As well as a lot of great shop adverts the back issues of Starburst also had a load of great film adverts, with a surprisingly large amount featuring London mentions, here’s a selection of some of my favourites:
The Brood – Starbust issue 20 – 1980
Close Encounters Of The Third Kind – Starburst issue 3 – 1978
Close Encounters Of The Third Kind: The Special Edition – Starburst issue 27 – 1980
Columbia Shaftsbury Avenue is now the Curzon, which was split in multiple mini screens.
Star Wars – The Empire Strikes Back – Starburst issue 22 – 1980
A special advert for me as this is where I watched Empire, amazing to know I must have seen it in 70MM all the way back then.
The Empire Strikes Back – Starburst issue 25 – 1980
Interesting to see Empire also moving into the Dominion on Tottenham Court Road, I always wish I’d been able to see a film play there, must have been an impressive experience.
Incredible HULK: The Movie – Starburst issue 18 – 1980
The classic Hulk TV series got to play on the big screen here in the UK, on a double bill with The Magic Of Lassie!
Ghostbusters – Join The Fan Club – Starburst issue 80 – 1985