Monday, November 16, 2009

Satellite: Where Classic Films Hang Out

For awhile, we were watching old movies on DVD, but I had no idea there were so many channels on DirectTV that were devoted to the classics. I always knew about AMC, as it has been a cable and satellite staple for years, but had no idea how many other channels were available.

AMC - The old standby, but I must admit I am sometimes a little perplexed at some of the films they consider "classic."

Turner Classic Movies - In the past, Ted Turner's company was the pioneer of "everyone with black hair now has blue hair" colorization in films. See them in their original black and white glory now on TCM. Turner shows films primarily from Warner Brothers Studios.

Chiller - Chiller specializes in the often silly horror and scifi films, many from the 70s, but spanning the 60s through the 90s. This station is a dream come true. It is channel 257 on DirecTV.

Fox Movie Channel- Shows many classics guessed it...20th Century Fox. (Direct TV channel 258)

Look up a few of these channels on your program guide. You may be pleasantly surprised at what you find!


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