Thursday, October 22, 2009

Crunching The Numbers - October 16th and 17th, 2009

The control room at the good Doctor’s lab has been working overtime analyzing the reports from 3 adult theater hot spots from this past weekend (October 16th and 17th). Typically, Halloween weekend is possibly one of the busiest weekends at your local adult theater. However, last weekend must have been the warm-up, because ladies and gentlemen it was a crazy one.

City #1 – Portland, OR:

The Paris Theater in Portland posts on two Yahoo Groups when couples or single woman enter the building. Their “Flag System” is a very clever way of conveying the message (see “Brentstheatertails” in the recommended reading section for more detail). The numbers:

• Friday Night: 16 Couples, 1 Single Woman

• Saturday Night: 18 Couples, 3 Single Women
(You can pick yourself up off the floor now)

City #2 – Gastonia, NC
The personal ads on Craigslist announcing visits to CVE in Gastonia were off the charts this past weekend. Perhaps our correspondents from the Southeast (Alex and Lauren) can fill in the blanks for us.

City #3 – Chicago, IL

A party this past weekend at 15th Avenue Books and News (aka Melrose Playhouse) was reportedly a big success. Lots of couples, and a few lucky single guys from the reports coming in made it a fun evening. If you were there and would like to report, please e-mail the good Doctor at

City #4 – Gary, IN

The CTS Yahoo Group reported 6 couples on Friday night, and 7 couples on Saturday night. A report on the festivities there would also be appreciated.

Do you have a report you’d like to share? Drop us a line.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Field Report: Gulf Coast Adult Theater, Biloxi, MS 10/10/09

Gulf Coast Adult Theater
222 Iberville Drive,
Biloxi, MS

Doc here...Bob in Biloxi is back with another report from The Gulf Coast Adult Theater:

Hi Doc,

Last week a few newbie's showed up. One lady that I've never seen doing anything, finally started giving blow jobs, so that was cool. One fine ass lady came in dressed in boots and a short skirt, I got to sit by her, eventually she loosened up and started playing, shaved little beaver, hot and tight little pussy. She took on guys for around 2hrs, but I was the first and that's always awesome in my book. Later on 3 couples showed up, two were playing the other looked like they were trying to decide but never did. I counted 9 couples all together on Sat nite.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

"Blast From The Past - The Palm": by Donny Digital

Doc here with the second installment of "Blast From The Past".  Frequent contributor Donny Digital takes us down memory lane in his article about The Palm, in San Mateo, CA.

Take it away Donny...
Hi folks, Donny Digital here again.

After seeing the last report about a theater that closed recently, it brought to my mind the first theater I ever went into as a young lad (ok I was close to 27). It was called the Palm theater (sometimes called the Hairy Palm) located in San Mateo CA ...part of the SF bay area. This theater was unique in many ways. First it was located in a residential area of town off the main highway (El Camino Real) so finding it was not easy. The theater was built in 1949 showing mainstream, first run films with a capacity of 750 seats. This was quite large and was well decorated inside for that time period. In 1972 it began showing porn. In the front of the theater were dozen panes of etched glass, two framed prints -- one depicting W.C. Fields and Mae West -- and a couple of placards that read, in part: "Now showing X-rated film -- If you are easily offended, please do not attend!"

In the early 80s it was one of the first to convert to video projection using a very expensive Advent unit with VHS playback. The image size was large but somewhat fuzzy and dull especially by today's standards. There was plenty of seating so that one could find a spot to be alone or find someone that wanted company. There was 2 entries in the back and a 4 ft wall that was behind the last row of seats. This allowed one to stand there and be played with by someone with reasonable privacy. The place was fairly clean and felt very safe. Since it was in a residential area park was good and secure unlike downtown San Francisco. On my first trip there, a couple came in and sat down in the seats in front of me. She was much younger that the guy she was with. She had a skirt on and she raised it so he could play with her. Within a few minutes another guy came over and sat next to her. They said a few words back and forth and then he knelt down in front of her and started to lick her pussy. This being my first theater encounter, it really blew my mind not to mention my load. It was very dark but I still saw lots of action. Then the 3 of them got up and left...maybe for a motel? I was hooked and wanted to see more but had to cut my trip short. Since then I love to check out the local theaters to see what is happening.

