A midnight movies archive

Midnight movies timeline

Midnight movies timeline

December 18 1970
Imperial & Electric Merge

Imperial & Electric Merge

18th December 1970, Imperial & Electric Merge, ‘Kensington Post’ page 33 OVER THE PAST five years the late night shows..Read More

December 18 1970
‘El Topo’ has its first screening at the Elgin, NYC

‘El Topo’ has its first screening at the Elgin, NYC

On December 18th 1970 manager Ben Barenholtz showed Alejandro Jodorowsky’s surrealist western ‘El Topo‘ at midnight. It was an instant,..Read More

September 25 1970
How I Won The War & Forbidden Planet at midnight

How I Won The War & Forbidden Planet at midnight

25th September 1970, ‘Kensington Post’ page 40 MIDNIGHT MOVIES • HOW I WON THE WAR (Electric Cinema, tonight Thursday only)..Read More

August 28 1970
Top films at the Electric Cinema

Top films at the Electric Cinema

28th August 1970, ‘Kensington Post’ page 35 TOP FILMS AT THE ELECTRIC CINEMA ON WEDNESDAYS and Thursdays in September the..Read More

August 14 1970
The Peace Game

The Peace Game

14th August 1970, ‘Kensington Post’ page 35 The Peace Game (Electric Cinema, Portobello Road, tonight Thursday only). Peter Watkins’ controversial..Read More

August 7 1970
Kuroneko, The Trip, Flickorna at The Electric

Kuroneko, The Trip, Flickorna at The Electric

7th August 1970, Japanese Cannes entry, ‘Kensington Post’ page 32 Japanese Cannes entry Kuroneko Japan’s official entry at the 1968..Read More

July 3 1970
Forgotten Film festival at The Electric

Forgotten Film festival at The Electric

3rd July 1970, ‘Kensington Post’ pages 39 Black comedy comes first THE ELECTRIC Cinema Club, Portobello Road, starts the most..Read More

June 26 1970
It’s them again!  Cocoanuts at the The Electric

It’s them again! Cocoanuts at the The Electric

26th June 1970, ‘Kensington Post’ page 52 It’s them again! COCOANUTS. The Marx Brothers’ first picture, made in 1929 is..Read More

June 26 1970
Greetings, “an overground sex protest film”

Greetings, “an overground sex protest film”

26th June 1970, ‘Kensington Post’ page 50 Greetings (Electric Cinema Club, tomorrow and Saturday night) has been described as “an..Read More

June 19 1970
Black Power & The Stones

Black Power & The Stones

19th June 1970, ‘Kensington Post’ page 49 [Caption: Anne Wiazemsky ready for action in Sympathy for the Devil (MMY3)] SYMPATHY..Read More

June 12 1970
Those sexy nudes . . who wants ’em ?

Those sexy nudes . . who wants ’em ?

12th June 1970, ‘Kensington Post’ page 6 Letters SIR: I haven’t been to the local cinema for nearly a year..Read More

June 5 1970
Popdown, Calcutta and Living at The Electric

Popdown, Calcutta and Living at The Electric

5th June 1970, ‘Kensington Post’ page 43 * LOUISE MALLE’S Calcutta – The French film maker’s harrowing account of poverty..Read More

May 29 1970
The Electric screens Robin Spry’s Prologue

The Electric screens Robin Spry’s Prologue

29th May 1970, Kensington Post, page 37 As in Haskell Wexler’s remarkable “Medium Cool,” Robin Spry has also used the..Read More

May 22 1970
Electric Cinema showing ‘Hearts of the World’

Electric Cinema showing ‘Hearts of the World’

22nd May 1970, ‘Kensington Post’ page 57 ‘Watching around’ Electric Cinema showing Griffiths’ classic 1919 silent Hearts of the World..Read More

April 24 1970
Yojimbo’s UK premiere at The Electric

Yojimbo’s UK premiere at The Electric

24th April 1970, ‘Kensington Post’ page 47 REAL COUP AT THE ELECTRIC THE ELECTRIC Cinema Club has had to reluctantly..Read More

February 20 1970
Paul Gregory, Electric cinema manager, 1970

Full Houses And Cash For The Underground

20th February 1970, ‘Kensington Post’ page 47 Focus on local cinema FULL HOUSES AND CASH FOR THE ‘UNDERGROUND’ WHEN BIG..Read More

August 5 1938
Universal horror double-bill at the Regina-Wiltshire Theatre, L.A., brings Dracula back to life

Universal horror double-bill at the Regina-Wiltshire Theatre, L.A., brings Dracula back to life

In August 1938, Emil Umann was manager of the Regina-Wilshire Theatre at Wilshire and La Cienega in Los Angeles. (Miraculously,..Read More