List of movie umbrella titles in North America

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This is a listing of topics pertaining to movies broadcast on television under various umbrella titles. Unless otherwise noted, all titles are presented based upon the chronological order and/or daypart in which they were first broadcast.[1]

Contents

Movie umbrella titles on network television[edit]

ABC[edit]

  • ABC Feature Film (1948–1949, Thursday; 1949, Thursday-Friday; 1950–1951, Monday)
  • Film Shorts (1950–1951, Sunday)
  • First Nighter (1950–1951, Wednesday)
  • Admission Free (May–August 1951, Monday; August–December 1951, Sunday)
  • Comedy Parade (1951, Monday)
  • Curtain Up (May–September 1951, Tuesday; October–December 1951, Monday/Saturday)
  • Hollywood Adventure Time (1951, Sunday)
  • Hollywood Movie Time (1951, Wednesday; 1952, Saturday)
  • Hollywood Mystery Time (1951, Tuesday)
  • King's Crossroads (1951, Wednesday; 1951–1952, Sunday)
  • Northwest Patrol (1951, Wednesday)
  • Saddle Pal Club (1951–1952, Saturday)
  • Screen Shorts (1951, Sunday)
  • Cinema-Scope (1952, Sunday)
  • Encore Playhouse (1952, Friday)
  • Feature Playhouse (1952–1953, Saturday)
  • Washday Theatre (1952, Monday)
  • Famous Film Festival (1955–1956, Sunday; 1956–1957, Saturday)
  • Film Fair (1956, Monday)
  • Hour Glass (1956, Thursday)
  • Hollywood Film Theater (1957, Sunday)
  • The ABC Sunday Night Movie (1962–1963, 1964–1998)
  • The ABC Wednesday Night Movie (1967–1970)
  • The ABC Monday Night Movie (1971–1998)
  • The Wonderful World of Disney (1997-2008)
  • The ABC Big Picture Show (1998–2002)
  • The ABC Sunday Picture Show (1998–2002)
  • ABC Saturday Night at the Movies (2002–2003)
  • ABC Saturday Movie of the Week (2003–Present)
  • The Movie of the Week (1969–1981)
  • The Movie of the Weekend (1971–1972)
  • The Saturday Superstar Movie (1972–1974)
  • ABC Suspense Movie (1973–1974)
  • ABC Theater (c. 1974–1995)
  • The ABC Mystery Movie (1989, Monday; 1989-1990, Saturday)
  • The ABC Family Movie (1993–1998)
  • The ABC Kids Movie Matinee (1994-2002)
  • ABC Premiere Event (1998-2005)

CBS[edit]

  • Film Theatre of the Air (1949, Saturday; 1951 and 1953, Tuesday)
  • Premiere Playhouse (March–July 1949, Friday; 1949–1950, Saturday)
  • Budwiser Summer Theatre (1951, Saturday)
  • Schlitz Film Firsts (1951, Friday)
  • Summer Cinema (1952, Saturday)
  • The CBS Thursday Night Movies (1965–1976)
  • The CBS Friday Night Movies (1966–1977)
  • The New CBS Tuesday Night Movies (1972–1974)
  • The CBS Wednesday Night Movies (1977–1981)
  • The CBS Tuesday Night Movies (1978–1986)
  • The CBS Saturday Night Movies (1981–1986)
  • CBS Sunday Movie (1986–2006)
  • CBS Tuesday Movie (1986–1999)
  • CBS Wednesday Movie (1999–2001)
  • The CBS Late Movie (1972–1989)
  • A CBS Special Movie Presentation (1974–Present)

Fox[edit]

  • Fox Night at the Movies (1990–1998)

ION[edit]

  • ION Movie Weekend (2006–2007)
  • RHI Movie Weekend (2007–2009)
  • i Movie Night (aka The Big Movie Weekend) (2009–Present) (most watched: A Christmas Wedding Date garnered a 1.1 rating)

MyNetworkTV[edit]

  • My Thursday Night Movie (2006–2009)
  • My Saturday Night Movie (2006–2009)

NBC[edit]

  • World Premiere Movies (11/1966-1967) 8 Television films[2]
  • NBC Sunday Night at the Movies (1981–1990)
  • NBC Sunday Night Movie (1990–2001)
  • The Sunday Big Event (1979–1981)
  • NBC Monday Night Movie (1990–1997)
  • NBC Monday Night at the Movies (1963–1964, 1968–1990)
  • NBC Tuesday Night at the Movies (1965–1971)
  • NBC Wednesday Night at the Movies (1964–1965)
  • NBC Saturday Night at the Movies (1961–1978)
  • NBC Saturday Night Movie (2000-Mid 2000s)
  • The NBC Mystery Movie (1971–1977)
  • The NBC Big Event (1976–1979)
  • Family Movie Night (2010-2011)

PBS[edit]

UPN[edit]

  • The UPN Movie Trailer (1995–1999)
  • Blockbuster Shockwave Theatre (1998–2000)
  • UPN Movie Tuesday (2000–2001)
  • UPN Movie Friday (2001–2004)
  • UPN Hot Weekend Movie (2002–2006)

The WB[edit]

  • Flicks from the Frog (1999–2003)

Nationally syndicated movie umbrella titles and anthology series[edit]

  • Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951–present)
  • The Wonderful World of Disney (1986)
  • Embassy Night at the Movies (1980s)
  • Columbia Showcase (1980s)
  • New World Showcase (1980s-1990s)
  • The MGM Family Network (c. 1973)
  • The SFM Holiday Network (1978–1991)
  • The MGM/UA Premiere Network (1980s)
  • The Universal Pictures Debut Network (1980s-1990s)
  • Universal Theatre (1991–1994)
  • Columbia Night at the Movies (Late 1980s-1990s)
  • TriStar Showcase (1980s-1990s)
  • The Orbis Showcase Network (1980s)
  • TV Net (1980s)
  • The Movie Greats Network (1980s-Early 1990s)
  • The Best Picture Show (Mid 1990s)
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1990s)
  • The Heritage Movie Network (1990s-Late 2000s)
  • Midnight Monster Hop (2006–2009)
  • Wolfman Mac's Chiller Drive-In (November 2009 – present)
  • Tonight Only (Late 1980s-1990s)
  • Columbia Showcase Theater (2000–present)
  • MGM Showcase (2009–2011)
  • Elvira's Movie Macabre (2010-2011)
  • MGM Showcase Theater (2012–present)

