The series intertwined the activities at the Ritz Theater with the showing of old horror movies. The plot was that Laraine was trying to bring life back into the theater through the showing of these old movies. As new customers would come to the theater, they would become regular cast members. The show only lasted 1 season and ran from 21 June 1986 till 13 September 1986, airing 13 episodes. Written by
Paul Gerard Kennedy
This played on TV in the summer of 1986 (I believe). It had a great idea: Laraine Newman plays an usherette at a theatre that showed nothing but bad old movies. They showed the movies but they were interrupted by commercials and "comic" antics of Newman and the audience. The big problem here is the comedy with Newman and the audience was painfully unfunny. The cast tried but the material wasn't there for them. Even worse the films were edited down to about an hour rendering most of them incomprehensible. Still, it was fun to watch late at night during the weekend if you couldn't sleep. Also this gave exposure to some truly bad movies that (back then) you had no way of seeing. So, for its time, it was amusing but badly done.
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?