In it became a gay ‘drag’ and dance bar named ‘Club 82’. The drag shows moved out and Club 82 became a rock music venue from It featured bands such as Another Pretty Face and The New York Dolls. In it became the Film Forum, screening independent movies. 1 review of Showworld "It's great place. I like that guy at front counter, he's cool guy! He gave me twitter to see which ladies are available each days. I have met few cool ladies like Sarah and Marissa. I know they have more than like 10 ladies but 2 TS unless if you know that that means though! But I do have full respect for TS. I went there few times but have done only 2 lap .
Club 82 revue. (Courtesy of Queer Music Heritage) By the s, the subterranean rooms were absorbing glam rock and avant garde punk, including sounds by The Stilettos, featuring an up-and-coming Debbie Harry. Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones even took a turn at the theater in , launching a music club that seems to have lasted a red hot second. Before it was cleaned up for the sake of tourism, New York’s Times Square used to be a proud epicenter of sin and vice. In the s, the neighborhood was known for its numerous pornographic theaters that supplied viewers with as much sleazy, hardcore action as they could handle. The glory days of adult theaters in New York now live on through location footage .
The history of the subterranean space at 82 East 4th Street is fascinating. In the ’50s and ’60s, it was “New York’s After-Dark Rendezvous,” a mafia-run club with spectacular drag revues. “Elizabeth Taylor hung out and Errol Flynn used to hang out . Club 82 at 82 East 4th Street By Steve Madeja on June 6, • (Leave a comment) If you’ve ever walked across East 4th Street, you’ve probably noticed the half-dozen theaters and entertainment venues between Bowery and 2nd Avenue like La Mama Experimental Theatre Club, the Duo Multicultural Arts Center, and the Kraine Theater.