I present a fang-tastic ad for a Hammer Dracula triple-bill. Back before you could see Cats or some other Broadway schmaltz at the Elgin, some lucky film-goers spent an afternoon in September of 1978 watching Taste the Blood of Dracula, Dracula Has Risen From the Grave and Dracula A.D. 1972.
If Hammer wasn’t your thing (really?), there were plenty of other sights and sounds to take in that weekend: Nazi zombie flick Shock Waves opened at the Imperial Six: kids could see The Cat from Outer Space at the Bayview Village Cinema (“Children $1.50 Anytime,” says the ad): Omen II was flickering at the Parkway Drive-In: and although it opened earlier that summer, Jaws 2 was playing in just about every other cinema with a functioning projector.
Source: The Toronto Star, Friday, September 8, 1978.Tags: christopher lee, dracula ad 1972 ad, dracula has risen from the grave ad, dracula triple-bill, elgin theatre, Hammer Horror, old toronto cinemas, silent toronto, taste the blood of dracula ad, Vintage Ads, yonge street 1970s, yonge street cinemas