Broadcast Log: NBC Saturday Night at the Movies, Season Three

NBC Saturday Night at the Movies was the first regularly scheduled network movie night. The movies were broadcast uncut and unedited and longer films that would not fit in the regular 9-11PM time slot were allowed to run past 11PM. For example, the November 9th, 1963 broadcast of Anne Frank ran from 9PM-12:20AM. A repeat … Continue Reading →

NBC Movie Nights of the 1960s and Beyond

After putting together broadcast logs for several NBC movie nights broadcast during the early 1960s, I realized that there might be some confusion over when each movie night aired. I’ve put together the following rough summary as a guide but do keep in mind that it is based solely on official fall schedules and thus … Continue Reading →

Broadcast Log: NBC Saturday Night at the Movies, Season Two

NBC Saturday Night at the Movies was the first regularly scheduled network movie night. The movies were broadcast uncut and unedited and longer films that would not fit in the regular 9-11PM time slot were allowed to run past 11PM. The series debuted on September 23rd, 1961 and the first season ended on April 14th, … Continue Reading →

Broadcast Log: NBC Saturday Night at the Movies, Season One

NBC Saturday Night at the Movies was the first regularly scheduled network movie night. Scheduled from 9-11PM each and every Saturday, the series was first announced in February of 1961. Val Adams reported on February 12th, 1961 that the network was approaching Hollywood studios and hoped to purchase 39 films produced since 1948 that had … Continue Reading →