The Film Detective Splashes into Summer with a Weekly Drive-In Double Feature of Seaworthy Scares

The Film Detective's annual digital drive-in returns with a Friday Double-Feature and birthday marathons celebrating iconic Sherlock Holmes actor Basil Rathbone and Moe Howard of The Three Stooges

Cinedigm, the leading independent streaming company super-serving enthusiast fan bases, announced today that The Film Detective, the classic film restoration and streaming company, will return to the drive-in this summer for its annual Drive-In Double Feature, Friday nights at 8 p.m. ET on The Film Detective live channel.

A swarm of seaworthy scares will take over The Film Detective channel, including Roger Corman classics like The Terror (1963), starring Jack Nicholson and Boris Karloff; Creature from the Haunted Sea (1961), starring Antony Carbone and Robert Towne; and She Gods of Shark Reef (1958), starring Bill Cord, Don Durant, and Lisa Montell. Cult classics including Night Tide (1961), starring Dennis Hopper, and the underrepresented supernatural gem Messiah of Evil (1973) will also join The Film Detective's June line-up.

The Film Detective will also celebrate Golden Age icons throughout the month of June, including a tribute to fan-favorite Sherlock Holmes star Basil Rathbone on what would have been his 130th birthday on June 13. Western Hopalong Cassidy actor William Boyd and Moe Howard of The Three Stooges and will also be featured in marathons on June 5 and June 19.

Classic Films for Kids, starring Jennifer Churchill and her sidekick Weston, will be featured every Saturday at 11 a.m. ET on The Film Detective channel. Hosts Jennifer and Weston present entertaining and engaging commentary for classic film fans of all ages, accompanied by family-friendly classics like Abbott and Costello's Jack and the Beanstalk (1952) and Bonita Granville's Nancy Drew Reporter (1939). Churchill and The Film Detective are also set to announce collaborations on a "director's cut" edition of Churchill's popular children's book, Movies Are Magic: The Director's Cut. 

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Kerry Ryan

About The Film Detective:

The Film Detective is a leading distributor of restored classic programming, including feature films, television, foreign imports, and documentaries and is a division of Cinedigm. Launched in 2014, The Film Detective has distributed its extensive library of 3,000+ hours of film on DVD and Blu-ray and through leading platforms including TCM, NBC, EPIX, Amazon, PBS, and more. The Film Detective has released its classic movie app on web, Android, iOS, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Apple TV and is available live with a 24/7 channel on Sling, STIRR, Plex, Local Now, Rakuten TV, and DistroTV. For more information, visit

About Cinedigm:

For more than twenty years, Cinedigm has led the digital transformation of the entertainment industry. Today, Cinedigm entertains hundreds of millions of consumers around the globe by providing premium content, streaming channels and technology services to the world's largest media, technology and retail companies.

Source: The Film Detective