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 179 romance films in this list.

  • ...All the Marbles
  • 10
  • Absence of Malice
  • Against All Odds
  • American Gigolo
  • American Me
  • Arthur
  • Atlantic City
  • Best Friends
  • Betrayed
  • Big
  • Bird on a Wire
  • Black Samurai
  • Blame It on Rio
  • The Blue Lagoon
  • Body Heat
  • Body of Evidence
  • The Bodyguard
  • Bolero
  • Boomerang
  • Breathless
  • The Bride
  • Bronco Billy
  • Cabo Blanco
  • California Suite
  • Caligula
  • Car Wash
  • Caravans
  • China Girl
  • Claudine
  • Club Paradise
  • Coast to Coast
  • Colors
  • Comes a Horseman
  • Coming Home
  • Coming to America
  • The Cotton Club
  • Crimes of Passion
  • Criminal Law
  • Crossroads
  • Cry-Baby
  • Cuba
  • Def by Temptation
  • Dracula
  • Dracula
  • The Electric Horseman
  • Emanuelle in Bangkok
  • Endless Love
  • Every Which Way But Loose
  • Explorers
  • Eye of the Needle
  • Fatso
  • Final Analysis
  • Flashdance
  • Footloose
  • The Forbidden Dance
  • Fraternity Vacation
  • Ghost
  • Girls Just Want to Have Fun
  • Grease
  • Grease 2
  • Hard Contract
  • Hard to Hold
  • Heavenly Bodies
  • The Heavenly Kid
  • Honky
  • The Honorary Consul
  • Humongous
  • Hurricane
  • Indecent Proposal
  • It's My Turn
  • The Jewel of the Nile
  • Jumpin' Jack Flash
  • Jungle Fever
  • Just Tell Me What You Want
  • The Karate Kid Part II
  • The Killing Time
  • Krush Groove
  • Lady Chatterley's Lover
  • Lambada
  • Last Embrace
  • Leap of Faith
  • The Legend of the Lone Ranger
  • Less than Zero
  • A Little Sex
  • The Lonely Guy
  • Look Who's Talking
  • Look Who's Talking Too
  • Love at First Bite
  • Making the Grade
  • The Man with Two Brains
  • A Man, a Woman and a Bank
  • Mandingo
  • Married to the Mob
  • Melinda
  • Meridian
  • Miracle Mile
  • Mischief
  • Mo' Better Blues
  • Mo' Money