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Mike Brown
09-20-2006, 06:22 PM
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Todd J
09-20-2006, 06:33 PM
I've never seen that, but it looks like congealed blood moviing around in the background.

Bill Pissott
09-20-2006, 07:52 PM
It really looks familiar but I can't really place it.

Mike Brown
09-20-2006, 08:38 PM
It played before practically every movie I went to see as a child. General Cinemas was a fairly big chain in NC anyway. I always thought it was a catchy ditty for a "logo".

Frank Estrada
09-20-2006, 08:39 PM
It takes me on a cosmic journey to the center of the universe.

Naked, cold, and alone.

Mike Brown
09-20-2006, 08:44 PM
Damn Double Post!

Bill Pissott
09-20-2006, 08:51 PM
I guess I probably didn't see it then but it reminded me of an opening to a low budget film I'd see on Chiller Theater or something :)

Todd J
09-21-2006, 12:08 AM
we heard you the first time.

Chris S
09-21-2006, 12:18 AM
WOW Mike-indeed I remember this, growing up in downstate IL, this was before every flick I caught when I was a kid as well.

You Tube has made me a full on crack addict finding "bits of my youth" all over their site!

Best most recently is this subscriber on their site who goes by: freememories

That guy has the best stuff (especially his collection of old Son Of Svengoolie bits from Ch. 32 here in Chicago back in the day).

Bill Pissott
09-21-2006, 12:22 AM
Best most recently is this subscriber on their site who goes by: freememories. That guy has the best stuff (especially his collection of old Son Of Svengoolie bits from Ch. 32 here in Chicago back in the day).


Agreed. His stuff is phenomenal.

http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=freememories

Steve Greenfield
09-21-2006, 03:28 AM
Man! I haven't seen that like in forever! General Cinemas were pretty popular here in St. Louis till the company I'd worked for (Wehrenberg Theatres) bought them out!

Kristian R
09-21-2006, 03:55 AM
I'd love to find the music they used to play before movies at AAFES (military) theaters up until the mid 80's or so. Groovy tune.

Mike Brown
09-21-2006, 11:38 AM
Chris & Steve, I'm glad you guys got a kick out of it. I always thought it was cool and was glad to see & hear it again.

Bill, thanks for the link. I'll check that stuff out.

Frank & Todd J., you guys are just the best. I really really mean that. You know.

Kristian, good luck in your search.

Jeremy Wallace
09-21-2006, 12:25 PM
Man! I haven't seen that like in forever! General Cinemas were pretty popular here in St. Louis till the company I'd worked for (Wehrenberg Theatres) bought them out!


Wha???? Someone else from The Lou?????? I did not realize!

David Huber
09-21-2006, 10:15 PM
Thanks Mike! We had a General Cinema near us when I was little- definitely brought back some 70s memories. I saw BREAKOUT, RETURN OF THE PINK PANTHER, AIRPORT 75 and a few other movies in that cinema. My favorite is still the Feature Presentation clip they use on the Grindhouse and Retromedia DVDs.

Chris S
09-21-2006, 11:51 PM
Agreed. His stuff is phenomenal.

http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=freememories

So Bill, I notice you're in New Jersey, but digging this guy's vids did you used to be a Chicagoan? Just curious.

Bill Pissott
09-22-2006, 12:30 AM
So Bill, I notice you're in New Jersey, but digging this guy's vids did you used to be a Chicagoan? Just curious.


No. Been a Jersey resident my whole life.

I dig that guy's stuff so much because, even though it's all Chicago, it reminds me of television here in the NY Metro area back in the day. Pretty similar actually. I dig it because that guy really had to invest a lot of time and effort to collect that stuff and then share it with everyone free of charge. Even though it's all Chicago broadcasts, it's kinda universal in a weird way. I just love that retro stuff and I'd love to come across someone that had that kind of collection from the Ny Metro area. The most I have seen from here is over at TV Ark.

Ted Cogswell
09-22-2006, 02:24 AM
Hey Bill, I grew up in Jersey too. Have you seen all those "NY TV Monster Memories" pages over at DVD Drive-In? Pretty freakin' phenominal stuff by Joe Cascio and Jim Arena:

http://dvddrive-in.com/TV%20Guide/monstermemories.htm

Ted Cogswell
09-22-2006, 03:13 AM
Actually, I just saw your thread on Fright Night in the General discussion forum, so obviously you had (I figured you did, but ya never know).

That stuff really takes me back.

Eventually, they ought to compile that all into a book.

Fred Adelman
09-22-2006, 03:16 AM
Hey Bill, I grew up in Jersey too. Have you seen all those "NY TV Monster Memories" pages over at DVD Drive-In? Pretty freakin' phenominal stuff by Joe Cascio and Jim Arena:

http://dvddrive-in.com/TV%20Guide/monstermemories.htm

I supplied a lot of the TV Guide ads for Joe and Jim's web pages. Great guys.

Bill Pissott
09-22-2006, 08:47 AM
Hey Bill, I grew up in Jersey too. Have you seen all those "NY TV Monster Memories" pages over at DVD Drive-In? Pretty freakin' phenominal stuff by Joe Cascio and Jim Arena:

http://dvddrive-in.com/TV%20Guide/monstermemories.htm


I love those pages Ted. I read them over and over again. And yes, Our own Fred Adelman supplied all those awesome TV Guide ads. Great job by everyone!

Mike Brown
09-22-2006, 09:54 AM
Thanks Mike! We had a General Cinema near us when I was little- definitely brought back some 70s memories. I saw BREAKOUT, RETURN OF THE PINK PANTHER, AIRPORT 75 and a few other movies in that cinema. My favorite is still the Feature Presentation clip they use on the Grindhouse and Retromedia DVDs.

Glad you remembered it David! The Grindhouse clip is cool too.