A showman introduces a small coastal town to a unique movie experience and capitalises on the Cuban Missile crisis hysteria with a kitschy horror extravaganza combining film effects, stage props and actors in rubber suits in this salute to the B-movie. Written by
Keith Loh <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Lawrence Woolsey presents the end of civilization as we know it. Make that... Proudly Presents!
Did You Know?
The movie theater used for the exterior shots of the Strand Theater is actually located in Historic Cocoa Village, Cocoa, Florida. It was built as the Aladdin Theatre, 1924. In the 1940's, it was a movie theatre, known as the State Theatre. It is operating as the Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. See more
Gene and Jesse are shown watching a television program when it is interrupted by the bulletin of President Kennedy announcing the presence of the missiles in Cuba. They also show surprise at the interruption. The actual broadcast of the President's address took place at 7pm on October 22nd, and preempted the start of any regularly scheduled programs. It had also been widely announced in media outlets earlier and throughout the day that the President was going to be making an important address at 7pm, and the networks had their news anchors on the air several minutes before the address commenced. So it is highly unlikely that the address would have interrupted the middle of a program as shown, or that anyone watching would have been surprised by the interruption. See more
[breaking up fight between Mr. Elroy and another customer over a box of Shredded Wheat
Shredded Wheat Man
[grabbing the box
That's my Shredded Wheat!
Is there any more in back?
There's no more Shredded Wheat in back. There's no more Shredded Wheat in the entire Keys, and one of you will have to go to the Atomic Destruction with no damn Shredded Wheat!
After the credits are complete, we are treated to a quick snippet from "MANT" with the Cathy Moriarty character pining, "Oh, Bill". See more
Arranged and Conducted by Dick Jacobs
Courtesy of MCA Records See more