Movie umbrella titles on cable and satellite television[edit]

ABC Family Original Movie[edit]

First Film: Three Days; Most Recent: Lovestruck: The Musical

Cartoon Network[edit]

  • Mr. Spim's Cartoon Theater (1995–1997)
  • Cartoon Theater (1997-2006)
  • Movie Madness (2006-2008)
  • The Flicks (2008–present)

Cinemax[edit]

  • Cinemax Feature Presentation (1980-1985)
  • Cinemax Special Presentation (1980–1985)
  • Cinemax Movie Classic (1980-1985)
  • Cinemax Movie (1985–1997)
  • Vanguard Cinema (1987–present)
  • Cinemania (1987–1993)
  • Cinemax Friday Ater Dark (Friday late night adult films and series; 1987–2004)
  • Friday Premiere (Friday night movie premieres; 1993–1997)
  • Max Hits at Eight (nightly primetime; 1997–2002)
  • Max Prime (nightly primetime; 1997–2002)
  • ActionMax on Cinemax (Saturday primetime; 1998–2000)
  • ThrillerMax on Cinemax (Sunday primetime; 1998–2000)
  • See It Sunday (Sunday night movie premieres; 2001–2003)
  • See It Saturday (Saturday night movie premieres; 2003–present)
  • Max Ater Dark (late night adult films and series; 2004–present)

CMT Original Movie[edit]

Disney Channel[edit]

FX[edit]

G4[edit]

  • Movies That Don't Suck (2008–2012)

GMC Original Movie[edit]

Hallmark Channel[edit]

  • Hallmark Channel Movie

Hallmark Movie Channel[edit]

  • Hallmark Movie Channel Movie

HBO[edit]

  • HBO Premiere (1975–1978)
  • HBO Encore (1975–1978)
  • HBO Feature Movie (1978–1982)
  • HBO Feature Presentation (1982–present)
  • HBO Saturday Night Movie (1983–1993)
  • HBO Sunday Night Movie (1983–1993)
  • HBO Premiere Presentation (1983-1986)
  • HBO Showcase (Early 1980s-present[?])
  • HBO Movie (1986–1997)
  • The HBO Original Movie (1990s)

here![edit]

  • here! At the Movies

MSNBC[edit]

  • MSNBC at the Movies

The Movie Channel[edit]

  • The Movie Channel Feature Presentation (1979–2006)
  • The Movie Channel Special Feature Presentation (1982–1988)
  • The Movie Channel's VCR Theater (1985–1988)
  • Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater (1986–1997)
  • TMC Top Attraction (1988–1992)
  • TMC Overnight (Wednesday nights; 1997–2006)
  • Splatterday (on Saturday) (2007–present)

Nickelodeon[edit]

Showtime[edit]

  • Showtime Movie Premiere (Mid 1970s-1980s)
  • Showtime Foreign Films (Mid-Late 1970s)
  • Showtime Movie Presentation (1981-1985)
  • Showtime MGM Showcase Theater (1980s)
  • Showtime Exclusive Movie Presentation (1983–1988)
  • Showtime Feature Presentation (1985–present)

Starz[edit]

  • Starz Feature Presentation (Mid 1990s-present)
  • Starz Saturday Premiere (Late 1990s-present)

Syfy[edit]

  • Syfy Saturday Original Movie

TBS[edit]

  • Superstation Morning Movie (1980s-1990s)
  • Superstation Movie Presentation (1980s)
  • Night Tracks Night Flicks (1980s-1990s)
  • Super Weekend (1996–2002)
  • Super TV (1990s)
  • Movies, For Guys Who Like Movies (1990s)
  • Dinner and a Movie (1990s)
  • Movies and a Makeover (2000s)

TNT[edit]

  • The Big Picture (Late 1980s-Early 1990s)
  • TNT Monday Night Movie (1990s-2000s)
  • TNT Tuesday Night Movie (1990s-2000s)
  • TNT Wednesday Night Movie (1990s-2000s)
  • TNT Thursday Night Movie (1990s-2000s)
  • TNT Friday Night Movie (1990s-2000s)
  • TNT Saturday/Sunday Night Movie (1990s-2000s)
  • TNT Afternoon Movie (1980s-2000s)
  • TNT Monstervision with Joe Bob Briggs (1995–2000)
  • TNT Mystery Movie Night
  • TNT Saturday Nitro (1995-1997)
  • TNT Friday Nitro (Replaced for TNT Saturday Nitro) (1997-1998)
  • The New Classics (1996-present)
  • Our Favorite Movie (1990-1995)

TNT Latin America[edit]

TNT Home Theatre

  • The New Classics ('Los Nuevos Clasicos' Version Latin America) (1990s-2000)
  • TNT Platinum (Replaced for 'Los Nuevos Clasicos') (2000-2008)
  • TNT Home Theatre (Replaced for TNT Platinum) (2008-2011)

TNT Nitro

  • TNT Saturday Nitro ('TNT Sabado Nitro' Version Latin America) (1997-1998)
  • TNT Nitro (Replaced for TNT Saturday Nitro) (1999–present)

Our Favorite Movie

  • Our Favorite Movie ('Nuestra Pelicula Favorita' Language Latin America) (1990s-2000)

TNT Independiente

  • TNT Independiente (2000-2009)

TNT Matinee

  • TNT Matinee (2008–present)

TNT Megafilm

  • Movie of the Month ('Pelicula del Mes' Language Latin America) (1998-2001)
  • TNT Megafilm (Replaced for Movie of the Month) (2002–present)

