If you saw my post around the time of the Academy Awards, you know that we have an actual Oscar at the World of Coca-Cola.
That’s because for most of the 1980s, The Coca-Cola Company owned Columbia Pictures. In fact, tomorrow will mark 26 years since the acquisition was completed.
June 21, 1982, was a big day for us – the day Columbia became part of Coke. We sold Columbia in 1989, but a number of notable movies and TV shows came out of our years together.
A few of the movies:
The Karate Kid
The Karate Kid Part II
Stand By Me
Just some of the TV shows:
Days of Our Lives
The Facts of Life
Ripley’s Believe It or Not
Who’s the Boss?
The Young and the Restless
Do you remember these or any other Columbia movies or shows from the 80s?
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