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Weird Al 2018 calendar and Tulsa UHF tour YouTube

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 11:33:00 CDT

Emily Spivy pointed out that TTM is credited along with Dr. Demento on the 2018 Weird Al Yankovic calendar. Watch her movie of our 2013 bus tour of UHF locations in Tulsa.

1975 Lee and Lionel parade pic

Wed, 17 May 2017 13:00:00 CDT

Dr. George Lemaster, former KOTV engineer, sent this photo of the giant castle float.

New Fantastic Theater music blog post

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:00:00 CDT

Josef Hardt gave me an audio tape that answers long-standing questions, raises new ones. Link at top of original Fantastic Theater page.

Fixed link rot on the About TTM page

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:58:00 CDT

Lots of sites change their structure over the years, notably Boing Boing. Repaired the links.

Brownie home projector sound fixed

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 14:07:00 CDT

Had to update the file and the code to make this sound work again. Also refreshed the code on that page for a 1961 Brownie projector commercial from the Internet Archive..

Origin of Mazeppa's opening theme

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 10:30:00 CDT

Hear how the theme was spliced together from two different sources.

Lee Woodward's brother Morgan: YouTube

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 09:39:00 CDT

From Lee Woodward, a short video about his brother Morgan on YouTube: "COOL HAND LUKE's Man Behind the Mirrored Glasses with Morgan Woodward" At the bottom of the main page.

Free VLC plays TTM audio clips on smartphone

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 09:38:00 CDT

To play RealAudio clips from this site, use the excellent and free VLC player. Works great on smartphones, too.

Clay McIntosh's tribute to Mazeppa

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 09:30:00 CDT

Clay McIntosh sent his artistic tribute to the Mazeppa crew, now at the top of the 1st Mazeppa page.

Pic: Phil and Carter on KOTV Kids Karnival, 1951

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 10:45:00 CDT

Phil Lassiter sent this promo photo of himself and Carter Brown, both around 12, playing and sining in this early live KOTV kiddie show.

Freshened-up YouTubes on main page

Fri, 02 Oct 2015 10:22:00 CDT

Marshall Brodien's TV Magic Cards, Christina's International Introductions, and the Three-Minute Samba (Intermission time). These and more are also on the Tulsa TV Memories YouTube Channel.

Saturn Room tiki bar Grand Opening Friday

Wed, 08 Apr 2015 11:25:00 CDT

The Saturn Room Opening Night: April 10 starting at 4 pm. Address: 209 North Boulder Avenue in the Brady Arts District. Start your weekend with a Missionary's Downfall.

FOX23 video: City makes plans to work on smelly pond

Fri, 03 Apr 2015 11:02:00 CDT

Here is the video of investigative reporter Janna Clark's FOX23 News report yesterday with my interview.

Mike@TTM interviewed for FOX23 5 pm report

Thu, 02 Apr 2015 13:05:00 CDT

Investigative reporter Janna Clark interviewed me for her FOX23 News report airing today at 5 pm. It's an update on her Leake Park pond rehabilitation project story. The story will probably be slotted around the 5:45 pm time frame.

Former KTBA DJ Stacy Richardson passes away

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:40:00 CDT

Photo of Stacy with other counterculture radio guys, his articles on TTM, and a link to his obituary at to Rose Hill.

'30 Dangerous Seconds', 1972 movie with Peter Hardt

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:04:00 CDT

From the OK Historical Society. Shot in OKC in 1972, starring Robert Lansing ('Gary Seven'), Marj Dusay ('Brain and brain, what is brain' from 'Spock's Brain'), and Peter Hardt of Fantastic Theater. Now on the main page, and favorited on the TTM YouTube Channel.

KTUL's Sasha Foo then and now

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 15:07:00 CDT

David Batterson took a screenshot of Sasha Foo today on San Diego TV. I added a video of Sasha dancing on an 8's The Place promo.

1964 photo: Bob Gregory attacked by Kissing Burglar

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 10:12:00 CDT

Mike Miller sent a clipping from the Tulsa Tribune. It includes a photo he shot of KTUL photog Bob Gregory under attack by Carol Jean Baker, one of the parking meter-emptying 'Kissing Burglars'. Mike tells the story.

Gary Elliott, KTUL soundman, passes away

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 11:20:00 CDT

Sorry to be late in reporting the passing of Gary Elliott. He was a long-time audio engineer at KTUL as well as a singer/songwriter. I worked with him and his wife Emily on the RSUTV/UHF Weird Al locations tour last year. Rest in peace, Gary.