TNT Originals

  • TNT Originals (1990s-2003)

TNT Thursday Night Movie

  • TNT Movie Club (2009-2013)
  • TNT Thursday Night Movie (Replaced for TNT Movie Club) (2013-present)

Votacion TNT

  • Cinema A la Carte (1998-2011)
  • Votacion TNT (Replaced for Cinema A la Carte) (2011–present)

TNT Delirium

  • TNT Delirium (1998-2003)

Generation TNT

  • Generation TNT (2004-2009)

TNT Plus

  • TNT Plus (2004-2010)

TNT Adventure

  • Destination TNT (2008-2010)
  • TNT Adventure (Replaced for Destination TNT) (2011–present)

This TV[edit]

  • This Movie (Overnight and weekdays)
  • This Morning Movie (Early mornings)
  • This Matinee Movie (Late mornings/Early afternoons)
  • This Afternoon Movie (Afternoons)
  • This Theatre (Early Fringe)
  • This Evening Movie (Prime Access)
  • This Prime Movie (Evenings)
  • This After Dark Movie (Late Fringe)
  • This Flick (Late nights)
  • This Picture Show (Evenings)
  • This Family Friendly (Saturday mornings)
  • This Chilling Movie (Saturday nights)
  • The Cult of This (Saturday late nights)
  • This Arthouse Cinema (Sunday nights)

Turner Classic Movies[edit]

  • TCM Feature Presentation with Robert Osborne (nightly primetime; 1994–present)
  • Silent Sunday Nights (Sunday nights; 1994–present)
  • TCM Imports (Sunday nights; 1994–present)
  • Lone Star Cinema (Saturday afternoons; 1994-199?)
  • Darkness at Dawn (1994-199?)
  • Affairs to Remember (1994-199?)
  • Make 'em Laugh (1994-199?)
  • Syncopation Station (Saturday afternoons; 1994–2002)
  • The Essentials (Saturday nights; 1998–present)
  • The Essentials, Jr. (Saturday nights during the summer; 2006–present)
  • TCM Underground (Friday nights; 2007–present)
  • Funday Night at the Movies (Sunday nights during the summer; 2007–present)

USA Network[edit]

VH1 Classic[edit]

  • Rock & Roll Picture Show

The Weather Channel[edit]

  • Flick and a Forecast (Friday nights; 2010)

WGN America[edit]

  • WGN Big Ticket Movie (1990s-2002)
  • WGN Presents (?-2002)
  • WGN Matinee Theater (weekend afternoons; 1993–2002)
  • WGN Action Theater (Saturday late nights; 1993–2002)
  • Way Back Wednesday (Wednesday evenings; 2007–2010)
  • Movie Underground (Friday evenings; 2007–2010)
  • WGN America Drive-In Theatre (weekends; 2009–present)

Regional movie umbrella titles in the United States[edit]

California[edit]

KABC-TV Los Angeles[edit]

  • The Big Show (1960s)
  • Movie 7 (1969–1990)
  • The 6:00 Movie (1967–1971)
  • The 6:30 Movie (1971–1974)
  • The 3:30 Movie (1974–1980)
  • ABC7 Movie Special (1996, 2005–present)
  • ABC7 Prime Movie Special (2003–2004)
  • Channel 7 Midnight Movie (1993–1995)
  • Channel 7 Late Movie (1995–1998)
  • The Vampira Show (1954–1955)
  • The Saturday/Sunday Afternoon Movie (1969–1980s)
  • Hollywood Theatre (1980s–1998)
  • ABC7 Weekend Afternoon Movie (1998–2007)
  • The Saturday/Sunday Night Movie (1969–1996)
  • The Monday Night Movie (1970–1981)
  • The ABC7 Saturday/Sunday Night Movie (1996–2007)
  • Insomniac Theatre (1992–2004)
  • Classic Theatre (1988–1995)

KBHK-TV / KBCW San Francisco[edit]

  • The 8:00 Movie (1970s-1990s)
  • Ghoulie Movie (1980s)
  • Big Weekend Movie (1980s)
  • Late Night Movie (1980s-1990s)
  • Son of Svengoolie (1980s)
  • Shock Theater (1980s)
  • Saturday Night Movie (1980s)

KHJ-TV / KCAL-TV Los Angeles[edit]

  • The Million Dollar Movie (c. 1962-1989)
  • The Big Show (1960s)
  • Theatre Nine (1960s)
  • Cinema IX (1960s)
  • The New Colgate Theatre (Early 1960s)
  • Midday Movie (1970s)
  • Saturday Night Showcase (1970s-1980s)
  • 3:30 Movie (1981–1986)
  • Frandsen's Feature hosted by Tom Frandsen (1960s-early 1980s)
  • Fright Night (1970–1981)
  • Elvira's Movie Macabre (Fall 1981-1991)
  • Channel 9 Evening Movie (1980s)
  • California 9 Cinema (1990–1995)
  • K-CAL 9 Cinema (1995–present)

KCBS-TV Los Angeles[edit]

  • The Late Show (1952–1989)
  • The Late Late Show (1960s-Late 1970s)
  • The Early Show (1960s-1989)
  • The Fabulous 52! (c.1957–1974)
  • The Best of CBS (1970s)
  • The CBS 6:30 Movie (1976–1978)
  • The CBS Movie Special (1970s)
  • The Saturday Night Movie Special (1980s)
  • The Channel 2 Sunday Night Movie (Late 1970s-1980s)
  • CBS Special Movie (1987–1995)
  • The KCBS Early Movie (1989–1996)
  • The KCBS Late Movie (1989–1996)
  • The KCBS Saturday Night Movie (1989–1996)
  • The CBS 2 Saturday/Sunday Night Movie (2001–2006)
  • A CBS 2 Special Movie Presentation (2001–present)
  • CBS 2 Cinema (2010–Present)

KCET Los Angeles[edit]

