Salicious24u made a comment on this report, but I have decided to bring it front and center in it's own report.
Lido is pretty confusing.. even for an experienced couple not afraid to ask questions. It took us 3 or 4 weekends to understand what happens there and when.
The theater, lounges, hallways and bathrooms are for Couples and VIP only after 9pm Fri/Sat. For a VIP fee of $125, single men can get a wristband and will be admitted to the theater.
The private rooms upstairs are for rent anytime for a fee OR are paid for by feeding bills into the video machine.
The rules are strict for a non-VIP single guy: If you rent a room, you must stay IN the room, you are not allowed to wander the halls or go into the theater (after 9pm Fri/Sat). You will get kicked out of Lido if you try it. There are cameras everywhere inside and out in the public areas.
Couples like this set up because IF you want a single guy you can choose from any of the guys standing in their private room doorways (think Amsterdam's red light district). On the other hand, if you want a couple, then you can go into the theater or park it in one of the lounges to watch for the right couple to come in.
While we have seen couples in the downstairs theater, they are usually there by mistake. We have also seen guys upstairs with the VIP bracelets.. and others parked in the private rooms.
Ok so got all that? Ok good cause it gets a little weirder... If you are in the theater after 9pm Fri/Sat there are going to be 20+ couples in there. Playing in the seats like anywhere else? No. From what we have observed, couples in the seats are watching and/or waiting. All the action is on the back wall(s). This happens precisely at Midnight. Nothing.. nothing... nothing.. and whamo.. back wall is packed with couples swapping groping sucking and fucking. It gets HOT and HUMID in there so bring water, there is a machine downstairs. Mostly its just foreplay that moves down the hall into one of the private rooms or somewhere more private.
We have been to Lido during the day, and during the evening on weekdays... We have found mostly nothing going on and no-one there you would want to do anything with anyway. Friday and Saturday late nights are when everyone goes.
Lastly we wouldn't recommend accosting or harassing anyone in the parking lot (security frowns on that) but we have picked up single guys and couples while sitting in our car.
Doc here again... Many thanks to Salacious24u for the in depth review of this policy at The Lido Theater. Please continue contributing to The Journal...