New York City 1976 Commercial Releases

(Reconstructed from New York Times archives; I didn't start keeping track week-to-week until 1998. List is probably not definitive—if it got neither an ad nor a review, I won't have caught it—but everything major should be here. Films seen by yours truly are in blue.)

Week of 31 Dec

Chulas Fronteras (Les Blank)

Week of 24 Dec

Across the Great Divide (Stewart Raffill)
All This and World War II (Susan Winslow)
The Enforcer (James Fargo)
In Search of Noah's Ark (James L. Conway)
Mikey and Nicky (Elaine May)
Monkey Hu$tle (Arthur Marks)
Nickelodeon (Peter Bogdanovich)

The Pink Telephone (Édouard Molinaro)
Pipe Dreams (Stephen F. Verona)
The Shaggy D.A. (Robert Stevenson)
A Star Is Born (Frank Pierson)
Voyage of the Damned (Stuart Rosenberg)

Week of 17 Dec

Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks (Don Edmonds)
King Kong (John Guillermin)
The Pink Panther Strikes Again (Blake Edwards)
Trackdown (Richard T. Heffron)
Vigilante Force (George Armitage)

Week of 10 Dec

Silver Streak (Arthur Hiller)

Week of 3 Dec

Bim (Hugh A. Robertson)
Bound for Glory (Hal Ashby)
Dream City (Johannes Schaaf) [1973]
Love Comes Quietly... (Nikolai van der Heyde) [1973]
Sérail (Eduardo de Gregorio)

Week of 26 Nov

Double Exposure of Holly (Bob Gill)
The Great Ecstasy of the Sculptor Steiner (Werner Herzog)
Shout at the Devil (Peter Hunt)

Week of 19 Nov

Ape (Paul Leder)
Carrie (Brian De Palma)
James Dean: The First American Teenager (Ray Connolly)
The Last Tycoon (Elia Kazan)
Rocky (John G. Avildsen)

Week of 12 Nov

Beware of a Holy Whore (Rainer Werner Fassbinder) [1971]
A Child Is a Wild Young Thing (Peter Skinner)
Loving Cousins (Sergio Martino)
Lumière (Jeanne Moreau)
Network (Sidney Lumet)
The Next Man (Richard Sarafian)
Two-Minute Warning (Larry Peerce)

Week of 5 Nov

Breaking Point (Bob Clark)
Dirty Hands (Claude Chabrol)
The Incredible SARAH (Richard Fleischer)
The Incredible Torture Show (Joel M. Reed)
Maîtresse (Barbet Schroeder)
The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella (Bryan Forbes)

Week of 29 Oct

Death Collector (Ralph De Vito)
The Last of the Cuiva (Brian Moser) [1971]
The Outer Space Connection (Fred Warshofsky)
People of the Wind (Anthony Howarth)
Up! (Russ Meyer)

Week of 22 Oct

Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000 (Alain Tanner)
The Last Woman (Marco Ferreri)
The Marquise of O... (Eric Rohmer)
Massacre at Central High (Renee Daalder)
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (Herbert Ross)
The Song Remains the Same (Peter Clifton & Joe Massot)

Week of 15 Oct

Car Wash (Michael Schultz)
Deadly Hero (Ivan Nagy)
Part 2 Sounder (William A. Graham)
Story of Sin (Walerian Borowczyk)

Week of 8 Oct

Black Emanuelle (Albert Thomas)
Fighting Mad (Jonathan Demme)
Kings of the Road (Wim Wenders)
Marathon Man (John Schlesinger)
A Matter of Time (Vincente Minnelli)
The Memory of Justice (Marcel Ophuls)
Scorchy (Hikmet Avedis)
Shadow of the Hawk (George McCowan)
Solaris (Andrei Tarkovski) [1972]
The Terrorists (Casper Wrede)

Week of 1 Oct

Alex & the Gypsy (John Korty)
Burnt Offerings (Dan Curtis)
Diamonds (Menahem Golan)
The Front (Martin Ritt)
How Funny Can Sex Be? (Dino Risi) [1973]
Norman...Is That You? (George Schlatter)
The Pom Pom Girls (Joseph Ruben)
Small Change (François Truffaut)
Sunday Woman (Luigi Comenicini)
Where the Red Fern Grows (Norman Tokar)

Week of 24 Sep

America at the Movies (George Stevens, Jr.)
The Booby Hatch (Rudy Ricci & John Russo)
Keetje Tippel (Paul Verhoeven) Mad Dog (Philippe Mora)
Sex With a Smile (Sergio Martino)
Smile Orange (Trevor D. Rhone)
The Spirit of the Beehive (Victor Erice) [1973]