  • Hollywood Cinema Showcase (1980s-2001)
  • The KCET Film Camp (2001–2004)
  • The Saturday Night Movie hosted by Martin Sheen (2007–2008)
  • KCET Presents (2010)

KCOP-TV Los Angeles[edit]

  • Color Theatre (Early 1960s)
  • The 8 O'Clock Movie (1970s-1995)
  • Dialing for Dollars (1960s–1970s)
  • The Late Picture Show (Weekend late nights; 1970s-1990)
  • The Hollywood Screening Room (Sunday nights; 1970s)
  • Movie for a Sunday Afternoon (1970s-1990)
  • The Saturday/Sunday Film Festival (Weekend Prime Access; 1970s-1990)
  • Hollywood Presents (Weekday afternoons; 1970s-1980s)
  • Cinema Thirteen (Weekday afternoons; 1984–1990)
  • Playhouse Thirteen (Weekend early afternoons; 1984–1990)
  • The Movie Arcade (Weekend afternoons; 1984–1990)
  • L.A. Theatre (Overnights; 1984–1996)
  • Teleplex 13 (1990–1994)
  • UPN Teleplex 13 (1995–2001)
  • UPN 13 at the Flicks (2000–2001)
  • UPN 13 Movie (2001–2005)
  • Channel 13 Movie (2006)
  • My 13 Movie (2006–present)

KDOC-TV Anaheim / Los Angeles[edit]

  • The Big Movie (1980s)
  • The New KDOC-TV Late Night Movie (1990s-2004)
  • The KDOC-TV Saturday Mystery Movie (2000–2002)
  • KDOC-TV's Kung Fu Theater (2000)
  • Macabre Theatre (Early 2000s)
  • KDOC Sunday Cinema (2006–2009)
  • KDOC-TV Monster Movies (2007)
  • KDOC's Endless Summer Movies (2007)
  • KDOC Weekend Theater (2009–present)
  • KDOC's Prime Time Theater (2008–present)

KGO-TV San Francisco[edit]

  • The 3:30pm Movie (1970s; weekdays)

KMAX-TV Sacramento[edit]

  • Saturday Movie Three (1980s)
  • Saturday Night Shocker (1980s)
  • The Last Picture Show (1980s)
  • Midday Movie (1980s)

KNBC Los Angeles[edit]

  • Frandsen's Feature (1960s; weekdays)
  • Movie Time (1960s)
  • Feature 4 (mid-1960s; weekend evenings)
  • Movie 4 (1960s)
  • Cinema 4 (1970s)

KNTV San Francisco/San Jose[edit]

  • The All Night Movie Go Round (1970s)
  • The Saturday Afternoon Movie (1970s-1990s)
  • The KNTV Monday Night Movie (1970s-1980s)
  • The Last Picture Show (1980s)
  • Midday Movie (1980s)
  • Prime Time Movie (1980s)

KTLA Los Angeles[edit]

  • Film Festival (1950s-1960s)
  • Mid-Day Matinee (1950s)
  • Mid-Day Movie (1960s)
  • Award Feature Theatre (1960s)
  • The Sunday Morning Movie (1960s)
  • Cinema Spotlight (1960s)
  • The Slightly Early Show (1960s)
  • The Very Late Show (1960s)
  • The LAte Show (1960s-1970s)
  • High Noon Movie (1960s–1970s)
  • Channel 5 Morning Movie (1970s)
  • Cinema 5 (1970s)
  • Sci-Fi Theatre (1970s-1980s)
  • The Channel 5 Movie Theatre (1970s-1997)
  • The Channel 5 Movie Special (1970s-1997)
  • Gene Autry Theatre (1970s-1980s)
  • Movies 'Til Dawn (1970s-2002)
  • Friday Film Festival (1970s)
  • The Family Film Festival (1976–1991)
  • The Weekend Film Festival (1991–present)
  • The Channel 5 Saturday Movie Theatre (1986–1994)
  • Movie for A Saturday/Sunday Evening (1977–1997)
  • The KTLA Big Picture (1997–1998)
  • The KTLA Saturday Night Movie (1997–2005)
  • The KTLA Saturday Night Screening Room (2002–2009)
  • KTLA 5 Saturday Evening Showcase (2009–present)
  • KTLA 5 Saturday Afternoon Showcase (2009–present)

KTTV Los Angeles[edit]

  • Colgate Theatre (1950s)[3]
  • The Friday Movie (Early 1960s)
  • Golden Camera (Early 1960s)
  • Movie Greats (1960s-1970s)
  • Movie Eleven (1970s-1980s, weekend afternoons)
  • Hollywood's Finest (1970s-Early 1980s)
  • The Best Picture Show (1970s-Mid 1980s, weekend afternoons)
  • Black Belt Theater (1980–1986, Saturday afternoons)
  • The Bedtime Movie (Early 1980s, Midnight weeknights)
  • The Movies (1981–1985)
  • Los Angeles At Night Movie (1980s, overnight)
  • The 9:00 Movie (1984–1986, weeknights)
  • Fox 11 Prime Movie (1986–1990, weeknights)
  • Fox 11 Saturday Night Movie (1987–present)
  • Fox 11 Midnight Movie (1988–1990)
  • Fox Matinee (1989–1993, weekday afternoons)
  • Fox Night at the Movies (1990–1993, Tuesday and Wednesday nights)
  • Fox 11 All Night Movie (1990–1996, 2002–present, overnight weekends)
  • Fox 11 Sunday Night Movie (1996–2002, overnight)
  • Fox 11 Movie Special (1996–present, weekend afternoons)
  • Fox Saturday/Sunday Matinee (1988–1996, weekend afternoons)
  • Fox 11 Saturday/Sunday Night Movie (1996–2002, overnight)
  • Fox 11 Saturday/Sunday Matinee (2002–present, weekend afternoons)

KTVU-TV San Francisco/Oakland[edit]

  • Creature Features (1970s-1980s; Fridays-Saturdays)
  • Dialing For Dollars (1970s-1980s; weekdays)

KTXL Sacramento[edit]

