MGM Premiere Network

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The MGM Premiere Network was a syndicated movie package in the 1980s and 1990s that aired movies from the MGM and United Artists libraries.


Logo: On a brown/black background is the MGM lion. It's basically the 1984 logo, minus the text "DIAMOND JUBILEE" and "SIXTY YEARS OF GREAT ENTERTAINMENT" text. Leo roars once. After that, the logo disappears and a golden filmreel appears and revolves. Then many circle outlines in rainbow colors expand from the middle of the filmreel. When they cover up the filmreel, then they disappear back into the middle. As it does this, it wipes in the words:


in white. Then it shows the preview for the movie.

Variant: A later version has the following differences: the logo is on blue/black gradient background, the lion is slightly different and fades out later, and the words, which now simply say "MGM", are silver.

Technique: Primitive computer effects.

Music/Sounds: The first roar of the 1960 roar track with a male announcer (Doug Paul) saying "Next on the MGM/UA Premiere Network..." and then goes on to explain about the movie being shown.

Music/Sounds Variant: There was another male announcer (John Leader) later on that said his line before the lion roars.

Availability: Extinct outside of old off-air recordings.

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