East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai



timeforgotI watched a lot of adventure/fantasy/sf movies, when I was a kid, in the second half of the ’70s.
The two main venues, as far as I was concerned, were the church cinema, in the local parish, and the Cinema Colosseo (not bad as a name), two blocks away from my grandmother’s.

The parish cinema was a shoestring operation, put together by a young priest as a way to attract kids for the saturday evening service.
The deal was, you get the movie, then you go to mass.
Well, ok, it was a fair deal.
I used to skip church, but I did enjoy the movies: a weekly dose of Zorro, Tarzan, assorted Kaiju eiga, the occasional Sinbad adventure, quite a lot of dinosaurs. Continue reading