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‘Taxi Driver’ turns 40: See where to catch the flick

Robert De Niro stars in

Robert De Niro stars in "Taxi Driver." Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures

Did someone call a cab?

That would be Sony Pictures and Fathom Events, who are teaming up to bring the Martin Scorsese classic “Taxi Driver” back to theaters for a 40th anniversary screening on Oct. 16 and 19. The movie is being shown nationally, including theaters in Westbury, Farmingdale, Deer Park, Holtsville, Ronkonkoma and Stony Brook.

The movie earned Oscar nominations for best picture (it lost to “Rocky”), Bernard Herrmann’s original score and the performances of Robert De Niro as a Vietnam War veteran turned mentally unstable cabbie and Jodie Foster as the teen prostitute he tries to help. Surprisingly, there was no nomination for Scorsese, even though the movie is considered one of the landmark movies of the decade, nor for Paul Schrader’s screenplay, which featured De Niro’s immortal “You talkin’ to me?” routine.

The film screens at 2 and 7 p.m. both days and tickets are $12.50-$13.50. For information on nearby theaters and show times and to reserve tickets, go to


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