Saturn Room tiki bar coming to Brady District

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:15:00 CDT

In March, the Saturn Room will start as a cocktail lounge. Food will be introduced in 3 to 6 months. The bar will feature mid-century umbrella drinks such as Tequila Sunrise and Mai Tai, as well as "modern pyrotechnics."

"Time Channel" spoof creator Dave McFadden passes

Mon, 29 Dec 2014 17:20:00 CDT

Joe Winett reports that Dave McFadden, creator of "The Time Channel" spoof, passed away on Friday. Our deepest condolences to his family and friends. Dave was also part of "Make Me Smile", a comedy show taped in the basement of the Tulsa Library.

Comments about the old and the new TTM

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 13:45:00 CDT

For the first time ever, the extensive Tulsa TV Memories original site and the GroupBlog are hosted together on the same account and domain. The new WordPress GroupBlog is so slick-looking, I almost feel apologetic about how retro the original looks in comparison...

New pic: Al and Peg Bundy at Rose Bowl, 1987

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 12:00:00 CDT

I took this pic when Ed O'Neill and Katey Sagal visited Tulsa's Rose Bowl in 1987 to promote their new FOX comedy, "Married... with Children".

The Plenty Scary Movie page on TTM

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:45:00 CDT

One of the attributed sources for Jimmie Tramel's article.

Plenty Scary Movie article in The Tulsa World

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:10:00 CDT

Jimmie Tramel wrote an article about KTUL's Plenty Scary Movie in Monday's Tulsa World.

Memorial tribute to KWGS' Edward Dumit

Tue, 07 Oct 2014 14:30:00 CDT

Remembering Edward Dumit, beloved Communications professor at TU, and KWGS announcer.

Webmaster interviewed on FOX23 re Leake Park

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:30:00 CDT

The TTM webmaster was interviewed by Janna Clark of Fox23 about the poor condition of the pond in James C. Leake Park, 5 pm Tuesday 8/26 on KOKI Channel 23. Now added to the TTM Channel

"8's The Place" and other promos

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:00:00 CDT

Carl Bartholomew ("Uncle Zeb") captured the spirit of the 70s and early 80s in these promos he produced for Channel 8. Campaigns include "The News Guys", "Let Us Be The One", "8's The Place", "Total 8 Tulsa", "It's All For Free" (vs. cable TV), plus the Plenty Scary Movie and a Marilyn Monroe look-alike contest.

QA with Betty Thompson, KTUL receptionist

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:10:00 CDT

Brought to our attention by Hurst Swiggart, a nice story in the Tulsa World.

John F. Lawhon self-spoof on YouTube

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:00:00 CDT

Brought to our attention by a Tweet from Michael Bates, 1970s furniture magnate John F. Lawhon spoofs himself. I believe his store was over on Pine St. In the current GroupBlog

New GroupBlog, plus Webmaster Blog

Wed, 06 Aug 2014 17:42:00 CDT

Added new WordPress blog, on the same webhosting service as the main site. Includes both a replacement for the defunct Greek GB, and a Webmaster Blog, to be on the topics of cable-cutting, home theater, etc.

7/31: GroupBlog service is down

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:15:00 CDT

The company that hosts the GroupBlog, Pathfinder, may have terminated the service. Not sure yet. I have archived the Google cached copy of the most recent GB 341, so nothing was lost. For the time being, the TTM Facebook site can stand in for it (click the Facebook icon on the main page).

Russell Bates, Native American writer

Thu, 21 Nov 2013 09:17:00 CDT

I just heard from Russell Bates of Lawton on LinkedIn. I know him from my Wilson Center dorm days at OU in the early 1970s. He was then already a published writer, and later won an Emmy for a Star Trek animated series episode he co-wrote. I found a profile of Russell on a 2011 episode of OETA's "Gallery" series. Watch Gallery #1204 at the link.

Bob Hower's biplane: tech details

Tue, 12 Nov 2013 10:35:00 CDT

On TTM Flickr: my friend Garry Deaton tells us about his dad building Bob Hower's biplane at Harvey Young Airport in 1978.

RIP Lorenzo The Clown, 50s KOTV star

Mon, 11 Nov 2013 10:05:00 CDT

Dave says: "(Gerald Wheeler) brought the character from Little Rock to Tulsa... Lorenzo became a big deal on Baltimore TV in the 1960s and later in Philadelphia.

