Movie Theater Marquees: Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

Star Trek Marquee 1979

Photo: Gary Fong/San Francisco Chronicle, 1979

Star Trek Marquee 1979-2

Varsity Theatre, Athens, Ohio, 1979. (Photo: Larry Gassan)

Star Trek Marquee ASM #203

From Amazing Spider-Man #203, 1980. Note the Black Hole marquee in the background.

King Frat (second photo) is an Animal House hack job: frat boys stage farting contests, light farts on fire, pull down their pants and fart at girls through car windows, and similar antics involving farts (and erections). The fact that it’s sharing a marquee with Star Trek does not say much for the perception and reception of Star Trek.

(Images via the SF Chronicle, Larry Gassan/Flickr, and The Marvel Project)

2 Responses to “Movie Theater Marquees: <em>Star Trek: The Motion Picture</em> (1979)”


  1. 1 blessedbrother August 9, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    I can remember seeing this in the theater with my buddies! Thx for sharing!

  2. 2 Leftylimbo August 10, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Although it’s not a good pairing with Star Trek, King Frat sounds like a movie that would have me laughing. Never heard of that one.

    I saw Star Trek in the Philippines … well, part of it, ‘coz I fell asleep in the theater. Not from boredom but from lack of sleep from jet lag. My cousin had warned me to nap first or else I’d fall asleep. Did I listen? Nope.


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