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 609 comedy films in this list.

  • The 'Burbs
  • *batteries not included
  • ...All the Marbles
  • 10
  • 11 Harrowhouse
  • 18 Again!
  • The 36 Crazy Fists
  • 48 Hrs.
  • 8 Strikes of the Wildcat
  • 9 Deaths of the Ninja
  • Action Jackson
  • The Addams Family
  • Adiós Amigo
  • The Adventures of Ford Fairlane
  • Air America
  • Airplane II: The Sequel
  • Airplane!
  • All of Me
  • All's Fair
  • Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold
  • Almost an Angel
  • An American Werewolf in London
  • Americathon
  • Animal House
  • Another 48 Hrs.
  • Another You
  • Any Which Way You Can
  • Armed and Dangerous
  • Arthur
  • Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!
  • Bachelor Party
  • Back to School
  • Back to the Future
  • Back to the Future Part II
  • Back to the Future Part III
  • Bad Medicine
  • The Baltimore Bullet
  • Bamboo Gods and Iron Men
  • Basic Training
  • Basket Case
  • The Beach Girls
  • Beetlejuice
  • Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens
  • Best Defense
  • Best Friends
  • The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
  • The Best of Times
  • Beverly Hills Cop
  • Beverly Hills Cop II
  • Big
  • The Big Brawl
  • The Big Fix
  • Big Shots
  • Big Top Pee-wee
  • Big Trouble in Little China
  • Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
  • Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
  • Billy the Kid vs. Dracula
  • The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings
  • Bird on a Wire
  • Black Belt Jones
  • Black Shampoo
  • Blame It on Rio
  • Blazing Saddles
  • Blood Beach
  • Blood Diner
  • The Blues Brothers
  • Boomerang
  • Born in East L.A.
  • A Boy and His Dog
  • Brain Damage
  • The Breakfast Club
  • Brewster's Millions
  • The Brink's Job
  • Bronco Billy
  • Buck and the Preacher
  • Buddy Buddy
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Burglar
  • Bustin' Loose
  • Caddyshack II
  • Cadillac Man
  • California Suite
  • Cannonball Run II
  • The Cannonball Run
  • The Caper of the Golden Bulls
  • Car Wash
  • Carbon Copy
  • Cat's Eye
  • Caveman
  • CB4
  • Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen
  • The Cheap Detective
  • Cheech & Chong's Next Movie
  • Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers
  • Chesty Anderson U.S. Navy
  • The Choirboys
  • City Heat
  • City Slickers
  • Class