42nd Street Photos Unearthed

posted by Michael Zoldessy on November 1, 2013 at 9:45 am


NEW YORK, NY — 42nd Street ain’t what it used to be. Whether it’s better or worse is up to you to decide. John A. Mozzer has shared some photos that bring you back to the mid 80’s.

Go here to check out more of these gems from June 28, 1986.

Comments (7)

Mikeoaklandpark on November 1, 2013 at 1:12 pm

Great pics brings back memories.

markp on November 1, 2013 at 1:22 pm

I must say, as seedy as some say it was, I like the old 42nd street a lot better. Great photos. Wish there were some of the old State, National, Embassy and Rivoli.

Michael Furlinger
Michael Furlinger on November 1, 2013 at 3:01 pm

This was one of the best times in the movie biz in NYC . I had just been transferred to the Warner Twin ( the Strand) on the opening week of Cobra we ran 24 hours straight .

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on November 1, 2013 at 6:39 pm

Wow… Thanks for sharing this. Nice set of shots of the Duece, just as I remember it. Actually, towards the tail end of the few years I spent going to movies in the area. By ‘86, I was an infrequent visitor – and then, rarely for a flick, anymore. But these are great!

Vito on November 2, 2013 at 4:15 am

I enjoyed that I would also love to see the ones from the 50s with those great double bills Inn those days the marquees were a work of art perfectly centered and well maintained. I used to love to walk down 42nd from B'way to 8th to admire them

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on November 6, 2013 at 10:32 am

What a treasure trove. We’ve got to get these copied onto each theater’s photo page.

jamworks on November 5, 2015 at 3:19 pm

I have switched to using SmugMug for my 1980s-90s photos. This set of photos is now here.

-John A. Mozzer

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