42nd Street Grindhouse Listings, 1978-1993

Every* movie that played one of the 42nd Street grindhouse theaters (the Rialto, Victory, Lyric, Times Square, Apollo, Selwyn, New Amsterdam, Cine 42, Liberty, Harris, Empire, and Anco) from May 1978 until November 1993

*What's missing: porn, obviously, and any film not on letterboxd or that played 42nd street under a weird name that I couldn't figure out. The latter are mostly kung fu movies. If you are curious about all the porn or kung fu films that played, you can consult the attached pdf of the weekly listings. If you notice any errors or omissions (and I'm sure there are many), I will fix/add them.

The listings come from the Village Voice. The Voice did not carry listings from…

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There are 1,000 action films in this list.

  • ...All the Marbles
  • 10 Magnificent Killers
  • 11 Harrowhouse
  • The 18 Amazones
  • The 18 Bronzemen
  • 18 Fatal Strikes
  • 18 Weapons of Kung Fu
  • 1990: The Bronx Warriors
  • 2019: After the Fall of New York
  • The 36 Crazy Fists
  • The 36th Chamber of Shaolin
  • 3:15
  • 48 Hrs.
  • 5 Pattern Dragon Claws
  • The 7 Grandmasters
  • 8 Strikes of the Wildcat
  • 9 Deaths of the Ninja
  • Above the Law
  • Action Jackson
  • Adiós Amigo
  • Adventure of Shaolin
  • The Adventures of Ford Fairlane
  • Against All Odds
  • Air America
  • Albino
  • Aliens
  • Alien³
  • Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold
  • Alley Cat
  • Almost Human
  • Along Comes a Tiger
  • Alphabet City
  • Ambitious Kung Fu Girl
  • America 3000
  • American Commandos
  • American Ninja
  • American Ninja 2: The Confrontation
  • Angel
  • Angel of H.E.A.T.
  • Angel Town
  • The Angry Dragon
  • The Angry Young Man
  • The Annihilators
  • Another 48 Hrs.
  • Any Which Way You Can
  • Armed and Dangerous
  • Armed Response
  • Ashanti
  • Assassination
  • Assault of the Final Rival
  • Assault on Precinct 13
  • Ator the Iron Warrior
  • Ator, the Fighting Eagle
  • Avalanche
  • Avalanche Express
  • Queen Boxer
  • Avenging Angel
  • The Avenging Eagle
  • Avenging Force
  • Backroads
  • Bamboo Brotherhood
  • Bamboo Gods and Iron Men
  • The Bamboo House of Dolls
  • Band of the Hand
  • Bandits, Prostitutes and Silver
  • Barbarian Queen
  • Bare Knuckles
  • The Bastard Swordsman
  • Batman
  • Batman Returns
  • Battle of the Amazons
  • Beach of the War Gods
  • Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time
  • Best Defense
  • Best of the Best
  • Best of the Best 2
  • Betrayed
  • Beverly Hills Cop
  • Beverly Hills Cop II
  • Beyond the Poseidon Adventure
  • The Big Bird Cage
  • The Big Brawl
  • The Big Easy
  • The Big Score
  • Big Shots
  • Big Trouble in Little China
  • Billy the Kid vs. Dracula
  • Bird on a Wire
  • The Black Alley Cats
  • Black Belt Jones
  • The Black Dragon
  • The Black Hole
  • Black Lolita
  • Black Mama, White Mama
  • Black Moon Rising
  • Black Rain
  • Black Samurai
  • Black Shampoo
  • The Black Six
  • Black Sunday