Saturday, July 25, 2009

This Week on 42nd Street -- 1978



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


North Side of the Street

Rialto: VIRGIN DREAMS / BREAKER BEAUTIES

Victory: NAUGHTY NOTIONS / EXPECTATIONS / MARY MARY

Lyric: DEVIL TIMES FIVE / SNUFF

Times Square: MORGAN THE PIRATE / THE THIEF OF BAGHDAD

Apollo: BILLY THE KID VS. DRACULA / JESSE JAMES MEETS FRANKENSTEIN'S DAUGHTER / FIVE MILLION YEARS TO EARTH

Selwyn: CONVOY / STRATEGY OF TERROR


South Side of the Street


New Amsterdam: GREASE / BREAKER! BREAKER!

Cine 42: THE YOUNG DRAGON / 5 FINGERS OF DEATH

Harris: YOUNGBLOOD / THE PEOPLE THAT TIME FORGOT

Liberty: DAMIEN: OMEN II / END OF THE GAME

Empire: DRAGON SQUAD / HUSTLER SQUAD / BATTLE OF THE AMAZONS

Anco: SHADOW OF THE DRAGON / BLOOD HEROES

5 comments:

John Charles said...

Times Square: MORGAN THE PIRATE / THE THIEF OF BAGHDAD

Apollo: BILLY THE KID VS. DRACULA / JESSE JAMES MEETS FRANKENSTEIN'S DAUGHTER

God, these old Embassy stand-bys were still getting 42nd Street dates in 1978?!

Del said...

What I'd like to know is who put together that Grease / Breaker! Breaker! combo. Maybe it was intended as a Hers & His double bill.

Temple of Schlock said...

Our favorite is still the pairing of NORTHVILLE CEMETERY MASSACRE with IN SEARCH OF HISTORIC JESUS at the Lyric in 1980.

Andre said...

Thief of Baghdad?! Really now, could a 1940s adventure film still get a billing in 1978? I'd like to see some picture-proof

Temple of Schlock said...

Andre, it's the Steve Reeves version of THIEF OF BAGHDAD from 1961, on a double bill with MORGAN THE PIRATE, another Reeves epic. Both were released by Embassy Pictures, which was Avco Embassy by 1978. The double bill next door at the Apollo was also made up of "classic" Embassy releases, as John Charles points out in the comment above.