TV Guide Ads for `Godzilla Week’ (1978 – 1980)

Godzilla 2-24 3-2 1979

Godzilla 1978-1979

Godzilla 1978-1979-2

The first ad shows the schedule for February 24th through March 2nd, 1979. The second two ran sometime between 1978 and 1980. Notice the emphasis on “free movie,” indicating the rise of subscription cable at the time. Also, that’s Gamera in the promo for Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster (Godzilla vs. Hedorah, 1971), not the Smog Monster.

KPLR is a St. Louis station. XETV is in San Diego.

(Images via Garage Sale Finds and Xenorama)

7 Responses to “TV Guide Ads for `Godzilla Week’ (1978 – 1980)”

  1. 1 Ed April 1, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Stay classy San Diego!

    Man I would love to watch these movies, I would have to stay up late to watch all of the 10:30 ones and leave work early to catch the 4:00 ones.

    • 2 2W2N April 1, 2014 at 7:48 pm

      Ha. I would totally leave work early for a Godzilla Week, especially if they ran the old commercials with the movies.

      Actually, we could probably start a “vintage commercial channel,” paid for by new commercials. That would be awesome. Very American.

  2. 3 WEBmikey April 1, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    Needless to say, I’ve really been enjoying this week’s posts! I wonder what they considered Hedorah’s “secret weapon”?

  3. 5 Mike Moore April 2, 2014 at 6:39 am

    I remember catching Monster week (and Planet of the Apes week) on the ABC 4:30 movie growing up in Copiague, NY in the early 80’s. Good memories!

  4. 6 Tom Beiter April 3, 2014 at 1:53 am

    Thanks for the callout to my blog. Here’s some other TV Guide ads for Kaiju movies you’re welcome to use. These are from New York Channel 7.

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