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Ian Jane
03-26-2014, 09:08 AM
John Mozzar posted this on FB.

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03-28-2014, 09:55 AM
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03-28-2014, 09:56 AM
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Ian Jane
03-31-2014, 01:56 PM
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Alex K.
03-31-2014, 03:06 PM
Man, so many good double and triple features. Would have made wading through the drug dealers and thugs worth it.

ZoSo
04-01-2014, 11:47 PM
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Ian Jane
04-02-2014, 09:14 AM
Those firemen are stoked.

My stepdad was a firemen. We didn't have XXX theaters where I grew up but they always liked getting calls to go to the nudie bars, of which we had plenty.

Derek Steckler
04-04-2014, 11:55 AM
There is a nice set of early 90s shots here, showing the end of Times Square as we knew it.
http://galessandrini.blogspot.fr/2012/08/42nd-street-in-mid-nineties-in-progress.html

George Barry
04-05-2014, 06:15 PM
Here is the Empire Theater, pictured in Derek's post/link above, on the move.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DHCBAc8Fow

Ian Jane
04-09-2014, 09:00 AM
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Ian Jane
04-09-2014, 04:05 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dzv1qMBWXWw

Ian Jane
04-30-2014, 09:18 AM
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Ian Jane
04-30-2014, 09:28 AM
I stole these from here (http://thewallbreakers.com/rare-images-of-new-york-in-the-1970s/).

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Ian Jane
05-06-2014, 09:46 AM
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Ian Jane
05-06-2014, 10:53 AM
Inside (what's left of) former Coney Island adult movie house The Shore Theater. (http://thewallbreakers.com/abandoned-shore-theater-coney-island-brooklyn/)

Ian Jane
05-27-2014, 10:10 AM
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07-11-2014, 10:27 AM
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Derek Steckler
07-15-2014, 03:19 PM
Discussion on urban renewal in Times Square from 1984, including the inevitable drive-by marquee shots (Silent Night Deadly Night!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f28X_G-l3VE#t=68

Ian Jane
07-16-2014, 01:17 PM
There's a motherload of awesome pictures here. (http://boingboing.net/2014/07/14/glimpses-of-the-long-gone-cool.html)

Barry M
07-16-2014, 01:52 PM
That's a much
sleazier spelling than "mother lode". I approve.

Ian Jane
07-30-2014, 09:44 AM
I like that there's what appears to be a raggy ass little dirty book store under John and Yoko's billboard.

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Ian Jane
08-05-2014, 10:09 AM
Not really grindhouse/Times Square but still rad. I stole this from twitter.

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Ian Jane
08-13-2014, 12:01 PM
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Todd Jordan
08-13-2014, 02:32 PM
I love how there is always curious people looking at the signs as they pass. Busted for all time.

Ian Jane
08-14-2014, 02:47 PM
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Todd Jordan
08-14-2014, 06:43 PM
Super Quickie??? Never heard of it but now I want see it.

Ian Jane
08-15-2014, 11:56 AM
You can learn a lot from these pictures!

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Ian Jane
08-15-2014, 11:58 AM
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Ian Jane
08-25-2014, 09:17 AM
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Ian Jane
08-29-2014, 11:11 AM
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Ian Jane
09-03-2014, 12:27 PM
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Ian Jane
09-09-2014, 09:30 AM
RAD.

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sukebanboy
09-09-2014, 09:56 AM
Is that an EVIL DEAD 2 / RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD double feature????

AWESOME.....God I would have loved to have seem that back in the day!

Ian Jane
09-12-2014, 09:52 AM
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Alex K.
09-12-2014, 10:00 AM
Awesome double bill!

Ian Jane
09-16-2014, 10:13 AM
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Ian Jane
09-16-2014, 10:14 AM
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Ian Jane
09-30-2014, 10:17 AM
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Ian Jane
10-03-2014, 12:47 PM
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Alison Jane
10-03-2014, 06:18 PM
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That's great.

Ian Jane
10-08-2014, 09:21 AM
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Mark Tolch
10-08-2014, 09:47 AM
61 cents a gallon. Shit.

Ian Jane
10-08-2014, 10:38 AM
Here's a picture of Bill Murray in front of some Times Square porno joint.

