Today in British Cinema – June 9

40 years ago today, Damien: Omen II was released in UK cinemas


The First Time Was Only a Warning.

1978-Damien-Omen_IIThe second instalment in The Omen series, set seven years after the first. 13-year-old Damien is just discovering who he really is, and what he is destined to do. Now living with his Aunt, Uncle, and cousin in a wealthy suburb of Chicago, Damien is anxious to inherit everything. Can Richard Thorn finish the job that Damien’s father (Ambassador Thorn) started?

Starring William Holden and Lee Grant as Richard and Ann Thorn and Jonathan Scott-Taylor as Damien.

Find out what else happened on June 9 in the 20th century.


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