Do you love old movies? Of course you do, that’s probably why you’re reading this. Well, do I have a Saturday morning for you.
Movies are best when they’re shared.
Well, few people have elevated this to the level it deserves like Woody Wise and his Cliffhangers. For the past thirty-five years, Wise and seven friends have met twice a month on Saturday mornings to watch movies. And let me say that again if I need to: twice a month, for thirty-five years. They meet at Wise’s home, where he has a small theatre (look at that beauty below, complete with three-sheets!). They have coffee and bagels and sandwiches and talk about life and movies and their lives with movies and then they sneak off to those theatre seats -- each of the eight Cliffhangers have their regular own -- to watch that Saturday’s lineup: usually a Double Feature, often with a Cartoon, always with a Cliffhanger (hence their club name; one of their club names but more on that in a bit). What’s a Cliffhanger? A Saturday afternoon Serial from the 30s and 40s; 12 or 15 Chaptered Adventures where at the end of each the hero is inescapably trapped … until the next episode. Glorious staples for the theatre going kids in those golden years (and as-glorious to kids of all ages today).
And what movies! Look at the lineups for their last three get-togethers --