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Alex K.
10-08-2014, 11:11 PM
Pornhub ad in Timesequare that was taken down 24 hours later:

http://www.adweek.com/files/imagecache/node-blog/blogs/pornhub-times-square-hed-2014.jpg

Ian Jane
10-29-2014, 10:48 AM
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11-01-2014, 12:56 PM
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Ian Jane
11-14-2014, 11:24 AM
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ZoSo
11-23-2014, 05:48 PM
Snagged from Fred Olen Ray's facebook...

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Ian Jane
11-29-2014, 11:30 AM
This place is three blocks from our apt., it's now a Spanish dinner theater/restaurant place.

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Ian Jane
12-16-2014, 10:44 AM
Another theater in our area is set to close.... (http://queens.ny1.com/content/news/220466/residents-come-together-to-try-and-save-sunnyside-movie-theater/)

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I was only ever there once, last summer for Godzilla, but my mother-in-law takes my stepson there all the time to see movies. It wasn't a great theater, outdated sound, smaller screens, but it had its own neighborhood charm. I like places like this better than multiplexes. It's nice to see some people in the area trying to save it, but I have a feeling it'll go...

Derek Steckler
12-16-2014, 01:09 PM
This theater is only a few blocks from where I live. Honestly the screens were stained, the projectors often misframed or out of focus, the audiences noisy... but I could see a movie for $3 instead of going to Manhattan and paying $14. I'd go for things like the Dawn of the Dead remake or Rob Zombie films, titles I wasn't terribly psyched about but curious enough to check out. The sad thing is there had been a theater in this spot since the 40's and it's probably going become a drug store or condos. Incidentally there is also a former 2000 seat movie palace nearby, built in 1930, that is now a Jehova's Witnesses assembly hall. They've really kept the place up... though they obviously removed the pagan artwork that was fashionable at the time.
http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/6175

Ian Jane
12-17-2014, 10:29 AM
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12-24-2014, 12:30 PM
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Ian Jane
12-31-2014, 10:36 AM
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Ian Jane
01-15-2015, 10:24 AM
Another neat old Queens theater may be going away....

http://www.queenscourier.com/hollywood-gives-forest-hills-historic-theater-last-chance/

"More than 85 years of Forest HIlls history hangs on the success of one weekend.

The Cinemart Theater opened in 1927, and for the last eight years, owner Nicolas Nicolaou spent thousands of dollars operating an obsolete theater that didn’t have the technology to feature first-run films.

But after making a $300,000 investment to add digital projection — the industry standard — to the theater, Nicolaou is getting a second shot from Hollywood to feature the industry’s latest movies.

“After all these years I was ready to throw in the towel, but I was finally able to get another chance for the theater,” said Nicolaou, whose family has owned the place since the 1960s.

On Friday, the historic theater will be featuring Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper,” and if Nicolaou sells enough tickets, the future of the theater will be ensured for another 85 years, the owner said.

But if the movie doesn’t draw a large enough audience, Nicolaou may have no choice but to close his five-screen theater since Hollywood studios will likely issue him no other first-run films.

“This movie will make or break this theater,” he said as the 11th hour approached. “I hope at the end of the day we will be there and the community has supported us overwhelmingly.”

For the past few weeks, Nicolaou has been caught up in a flurry of activity as he prepares the theater and reaches out to the community to increase ticket sales. When the dust settles next week, he will know if the movie made enough money to become a first-run theater again.

Nicolaou attempted to save the theater in the early 2000s by renovating the theater and creating the Theater Café with a bar, cozy fireplace and sidewalk café. But the renovations and cafe weren’t enough as the industry shifted to digital and the theater lost its right to screen new movies.

Forest Hills and Rego Park have witnessed the closure of the Trylon, the Forest Hills, the Drake and the Continental (UA Brandon), according to reports."

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Mark Tolch
01-15-2015, 10:28 AM
Did you post the Massacre Mafia Style one from the Grindhouse page?

Ian Jane
01-15-2015, 10:39 AM
I did now. AMAZING!

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Mark Tolch
01-15-2015, 10:41 AM
Yeah, I got a bit of cyber wood when I saw that one.

