SIR BOB JOHNSON grew up in the suburban plains of the San Mateo Peninsula in California. It was here where he grew up watching a science fiction, monster movies, and horror films at a young age. Many of them consisted of the classic Japanese monsters like the mighty GODZILLA and superheroes such as ULTRAMAN!
“I was over at a friend’s house. He said ‘There’s a cool movie on, you have to see it!’ That movie was THE FLY (1958). From that moment, I was hooked on monsters, horror, and Sci-fi. Searching out movies, glued to the TV for CREATURE FEATURES, Channel 44’s Friday Night Drive-In Movie, THE GHOUL, MONSTER MATINEE, and other shows that would present the movies I loved.”
SIR BOB currently runs the Bay Area Film Events, a group that produces movie screenings and film festivals. The different shows that are held have been GODZILLAFEST, ULTRAMANIA, BEATLES WEEKEND, THE CREATURE IN 3D, two BOB WILKINS benefits. They have also held two CREATURE FEATURES NIGHTS at AT&T Park in which movies were shown after the Giants’ game and the patrons gathered on the field to watch NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968) featuring JUDITH O’DEA as a special guest the first year while the second year they showed CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (1954).
SIR BOB met MR. LOBO while attending Scott Moon’s CREATURE FEATURES show in Sacramento which featured Bob Wilkins and young MR. LOBO. Later down the road, they became friends and SIR BOB tuned into CINEMA INSOMNIA on KTEH and posted on the Yahoo groups. He even answered the phones for KTEH’s CINEMA INSOMNIA pledge night.
Soon, MR. LOBO made appearances at the different Bay Area Film Events such as GODZILLAFEST and shared the stage with THE GHOUL for HALLOWEEN TERRORAMA! He also hosted 007 WEEKEND to THRILL, and the BOB WILKINS benefit shows at the Cerrito Theater in El Cerrito and The Crest Theater in Sacramento.
Thank you, SIR BOB JOHNSON, valued Sleepless Knight, for ALL of your support and for watching all those Misunderstood Movies and continuous support! Here is your FAN OF THE WEEK certificate that you can share, download, and print. Congratulations, SIR BOB JOHNSON –THE SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF THE WEEK–for March 13th through March 19th, 2015!
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