Final Riverside Drive-In Theatre ad, 1977

Sun, 10 Nov 2013 23:38:00 CDT

The last newspaper ad before the theatre closed, courtesy of Wesley Horton.

New 1954 and 1967 pics of the 11th St Drive-In

Mon, 04 Nov 2013 00:40:00 CDT

The old 66 Drive-In became the 11th Street in 1964 when a new screen was added. Found in high altitude aerial photographs, courtesy of the Tulsa City-County Library.

1967 aerial photos of the Bellaire Drive-In

Sun, 03 Nov 2013 14:30:00 CDT

Found in a high altitude aerial photograph, courtesy of the Tulsa City-County Library.

Bob Hower's homebuilt biplane

Sun, 03 Nov 2013 10:05:00 CDT

Got back in touch recently with my old road rallying buddy, Garry Deaton. His dad built a biplane for himself. Bob Hower admired it so much, Garry's dad built one for him, too! Garry loaned me this Xmas card from Bob to his dad.

1967 aerial photos of the Riverside Drive-In

Sat, 02 Nov 2013 14:55:00 CDT

Found in a high altitude aerial photograph, courtesy of the Tulsa City-County Library.

Emily's list (of "UHF" videos)

Fri, 25 Oct 2013 11:55:00 CDT

All on the main page today: Emily Elliott's video of the Weird Al UHF tour we co-hosted, that video being featured on Good Day Tulsa, and a "joint" appearance by Al and Emily's arm on KTUL.

Video production of the "UHF" locations tour

Mon, 21 Oct 2013 11:15:00 CDT

From the TTM Channel on YouTube.

Photos from the "UHF" locations tour

Mon, 21 Oct 2013 10:35:00 CDT

From the TTM Flickr page.

Links for "UHF" locations tour

Sat, 19 Oct 2013 07:00:00 CDT

Useful pix and maps for the tour hosted by Emily Elliott and the the TTM webmaster.

Weird Al "UHF" locations tour 10/19

Thu, 17 Oct 2013 10:40:00 CDT

At the RSUTV site, visit their Online Store to get on a tour hosted by Emily Elliott and the the TTM webmaster. There is a super-special surprise at the end of it. Friday is the last day to sign up.

Special Weird Al "UHF" surprise on RSUTV's site

Fri, 11 Oct 2013 10:40:00 CDT

At the RSUTV site, visit their Online Store for something of great and unique interest to Tulsa "UHF" fans.

1954 aerial photo of the Skyline Drive-In

Thu, 10 Oct 2013 11:55:00 CDT

Found this in a high altitude aerial photograph over sections 11, 12, 13, and 14 of Township 20N and Range 12E, courtesy of the Tulsa City-County Library.

1967 aerial photo of the Apache Drive-In

Thu, 10 Oct 2013 10:40:00 CDT

Found this in a high altitude aerial photograph over over section 4 of Township 19N and 13E, courtesy of the Tulsa City-County Library.

1954 aerial photo of the Cardinal Drive-In

Wed, 09 Oct 2013 18:45:00 CDT

Found this in a high altitude aerial photograph over section 23 of Township 22N and Range 13E, courtesy of the Tulsa City-County Library.

Video: Chris Sloan's "UHF" camera prop

Mon, 07 Oct 2013 14:33:00 CDT

On the TTM YouTube Channel: my onscreen bit about the camera supplied by Chris Sloan to the RSUTV "UHF" telethon last Saturday.

"UHF" RSU-TV telethon tonight

Sat, 05 Oct 2013 09:00:00 CDT

7:00 pm Sat, 10/5: RSU-TV is running a live pledge drive celebrating the 25th anniversary of Weird Al's movie "UHF", shot in Tulsa. There will be actors from the movie, talent acts and surprises. Premiums include location tours hosted by Emily Elliott and myself. Channel 35.1 broadcast, 109 or 793 on Cox, 35 on DISH and DirecTV.Also streamed live on RSU's web site. Free tickets still available.

Bell's, Skyline, Lakeview, Crystal City, Orcutt

Thu, 03 Oct 2013 09:25:00 CDT

All these amusement parks of Tulsa past can be seen tonight on RSU-TV's final encore of "Green Country People and Places", 7:30 pm, Thur, 10/3. Producer/director Bryan Crain contributed photos of Skyline and Lakeview to TTM. Lowell Burch's Skyline Park home movie is included. Broadcast channel 35.1, Cox 109 or 793.

