Friday, April 20, 2012

And one more thing about St. Mark's Place and Second Avenue

[Via Urban Metaphysics]

One more thing on this corner, St. Mark's and Second Avenue... the St. Marks Cinema, which we have mentioned here. According to Cinema Treasures, a theater was in operation at this location from 1914 to the spring of 1985. (Jeremiah had a Jim Jarmusch-related post on the Cinema in July 2008 that you should read.)

And "Mask" and "Sixteen Candles" on the same bill in the photo circa 1984?


Alex in NYC said...

Punk rock trainspotters might notice to the ROCK HOTEL flyer on the lamp post, advertising an upcoming show by Canadian hardcore juggernaut D.O.A.

Anonymous said...

Great days. Great Midnight shows, at which I had my own personal first viewings:
"Blade Runner"
"Dawn of the Dead"

So much fun.

Marty Wombacher said...

Great photo and you couldn't ask for a more iconic '80's double feature than that!

Anonymous said...

Mask and Sixteen Candles are odd together? What about Salo? Can you imagine some Molly Ringwald/John Hughes bratpack loving fans watching Salo by mistake?

Anonymous said...

The only place to see 'Cry Uncle' 150 times.