I returned to the Palm several times in the next decade but sadly it was closed in 2005 to be replaced by condos. Even though it was considered a historic building, efforts failed to save it. At that time it was the only adult theater in the bay area. Its been quite some time since I have been back to SF so I don't know what the local porn has to offer. Maybe someone can comment on recent action in the bay area.
Great job as always Donny!  Those of us who have invested in "This thing of our's" have plenty of stories about theaters present and past.  What are your's?
Please send your stories (just like Donny Digital) to  Consider it a public service for people like us... Yeah, that's the ticket.  A public service.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

New Feature: "Blast from the Past - Atlanta" by JaxBchBum

The Belvedere Theater
Atlanta, GA

The good Doctor is pleased to present a new feature here at The Journal of Adult Theaters: Blast from the Past.  This forum will discuss the late, great adult theaters from the near or far past.

Kicking off this feature is an article by JaxBchBum, concerning the former scene in Atlanta, GA. 

Here is Jax with his report...

The Atlanta XXX theatre scene sure has been a rollercoaster the last 30 years. I remember in the mid-70s when there were dozens of adult bookstores / arcades and 5-6 standalone adult theatres. Then the Atlanta government establishment started a protracted effort to shut them all down and after many years, finally succeeded leaving only Buckhead Theatre. Development pressure as Buckhead became the "hot" upscale area killed the Buckhead Theatre. Belvedere and Buford Highway Twin Theater in the DeKalb County suburbs endured years of strong legal pressures and seemed to be holding their own until both closed within the last year. Interesting thing is the re-emergence of the adult "bookstores" and arcades with about a dozen of them in Atlanta area.

The Belvedere in Decatur was owned by the same lady who worked for years at the adult theatre that used be operate in the Buckhead entertainment area of Atlanta. Great lady who always looked after her customers in flashing the lights if someone came in that she thought might be police. DeKalb County made a concerted effort for years to shut the theatre down, but she fought and won. Even got to the point where she was having to constantly having to show soft porn due to police coming in; so she set up a secret location for her regular customers to go where we could see the "good" porn movies. The couples that would come in to the warehouse location would always provide a great time. Belvedere used to be a great couples spot as it was a formerly a regular twin theatre (like the Buford, but even bigger) and there was a swingers-friendly nightclub nearby. But then the neighborhood started to decline a little and couples thought the Buford was a bit safer, plus they got free admission, so they started gravitating to the BHTT. Just a real tragedy of what happened to Addie's son (Ed. note... The owners son was shot and killed during a hold-up of the owner after closing one night.  The theater closed for good shortly thereafter).

The big guy at BHTT (the manager) could be a real pain coming through with his flashlight. I was there once at BHTT when DeKalb Vice came in. Couple was playing in the general section and all these guys were sitting nearby. I was down across from the couples area and was about to move closer when I noticed all these guys coming in from both aisles which my gut instinct said that was odd, so I stayed where I was. 15 seconds later the lights come on and they announce themselves. They hauled off the couple, and about a dozen other guys. Just knew the TV stations were going to be outside, but they weren't, so dodged another bullet.

I hope to get to Pure Pleasures in J-Ville next Friday evening, and will send in a report of what I hope will be an action filled evening.

Doc here again...Great job Jax on your report.  Fast forward to today...There are new owners of the Buford Highway Twin Theater, and they are trying their best to re-open the theater.  The county is pushing back, and they are now involved in legal action.  The Journal will update the situation as new developments occur.

Do you have a story from the good old days of adult theaters from the 70's, 80's, 90's, or 00's?  Drop the good Doctor an e-mail at, and I will publish your story.

Thank you again for all the support.


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Introducing JaxBchBum, The Good Dr.'s Newest Field Reporter - Florida and the Southeast Overview

Buford Twin Highway Theater
Doraville, GA
Circa 2006

The good Doctor here... Introducing our newest field reporter, JaxBchBum, with a terrific overview of the past and present adult theaters in Gainesville, FL, Atlanta/Doraville, GA, along with a eye-opening report on an event at The Lido in Dallas.

