Intermission Films

posted by barring on September 14, 2007 at 10:40 am

Hello everyone! I have a quick question for those of you with a historical background (that should include just about everybody!).

What was the name of the studio located in the State of Colorado (it is now closed and derelict)that did commercials, intermission films and coming attraction logos specifically for the drive-in market during the 40’s, 50’s and through the 70’s (I believe).

I think this studio was located in Denver, but I’m not sure.

Thanks much for any info!

Barring

Comments (8)

irvl
irvl on September 14, 2007 at 11:18 am

Alexander Films in Colorado Springs. I remember seeing many of its productions at the Saturday matinees.

KenLayton
KenLayton on September 14, 2007 at 12:57 pm

Here’s all you’d ever want to know:

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exit
exit on September 14, 2007 at 3:57 pm

I always thought the most famous intermission trailers were done by Filmack, though I’m not sure where they’re located.

Vito
Vito on September 15, 2007 at 8:46 am

National Screen Service, which distributed all movie trailers from the 40s thru the early 90s, also produced many intermission trailers, snipes etc.

Simon Overton
Simon Overton on September 15, 2007 at 2:07 pm

As a point of interest…the Associated British Cinema circuit always used Pearl & Dean for their intermission advertising.

barring
barring on September 15, 2007 at 8:36 pm

Simon, who’s “Pearl & Dean” Do they have a website or any info. available on them?

Thanks everyone for your comments!!

Brad

Simon Overton
Simon Overton on September 17, 2007 at 3:01 pm

Brad, Pearl & Dean are probably located in London. I’m sure the fine chaps at the British Film Institute in Los Angeles can help with info and website. They’re in the British Embassy building.

ChrisB
ChrisB on September 18, 2007 at 2:20 am

This is a coincidence – a 1939 Graham automobile was just sold on eBay, and it had old window decals from the Alexander Film Company. Here’s the link:

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Scroll down through the photos and you’ll see the decal.

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