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Grindhouse cinema - Times Square

PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2006 10:12 pm
by The Fox
I've been watching a lot of the low budget horror that was once a part of Times Square cinema.

Anyone ever go to an actual showing at Times Square back in the 70's and 80's when you where lucky if you only got mugged when watching the film?

Re: Grindhouse cinema - Times Square

PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2006 6:55 pm
by The Fox
Anyone?

I can see Marlboro and Gonzo having ventured to watch a gore fest ;)

Re: Grindhouse cinema - Times Square

PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2006 12:51 am
by Marlboroprojects
C'mon Jamie, do you really even have to ask?  :lol:

Sadly, people only seem to remember the XXX movie theaters that were up & down 42nd street. There were just as many theaters showing low budget & 2nd run films, where you could pay 2 bucks and spend the whole day watching.

I've already gone through my whole "those were the days" rant many times before, so I won't take up the space now. But I can distinctly remember that 7 theaters in & around Times Square Have gone the way of the dinosaur since the "renesaince".

Re: Grindhouse cinema - Times Square

PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 9:03 pm
by The Fox
Found these great pictures of 42nd st in it's heyday! 8)

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Re: Grindhouse cinema - Times Square

PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:50 am
by Morrissey
You should look up a book called Sleazoid Express- its all about the original cinemas on 42nd Street and the films they showed.

Re: Grindhouse cinema - Times Square

PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:18 am
by Tantive7
I saw the subject on Grindhouse Movies,and if anyone is out there,I want to open up this discussion,because I LOVE Grindhouse Movies,and if you are a fan of The Genre,I want to see what are your Favorite Films,and hopefully if we are talking about these film,we can put each other on to some new Gems,that we may have not discovered before,SO IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE??

Re: Grindhouse cinema - Times Square

PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:35 am
by Rate 5
I love all those early slasher/horror fliks shot on location in NY!
Try
New York Ripper, The Driller Killer, The Sex Killer, Maniac
Anyone got any more?!