man claims the rising star who she owes him $50,000 "for expenses" plus 30% of her salary in perpetuity. While Mike is working on the contract, the singer receives a blackmail threat. Mike tries to retrieve the indiscreet photograph, he finds the blackmailers dead and the negative gone.

6:30 pm  HONEY WEST (1965)

Honey tries to apprehend a jewel thief who stole a famous actress' gems while she was attending her movie's premier. Features guest stars Kevin McCarthy and weekend guest Nancy Kovack.

7:00 pm  THRILLER (1961)

Boris Karloff hosts this classic horror program and "Parasite Mansion" is one of the creepiest. A young woman is held captive in a mansion by a family of recluses hiding a supernatural secret. Stars Pippa Scott, Jeanette Nolan, and weekend guest Beverly Washburn.

8:00 pm  THE LONE RANGER (1956)

The Lone Ranger (Clayton Moore) and Tonto (Jay Silverheels) investigate raids by native Indians on white settlers. It looks like a wealthy rancher Reese Kilgore is stirring up trouble. It is his men who are disguising themselves as Indians. Kilgore wants the silver deposits in the sacred Spirit Mountain. Only by stirring up trouble he can have the treaty with Indians broken and gets his hands on the mountain for himself. This feature-length movie stars Bonita Granville, Michael Ansara and weekend guest Beverly Washburn.

 

9:30 pm  WAIT UNTIL DARK (1967)

Audrey Hepburn played Susy, a blind woman who is terrorized by a trio of thugs while they search for a heroin-stuffed doll they believe is in her apartment. They assume Susy's blindness will enable them to search her apartment under her very nose for the doll. One of them is a predator, and his stalking of Susy becomes ever more obvious as the blind woman's predicament becomes ever more desperate.

 

11:00 pm  RAPPACCINI'S DAUGHTER  (1980)

Starring Kristoffer Tabori and weekend guest Kathleen Beller. Also features Henry Fonda! A young student wonders about the beautiful gardens and even more beautiful daughter of Rappacini. And is horrified when he discovers the poisonous nature of their beauty.

 

 

12 Midnight   ALL-NIGHT HORROR MOVIES

Alex presents his usual obscurities of rare horror films starting at midnight, all three nights. Titles to be announced.

 

THURSDAY

9:00 am  HOPPITY HOOPER CARTOONS

A con man, in the form of a fox named Waldo Wigglesworth, and his stooge Filmore Bear befriend a frog named Hoppity Hooper and convince him that Waldo is his long lost uncle. Together, the trio share many adventures and get involved in plenty of weird situations. Televised from 1964 to 1965, this short-lived series was brought to you by the same folks who created ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE. Almost forgotten over the decades, we are screening an hour's worth of cartoons for you to enjoy.

 

10 am  IRONSIDE  (1972)

This fifth season episode, "Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Murder" stars Raymond Burr in the title role, with guest appearances by Rod Serling and Jodie Foster. A highly impressionable 9-year-old girl (Jodie Foster) thinks she has cast a spell which caused a mean man to fall and suffer a fatal skull fracture. She is even more upset when a huge, bald, man with severe mental problems says he shoved the victim to the ground because 'he made me mad'. Ironside and his team work to prove that neither the girl or the bald man killed the victim. 

 

11 am  WANNA BUY A RECORD?  (1951)

Filmed in color, this special promotional film stars Mel Blanc as a record dealer who is desperately trying to sell anyone a record at the corner of Hollywood and Vine. While pestering several people, he finds the only way he will sell records is to take a tour of Capitol Records and watch them at work recording music and pressing the records. This infomercial provides us with a fascinating behind-the-scenes documentary of how records were made. Along the way we watch as Dean Martin, Les Paul, Mary Ford, Bozo the clown, Yogi Yorgesson, Billy May and others put in appearances.

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12 noon  HAWKINS (1973)

This Sunday Night Mystery Movie was part of a series of eight starring James Stewart as Billy Jim Hawkins, an attorney to solved crimes. In this one, titled "Die, Darling, Die," Hawkins defends a woman who is accused of murdering her wealthy elderly husband, who was bedridden with an incurable disease. She admits to not giving him the medicine he needed, but refuses to discuss her motives. While many believe it was a mercy killing, an ambitious assistant district attorney is trying to prove she did it because of the two million dollars she would inherit. Features celebrity guests Sam Elliott, Julie Harris, Henry Jones and Murray Hamilton.