  • Action Movie (1970s-1980s)
  • All Night Movie (1970s)
  • Award Theater (1980s)
  • Dinner Movie (1970s)
  • Family Theatre (1970s-1980s)
  • Fantastic Flick (1972–1978)
  • Gasp Theater (Early 1980s)
  • Hollywood's Golden Years (1970s)
  • Jackpot Movie (1970s)
  • LaBrie's Night Comfort Theatre (Mid 1970s-Mid 1980s)
  • Million Dollar Movie (1970s)
  • Saturday Action Theater (1980s)
  • Super Saturday Cinema (1980s)
  • The TV 40 Action Theater (1980s)
  • The TV 40 Big Movie (1980s)
  • The TV 40 Matinee Movie (1970s-1980s)
  • The TV 40 Morning Movie (Early-Mid 1970s)
  • The TV 40 Movie of the Week (1980s)
  • The TV 40 One O'Clock Movie (1980s)
  • The TV 40 Premiere Movie (1970s)
  • The TV 40 Saturday Matinee (1980s)
  • The TV 40 Sci-Fi Spectacular (1980s)
  • A TV 40 Special Presentation (1980s)
  • TV 40s Film Festival (c. 1977-1980s)
  • TV 40s Summer Film Festival '81 (1981)
  • TV 40s Summer Film Festival '82 (1982)
  • TV 40s Summer Film Festival '83 (1983)
  • TV 40s Summer Film Festival '84 (1984)
  • TV 40s Summer Film Festival '85 (1985)

XETV San Diego/Tijuana, Mexico[edit]

  • Friday Night Spectacular (Early 1960s)
  • Showcase Six (1970s)
  • The Ten O'Clock Movie (1970s)
  • All Night Movies (1970s)
  • Diasterpiece Theatre (1980s)

Colorado[edit]

KWGN-TV Denver[edit]

  • The Midnight Movie (1980s)

Georgia[edit]

WSB-TV Atlanta[edit]

  • Armchair Playhouse (1950s)[4][5]

WTBS Atlanta[edit]

  • Movie 17 (1970s-Early 1980s)

WXIA-TV Atlanta[edit]

  • The Saturday Movie Special (1970s)

Illinois[edit]

WBBM-TV Chicago[edit]

  • The Early Show
  • The Late Show
  • The Late Late Show
  • Picture for a Sunday Afternoon
  • Picture for a Saturday Afternoon
  • The Best of MGM (1956–1958)
  • The Best of CBS (1958–1987)
  • The All-Electric Magik Lantern Moving Picture Show (1971–1982)

WFLD Chicago[edit]

  • Charlie Chaplin Theater (late 1960s) [6]
  • Movie 32 (early 1970s)
  • Screaming Yellow Theatre (1970–1973)
  • Sci-Fi Cinema (1970s)
  • Monstrous Movie (1972–1983)
  • Big Movie (late 1970s)
  • The Six O'Clock Movie (weekends, late 1970s-mid-1980s)
  • The Seven O'Clock Movie (weekdays, mid-1980s)
  • The Eight O'Clock Movie (weekdays, late 1970s-early 1980s)
  • Son of Svengoolie (1979–1986)
  • Movie for a Saturday Afternoon (1970s)
  • Creature Feature (1970s)
  • Family Movie (1980s)
  • Saturday Morning Movie (1980s)
  • Sunday Morning Movie (1980s)
  • Drive-In Movie (1980s)
  • Action Movie (1980s)
  • Late Late Double Feature (1980s)
  • Channel 32 Movie Club (1980s)
  • Saturday Cinema (1980s)
  • Sunday Showcase (mid-1980s)
  • Comedy Classics (mid-1980s)
  • Chiller Thriller (mid-1970s)

WGN-TV Chicago[edit]

  • "7 O'Clock Movie"
  • "Weekend Theatre"
  • "Weekend Matinee"
  • Movie Greats
  • WGN Presents
  • Creature Features
  • Family Classics with Frazier Thomas (1970s-Early 1980s)
  • The Saturday Morning Movie
  • The Late Movie
  • WGN Morning Movie
  • When Movies Were Movies
  • WGN Saturday/Sunday Afternoon Movie (2002-2010)
  • WGN Weekend Movie (2010–present)

WLS-TV Chicago[edit]

  • The Big Show (1963–1968)
  • The 3:30 Movie (1968–1980) [7]
  • The 3:00 Movie (1980–1984)
  • Saturday Night Movie [6]
  • Sunday Night Movie [6]
  • Late Night Movie
  • The Saturday Afternoon Movie
  • The Sunday Afternoon Movie

WMAQ-TV Chicago[edit]

  • Movie 5
  • Cinema 5
  • Thrillerama (mid-1960s)[8]
  • Midnight Movie (late 1960s)
  • Channel 5 Presents (late 1960s)

WSNS-TV Chicago[edit]

  • TV 44 Movies (1970s)
  • All Night Movies (1980s)
  • The Money Movie (1970s)
  • Monster Movie (1980s)
  • Monster Rally Movie (1970s)
  • The 1 O'Clock Movie (1980s)
  • The Saturday Night Movie (1980s)
  • Saturday All Night Movies (1980s)
  • The Star Spangled Movie (1970s)
  • Thing Theatre (1970s)

Indiana[edit]

WTTV Bloomington/Indianapolis[edit]

  • Sunday Afternoon Movie

WXIN Indianapolis[edit]

  • Fox 59 Late Night Movie (1994-2010)

Maryland[edit]

WBAL-TV Baltimore[edit]

  • Movie 11 (1970s-1980s)

WBFF Baltimore[edit]

  • Starlite Movie (1980s)

WJZ-TV Baltimore[edit]

  • Night Flicks (1980s)

Massachusetts[edit]

WBZ-TV Boston[edit]

  • The Movies (1980s)

WCVB-TV Boston[edit]

  • The Great Entertainment (1980s) hosted by Frank Avruch
  • Five All Night (1970s) hosted by George Fennel

