Leicester Square 1976 Style!

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A fantastic random picture find via ebay here’s a look back at the square in 1976, one that magically manages to capture 4 cinemas all in one frame. Far right and mostly obscured by the railing it’s the Warner Brothers West End, we can’t see what’s playing though sadly. Then look up and central and you’ll see a previously unknown sign for The Prince Charles Cinema which is just out of sight up Leicester Place. Then there’s the long gone Jacey which is playing Black Emanuelle, must have been amazing to walk past and see that huge billboard displaying that one. Then on the far left you can just see the marquee for The Empire, where you can make out the partial word ROSSING, which is very probably The Cassandra Crossing from 1976, the date fits and I can’t think of anything else that fits title wise. The toilets are still in the same position, though updated now, beyond the changes to the shops and restaurants this side of the square still actually looks quite the same today.

FrightFest Halloween Pre-show!

We had a blast putting together and screening the pre-show weirdness at the FrightFest Halloween All-Dayer, it was so much fun seeing all the craziness on the Prince Charles Cinema big screen. A couple of people asked about some of the clips we showed, so here’s a complete breakdown of everything screened, click on the text to watch it on YouTube.

But before that here’s my favourite clip from the lot: Harum Skarum from the mighty BlackMagic Rollercoaster!

Pre-Show 1

Halloween Coupons Vincent Price

Pagan Invasion (Edited Version)

Blind Terror – Trailer

Satan Satanic Satanism

First Jason – Victim

Pre-Show 2

Diet Coke Haunted House w/Peter Cook

The Carrier – Trailer

Mums Gone To Iceland

Eddie Money – Think I’m In Love

Death Ship – Trailer

Pre-Show 3

Elivra Mug Root Beer

Don’t Panic – Trailer

Satinism Unmasked

The Lock-In – Trailer

First Jason – Heed My Warning

Pre-Show 4

Sunkist Spooky Fruit

WNUF Halloween Special – Trailer

Ridin’ The Rails

Sheena Easton Telefone – Long Distance Love Affair

To The Devil A Daughter – Trailer

Pre-Show 5

Finding Bigfoot Wendy’s Advert

Harum Skarum

Law Enforcement Guide To Satanic Cults (Edited Version)

The Attic – Trailer

Pre-Show 6

Addams Family Tostitos Chilada Advert

Rolling Vengeance – Trailer

Fist To The Groin

Blood Games – Trailer

First Jason – Jason’s Bride