 

1:30 pm  DIAL 999  (1958)

The British equivalent to Dragnet was this gritty half-hour detective program, starring Robert Beatty as Detective Inspector Mike Maguire, a modern day Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman who goes to England to help join London's fight against crime. The wide range of cases include workplace pilfering, mail-train robberies, drug smuggling and murder.

2 pm  CHARLEY CHASE COMEDIES

While Charley Chase is far from being as famous as "The Big Three" (Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd) today, he is highly respected as one of the "greats" by fans of comedy film shorts. We will be screening three classic comedies (known as two-reelers) that will make you laugh your butt off. Find out why people refer to him as a comic genius.

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3 pm  THE INVISIBLE MAN (1975)

The owners of the Klae Corporation, siblings Carolyn, Julian, and Morgan Klae, arrive to oversee a meeting of the world's intellectual elite, and the Klae Resource is tapped to protect Carolyn, who has been receiving threats. As preparations for the meeting are being finalized, a group of phony caterers kidnap Carolyn Klae in what appears to be an inside job. Dan's attempt to rescue her is complicated by the fact that he's accused himself. Stars David McCallum, Craig Stevens, Farley Granger and weekend guest Nancy Kovack.

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4 pm  THE HORSE SOLDIERS (1959)

In 1863, a Union outfit is sent behind Confederate lines in Mississippi to destroy enemy railroads but a captive southern belle and the unit's doctor cause frictions within ranks. Starring John Wayne, William Holden and weekend guest Constance Towers, this John Ford classic also  marked the beginning of mega-deals for Hollywood stars. John Wayne and William Holden received $775,000 each, plus 20% of the overall profits, an unheard-of sum for that time. The final contract involved six companies and numbered twice the pages of the movie's script. The film, however, was a financial failure, with no profits to be shared in the end.

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6:00 pm  THE MIRACLE WORKER (1979)

Starring Patty Duke and weekend guest Melissa GilbertYoung Helen Keller, blind, deaf, and mute since infancy, is in danger of being sent to an institution. Her inability to communicate has left her frustrated and violent. In desperation, her parents seek help from the Perkins Institute, which sends them a "half-blind Yankee schoolgirl" named Annie Sullivan to tutor their daughter. Through persistence and love, and sheer stubbornness, Annie breaks through Helen's walls of silence and darkness and teaches her to communicate. Patty Duke, who won an Oscar for her role as Helen Keller in the 1962 movie, won an Emmy playing the role of Anne Sullivan for this rendition. 

8:00 pm  JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS (1963)

Stars weekend guest Nancy KovackJason has been prophesied to take the throne of Thessaly. When he saves Pelias from drowning, but does not recognize him as the man who had earlier killed his father, Pelias tells Jason to travel to Colchis to find the Golden Fleece. Jason follows his advice and assembles a sailing crew of the finest men in Greece, including Hercules. They are under the protection of Hera, queen of the gods. Their voyage is replete with battles against harpies, a giant bronze Talos, a hydra, and an animated skeleton army, all brought to life by the special effects wizardry of Ray Harryhausen.

 

10:00 pm  THE NAKED KISS (1964)

The setup is pure pulp: A former prostitute (weekend guest Constance Towers) relocates to a buttoned-down suburb, determined to fit in with mainstream society. But in the strange, hallucinatory territory of writer-director-producer Samuel Fuller, perverse secrets simmer beneath the wholesome surface. Featuring radical visual touches, full-throttle performances, brilliant cinematography by Stanley Cortez, and one bizarrely beautiful musical number, The Naked Kiss is among Fuller's greatest, boldest entertainments. If you love watching film noir and want to see one of the most offbeat classics of the genre, this is a must-see.

12 Midnight   ALL-NIGHT HORROR MOVIES

Alex presents his usual obscurities of rare horror films starting at midnight, all three nights. Titles to be announced.

FRIDAY

9:00 am  GRANDPAW PETTIBONE CARTOONS

In 1943, Lt. Robert Osborn, in collaboration with Commander Seth Warner, created the “sage of safety” character known as Grandpaw Pettibone for a column in the BUAER News Letter produced by the Bureau of Aeronautics to address the increasing aircraft mishap rate. This character made a transition to animated cartoons to emphasize to U.S. pilots how safety is of the utmost concern. The main character is Grampaw Pettibone and he is constantly Griping about Navy pilots who are making too many simple mistakes! We will be offering an hour of these vintage World War II cartoons. Fascinating history!

