Sunday, June 01, 2014
Movie Ad of the Week: ANGELS FROM HELL w/ THE NAME OF THE GAME IS KILL (1968)
By the time the double bill of ANGELS FROM HELL and THE NAME OF THE GAME IS KILL arrived in Chicago on November 1, 1968, both movies had already played throughout the country to widely different box-office results. ANGELS FROM HELL had its world premiere on May 29, 1968 at the Meadow Lark Drive-In in Wichita, KS, where it set the house record as well as the all-time city record, and continued to rake in dollars for American International Pictures everywhere it played, all summer long and into the fall. On the other hand, THE NAME OF THE GAME IS KILL opened in New York, Los Angeles, and several other major cities on June 5, 1968 -- a few hours before Robert Kennedy's assassination -- and played to mostly empty seats until relegated to second-feature status a few months later.