Week of 17 Sep

Bugsy Malone (Alan Parker)
Cannonball! (Paul Bartel)
Paper Tiger (Ken Annakin)
Street People (Maurice Lucidi)
Zig Zig (László Szabó)

Week of 10 Sep

Edvard Munch (Peter Watkins)
The Giant Spider Invasion (Bill Rebane)
The Legend of Bigfoot (Harry Stuart Winer)
Kaseki (Masaki Kobayashi)

Week of 3 Sep

The Bawdy Adventures of Tom Jones (Cliff Owen)
Death Play (Arthur Storch)
General Idi Amin Dada: A Self-Portrait (Barbet Schroeder)
St. Ives (J. Lee Thompson)

Week of 27 Aug

Alice in Wonderland (Bud Townsend)
At the Earth's Core (Kevin Connor)
Gator (Burt Reynolds)
J.D.'s Revenge (Arthur Marks)
Treasure of Matecumbe (Vincent McEveety)

Week of 20 Aug

The Gumball Rally (Chuck Bail)
Ode to Billy Joe (Max Baer)

Week of 13 Aug

Futureworld (Richard T. Heffron)
Lovers and Other Relatives (Salvatore Samperi)
The Ritz (Richard Lester)
The Shootist (Don Siegel)

Week of 6 Aug

Alpha Beta (Anthony Page)
Gus (Vincent McEveety)
Let's Talk About Men (Lina Wertmuller) [1965]
The Outlaw Josey Wales (Clint Eastwood)
Survive! (Rene Cardona)

Week of 30 Jul

The Clockmaker (Bertrand Tavernier)
Drum (Steve Carver)
Obsession (Brian De Palma)
Rape of Innocence (Yves Boisset)
The Return of a Man Called Horse (Irvin Kershner)
Squirm (Jeff Lieberman)
Swashbuckler (James Goldstone)

Week of 23 Jul

Cousin, Cousine (Jean-Charles Tacchella)
Godzilla vs Megalon (Jun Fukuda) [1973]
Lifeguard (Daniel Petrie)
The Return of the Tall Blond Man With One Black Shoe (Yves Robert)
The Wild Goose Chase (Claude Zidi)

Week of 16 Jul

The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (John Badham)
The Food of the Gods (Bert I. Gordon)
My Friends (Mario Monicelli)
Tunnel Vision (Brad Swirnoff & Neal Israel)

Week of 9 Jul

Le Magnifique (Philippe de Broca) [1973]
A Small Town in Texas (Jack Starrett)

Week of 2 Jul

Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw (Mark L. Lester)
The Old Gun (Robert Enrico)
Silent Movie (Mel Brooks)

Week of 25 Jun

The Big Bus (James Frawley)
Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (Robert Altman)
The Devil Within Her (Peter Sasdy)
The Great Scout and Cathouse Thursday (Don Taylor)
Logan's Run (Michael Anderson)
Murder by Death (Robert Moore)
The Omen (Richard Donner)
Spasmo (Umberto Lenzi)

Week of 18 Jun

A Boy and His Dog (L.Q. Jones)
Harry and Walter Go to New York (Mark Rydell)
The Martyr (Aleksandr Ford)
Midway (Jack Smight)
The Tenant (Roman Polanski)
Véronique, or The Summer of My 13th Year (Claudine Guilmain)

Week of 11 Jun

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (Rainer Werner Fassbinder) [1972]
Deep Red (Dario Argento)
Jackson County Jail (Michael Miller)
Winterhawk (Charles B. Pierce)

Week of 4 Jun

Exhibition (Jean-François Davy)
The Last Woman (Marco Ferreri)
Male of the Century (Claude Berri)

Week of 28 May

Bruce Lee—Super Dragon (Ping Ling)
The Daydreamer (Pierre Richard) [1970]
Drive-In (Rod Amateau)
Eat My Dust! (Charles Griffith)
Embryo (Ralph Nelson)
Hawmps! (Joe Camp)
The Jewish Gauchos (Juan José Jusid)
Leadbelly (Gordon Parks)
The Man Who Fell to Earth (Nicolas Roeg)
The Man Who Skied Down Everest (Bruce Nyznik)
Mother, Jugs & Speed (Peter Yates)
Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (Michael Winner)