Take it away JaxBchBum...

Just discovered your website and have enjoyed your theatre posts / reports. As I travel frequently, I have seen the gradual demise of the adult theatres across this great country of ours. It is reassuring to see that some of the oldies but goodies are still in business as well as some new ones popping up from time to time. We used to have 2 good theatres in Atlanta GA area. Tragically, the Belvedere in Decatur closed after the female owner was accosted one evening in the parking lot by a robber trying to steal the night's receipts and when her adult son who was inside closing up saw what was happening ran out to help her, the robber shot and killed her son. The Buford Highway Twin which had become a couple's haven also shut down earlier this year. There are reports that a new owner is trying to reopen but having considerable problems with DeKalb County officials getting a permit.

I wanted to put you onto the Pure Pleasures Megacenter located east of Gainesville FL. Complex contains a DVD rental area, usual adult novelties, a small theatre and an arcade. Theatre is located at the intersection of FL 26 and US 301, about 8 miles east of downtown Gainesville FL. Complete address is 6810 NE US Highway 301, Hawthorne FL 32640 Phone number is 352-468-2746.

Theatre is $20 for single guys to get in and free for m/f couples. High admission price serves to keep out all but the serious players as the theatre can only seat about 30 people. Last two rows are 2-person couches, two couches across. Just put couches in again after earlier replacing them with chairs; but due to customer complaints was able to get some form of couches back in. The front two rows are standard meeting room type chairs. Most couple activity takes place on Saturday evenings, but like most any adult theatre, action can happen almost any time. I have been there on weekend nights when no couples came in to play; although some would look in out of curiosity and leave in a couple of minutes. Have been there other times when as many as 5 couples were in there and the place was rocking. Management is extremely couple friendly and in the 4 years they have been open, have never had any police action. Guys are generally well behaved and only pet peeve is that sometimes the guys that are cruising for other guys will come in and out so often it completely destroys the hot atmosphere that a couple might be developing. Once entering the theatre, there is a short walk past a partition to see into the theatre, so a little bit of privacy and warning time.

Complex also has an arcade of about a dozen booths, but understand there is a g/hole only between two of the booths. Have never seen any couples in there, but I am normally in the theatre waiting for a couple to come in and play.

So sad to hear about the enforcement action being taken over in Tampa. Used to get over there on business quite frequently and the Adult Video Center on N. Grady Ave. was the best place. Immaculate theatre with designated couples only area, but area could usually be viewed from other areas. On a weekend night, and even on a weekday night during the summer, would generally have numerous couples come in with about half putting on a good show and another 10% wanting some audience participation.

I was in the Lido Theatre in Dallas once when Vice officer made his appearance. Was in the upstairs theatre and there was a m/f couple where she was jacking him off and he had her shirt unbuttoned and was playing with her tits. A Hispanic guy was seated two seats down from the lady and was stroking. Tall, lean guy walks up pulls out a badge and hauls off the Hispanic guy and does nothing to the couple. New Fine Art, back when it was the original theatre with the stadium seating, was one of my first adult theatre voyeur experiences and hated to see it go.

Hope this informaiton is helpful and look forward to other reports.

JaxBchBum, very nice job on your first submission to The Journal.  Speaking for the group, we are looking forward to your next report.

Thank you,

Monday, October 5, 2009

Semper Fi - SoCal Round-Up by OldMarineCorpsGuy

Southern California Round-Up

Doc here again... OldMarineCorpsGuy has filed a terrific and detailed report regarding the Southern California adult theater scene.  Awesome stuff follows...

Take it away, OMCG...

I just thought some of you might like to have some info on what I found about the theaters in the So. California area. I went to the Inland Empire, Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego (golf during the day – theaters at night) and here's what I found.

I won't go into detail, but I found action at all locations (some better than others) except The Red Panty, Tiki, Gemini and Jolar.