Lowell Burch's Skyline Park home movie

Thu, 26 Sep 2013 10:05:00 CDT

...can be seen tonight on RSU-TV's "Green Country People and Places", 7:30 pm, Thur, 9/26. The show is about Tulsa amusement parks of the past. One of the producers, Bryan Crain, has contributed photos of Skyline and Lakeview to this site. Broadcast channel 35.1, Cox 109 or 793.

Last encore of Sam Jones "UHF" show 9/25, 1 pm

Tue, 24 Sep 2013 09:30:00 CDT

RSU-TV's "Green Country Perspectives with Sam Jones" on the 25th anniversary of the movie "UHF". Circle Cinema showing tonight is sold out, but book signing with Weird Al at 4 pm. Broadcast channel 35.1, Cox 109 or 793.

Encore of Sam Jones' "UHF" show today

Sat, 21 Sep 2013 09:30:00 CDT

6:30 pm Sat, 9/21: RSU-TV's "Green Country Perspectives with Sam Jones" looks at upcoming events relating to the 25th anniversary of the movie "UHF", shot in Tulsa, including an Oct 5 pledge drive on RSU Public TV, Circle Cinema showing, and Weird Al's Oct 19 concert at the Brady Theater. Jennifer Sterling and I talk about the events with Sam. That's channel 35.1 broadcast, 109 or 793 on Cox.

I'll be on Sam Jones' show tonight

Fri, 20 Sep 2013 08:15:00 CDT

RSU-TV's "Green Country Perspectives with Sam Jones" (9 pm Fri, 9/20) will look at upcoming events relating to the 25th anniversary of the movie "UHF", shot in Tulsa, such as an Oct 5 UHF pledge drive on RSU Public TV, and Weird Al's Oct 19 concert at the Brady Theater. Jennifer Sterling and I talk about the events with Sam. That's channel 35.1 broadcast, 109 on Cox.

Weird Al coming to RSU Public TV

Fri, 09 Aug 2013 11:10:00 CDT

A special UHF pledge drive on RSU Public TV on Oct 5, ending with Weird Al and his band in concert on October 19 at the Brady Theater.

Sherman Oaks at the Circle Cinema tonight

Mon, 15 Jul 2013 08:00:00 CDT

Tribute to Mazeppa with Jim Millaway ("Sherman Oaks") with a presentation of clips at the Circle Cinema, Monday, 7/15 at 8:30 pm.

New KAKC book; book-signing 4/16

Mon, 15 Apr 2013 14:00:00 CDT

A new book by Steve Clem, "Tulsa's KAKC Radio, The Big 97" is now available. Attend a book signing at Tulsa Historical Society on Tuesday, April 16, 6:30 pm. Steve and several of the former KAKC DJs will also be on hand to sign books, including Scooter Segraves, Dick Schmitz and Mike McCarthy.

KAKC's Lee Bayley has passed away

Mon, 18 Feb 2013 19:17:00 CDT

Robert Walker and Stan Ruth report that Lee Bayley, former KAKC DJ, has passed away. See a Lee Bayley page at the link.

Bob Hower obituary in World

Wed, 26 Sep 2012 10:18:00 CDT

Mike Miller posted a link to the Tulsa World obituary for longtime Tulsa newsman Bob Hower, who passed away at age 87 last Saturday.

Morgan Woodward interview 2nite

Wed, 26 Sep 2012 10:00:00 CDT

Radio interview with Morgan Woodward on the 2nd hour of TV Confidential, Wed 9/26 at 7pm on Podcast available next week.

Lee and Morgan Woodward update

Thu, 20 Sep 2012 16:50:00 CDT

Joe Robertson asked about Lee Woodward and his actor brother Morgan. Lee replied and supplied a photo.

Endless loop in virtual pinball

Thu, 02 Aug 2012 14:10:00 CDT

I captured a YouTube video of an odd glitch on the Wii while playing Gottlieb Hall of Fame pinball.

The end of the Camelot Inn revisited

Thu, 02 Aug 2012 11:30:00 CDT

A ill-starred science fiction convention was one of the last events held at the Camelot Inn on 51st and Peoria in 1992.

Updated Admiral Twin checklist

Mon, 30 Jul 2012 13:25:00 CDT

Added three new items at the bottom. Print this out and use for your next trip.

The new Admiral Twin screen

Mon, 30 Jul 2012 13:00:00 CDT

I took this photo last Saturday night at the Twin. Love the new concession stand/ restrooms under the screen.

