Category Archives: Movies 1970s

‘Saturday Night Fever’ premieres in New York City 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 12 1977)


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(Monday, December 12, 1977)Saturday Night Fever, an American musical drama film about a Brooklyn roughneck who’s love for disco dancing makes him realize that he wants more out of life in, premiered tonight at Loew’s State Theater in New York City . Continue reading ‘Saturday Night Fever’ premieres in New York City 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 12 1977)

‘The Goodbye Girl’ opens in New York City 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 30 1977)


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(Wednesday, November 30, 1977, 12 noon EST)The Goodbye Girl, an American romantic comedy-drama film about a dancer who discovers her runaway boyfriend has sublet her apartment to an aspiring actor, opened today at Loews Tower East in New York City. Continue reading ‘The Goodbye Girl’ opens in New York City 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 30 1977)

‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ premieres in New York City 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 15 1977)


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(Tuesday, November 15, 1977, 7:30 p.m. EST)Close Encounters of the Third Kind, an American science fiction film about a blue-collar worker’s encounter with a UFO and how it changes him as a man, premiered tonight at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City. Continue reading ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ premieres in New York City 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 15 1977)

‘Saturday Night Fever’ soundtrack released 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 15 1977)


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(Tuesday, November 15, 1977) — The Saturday Night Fever soundtrack album by Bee Gees & various artists was released today by RSO Records, four weeks before the film premiered. Continue reading ‘Saturday Night Fever’ soundtrack released 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 15 1977)

‘Looking for Mr. Goodbar’ opens in New York City 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 19 1977)


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(Wednesday, October 19, 1977, 10:30 a.m. EDT)Looking for Mr. Goodbar, an American drama film about a dedicated schoolteacher who spends her nights cruising bars, opened today at Loews State 1 theater in New York City. Continue reading ‘Looking for Mr. Goodbar’ opens in New York City 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 19 1977)

‘Star Wars (Main Title)’ by London Symphony Orchestra peaks at #10 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 17 1977)

(Saturday, September 17, 1977)“Star Wars (Main Title)” by the London Symphony Orchestra peaked at #10 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. Continue reading ‘Star Wars (Main Title)’ by London Symphony Orchestra peaks at #10 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 17 1977)

Ringo Starr films scenes for The Who’s ‘The Kid Are Alright’ documentary 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 12 1977)


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(Friday, August 12, 1977) — Former Beatle Ringo Starr joined The Who’s Keith Moon today to film scenes for inclusion in the film The Kids Are Alright, a documentary on the history of The Who (released in 1979), at Moon’s home in Malibu Beach, California. Continue reading Ringo Starr films scenes for The Who’s ‘The Kid Are Alright’ documentary 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 12 1977)