 

10:00 am  ELLERY QUEEN (1975)

When Monica Grey (played by weekend guest Nancy Kovack), successful clothing designer, is found murdered in her 1947 NY penthouse apartment, there is no shortage of suspects. But, as fast as Inspector Richard Queen, NYPD finds grounds to charge one, his novelist son, Ellery Queen, debunks his theory... until he catches the guilty party. Also features Ray Milland, Kim Hunter and Monte Markham among the celebrity guests.

 

11:00 am  ONE STEP BEYOND (1959)

A young girl has a terrible vision of herself being killed by a chandelier falling on her from the ceiling of her home's ballroom. Growing up, she never sets foot in the room, but when her engagement is to be announced, both her father and fiancé insist that she set aside her foolishness for the party. Hosted by John Newland, this weekly anthology dramatized stories of the supernatural, ESP and other unexplained tales. This episode features weekend guest Beverly Washburn.

 

11:30 am  GENERAL ELECTRIC THEATER (1956)

A young mountain girl marries a widower with four children and goes to live in his rustic cabin. Not only does she find the unfamiliar routine hard, but she must face the task of winning over the frightened youngsters. Stars Piper Laurie, Edgar Buchanan and weekend guest Beverly Washburn.

12 noon  LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE (1974)

The made-for-TV movie that served as the pilot for the TV series that ran nine seasons. Watch how the story began from th every beginning! Shortly after the Civil War, a young pioneer family tries to re-build their lives by moving to the prairies of Minnesota, with disastrous consequences. Starring Michael Landon, Melissa Sue Anderson and weekend guest Melissa Gilbert.

2:00 pm  THE GREEN HORNET (1967)

Britt Reid (a.k.a. The Green Hornet) is at home, preparing to go out with Miss Case when he hears on the TV a report of space aliens landing. Britt thinks it is a mistake until he receives a personal visit from the space aliens (including Vama, played by weekend guest Linda Gaye Scott.) They make demands and then kidnap Miss Case. The aliens are so powerful they even knock out Kato, played by Bruce Lee! Britt suspects the leader is not a space alien but rather a disgruntled scientist who plans to get a warhead.

 

3:00 pm  DEAN MARTIN FRIAR'S ROAST (1974)

One of America's most beloved comedians, Jack Benny was a most deserving guest of honor, and Dean Martin does not disappoint. Jack's tightwad image, honed for decades on radio and television, plus the fact that he passed away a year after this was taped, lends a touch of poignancy to the affair, as George Burns expresses his feelings about their friendship, lasting 55 years: "I tell him how much I enjoy his violin playing, and he tells me how much he likes my singing." But James Stewart reveals a side of Jack that may bring you to tears. From George Burns, Florence Henderson, to Joey Bishop, many of Jack's good friends attended this dinner celebration to roast him, good-naturedly, of course.

 

4:00 pm  TO BE ANNOUNCED

To be announced.

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4:30 pm  DRAGNET (1954)

Starring Jack Webb as Joe Friday in the original series (not the color revised series of the 1970s). In this episode, Sgt. Friday, Smith and newly married Sgt. Austin investigate a string of robberies taking place when people are on vacation. They track some of the property and learn of a moving van that appears at the empty houses. Features weekend guest Beverly Washburn.

 

5:00 pm  ARKANSAS JUDGE  (1941)

Peaceful Valley town-founder, Judge Abner Weaver, is distressed when the townspeople begin gossiping and "bearing false witness" against Mary Shoemaker, the community handy-woman, who is charged with having stolen fifty dollars from Widow Smithers. This might be one of the most unusual films from Republic Pictures simply because it starts out as a hillbilly classic (with Roy Rogers in the cast), but transitions into something dark and sinister. Rogers was a cowboy star by 1941, but he is not the star of this picture -- but producer Yates wanted his contract players to keep busy.

 

6:30 pm  STATE TROOPER (1957)

Rod Cameron stars as Rod Blake, a State Trooper is an officer of the Nevada Department of Public Safety. This weekly television program ran a total of three seasons and the setting is in the 1950s American West. In this episode, Blake and a female detective (weekend guest Constance Towers) are investigating a payroll robbery when bills from the theft are discovered in Reno and Las Vegas.