Scyther
01-16-2015, 10:44 PM
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Ian Jane
01-22-2015, 11:17 AM
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01-22-2015, 11:27 AM
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Ian Jane
01-27-2015, 10:51 AM
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Derek Steckler
02-04-2015, 06:26 PM
I don't know if this has been mentioned but this blog is a goldmine for marquee shots:
https://marqueesinmovies.wordpress.com/tag/times-square/

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02-08-2015, 09:08 AM
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03-26-2015, 05:37 PM
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Ian Jane
03-28-2015, 11:42 AM
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Ian Jane
04-01-2015, 09:16 AM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CBdOPhzXEAAnn6E.jpg

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04-11-2015, 11:28 AM
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Ian Jane
04-25-2015, 12:59 PM
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04-25-2015, 01:01 PM
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04-25-2015, 01:04 PM
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05-03-2015, 12:50 PM
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Alex K.
05-03-2015, 12:57 PM
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That is a killer double feature.

Ian Jane
05-03-2015, 12:57 PM
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Alex K.
05-03-2015, 01:12 PM
^ I saw that on the Grindhouse Twitter feed too. So fucking classy.

Ian Jane
05-04-2015, 01:04 PM
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George Barry
05-10-2015, 12:35 PM
Paul Leni's Last Warning (1929)

Just after the credits, the film opens up with about a one minute montage of 1920s New York theatre marquees.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRW18LohzpM

The rest of the film is not without interest.

Ian Jane
05-28-2015, 08:39 PM
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Ian Jane
07-07-2015, 10:29 AM
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07-13-2015, 10:01 AM
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Ian Jane
07-15-2015, 09:23 AM
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Ian Jane
07-15-2015, 09:25 AM
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Alex K.
07-15-2015, 12:14 PM
I'd watch a Sperminator/Exterminator double bill.

Ian Jane
07-25-2015, 11:50 AM
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Ian Jane
07-27-2015, 09:54 AM
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Ian Jane
07-31-2015, 09:59 AM
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Ian Jane
08-04-2015, 08:50 AM
I stole this from the VS Facebook group.

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Ian Jane
08-06-2015, 09:43 AM
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Tom Clark
08-14-2015, 08:48 PM
A SHITTON of 90's NYC 42st St./Times Square photos here: http://galessandrini.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/42nd-street-in-mid-nineties-in-progress.html

Ian Jane
08-18-2015, 10:48 AM
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Mark Tolch
08-18-2015, 11:19 AM
A SHITTON of 90's NYC 42st St./Times Square photos here: http://galessandrini.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/42nd-street-in-mid-nineties-in-progress.html

Thanks for sharing, amazing pictures.

George Barry
08-27-2015, 03:45 PM
Golden Age Of Cinema

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FSc4klwKFk

I love the music. Extra points if you can spot the name of a well known Ingmar Bergman performer proudly displayed on one of the marquees.

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09-04-2015, 09:47 AM
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09-13-2015, 09:26 AM
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09-15-2015, 09:56 AM
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ZoSo
09-20-2015, 11:51 PM
https://viewing.nyc/maggie-hopps-color-photographs-of-times-square-in-the-1970s/

Ian Jane
09-24-2015, 09:38 AM
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10-01-2015, 10:32 AM
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10-01-2015, 10:33 AM
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Ian Jane
10-05-2015, 09:34 AM
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Ian Jane
10-11-2015, 12:40 PM
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10-11-2015, 12:41 PM
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Ian Jane
10-12-2015, 10:12 AM
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10-14-2015, 09:37 AM
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10-25-2015, 10:53 AM
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Randy G
10-25-2015, 08:05 PM
I like that they put some extra effort into the wording of the Babycakes sign. The Victory theatre shot is also great, looks to be from the mid-to-late 80s fall-of-the-Roman-empire period on the strip.

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11-02-2015, 10:18 AM
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11-02-2015, 10:23 AM
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Ian Jane
11-08-2015, 11:10 AM
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Randy G
11-09-2015, 07:19 PM
'Safe & Comfortable'

Ian Jane
11-10-2015, 10:27 AM
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Ian Jane
11-22-2015, 09:42 AM
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Scyther
11-23-2015, 12:04 AM
That Pigkeeper's Daughter marquee is amazing.

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11-23-2015, 11:19 AM
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George Barry
11-23-2015, 03:56 PM
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Rialto's Broadway entrance, I believe. Its 42nd St marquee/entrance would be around the corner. Can anyone think of another older stand-alone theater with marquees on more than one street?

