12.18.2021 (updated 1.9.2022)
Just days ago was the 37th anniversary of the Return of Godzilla (aka Godzilla 1985). But before the Big G made his big return to the silver screen, his previous movies made a comeback the year before. In 1983, Toho and Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka put on the Godzilla 1983 Revival Festival (ゴジラ1983 復活フェスティバル) in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and more. The festival featured the lineup of ten classic Showa Toho movies: Godzilla 1954, Rodan (1956), Mothra (1961), King Kong vs Godzilla (1962), Attragon (1963), Mothra vs Godzilla (1964), Ghidorah the Three-Headed Monster (1964), Invasion of Astro Monster (1965), King Kong Escapes (1967) and Godzilla vs MechaGodzilla (1974). In Tokyo, the festival began on August 8 at the famous Shinjuku Milano movie theatre, where Godzilla atop of the Shinjuku Grocery Hotel overlooks where it once stood.