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« Reply #225 on: April 21, 2019, 01:43:17 PM »



Scared Stiff - Border - International Falls, Minnesota - 1953 - (Postcard)

Not sure why we needed another take on Bob Hopes' Ghost Breakers (1941), but I think it turned out to be one of Martin & Lewis's most popular films.
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« Reply #226 on: April 21, 2019, 01:54:33 PM »


Alligator People / Return of the Fly - Anthonty - Anthony, Kansas - 1959 - (Postcard)

What a great double bill!  Pre-60's sci-fi kids were in hog heaven.

Sputnik had flown just two years before.  Soon, Saturday matinee sci-fi would be swamped by outer space stories and tales of aliens.
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« Reply #227 on: April 21, 2019, 03:38:06 PM »
The Lyric Theater: 42nd St,. New York 1971

Abominable Dr.Phibes w/ Yog, Monster From Space

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« Reply #228 on: April 28, 2019, 01:53:58 AM »

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Big Trouble In Little China & Enter the Dragon - Apollo

Psycho III & Fear No Evil - Times Square

Aliens &  Dungeonmaster - Lyric                    - New York City, New York - 1986



Three 1986 releases head-lining three earlier releases.  Just beyond the Lyric is the corner of the Victory/New Victory (whichever it was being called this year.)

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« Reply #229 on: April 28, 2019, 02:04:23 AM »



Gate, The & Texas Chainsaw II & Eye of the Tiger, The - Times Square - New York City, New York - 1987


Just one year later...  The Times Square Theater is doing triple features and the Apollo Theater is boarded up.

(On the bright side - the city has added color!)
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« Reply #230 on: May 06, 2019, 08:34:25 AM »
Just one year later...  The Times Square Theater is doing triple features and the Apollo Theater is boarded up.

Very sad. Times Square was still a fun place well into the eighties.

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