Monday, December 21, 2009

This Week on 42nd Street -- 1985



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

North Side of the Street

Rialto: KRUSH GROOVE / POLICE ACADEMY

Victory: 3 adult hits

Lyric: JEWEL OF THE NILE / ROMANCING THE STONE

Times Square: BOGGY CREEK II / SWEET SIXTEEN / THE FINAL TERROR

Apollo: LOOSE SCREWS / DEATH RACE 2000

Selwyn: YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES / SILVER BULLET


South Side of the Street

Cine 42
Theater I: GUARDIAN OF HELL / CREATURE
Theater II: FAST & FILTHY FISTS / MASTER OF THE IRON ARENA / ASSIGNMENT TO KILL

Harris: ROCKY IV / FORCED VENGEANCE

Liberty: BARBARIAN QUEEN / THE MACK

Empire: DRAGON SHOWDOWN / DRAGON PRINCESS / KARATE WARRIORS

2 comments:

Robbblog said...

Death Race 2000 was playing in 85?
Rocky IV/ Forced Vengeance would have made an awesome double feature!

Temple of Schlock said...

Robbblog -- It was a second feature to LOOSE SCREWS, a newer Roger Corman title. The video boom was just starting to hit in 1985, but the older, more popular exploitation titles could still get playdates in urban action theaters (note THE MACK playing in one of the other theaters). Orion kept some of the blaxploitation films from AIP in theatrical circulation until 1987.