Forbidden Planet 2 Grand Opening

28 November 1981

Gerry Anderson, the master of Supermarionation was invited to cut the ribbon at the grand opening of Forbidden Planet 2. The new store was devoted soley to film and television, including Doctor Who, Star Trek and Star Wars, as well as offering a full range of vintage movie posters, stills and magazines. 

(Below) Eager crowds gathered early to snap-up some opening-day bargains.

(Below) Gerry Anderson (left) is greeted by Forbidden Planet's owner Nick Landau.

(Below) Gerry Anderson was also happy to sign fans autograph books.

(Below) Dino the Dinosaur is escorted safely across St. Giles High Street.

(Below) Long before author Michael Crighton dreamed up Jurassic Park dinosaurs were already a 20th Century reality as Dino is no doubt relating to this nervous-looking journalist.

 

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