 

7:00 pm  THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. (1966)

The title refers to criminal Rafael Delgado, an expert diamond thief. He's involved with a band of criminals, who dress in British style (bowler hats and umbrellas) but who speak Italian. It's implied they are Mafia types trying to pass themselves off as British. Delgado, even while in prison, has pulled off a stunning robbery with the help of the gang. So many diamonds are missing it could affect the world's economy. Features guests Ricardo Montalban and weekend guest Nancy Kovack.

 

8:00 pm  TARZAN AND THE VALLEY OF GOLD  (1966)

The international criminal Vinaro enjoys sending explosive wristwatches to his enemies. Here he kidnaps ten-year-old Ramel whom he thinks can lead him to the lost city of gold. Tarzan (played by Mike Henry) fights the evil Mr. Train, six-foot-six bodyguard of Vinaro, and rescues Sophia, who has been left to die with an explosive around her neck. Various animals help Tarzan locate Vinaro's tanks and helicopters, the city and the boy. And who plays the damsel in distress in this Tarzan film? Why, none other than our weekend guest Nancy Kovack.

10:00 pm  MAMA DRACULA (1980)

Stars our weekend guest, Louise Fletcher, in the title role. A female vampire must bathe in the blood of virgins in order to stay alive. The trouble is that virgins are in short supply nowadays, and she is running into major problems in finding one.

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12 midnight  ALL-NIGHT HORROR MOVIES

Alex presents his usual obscurities of rare horror films starting at midnight, all three nights. Titles to be announced.


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SATURDAY

8:30 am  SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS

More than an hour's worth of vintage cartoons that you grew up with on Saturday morning. Many of your favorite characters will be offered including Popeye, Woody Woodpecker, Casper the Friendly Ghost, Betty Boop, Felix the Cat, Little Lulu, Clutch Cargo, The Three Stooges and many, many more! You'll discover gems from the early days of animation and charming fables galore.

10:00 am  THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. (1965)

El Supremo, the corrupt ruler of a Caribbean nation, abducts an opposition leader who had been under the protection of U.N.C.L.E. Solo and Kuryakin travel to El Supremo's country to free the opposition leader and bring down El Supremo. Playing the female lead is weekend guest Linda Gaye Scott.

 

11:00 am  NANCY DREW (1977)

In the episode "A Haunting We Will Go," Nancy Drew revives a play in a theater that is supposed to be haunted. Actors from the original cast return to do the play. They seem to have intentions rather than the play, which makes Nancy suspicious and determined to discover the secret of the phantom. Features William Schallert, Victor Buono, Dina Merrill and Bob Crane... and weekend guest Pamela Sue Martin.

 

12 noon  THE INVADERS (1967)

David and the Believers are trying to get a powerful publisher, William Mace, to join their cause and prove to the world that aliens are walking among us. They have competition in Eric Lund, who heads the task force seeking to purchase a controlling interest in Mace's publishing empire. If David and Edgar Scoville cannot persuade Mace to their cause, Lund will gain control - a disaster, since Lund is an alien. Stars weekend guest Nancy Kovack.

 

1:00 pm  LOST IN SPACE (1967)

How can we not have weekend guest Linda Gaye Scott at the convention and not screen the classic (or not-so-classic) episode of Lost in Space concerning a group of space hippies who plan to destroy the planet the Robinson family is on? Yeah... that episode. Lots of fun!

 

2:00 pm  THE OUTER LIMITS (1964)

When a dangerous alien creature called a Megasoid escapes, the scientist who smuggled him to Earth creates an illegal clone of himself to hunt it down. But his plan is complicated when his neglected wife (weekend guest Constance Towers) begins to fall in love with his duplicate.

 

3:00 pm  LONGSTREET  (1972)

A blind detective who practices martial arts solves crimes in this short-lived detective series. In this episode, Mike hears a man being murdered and pieces together enough clues to guess the killer's identity. He then plays a dangerous game as he pretends to be an eyewitness to the killing, hoping to draw the killer out into the open. Features Lee Meriwether, Peter Mark Richmond, Peggy McKay, Kenneth Tobey and weekend guest Sharyn Wynters

4:00 pm  WESTWORLD  (1973)

A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park. The classic movie starring Yul Brynner and James Brolin is a perfect blend of western and science-fiction. Two of our weekend guests, Linda Gaye Scott and Sharyn Wynters, play the role of deadly robots in this movie.