In the meantime: A (literal) cute kitten warns this film is for adults only https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kj93ey9Pvtg

Ian Jane
11-24-2015, 09:52 AM
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11-30-2015, 10:12 AM
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12-07-2015, 10:42 AM
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12-07-2015, 10:44 AM
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Ian Jane
12-09-2015, 09:51 AM
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Ian Jane
12-17-2015, 11:29 AM
Very cool article about the potential return of the Paradise Theater in Toronto.

http://www.blogto.com/film/2015/12/paradise_theatre_could_return_to_former_glory/

Ian Jane
12-21-2015, 10:27 AM
Swiped these from trash compactor...

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George Barry
12-22-2015, 12:28 PM
Swiped these from trash compactor...

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WOW! (2nd image from bottom) Andy Milligan's Tricks of the Trade playing right next to Joe Sarno's Wall of Flesh.
I'm calling Mr Peabody to see if he wants to travel in the Way Back machine to NYC 1969 and catch a double, triple or quadruple bill of our own making.
Sherman's too young. We'll give him money to go across the street and see Medium Cool at the New Amsterdam. "Look out Sherman it's real-ly a good idea to stay on the main floor. Don't sit in the mezzanine."

Ian Jane
12-26-2015, 11:29 AM
If Peabody answers, let me know. I'm in.

This shot from 1947 shows snow in Times Square. We don't have any of that this year.

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Ian Jane
12-26-2015, 11:53 AM
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01-03-2016, 11:51 AM
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01-23-2016, 12:01 PM
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Ian Jane
02-08-2016, 10:22 AM
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02-19-2016, 10:53 AM
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Ian Jane
02-19-2016, 11:43 AM
Some interesting before and after pictures here:

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/manhattan/interactive-changing-face-times-square-article-1.2528294?utm_content=buffer16550&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=NYDailyNewsTw

Ian Jane
02-20-2016, 01:14 PM
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Ian Jane
02-22-2016, 10:06 AM
Not just Times Square but all sorts of old NYC theater photos in this neat article.

http://www.amny.com/entertainment/old-nyc-movie-theater-photos-including-the-bleecker-st-cinema-the-thalia-more-1.11464012

Ian Jane
02-23-2016, 10:53 AM
A pretty rad article about Montreal's Cinema L'Amour!

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/cinema+27amour+soldiers+canada+last+porn+cinemas/11715996/story.html

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02-26-2016, 11:05 AM
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04-14-2016, 09:32 AM
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Randy G
04-18-2016, 06:12 AM
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Is this from a film? Seems familiar.

Randy G
04-18-2016, 06:26 AM
A pretty rad article about Montreal's Cinema L'Amour!

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/cinema+27amour+soldiers+canada+last+porn+cinemas/11715996/story.html


That it is still the original theatre setup inside sounds amazing. Will need to pay it a visit next time I'm in Montreal.

Ian Jane
04-20-2016, 10:25 AM
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bgart13
04-20-2016, 01:45 PM
This footage has some bits tucked in of theaters and porn shops from the 1970's in Chicago.


http://youtu.be/ZRGaWaiBxdM

Ian Jane
05-02-2016, 12:19 PM
A cool write up and a bunch of great pictures covering Boston's 'Combat Zone' back in the day.

http://dangerousminds.net/comments/the_combat_zone_a_look_back_at_bostons_mythical_de ns_of_sleaze

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Ian Jane
05-18-2016, 10:17 AM
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Alison Jane
05-19-2016, 01:16 PM
Just noticed that the links to the pictures in my first posts in this thread don't work anymore. Figured I'd repost what I've got.

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05-19-2016, 01:19 PM
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05-19-2016, 01:19 PM
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Alison Jane
05-19-2016, 01:23 PM
Think that Arcadia one is... California?

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05-19-2016, 01:26 PM
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05-19-2016, 01:28 PM
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Ian Jane
05-20-2016, 01:25 PM
Toronto!

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Barry M
06-07-2016, 11:45 AM
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f2/Broadway_Theatre_f0124_fl0015_id0017.jpg

Broadway, Toronto. Queen & Bay.

"The city's only adult theatre, children never admitted."

Good.

http://www.blogto.com/city/2015/09/a_snapshot_of_queen_and_bay_in_the_1960s/

Ian Jane
10-17-2016, 01:27 PM
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01-27-2017, 10:14 AM
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04-12-2017, 09:22 AM
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07-09-2017, 09:13 AM
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Mark Tolch
07-09-2017, 11:51 AM
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07-28-2017, 06:50 PM
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Ian Jane
09-29-2017, 03:43 PM
A great piece on the Yonge St. that used to be, specifically the Rio.

http://www.blogto.com/film/2015/03/torontos_last_grindhouse_rises_again/

The video in that link (which I can't embed and which is not the youtube video below) is also pretty great.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ip5FlI5THKc

Mark Tolch
09-29-2017, 06:41 PM
Yeah, it's a shame. We kinda caught the end of the glory days of Yonge St.

