Written on Sunday April 5, 2009
- The very first Movie Club aired February 5, 1988 at 9 p.m.
- The first film classics shown on Movie Club were Citizen Kane and Love Me or Leave Me.
- Movie Club originally aired live on Fridays nights. It moved to its current slot (Saturdays at 9 p.m.) on October 21, 1989.
- B.J. Wexler has hosted every Movie Club except for one: In 1988, OETA’s former production manager Bill Keeling substituted for B.J. so he could tend to his wife who was ill.
- Movie Club receives hundreds of pieces of fan mail/e-mail and movie requests each year.
- Actor and native Oklahoman Eric Rhodes appeared live in-studio on one of the first Movie Clubs. Rhodes was best known as the gigolo in Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers musicals during the 1930's, including The Gay Divorcee and Top Hat.