Cinematic Atlas: A Guide to Martin Scorsese's New York

Lyric Theatre (Taxi Driver, 1976)

Neighborhood: Times Square
Address213 West 42nd St.

In one of cinema's all-time worst dates, Travis takes the angelic Betsy (Cybill Shepherd), to a porno. And in one of the world's all-time best twists of fate, that porn theater, the Lyric, is now the Foxwoods Theatre, host of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, that clusterfuck of a show that can't stop injuring its cast members and can't open.

In Taxi Driver, Travis takes Betsy to see Swedish Marriage Manual, but she leaves almost immediately. Of course the date goes marginally better than the average screening of Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark. Marginally better because no one breaks their wrists or feet, suffers a concussion, or actually has to watch Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.

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