Ian Jane
09-30-2017, 11:00 AM
I remember seeing all that sleaze as a kid and not being old enough to partake, haha. But we did get a few bits and pieces in college - remember taking JZ to that weird 2nd floor nudie bar with all the green lighting?

Mark Tolch
09-30-2017, 11:31 AM
Yeah, there was still plenty of weird happening in the early 90s, still had the porno loop booths down there as well.

Keeth
09-30-2017, 03:28 PM
I've been to a strip joint that, I think, was on Yonge. It was surprising that there was no cover charge & the dancers allowed lite touching during private dances. And all the dancers were attractive. I have no idea the name of the place. The dancer I 'met', told me she "could smell the gun powder on me" when I told her I was from Texas.

Mark Tolch
09-30-2017, 03:35 PM
Hahaha

Mark Tolch
09-30-2017, 03:35 PM
Ian, was that the place with the girl in the neon green, or was that Zanzibar?

Ian Jane
09-30-2017, 05:42 PM
Ian, was that the place with the girl in the neon green, or was that Zanzibar?

The place we took Jim? That was some neon green place. Not the Zanzibar (though I did get kicked out of there once for complaining really loudly that the advertised 'real sex' show was just two people faking it).

Mark Tolch
09-30-2017, 06:25 PM
I was there a few times, nice work getting kicked out. That place was not easy to get kicked out of haha

Ian Jane
10-06-2017, 01:43 PM
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Tom Clark
10-19-2017, 08:04 PM
https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22554751_10155776180927485_3184798150557740809_n.j pg?oh=bdb3b8c3896393397a8a767ae9dcf812&oe=5A8785CB

Ian Jane
11-04-2017, 03:10 PM
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12-21-2017, 10:11 AM
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Alex K.
12-21-2017, 12:22 PM
Silent Night Deadly Night and Christmas Story would make a great double bill.

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02-13-2018, 05:24 PM
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03-29-2018, 09:34 AM
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Ian Jane
04-05-2018, 08:53 AM
Toronto, not Times Square, but still cool.

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05-18-2018, 02:05 PM
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07-29-2018, 09:56 AM
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12-17-2018, 10:28 AM
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Mark Tolch
12-18-2018, 07:56 AM
I think that if I lived in NYC in the 80's I would've been broke from going to the movies constantly.

Ian Jane
01-24-2019, 10:27 AM
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Ian Jane
01-29-2019, 04:13 PM
Jane Dickson shares stories of old Times Square.

http://gothamist.com/2019/01/29/jane_dickson_old_nyc_photos_1970s.php#photo-1

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02-04-2019, 10:09 AM
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10-07-2019, 05:09 PM
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George Barry
10-08-2019, 03:15 PM
Ian, Please remind me. When did you say The Nuns Bad Habit Blu-Ray was being released?

Ian Jane
10-08-2019, 04:05 PM
Ha, I wish I knew!

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12-03-2019, 11:55 AM
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Ian Jane
04-21-2020, 07:39 AM
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George Barry
04-21-2020, 08:51 AM
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Ian, please list the other films that were nominated for the Anatomy Awards in 1961. I'm not suggesting, Not Tonite Henry, did not deserve its win.

Ian Jane
04-22-2020, 10:37 AM
Ian, please list the other films that were nominated for the Anatomy Awards in 1961. I'm not suggesting, Not Tonite Henry, did not deserve its win.

Scratching my head on that one, George!

Ian Jane
05-30-2020, 10:28 AM
The Rio in Toronto.

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Mark Tolch
05-30-2020, 10:35 AM
Love those shots of the Rio.

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06-09-2020, 10:46 AM
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12-09-2020, 11:28 AM
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JLG
02-13-2021, 12:33 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yLBHd3sDUg

this youtube channel is kinda entertaining
more New York vids in there too
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVTQ7Jdm8_6L3RxH3_EAGMQ

Ian Jane
05-05-2021, 10:24 AM
Times Square, 1945.

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06-07-2021, 11:52 AM
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