Saturday, January 31, 2009

This Week on 42nd Street -- 1986

Here are the double and triple features that played the Deuce twenty-three years ago this week. Theaters are listed in east-to-west order.

NORTH SIDE OF THE STREET

Rialto: KRUSH GROOVE / POLICE ACADEMY / MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME

Lyric: BLACK MOON RISING / THE STUFF

Times Square: IGOR AND THE LUNATICS / SPLATTER UNIVERSITY

Apollo: IRON EAGLE / FIRESTARTER

Selwyn: PRAY FOR DEATH / ENTER THE NINJA


SOUTH SIDE OF THE STREET

Cine 42 – Theatre I: ROCKY IV / RUNAWAY TRAIN
Theatre II: AVENGING DRAGON / UNFORGIVEN OF SHAOLIN

Harris: TROLL / GHOULIES

Liberty: THE ALCHEMIST / NIGHT SHADOWS

Empire: RAIDERS OF THE BUDDHIST KUNG FU / SHAOLIN BLOOD MISSION / PASSAGE OF THE DRAGON

4 comments:

Scooter Gingold said...

The idea of sitting through a pairing of IGOR AND THE LUNATICS and SPLATTER UNIVERSITY gives me new insight into why drugs were so popular amongst 42nd Street regulars of that era.

Alas, Richard W. Haines. Auteur of trash-film, inspiration for PCP addiction.

jhalal drut said...

I just love these pix of the marquees on the 42nd St !
is it your own collection?
I wish there is a computer geek out there to re-create the Times Square and 42nd St in full 3D like in the videogames!
keep on!

jhalal drut said...

and check my own spot
jhalaldrut.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

i watched "passage of the dragon" tonight. it's a very good martial arts film. it probably was wasted on the 42nd street audience. showing it at at a grindhouse cinema is like putting a platter of caviar in front of a group of hamburger-loving people. (and that's not much of an exaggeration.)