Week of 21 May

Don't Open the Window (Jorge Grau)
Guernica (Fernando Arrabal)
The Missouri Breaks (Arthur Penn)
The Premonition (Robert Allen Schnitzer)
Smile Orange (Trevor D. Rhone)
Une partie de plaisir (Claude Chabrol)
Whiffs (Ted Post)

Week of 14 May

The Blue Bird (George Cukor)
Echoes of a Summer (Don Taylor)
End of the Game (Maximilian Schell)
Grizzly (William Girdler)
That's Entertainment, Part II (Gene Kelly)
Underground (Emile de Antonio & Mary Lampson & Haskell Wexler)

Week of 7 May

Baby Blue Marine (John Hancock)
Breakhart Pass (Tom Gries)
Goodbye, Norma Jean (Larry Buchanan)

Week of 30 Apr

Birch Interval (Delbert Mann)
La Chienne (Jean Renoir) [1931]
Legacy (Karen Arthur)
The Man Who Would Not Die (Robert Arkless)
Merry Go Round (Otto Schenk) [1973]
The Stranger and the Gunfighter (Anthony Dawson)
Switchblade Sisters (Jack Hill)

Week of 23 Apr

Boesman and Lena (Ross Devenish) [1973]
Bambina (Alberto Lattuada)
Crime and Passion (Ivan Passer)
The Last Hard Men (Andrew V. McLaglen)
Stay Hungry (Bob Rafelson)

Week of 16 Apr

Jack and the Beanstalk (Gisaburô Sugii)
The River Niger (Krishna Shah)

Week of 9 Apr

All the President's Men (Alan J. Pakula)
The Bad News Bears (Michael Ritchie)
Countdown at Kusini (Ossie Davis)
The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox (Melvin Frank)
Face to Face (Ingmar Bergman)
Family Plot (Alfred Hitchcock)
The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea (Lewis John Carlino)
Sparkle (Sam O'Steen)
Virility (Paolo Cavara)

Week of 2 Apr

Lipstick (Lamont Johnson)
Mahler (Ken Russell)
Not a Pretty Picture (Martha Coolidge)
Salsa (Leon Gast & Jerry Masucci)
W.C. Fields and Me (Arthur Hiller)

Week of 26 Mar

Juvenile Liaison (Joan Churchill & Nicholas Broomfield)
Moses (Gianfranco De Bosio)
Sky Riders (Douglas Hickox)

Week of 19 Mar

The Image (Radley Metzger)
The Loves and Times of Scaramouche (Enzo G. Castellari)
My Michael (Dan Wolman)
The Opening of Misty Beethoven (Henry Paris)

Week of 12 Mar

Immoral Tales (Walerian Borowczyk) [1973]
Killer Force (Val Guest)
Robin and Marian (Richard Lester)

Week of 5 Mar

Confrontation: Assassination in Davos (Rolf Lyssy)
From Beyond the Grave (Kevin Connor)
Man Friday (Jack Gold)
Vincent, François, Paul and the Others (Claude Sautet)

Week of 27 Feb

Catherine & Co. (Michel Boisrond)
French Provincial (André Téchiné)
Inserts (John Byrum)
Vampyres: Daughters of Dracula (Joseph Larraz)

Week of 20 Feb

Grey Gardens (David Maysles & Albert Maysles & Ellen Hovde & Muffie Meyer
I Will, I Will...for Now (Norman Panama)
Salut l'artiste (Yves Robert) [1973]

Week of 13 Feb

Challenge to Be Free (Tay Garnett)
Cher Victor (Robin Davis)
Emmanuelle The Joys of a Woman (Francis Giacobetti)
Gable and Lombard (Sidney J. Furie)
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (John Cassavetes)

Week of 6 Feb

Fox and His Friends (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
Next Stop, Greenwich Village (Paul Mazursky)
Psychic Killer (Raymond Danton)
Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese)

Week of 30 Jan

The American Soldier (Rainer Werner Fassbinder) [1970]
The Desert People (David Lamelas)
Manson (Robert Hendrickson & Laurence Merrick) [1973]

Week of 23 Jan

Hedda (Trevor Nunn)
Scent of a Woman (Dino Risi)
Seven Beauties (Lina Wertmüller)
The Slap (Claude Pinoteau)

Week of 16 Jan

All Screwed Up (Lina Wertmüller)
An Infinite Tenderness (Pierre Jallaud) [1970]
Las Vegas Lady (Noel Nosseck)
Old Dracula (Clive Donner)

Week of 9 Jan

The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams (Richard Friedenberg)

Week of 2 Jan

[no films released]