Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro), "God's lonely man," is one of cinema's most iconic characters. In 2003, the American Film Institute showed their ass by putting him on their list of the top 50 movie villains of all time. If you've seen Taxi Driver (1976), which perhaps the AFI has not, you're probably aware that Bickle is a little more complicated than that.

In this early scene, Bickle walks through Times Square, brown-bagged booze in hand, headed to a porn theater. The Times Square of today bears little resemblance to the Times Square of the late '70s. The porn theaters are gone. The trash and grime have been replaced with taller advertisements and tourists.

In Taxi Driver, Travis walks down 47th Street (West 47th Street & 8th Avenue) and turns into a porn theater called the Show and Tell, where he awkwardly attempts at a real conversation with the woman working the concession stand (fun fact: she would become De Niro's first wife). Walking down 47th today, you'll pass a Duane Reade, a Subway, an empty lot, and a gift shop selling things it seems strange anyone would buy. It's hard to say for sure which of these places used to be the Show and Tell. However, it is easy to see that none of these businesses are now indulging in x-rated pursuits. Probably.