Youngsters had been enjoying Masters of Venus at Boston’s Odeon Cinema 60 years ago.
The serial was being screened at the venue’s Saturday Club.
For this particular performance, there was an extra thrill for the children – ‘things’ from Venus.
The ‘things’ were, in fact, Odeon staff dressed up in costumes provided by the Rank Organisation.
1. Masters of Venus
Masters of Venus was a 1962 British science fiction film serial in eight parts. Photo: Boston Standard
2. Masters of Venus
The costumes were provided by the Rank Organisation, a British entertainment conglomerate. Photo: Boston Standard
3. Masters of Venus
According to the IMDb, the plot involved a spaceship from Earth landing on Venus and encountering a race of beings that the crew begins to suspect are descended from the lost city of Atlantis. Photo: Boston Standard