The Warriors – it’s a long, hard ride from the Bronx to Coney Island. And goodbye to the Landmark Sunshine…

On Friday, January 5, we braved (or at least less-wussed) the single-digit temperatures of the “bomb cyclone” to make our last visit to the Landmark Sunshine Cinema (which closed last weekend as of this writing) for Walter Hill’s 1979 NYC gangs-in-costumes classic The Warriors.

In this episode we talk about the movie, the novel by Sol Yurick, and the ancient Greek text that started it all, Xenophon’s Anabasis.

the_warriors_postersunshine exit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the movie we met two eager Warriors fans visiting NYC from Argentina and we enjoyed our featured spirit, Hudson Manhattan Rye Whiskey.

manhattan rye

The following weekend we traveled to Coney Island in search of the spot where the Warriors finally saw home, only to find it as changed as the rest of the city, pausing for a nosh at Nathan’s Hot Dogs for further unpacking of the movie and its sources.

 

And here are a couple fun extras:

Actor Thomas G. Waites on getting fired from The Warriors.

Nick Carr breaks down the NYC filming locations for The Warriors on ScoutingNY.com. 

 

 

 

 

Author: dmccoy42

Playwright, performer, movie lover.

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