Return of the B Movies

posted by Vito on September 20, 2007 at 4:45 am

National Amusements is launching another series of
Attack Of The B-Movies this Thursday, September 20th.

The original series, which ran in August in five of National Amusement’s Cinemas locations in MA and RI, proved to be so successful that the series is being expanded to 20 theaters in 8 states.

It might be fun to see these movies again and reminisce about seeing them originally in our local movie palace.

Here is a link to the story:

Boston Now

Comments (7)

PeterApruzzese
PeterApruzzese on September 20, 2007 at 6:07 am

Vito –

I’ve read about these screenings on another forum and the attendees stated that they are showing these off DVD. Is that true?

Vito
Vito on September 21, 2007 at 5:47 am

Good question Peter, ya know I had not even thought about that.
I called the guys at NA, and it is indead DVD.
Although I imagine many of those titles are still available on 35mm,
I am told it’s just more practical these days to show DVD’s.
Of course, classic films on a platter would be sacrilegous.

BobFurmanek
BobFurmanek on September 21, 2007 at 6:08 am

Most of those titles are in the Public Domain, and are for sale from countless DVD companies in poor quality, washed out 16mm transfers.

I would not want to see one of those DVD’s projected on a big screen!

PeterApruzzese
PeterApruzzese on September 21, 2007 at 6:21 am

Thanks, vito. I figured it would have to be off DVD since the theatres are all playing the same titles on the same nights and the likelihood of there being that many 35mm prints of those titles available is nil. Any way you can find out who is supplying the DVDs? There are some versions that are better than others.

Vito
Vito on September 21, 2007 at 7:00 am

NA is suppling the DVDs to the theatres directly,
I did not ask where they are getting them from.
But NA’s operates as the parent company of Viacom which includes Blockbuster video :)

Vito
Vito on September 21, 2007 at 7:54 am

Peter, keep in mind, the movies they are showing are in the public domain, so there is no licensing or film rental. Sounds strange, but that is what I understand.
By the wsy, Thinking back, I think NA sold Blockbuster.

BobFurmanek
BobFurmanek on September 21, 2007 at 7:57 am

Blockbuster or not, there are still countless low quality DVD’s of these movies on the market.

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