WKBG-TV / WLVI Boston/Cambridge[edit]

  • Creature Double Feature (1972–83,2006)
  • Martial Arts Theater (1980s, replaces Creature Double Feature)
  • The Eight O'Clock Movie (1980s)

WSBK-TV Boston[edit]

  • Movie 38 (1980s)
  • Movie Greats (1980s)
  • The Movie Loft (1980s)

Michigan[edit]

WDIV-TV Detroit[edit]

  • Saturday Night Movie 4 (1970s)
  • Sunday Movie 4 (1970s)

WGPR-TV / WWJ-TV Detroit[edit]

  • All Night at the Movies

WJBK-TV Detroit[edit]

  • Fox 2 Flix (1995–present)

WJRT Flint / Bay City / Saginaw[edit]

  • Award Theatre (1980s)
  • Sunday Showcase (1995–present)
  • Sunday Afternoon Movie (1970s-1994)
  • Cinema 12 (1994–present)

WKBD Detroit[edit]

  • Movie Greats (1960s-1997)
  • The Eight o'Clock Movie (1960s-1992, 1994–1997)
  • Paramount Prime Movie (1997–2004)
  • Paramount Teleplex (1997–2004)

WXON-TV / WDWB / WMYD Detroit[edit]

  • Thriller Double Feature (1970s-90s)
  • Masterpiece Movie (1970s-90s)
  • Prime Time Movie (1984–present)

WNEM-TV Bay City / Saginaw / Flint[edit]

  • Showcase Cinema (?-1998)

WSYM-TV Lansing[edit]

  • Great American Movie Network (1982–90)
  • Saturday/Sunday Afternoon Movie Double Feature (1982–present)

WXYZ-TV Detroit[edit]

  • The 4:30 Movie (1968–1976)
  • The 4:00 Movie (1976–1982)
  • Night Shift Movie (1970s; late night weeknights)[9]
  • The Saturday Night Movie (c.1970–1980s)
  • The Abbot & Costello Movie (1970s-1980s)
  • Cinema Seven (1982–present)
  • Film Fest Seven (1990s)
  • Moonlight Movie (1990s)

Missouri[edit]

KDNL-TV St. Louis[edit]

  • Groovy Movie (1969–1976)
  • Creature Feature (1970–1980)
  • All Night at the Movies (1989-?)

KMOX-TV / KMOV St. Louis[edit]

  • Bijou Picture Show (1971–1991)

KPLR-TV St. Louis[edit]

  • John Wayne Theater (1968–1974)
  • Last Picture Show (1986-?)

KSD-TV / KSDK St. Louis[edit]

  • Gold Award Theater (c. 1950s-1964; weekends)
  • Movie 5 (c.1950s-1981)

KTVI St. Louis[edit]

  • Nightwatch Theater (1960s-late 1970s)

New Jersey[edit]

WNET Newark/New York City, New York[edit]

  • Cinema Thirteen (1970s-present)

WOR-TV / WWOR-TV Secaucus/New York City, New York[edit]

  • Afternoon Showcase
  • Blockbuster Movie
  • Chiller Thriller
  • Fright Night
  • Mad, Mad Movie
  • Million Dollar Movie
  • Monday Movie Classics
  • Movie 9
  • WOR-TV Movie of the Week
  • 9 All Night
  • 9 in the Afternoon
  • Science Fiction Theater (early '70s; Saturday afternoons)
  • Showcase Theater
  • Spaced Out Films
  • Special Movie Presentation
  • Sunday Night Showcase
  • Supernatural Theatre
  • The Big Preview
  • The Flick
  • The 4 O'Clock Movie
  • The 8 O'Clock Movie (1969; Sunday nights)
  • The Sunday Movie (1969–1970)
  • The 11:00 Movie (April 21-August 15, 1969)
  • The 4:30 Movie (1982–1983)
  • The Late Movie
  • Thriller Theater

WKBS Burlington/Philadelphia, PA[edit]

  • 8:00 Movie

New York[edit]

WABC-TV New York City[edit]

  • The Afternoon Show (1955–1958)
  • The Morning Feature (1956–1958)
  • The Night Show (1956–1963)
  • Shock Theater (1957–1959)
  • The Goodnight Show (1961–1963)
  • Sunday Night Movie (1958–1960 & 1970–1987)
  • The Best of Broadway (1963–1970)
  • The Big Show (1963–1966 & 1968–1969, weekdays; 1963–1972, Sundays)
  • Movie of the Day (1963–1967)
  • The Brain Chillers (1960s)
  • The Spies Are Coming (1965–1966)
  • Movies to Stay Awake By (c.1965–1967)
  • The 6 O'Clock Movie (1966–1968)
  • The 4:30 Movie (1969–1981)
  • The Movie Matinee (1968–1973; weekend afternoons)
  • The One O'Clock Movie (1970–c.1976; late weeknights)
  • Saturday Night Movie (1970–1987)
  • Prize Movie with Gloria DeHaven (1969–1971)
  • The Morning Movie (1971–1977)
  • The Movie in the Morning (1977–1983)
  • The Channel 7 Late Movie (c. 1977–present)
  • Spring Cinema (1983)
  • Planet 7 Cinema (1986)
  • Channel 7 Movie (1979–1998, primary & 2004–present, secondary)
  • ABC 7 Movie (1998–present, primary)

WCBS-TV New York City[edit]

  • One O'Clock Matinee (1951)
  • The Late Show (1951–1999)
  • The Early Show (1951–1968 weekdays, 1957–1980s Saturdays)
  • The Late Late Show (1951–1980s)
  • The Early Matinee (1952–1957)
  • The Late Matinee (1952–1957)
  • The Late Late Matinee (1952–1957)
  • Picture for a Saturday Afternoon (1950s–1960s)
  • Picture for a Sunday Afternoon (1951–1980s)
  • Award Theatre (1959–1968, 1970)
  • Saturday Shocker (September–December 1972)
  • Showcase Theatre (1973–1974, once a month on Saturdays)
  • Channel 2 Showcase (1970s)

