Monday, June 15, 2009

WABC-TV 4:30 Movie Metro Area Re-creation

I made this attempt at trying to re-create what it was like to watch the old 4:30 Movie on WABC-TV Channel 7 in New York. Hope you enjoy it and let me know what you think.


  1. Very nostalgic.

    I recall that they used to play "The Sand
    Pebbles" over three days, one hour per day
    with 20 minutes of commercials and about a
    10 minute repeat of scenes from the previous
    day. Curiously, they played the movie uncut
    including the torture scene intact. When CBS
    played it prime time it was heavily cut.

    Richard W. Haines

  2. I always loved the 4:30 ABC movie during Easter week when they would show Biblical epics. Usually it would be two days of "King of Kings", two days of "The Robe" and then something like "Barabbas" or "Demetrious and the Gladiators" on Friday. Then late night on Saturday it would be four hours of "Quo Vadis". Also, CBS Channel 2 had a 4:30 afternoon movie in the early '60s, but it was canceled in favor of the Mike Douglas Show.

  3. Science Fiction week was always a blast and made for a lot of conversation at school the next day. Who could forget the freaked out renditions of the "help me! help me!" scene in "The Fly" performed by various of my friends in homeroom or the school hallway?