Going To The Pictures


The film magazine Showtime was first published in 1964 as Rank’s competitor to the ABC film Review. Showtime only gave publicity and praise to those films showing in rank cinemas and similar to the ABC film review it contained articles on fashion, pop music and interviews with stars of the day as well as film reviews and advance publicity of films due to be released.

Cover Showtime Feb 1964 web
The magazine could only be purchased in Rank Cinemas or by subscription.

Cover Showtime May 1964 web
The magazine was not as successful as the ABC Film Review and ceased publication by the late 1960’s

Cover Showtime Oct 1964 web