November 30, 2012 1:36 PM | By Jeevan Brar

Tune In/Tune Out: Rewind

We’ve got a ton of specialty channels out there. So much in fact, that it’s really hard to keep track of all of them. This weekend, a new channel hits the Canadian airwaves Channel Zero’s short-film station Movieola gets rebranded as Rewind, a place to re-watch your favourite classics from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. Hopefully, we’ll be able to remember this one once the free preview is over.


The Breakfast Club
The Breakfast Club airs Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT on Rewind.


We’ve got a ton of specialty channels out there. So much in fact, that it’s really hard to keep track of all of them. This weekend, a new channel hits the Canadian airwaves Channel Zero’s short-film station Movieola gets rebranded as Rewind, a place to re-watch your favourite classics from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. Hopefully, we’ll be able to remember this one once the free preview is over.

With our VCRs back home with our parents, no Blockbuster in sight and limited options on the Canadian Netflix, satisfying our silver screen nostalgia fix isn’t exactly easy. Sure, we can find some of our old faves in the discounted DVD bins in the stores, but we end up spending far more than we thought we would once we get to the checkout aisle. Sometimes we’ll strike gold channel surfing on channels we haven’t watched in ages like YTV or channels we’ll never admit to watching (for us guys) like W or Cosmo, but by then, it’s 30 minutes into the movie and you’re about to head out and it makes no sense PVR-ing an incomplete movie.  

Sure, we’ve also got The Movie Network Encore to watch older films, but Rewind is just for movies from the 70s-90s as TMN Encore features films from the past decade. Although targeted towards the Generation X demo, the Millennials can also get in on the action too, as it’ll give them a chance to finally watch some of the movies they’ve always heard about.

Each weekend during the 60-day free preview, viewers can tune into genre marathons. This week’s theme is High School Confidential and will feature the John Hughes/Molly Ringwald classics 16 Candles and The Breakfast Club on Saturday, followed by Teen Wolf, Weird Science and Dazed & Confused on Sunday. Other highlights this week include Problem Child, Moonstruck, Teen Wolf Too and Canadian Bacon while other upcoming genre weekends include: Romancing the Adventure, Tough Chick, The Sporting Life and True Romance.


Now… if only there were a proper channel that featured some of the biggest television hits we grew up with.

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