Book now for The Hideous Sun Demon >>About the B-Movie Fan Club curator, Robin

Woman looking scared and holding arms up. text reads: B movie fan clubRobin Knowles, now 24, started programming the monthly B-Movie season at the Electric Palace Cinema when he was 13 years old.

The original idea behind the club was both to celebrate the B-Movie genre and also to create an event which provides Robin, who has autism, with a way of accessing an independent social life and make more connections.

Robin continues to be a huge fan of B-Movies and has a wealth of information on sci-fi, fantasy and B-Movies. Although Robin is reluctant to introduce the films, he is a great welcoming host and will, if engaged, give way more information than most people want! He is interested in reaching a wider audience and developing the programme.

If you haven't come along to one of these nights before then it's time to start! Once a month on a Sunday night join us for an enjoyable romp into low-budget "second features" usually horror/sci-fi from their heyday in the 1950s and shorter than your average feature film.

The term connoted a general perception that B movies were inferior to the more lavishly budgeted headliners; individual B films were often ignored by critics but even from their beginnings to the present day, B movies have provided opportunities both for those coming up in the profession and others whose careers are waning. Celebrated filmmakers such as Anthony Mann and Jonathan Demme learned their craft in B movies.

B movies are where actors such as John Wayne and Jack Nicholson first became established, and they have provided work for former A movie actors and actresses, such as Vincent Price and Karen Black. Some actors and actresses, such as Bela Lugosi, Eddie Constantine, Bruce Campbell, and Pam Grier, worked in B movies for most of their careers.

So, 'join' the club, it's so much fun! Free space candy included with every ticket.

See the amazing B Movie cake (pictured), and Robin sharing the history of the B Movie Fan Club screenings - video via Facebook:

In April 2023 we celebrated our B Movie Fan Club 10 Year anniversary!

Coming up for B Movie Fan Club:

Scientist with his kitThe Men They Could Not Hang

Sunday 30 June, 7.30pm

When Dr. Savaard's experiment in cryonics is interrupted by the short-sighted authorities, his volunteer dies, and he is condemned to death.

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The Hideous Sun DemonThe Hideous Sun Demon

Sunday 28 July, 7.30pm

A research scientist is accidentally exposed to radiation and finds that he changes into a murderous lizard-like creature everytime he is exposed to sunlight, becoming a "thermo-dynamic horror from outer space!" Can his friends and colleagues stop the carnage and save him from himself? 

Veteran sci-fi B Movie actor Robert Clarke directs, produces and stars in this low budget romp, having shot the movie over 12 weekends to get two days' use of rental camera equipment for one day's fee.

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Painting of Robby the Robot

Get your film poster in aid of the Electric Palace

Get your limited edition Robby the Robot poster (pictured, above) - order now and collect at an upcoming B Movie night.

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Want a B Movie Fan Club tshirt?

All profits go to the programmer Robin's travel funds for a trip to America to visit all of the surviving drive-in cinemas (367 apparently!).

All sizes available, £15. Email John Knowles to order.

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