Live Poll: What Were You Watching During the N.Y.C. 1977 Blackout

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That was July 13 & 14, 1977. 42 Years later to the date Manhattan is having another blackout. With the blackout and no TV New Yorker's left their houses and apartments and went to the Movies in the suburbs.

If you were to have experienced, or did experience the blackout, which Movie would you have gone to see?

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Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/XvO4_WSy6O8/


Dan, I looked and there is no Best of 1977 poll on google
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Posted 5 months ago

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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Early Voters Hall of Fame

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Gitte Løyche

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As usual I have a leg in each corner: The White Buffalo or Winnie The Pooh??!
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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A Bridge too Far?
Connery with a Mustache?

Sean Connery in A Bridge Too Far 1977
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Gitte Løyche

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Not bad!
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Breumaster

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Fun-fact:  'The Spy who Loved Me' was released exact on that day in the US.
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Breumaster

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P.s.: 'The Hills have eyes' was released a week after.
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Good catch.
Pulled it.
Added
Fun with Dick and Jane
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15yearsIMDber

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My life was a black-out in 1977. ..

Not that it has changed much today...
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Breumaster

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Ok, so Karaoke!

"First I was afraid
I was petrified
Kept thinking I could never live
without you by my side ..."

*shouldertap*
(now you ...) :D
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Sorry
Blondie or K.C. Please
Color me your color, baby
Color me your car
Color me your color, darling
I know who you are
Come up off your color chart
I know where you're comin' from

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Breumaster

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Better Ashford and Simpson. ;D

"And for love's sake each mistake, ah, you forgave
And soon both of us learned to trust ...
not run away, it was not time to play
we built it up
and built it up
and built it up
and now it's solid! ...
Solid as a rock !
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Breumaster

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Disco rulez ! :D
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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I'm too Sexy for this Poll, too Sexy for this Poll, too Sexy for this Poll!!!!
Too Sexy!!
"Rite Zed Ed"
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My vote: Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
I took my much younger brother to a showing at the Har-Mar 11 Cinemas.
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Was In Beantown in 77, Saw it with a fellow cab driver. Don't remember her name, but boy I DO remember the one week I stayed at her place. She was a hippie. One of my fonder memories from my early twenties!

We saw Star Wars in Aug or Sept here

Image result for Charles Cinema in Boston
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The reason I can remember this is because I have only seen 4 Movies in my adult life in theaters.
The Godfather in 1973
Star Wars in 1977.
S.T IV Voyage Home in 1986
Silence of the Lambs in 1991
In the late 80's I was part of entertainment and had no time anymore for it. (Watching)
Was working a day job and D.J.'ing at night and weekends. (Denver)
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1977... 15 years before birth, I would have gone to see '3 Women'
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1977.....I was seeing 3 Women at the time! So I would not have to go!
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Ed,

Please capitalize "Were" in the title of your list.

Please change:
What were You Watching During the N.Y.C. 1977 Blackout

To:
What Were You Watching During the N.Y.C. 1977 Blackout
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I fixed both items.
Thanks Everybody!
:)
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Ed,

Thank you for making the corrections. I updated the title of this thread and the original post accordingly.
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Thank you too Dan
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Ed, you didn't remove the apostrophe.
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Sorry. I missed it.
It's out now.
Thanks :)
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I was 5 years old. Most of the movies would have been off limited to me and my (slightly older) siblings.

You kind of need to ... reconfigure/reword your premise. During the blackout, no one in NYC was going to the movies. The theaters literally didn't have electricity either.

Still? What a great idea for a poll.
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They hoofed it or rode the subway system to other parts of town to see a movie!
Subways have independent electrical systems. The lights were out in the stations, but the tracks power was active.
Or Took a cab. NYC had 10,000 taxis in that era.
I was 22 years old.
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Sigh. Missed my point as well as factually wrong as well. The Movie Theaters DID NOT have electricity. And no. I really doubt your MTA hypothesis.


During New York's 2003 blackout, The New York Times ran a description of the blackout of 1977:

"Because of the power failure, LaGuardia and Kennedy airports were closed down for about eight hours, automobile tunnels were closed because of lack of ventilation, and 4,000 people had to be evacuated from the subway system. ConEd called the shutdown an "act of God", enraging Mayor Beame, who charged that the utility was guilty of "gross negligence."[4]"


"The failure stranded millions of New Yorkers in buildings and on elevators and subway trains. A Transit Authority official said that although passengers had been trapped in sweltering subway cars, within an hour emergency power had moved the trains to nearby stations."

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/lightning-strikes-blackout-1977-article-1.2284170

The MTA under emergency power doesn't mean train service resumed full service.

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Outside the blackout area! People had no power so they went to places where there were. I remember the news stories from that time. Can you? No, obviously. So don't come here stating facts based off of limited internet articles from an era when there was no internet. Your NY Daily news story is just that. A limited depiction of events harried together to meet a deadline. Accuracy be damned. They had a deadline to meet. So you will take the word of an article over someone who is your elder and was in Boston at the time of the occurrence. I know what happened. Plus I was alive for the great New England Blackout in the sixties. Wanna school me on that one too?
Now what about Taxis! Did they blackout? Did Cars quit running? Commuter trains that run on Diesel Fuel? People migrated out of the blackout area. Many spent time at the movies in the burbs. I remember one person being interviewed on the news that said they saw 8 movies in those two days. Some paid to watch and sleep at the movies in the 'Burbs.
It's only a poll Stephen.
Please refrain from this.
This is the second time you have done this and would ask that you respect my request from 11 months ago.
Thanks
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I was wondering about the same thing. Perhaps you could explain better in your poll text, otherwise others are bound to have the same objection.
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Here you go Peter.
I've explained it so that thinking people who are capable of extrapolating a hypothesis without specific direction can now read the obvious.
:):)
Cheers
Ed

What Were You Watching During the N.Y.C. 1977 Blackout

by Ed_Jones_XLIX | created - 3 days ago | updated - 10 seconds ago | Public

That was July 13 & 14, 1977. 42 Years later to the date Manhattan is having another blackout. With the blackout and no TV New Yorker's left their houses and apartments and went to the Movies in the suburbs.

If you were to have experienced, or did experience the blackout, which Movie would you have gone to see?
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What a great time for a blackout. So much greatness to choose from. I'd probably vote for one of the less popular options. Perhaps Sorcerer?
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Shocking!
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Electrifying!
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Sleeping. 
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Jokes aside, what a great selection of movies was available at the time! 
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Thanks Dan