WKBW-TV Buffalo[edit]

WNBC-TV New York City[edit]

  • Eleventh Hour Theatre (1951–1957)
  • Channel 4 Theatre (1950s)
  • Evening Theatre (1956–1957)
  • Midnight Movie (1956–1965)
  • Movie 4 (1957–1974 weekdays, 1957–1977 weekends at various times)
  • Cinema '59 (1959)
  • Saturday Matinee (late 1950s)
  • Sunday Matinee (late 1950s)
  • Movie 4 Matinee (1960s)
  • Festival of Thrillers (1965–1968)
  • The Old Old Show (1956–1957; showed silent films produced between 1897 and 1927; hosted by Al "Jazzbo" Collins; late nights)
  • Tonight's Movie (late night, 1958 weeknights and 1964–1966 Tuesday-Friday)
  • 13th Hour Movie (1963–1964)
  • The Great Great Show (late night, 1964–1966 Saturday, 1966–1977 nightly)
  • Saturday Film Festival (1966–1967, plus a few one-off airings per year through 1972)
  • Sunday Film Festival (1967–1977)
  • Cinema 4 (1978–late 1980s)

WNED Buffalo[edit]

  • Late Night Movie (1990s)

WNEW-TV / WNYW New York City[edit]

  • Warner Bros. Premiere (1956–1958)
  • After Dinner Movie (late 1950s)
  • Metropolitan Movie (1958–1967)
  • The 10 O'Clock Movie (mornings; 1950s–1960s)
  • The Late Lunch Movie (afternoons; 1950s–1960s; repeat of films shown earlier on The 10 O'Clock Movie)
  • Five Star Movie (1958–1980s)
  • Five Star Finale (1958–1961)
  • Movie Greats (1960–1980s)
  • Hollywood's Finest (1962–1990s)
  • Eastside Comedy (1960s–1980s)
  • Saturday Night at the Bijou (1960s–1970s)
  • Dialing for Dollars (1960s–early 1970s)
  • Metromedia Movie (1967–1986)
  • Creature Features (1969–1973, 1979–1980)
  • The 11:30 Movie (1969–1970s)
  • Fortune Movie (1969–1970)
  • Ladies Day Movie with Fran Lee (1969) [10]
  • Flashing Phrase Flick (1970s; hosted by staff announcer Ed Ladd)
  • Drive-In Movie (1981–1988)
  • Big Apple Movie (1980s)
  • The Channel 5 Movie Club (1980s)
  • Channel 5 Movie (1986–1990s)

WPIX New York City[edit]

  • Night Owl Theatre (1950–1956)
  • Six-Gun Showcase (early 1950s)
  • The Big Show (1950s)
  • The First Show (1950s; one week in 1974)
  • All Star Movie (1950s–1962)
  • Petticoat Theatre (c. 1953)
  • Tonight at the Movies (1966–1970)
  • Chiller Theatre (1961–1982)
  • Great Movie Classics (1960s)
  • Thursday Night Movie (1960s)
  • The Channel 11 Film Festival (1970–1980s)
  • Saturday's Movie at Five (early 1970s)
  • Sunday's Movie at Noon (early 1970s)
  • Sunday's Movie at Five (early 1970s)
  • Friday's Movie at Eight (early 1970s)
  • Sunday Morning Movie (1970–late 1980s)
  • Sunday Afternoon Movie (early 1970s–late 1980s)
  • Sunday's Best Movie (1970s)
  • Sunday's Great Movie (1970s–1980s)
  • Sunday Movie Special (1970s–1980s)
  • The Eight O'Clock Movie (1974–1995)
  • Holiday Movie Special (1970s–1980s)
  • 12:30 Star Movie (1980s)
  • The WB11 Saturday Afternoon Movie (1995-2001)
  • The WB11 8 O' Clock Movie (1995-2006)
  • The WB11 Sunday Afternoon Movie (1995-2001)
  • The WB11 Movie (1995-2006)
  • The WB11 Family Film (2001-2006)
  • The WB11 Saturday Movie (2001-2006)
  • The WB11 Sunday Movie (2001-2006)
  • The CW11 8 O' Clock Movie (2006-2008)
  • The CW11 Movie (2006-2008)
  • The CW11 Saturday Movie (2006-2008)
  • The CW11 Sunday Movie (2006-2008)

WUTV Buffalo[edit]

  • WUTV's 8 O'Clock Movie (1970s-1990)
  • Saturday Movie Special (1980s-1990s)

Ohio[edit]

WEWS-TV Cleveland[edit]

  • Million Dollar Movie (1960s-1990s)

WJW-TV Cleveland[edit]

  • The Late Night Movie (1970s)
  • The Nite Movie (1970s)
  • Cinema 8 (Late 1970s-1980s)

WKYC Cleveland[edit]

  • The Early Show (1950s–1970s)
  • The Late Show (1950s–1970s)

WUAB Cleveland[edit]

  • United Artists Star Movie (Early-Mid 1970s)
  • Channel 43 Star Movie (1977-1980s)
  • United Artists Late Movie (1970s)

Oklahoma[edit]

KAUT / KPSG / KAUT-TV Oklahoma City[edit]

  • Paramount Teleplex / Prime / Matinee Movie (1998–2000)
  • UPN 43 Matinee / Prime / Late Movie (2000–2006)
  • Channel 43 Matinee / Prime / Late Movie (May–September 2006)
  • OK 43 Matinee / Late Movie (September 2006 – 2012)
  • Freedom 43 Matinee / Freedom 43 Late Movie (2012-)

KOCB Oklahoma City[edit]

  • The TV34 Movie (1980s-January 1998)
  • The WB Movie (January 1998-September 2006)
  • The CW Movie (September 2006 – present)

Oklahoma Educational Television Authority[edit]

  • OETA Movie Club with B.J. Wexler (Friday and Saturday late fringe; 1988–present)

Oregon[edit]

