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What’s playing at the 8th Street Playhouse

February 24, 2010

Famous for its midnight showings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show every Friday and Saturday, the 8th Street Playhouse featured a great roster of revivals, cult classics, and foreign films. 

This ad is from the March 1982 issue of the now-defunct East Village Eye.

They had some great double bills too: in the early ’90s I saw Duck Soup and Animal Crackers, as well as A Streetcar Named Desire followed by Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

I believe they closed their doors in 1992. The video store that then occupied the circa-1929 theater went bust several years ago. I think a “Store For Rent” sign is up where the marquee used to be.


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