Louise Bland obituary in the World

Tue, 26 Jun 2012 19:55:00 CDT

Very nice article about Louise Bland's life in today's Tulsa World, with some information I hadn't been aware of.

Lee Woodward: Metroplexity Big Band

Mon, 25 Jun 2012 10:42:00 CDT

Says Lee: "My oldest son Stan gave me a copy of a CD he helped produce in Dallas. The leader of The Metroplexity Big Band is the much admired composer/arranger/bassist, Kris Berg. I just finished listening to this CD about two hours ago and was just blown away by every aspect."

ABC, CBS, NBC Late Movie intros

Wed, 20 Jun 2012 11:54:00 CDT

ABC Movie of the Week from 1969, CBS, NBC Late Movie intros from the 70s on the main page, by suggestion from Joe Robertson.

Magic Windows and the Serious Life

Wed, 20 Jun 2012 11:09:00 CDT

Tulsa TV Memories is cited as "one of the earliest and largest Web-based local television tribute sites", with quotes from Marc Hall and Rodney Echohawk in this academic paper: "Magic Windows and the Serious Life: Rituals and Community in Early American Local Television" by Phillip J. Hutchison in the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media.

Admiral Twin reopens Friday night

Fri, 15 Jun 2012 17:09:00 CDT

Read about its first incarnation.

Downtowner Motel/Coney Island

Fri, 30 Mar 2012 15:45:00 CDT

Article from the Tulsa World about the razing of the Downtowner Motel, YouTube from This Land TV about Coney Island, until recently ensconced on the ground floor of the Downtowner. Background on the motel's beginning in GroupBlog 305

Tulsa TV Memories on This Land today

Wed, 29 Feb 2012 14:05:00 CDT

This Land Press is featuring my article about TTM today. They also have a new TV show debuting March 7. Check it out.

Swanky lounge music for a winter night

Sat, 25 Feb 2012 18:40:00 CDT

1979 KTUL sign-off with Mancini's "Dreamsville", Don Tiki video of "An Occasional Man" and the 3-Minute Drive-in Intermission Samba, featured on the main page. Maybe we'll hear the latter at the new Admiral Twin later this year.

Scott Linder at Capitol Records

Mon, 02 Jan 2012 22:06:00 CDT

Scott Linder sent this photoset from his time at Capitol Records. Sinatra and Deano smoked up the joint when they recorded there. Flickr link

New Lee and Lionel Video Christmas

Mon, 19 Dec 2011 23:32:00 CDT

Lee Woodward just created this video especially for TTM. Watch it on the main page and enjoy.

Mike Miller's media memoir now on Kindle

Mon, 19 Dec 2011 23:31:00 CDT

Mike Miller's book, "How High Can A Guy Stoop?", is now available on Kindle. Great last minute gift idea. Link on the main page Bulletin Board.

Gary Chew reviews "War Horse"

Mon, 19 Dec 2011 23:30:00 CDT

A new Steven Spielberg film that astounds your visual senses. Opens Christmas Day.

Gary Chew reviews "The Descendants"

Wed, 23 Nov 2011 20:40:00 CDT

George Clooney is a soon-to-be widower who is part of a multi-generational Hawaiian family. Will he and his extended family sell the virgin coastal land on Kauai they've owned for generations? Opens today.

Gary Chew reviews "J. Edgar"

Sat, 12 Nov 2011 03:00:00 CDT

Biopic starring Leonardo DiCaprio as the iconic FBI chief with Judi Dench, Annie Hoover. Naomi Watts, Helen Gandy and Armie Hammer. Now playing.

Gary Chew reviews "The Rum Diary"

Fri, 04 Nov 2011 17:35:00 CDT

This cinematic version of Hunter Thompson's first novel is set in 1960 Puerto Rico at a slow-dying multilingual newspaper. Johnny Depp gets involved with predatory capitalism at the beginning of the Castro era. Now playing.

Gary Chew reviews "Margin Call"

Mon, 31 Oct 2011 01:00:00 CDT

"Margin Call" is a fictionalized account of the meltdowns of Merrill Lynch, Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers and AIG in September 2008. The Halloween scare is just how close the financial world came to the brink of chaos. Stars Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, Stanley Tucci, Simon Baker and Demi Moore. Opens 11/4 at the Circle Cinema in Tulsa.

KGCT Channel 41 YouTubes

Sun, 30 Oct 2011 12:26:00 CDT

Dave Jones recently commented: "I can't believe this still exists!" Four 1981 KGCT videos currently on the TTM YouTube Channel.

