A blog about living in Aberdeen, New Jersey.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

History: The Batman at the Keyport Strand (1943)

The terrible shootings at a Colorado movie house the other night were at a midnight showing of the latest Batman movie. I thought I'd look for the first mention of a Batman movie in our local paper and found it in the 21 Oct 1943 edition of The Matawan Journal. Above is an ad for the Keyport Strand movie theater and the movies being shown that week.
  • Salute to the Marines, starring Wallace Beery, with Fay Bainter, Reginald Owen. The proudest picture of them all!
  • Ernst Lubitsch's Heaven Can Wait, starring Gene Tierney, Don Ameche, and Charles Colburn. It's a tonic for everything . . . from your funnybone to your heart!
  • They Came to Blow Up America, starring George Sanders, with Anna Sten.
  • Shantytown, starring Mary Lee and John Archer, and Matty Malneck and Band.
  • Hit the Ice, starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello and Ginny Simms, with Patric Knowles, Elyse Knox, Johnny Long and his Orchestra, and 50 skating beauties.
  • The Batman, starring Lewis Wilson and J Carrol Naish.


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