KPTV Portland[edit]

  • Channel 12 Movie
  • Fabulous Flicks
  • Brunch Theater
  • Hollywood's Best
  • Matinee 12
  • Morning Movie 12
  • Movie 12
  • Oregon's 12 Prime Movie (1998-2002)
  • Saturday Matinee
  • Saturday Picture Show
  • Sunday Matinee
  • Sunday Showtime
  • The Movie

Pennsylvania[edit]

WRCV-TV / KYW-TV Philadelphia[edit]

  • Movie 3 (1957–1965)
  • The Sunday Night Movie (c. Mid 1960s–Late 1980s)
  • Saturday Night Dead (Late 1970s-1980s)

WCAU-TV Philadelphia[edit]

  • Shock Theater (late 1950s)
  • The Late Show (1958–1980s)
  • The Late Late Show (1958–1980s)
  • The Saturday Late Show (1980s)

WPHL Philadelphia[edit]

  • The Moving Picture (1970s-1980s)
  • Cinema 17 (1980s–1990s)
  • Sunday Cinema 17 (1980s-1990s)
  • Classic Theater (1980s)
  • 17 All Night Movie (1980s-1990s)

WGBS / WPSG Philadelphia[edit]

  • Philly 57 Super Movie (1980s–1990s)
  • Paramount Teleplex (1990s-Early 2000s)

WPVI-TV Philadelphia[edit]

  • Million Dollar Movie (1956–present)
  • Cinema Six (1970s-1980s)
  • The Big Show (1980s-1990s)

WTAF-TV / WTXF Philadelphia[edit]

  • The Movie on 29 (1970s-1980s)
  • The Sunday Matinee (1980s)
  • All Night Long (1980s, overnight)

Tennessee[edit]

WDEF-TV Chattanooga[edit]

  • Snicker Flickers (Mid 1980s)

Texas[edit]

KTRK-TV Houston[edit]

  • Million Dollar Movie (1980s)
  • All Night Movies (1990s)

KTVT Dallas/Fort Worth[edit]

  • The Four Star Theater (1980s)
  • The 8:00 Movie (1970s-1990s)

KTXA Dallas/Fort Worth[edit]

  • Sunday Afternoon Movie
  • A Paramount 21 Movie Presentation (1993-1995)
  • Double Shock Theater

KHTV / KHWB / KHCW-TV / KIAH-TV Houston[edit]

  • Saturday 8:00 Movie

Washington[edit]

KCPQ Seattle/Tacoma[edit]

  • Q13 Family Theater
  • The Late Show
  • The Northwest's Own Movie Channel (also it was a slogan)

KING-TV Seattle[edit]

  • Nightwatch Theater (1980s)

KOMO-TV Seattle[edit]

  • Saturday Matinee (1970s-1980s)

KSTW-TV Seattle/Tacoma[edit]

  • Prime Movie 11 (1980s)
  • The Late Show (1970s-1980s)
  • Channel Eleven's One O'Clock Movie (1980s)
  • Sunday Afternoon at the Movies (1970s-1980s)
  • Sci-Fi Theatre (1980s)
  • Sci-Fi Friday (1980s)
  • Friday Night Frights (1986–1987)

KIRO-TV Seattle[edit]

KVOS-TV Bellingham[edit]

  • The Eight O'Clock Movie (1980s)

Washington, D.C.[edit]

WJLA-TV[edit]

  • The 4 O'Clock Movie (1970s-Early 1980s)
  • The Great Late Movie (1970s-1990s)

WRC-TV[edit]

  • Movie 4 (1960s)
  • Saturday Film Festival (1960s–1970s)

WTTG[edit]

  • Five All Night (1980s)
  • Prime Movie (1980s)

WUSA[edit]

  • The Late Show (1950s–1980s)
  • The Movies (1980s)

Movie umbrella titles in Canada[edit]

Ontario[edit]

CKLW-TV / CBET Windsor[edit]

  • Million Dollar Movie (1950s–1970s)
  • Theater 9 (1960s)
  • Showtime (1980s)

CHCH-TV Hamilton[edit]

  • The Movies Eleven (1970s–1990s)

CKCO-TV Kitchener[edit]

  • Late Date

CKVR-TV Barrie[edit]

  • Late Night Movie (1980s)
  • Very Reel Movies (mid-1990s to 2000s)
  • The Big Picture (mid-2000s to present)

CKNX-TV Wingham[edit]

  • The Late Show (?-1990s)
  • Triple Terror (1970s-1990s)

CITY-TV / Citytv[edit]

  • Great Movies (1980s–1990s)
  • Late Great Movies (1980s)
  • More Great Movies (1980s–1990s)
  • Not So Great Movies (1980s)

TVOntario[edit]

  • Saturday Night at the Movies (1974–present)

Cable TV[edit]

YTV[edit]

  • YTV At the Movies (1988-2000s)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tim Brooks and Earle Marsh, The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows: 1946-Present New York: Ballantine Books, 1979, 1981, 1985, 1988, 1992, 1995, 1999, 2003. ISBN 0-345-45542-8
  2. ^ Michael McKenna. (August 22, 2013). Page xix. The ABC Movie of the Week: Big Movies for the Small Screen. Scarecrow Press. Accessed on December 31, 2013.
  3. ^ "Films Tops for KTTV, Colgate." Billboard, October 14, 1957, p. 8.
  4. ^ http://www.mrpopculture.com/files/December%201,%201966.pdf
  5. ^ http://atlantanatives.com/
  6. ^ a b c Per Chicago Tribune TV Week section, October 12, 1968.
  7. ^ Per Chicago Tribune TV listings, the name change took place on or about September 2, 1968. The earliest ad with The 3:30 Movie title was in the Tribune's September 23, 1968 issue.
  8. ^ Per 1964 ad in TV Guide, Chicago Metropolitan Edition.
  9. ^ Per 1976 WXYZ-TV clip
  10. ^ List of Fran Lee Papers, New York Public Library (PDF file)


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