Gary Chew reviews "Restless"

Tue, 11 Oct 2011 11:06:00 CDT

An age-appropriate "Harold and Maude" with a shading of "Love Story": Mia Wasikowska and Henry Hopper meet, then go to funerals of people they don't know. Now playing.

Podcast: Tulsa TV/radio w/Mike Miller, Gary Chew

Mon, 10 Oct 2011 13:00:00 CDT

Guesting on Peter B. Collins' show: Mike Miller and Gary Chew. Jerry Pippin: "I think they are going to discuss old Tulsa radio and television days, plus a little about God knows what else." The podcast will be available Monday night late on PBC's website or at iTunes.

Gary Chew reviews "The Ides of March"

Fri, 07 Oct 2011 13:00:00 CDT

Stellar cast in a drama portraying an Ohio presidential primary scheduled on what proved to be a bad hair day for Julius Caesar. With Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Evan Rachel Wood, Marisa Tomei, Jeffrey Wright and Gregory Itzin. Opens today.

'My first car' new blogsite from TTM reader

Thu, 06 Oct 2011 09:11:00 CDT

People tell the story of their first car on longtime TTM reader John's new blogsite.

1963 Oiler baseball team photo

Fri, 30 Sep 2011 08:25:00 CDT

I had this one on my wall.

Gary Chew reviews "What's Your Number?"

Fri, 30 Sep 2011 07:35:00 CDT

Pretty entertaining for a templated rom-com. The number in question is how many persons with whom one has shared intimate moments. Stars Anna Faris, Chris Evans, Ari Graynor and Blythe Danner. Opens today.

Gary Chew reviews "Moneyball"

Fri, 23 Sep 2011 03:42:00 CDT

This low-key Brad Pitt vehicle, a cerebral baseball story, may not be to everyone's taste, including Oscar's. Also stars Jonah Hill and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Opens today.

Gary Chew reviews "Straw Dogs"

Wed, 21 Sep 2011 10:20:00 CDT

Remake of Sam Peckinpah's 1971 classic is important, and in its strange and unsettling way, approaches cinematic art. Stars James Marsden and Kate Bosworth. Now playing.

Gary Chew reviews "Higher Ground"

Fri, 16 Sep 2011 05:30:00 CDT

Actress Vera Farmiga makes her directorial debut in this contemporary story of a thirtysomething married woman and mother dealing with her faith. Now playing.

"Rumble Fish" event downtown tonight

Fri, 02 Sep 2011 12:30:00 CDT

Coppola's 1983 "Rumble Fish", based on S.E. Hinton's novel, was filmed in downtown Tulsa. The characters in the film hang out at Benny's Billiards. A photo/video art installation will be unveiled at 8 pm tonight at 13 East Brady (site of Benny's). Circle Cinema is showing the movie at 11:00 pm. Meet and Greet at Caz's Chowhouse starting at 6 pm. More at the link.

Gary Chew reviews "The Debt"

Fri, 02 Sep 2011 05:35:00 CDT

In the 1990s, three former Mossad agents try to work out what went wrong during their mid-60s mission in East Berlin to kidnap and bring to justice a very evil man. With Helen Mirren, Tom Wilkinson and Jessica Chastain. Now playing.

Gary Chew reviews "One Day"

Fri, 19 Aug 2011 00:45:00 CDT

Emma and Dexter are college students who have an overnight fling just after graduation. They decide to meet up same time each year to see what's up with their friendship. With Jim Sturgess, Anne Hathaway and Patricia Clarkson. Opens wide Friday.

Consumers service station pix

Thu, 18 Aug 2011 14:20:00 CDT

New reader Karl H asks about Consumers. Beryl Ford photos and a link in GroupBlog 330.

'Captain Ben' Robert Jernigan passes

Thu, 18 Aug 2011 13:30:00 CDT

Robert Jernigan Jr. sadly informed us that his dad, who played Captain Ben on KTUL-TV, has passed away. More information in GroupBlog 330.

Gary Chew reviews "Another Earth"

Mon, 15 Aug 2011 09:45:00 CDT

A double of Earth has been behind the sun for eons... until now. A young woman's life changes at the instant its synchronicity with Earth One is broken. Starring Brit Marling and William Mapother, coming soon to a theater near you.

KOTV engineer Neil Willits passes

Wed, 10 Aug 2011 09:00:00 CDT

Neil was one of the original KOTV engineers who put the station on the air in 1949. Tulsa World obit link in GroupBlog 330.