Did "THE PIT" ever play in theaters??

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  1. ronnie21

    ronnie21 Well-Known Member

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    If so, any proof? any ads or did anyone see or hear of it play in any theater, if so what year? any help would be appreacited.... thanks.. Out of all the ads i scored, never came across this one. at least not in the philly new jersey area..:cool:
     
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    I saw it in the theater. I don't have proof other than my word. I do know that I saw it at the West Erie Plaza Cinema in Erie, PA (where I saw most of my mid-80s low budget horror) in I believe 1984 or 85.
     
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    yeah. its possible they re-released it in the mid 80's like they did with the Prey, Prey was turned to theater in June of 84 even though it was shot in 80.. I will try and find an ad for pit...But iam gonna have to look in 84 or 95 or both...
     
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    I have an original theatrical one sheet of The Pit, which is all the hard "proof" i have
     
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    I have this too.I looked at this thread earlier and didn't even think about that.:rolleyes:
     
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    iam on a new mission to find an ad for this movie. funny thing about this movie is it was filmed in the fall of 1979. and you can tell cause it looks 70's..But is always passed off as an 80's horror film. But the very early 80's 80 and 81 alot of stuff still looked late 70's even 1980 was still a flowover of the 70's/ I dont think the 80's found its style until 1982...
     
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    I still have some old drive in ads somewhere from when it came out.
     
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    I have two different one sheets for this film. The color poster may be for an international release.
     

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    Russ,the left poster is of the drive in/grindhouse American release and the right is the Canadian ad campaign. The American release ad was reused a couple years later for the Guardian of Hell drive in ad campaign release.
     
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    was the other poster originally in black and white?? if so thats strange since it was in color on the embassy video box?
     
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    looking at this poster. it has a copyright date of 1984.. so i should start looking in 1984 to find an possible ad..
     
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