Sunday, July 03, 2005


There was a time when the Biograph’s printed film programs, with scraps of art and comments about the upcoming double features, were stuck to refrigerators all over the Fan.

Usually about 5,000 of them were run off and we made damn sure they got around. Each edition covered a period of time, usually six to eight weeks. The paper was cheap and the ink was black.

In the early years most of the programs, the flats themselves, were put together by Alan Rubin in Georgetown. At that same time local manager Terry Rea was creating the handbills for Midnite Shows and theater's newspaper ads. From 1977, through his departure in 1983, Rea designed the repertory programs, as well.

Program 50 was a best-of-repertory festival that ran in 1979.

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