Category Archives: Movies 1970s

‘Coming Home’ opens in New York City 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 15 1978)


Video: 'Coming Home' trailer

(Wednesday, February 15, 1978, 12:25 p.m.)Coming Home, an American drama film about a young woman who falls in love with a disabled veteran while her husband serves in Vietnam, opened this afternoon at Cinema I theater in New York City. Continue reading ‘Coming Home’ opens in New York City 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 15 1978)

Film icon Charlie Chaplin dies this hour 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 25 1977)


Video: 'Charlie Chaplin - Full Length Biography (Documentary)'

(Sunday, December 25, 1977, 4:00 a.m. CET)Charlie Chaplin, the poignant little tramp with the cane and comic walk who almost single handedly elevated the novelty entertainment medium of motion pictures into art, died today at his home in Corsier-sur-Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland, after suffering a stroke in his sleep. Continue reading Film icon Charlie Chaplin dies this hour 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 25 1977)

‘The Gauntlet’ released in Japan 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 17 1977)


Video: 'The Gauntlet' trailer

(Saturday, December 17, 1977)The Gauntlet, an American action film about a mediocre, alcoholic cop who gets assigned to escort a tough Vegas hooker to a mob trial only to find out that various parties don’t expect them to make it there alive, was released today in Japan (Dec. 21, 1977 in the U.S.). Continue reading ‘The Gauntlet’ released in Japan 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 17 1977)

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


Video: 'Saturday Night Fever' trailer

(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, 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)


Video: 'The Goodbye Girl' trailer

(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)


Video: 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' trailer

(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)


Video: 'Saturday Night Fever' (17 videos)

(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)