Riverside/San Bernardino:

DéjàVu (Corner of Mission and Central in Upland). Strip club downstairs, bookstore, arcade and theater upstairs. Small, 10 x 30, only 7 seats but they are all recliners. Has a small "privacy" wall in the back. Electronic door buzzer to let people in (fairly good "warning"). Open until 3AM. $10.00 admission with no in and out privileges. 3 small screens on each side of the theater showing 3 different movies (1 gay, 2 straight) and 1 large screen showing str8 video.

Red Panty (530 S. Citrus, Azuza) Bookstore and theater. Probably the WORST example of a porn theater I've been to in over 40 years of "playing". 2 small theaters (5x10 each) conjoined by an open doorway (one straight one gay). Enter through sliding door with no warning system. 5 plastic patio chairs in each theater (no room for any more). $12.00 admission with 6 hour in-and-out privileges. NO PUBLIC RESTROOM. Open 24/7

Los Angeles

Tiki Theater (5462 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood). Theater only, $12.00 admission with no in-and-out privileges. About 30 very comfortable (doctors waiting room type) seats. VERY loud entryway noise for someone coming in, so there is a good "warning" system. Parking in the rear. Be careful….NOT a good area. Open 24/7

Studs (7734 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood) Theater only, $18.00 admission with all day in-and-out privileges from 8:30AM opening until closing (3AM on weekdays, 5AM on weekends). Main theater shows gay movies with about 100 comfortable theater type seats. 3 small theaters. One shows transvestite movies with 15 to 20 seats, one shows straight movies with 15 to 20 seats, one shows gay with couches.

Orange County

Hate to say it, but no porn theaters anywhere in the county.

San Diego

Gemini Theater (5265 University Blvd. San Diego) Bookstore and theater. $7.00 admission, no in-and-out privileges. Open 8AM to 11PM weekdays, 1AM on weekends. 2 theaters for one admission. Main theater has only about 15 VERY torn up seats and has a chest high "privacy" wall in the back. Other is a "smoking" theater is about 5 or 6 plastic lawn chairs. Best word to describe this place is "skuzzy".

Jolar Theater (6321 University Blvd., San Diego) Bookstore, arcade, live "showgirls" in private booths and a "twin" theater. VERY comfortable "theater" type reclining seats. Each theater shows 1 gay and 1 straight movie. $10.00 admission, 4 hour in-and-out privileges. Saturday nights couples 2-for 1. VERY clean. Electronic door buzzer to let people in. Good warning system. 24/7

Barnett Super Store (Southeast corner of Barnett and Midway, San Diego) Bookstore, live "showgirls" in private booths and a "twin" theater. Each theater has about 25 reclining seats and shows 1 straight and 1 gay movie. $10.00 admission with 4 hour in-and-out privileges or $20.00 for 24 hour pass. 24/7

Adult Depot (3489 Kurtz St., San Diego) Bookstore, arcade and "twin" theater. Each theater shows straight movies only. $7.00 admission with 4 hour in-and-out privileges. 20 theater seats in each theater. 24/7

Thank-you OMCG for a terrific regional rundown. Great stuff!

New Report from Oldbeatnik! Manor Adult Motel/Bookstore/Theater, Louisville, KY October 2 & 3rd, 2009

Manor Adult Motel, Bookstore, & Theater, 4600 Dixie Highway, Louisville KY
Doc here with another field report by the prolific Oldbeatnik (now with his own logo!).  Enjoy!

Another dead weekend for your faithful reporter, but the place is nice. The motel charges $52 a night for a singles room, I forgot to ask how much for couples, I beg your pardon. There is a $20 deposit for remotes(too many thefts) that you get back on check out. One remote controls TV the other gets you to the adult channels, 60-70 of them. The peep booths in the bookstore show the same ones. Clean rooms, minimal amenities. Small bookstore holds the regular toys, DVDs etc. $10 for entrance to theater for both couples and singles, only light is from the screen, but not too bad, would be able to see any action if there ever is any. Three rows of theater seats, holding 10, 8 and 7 seats each. All are in good shape and relatively comfortable. Against opposite wall to entrance is a 3 seat couch, comfortable for 3, could hold 5 or 6, for play. No bathroom in theater, but one can leave and re-enter for that purpose in the bookstore. Otherwise no re-entry. Peeps cost $3, again, same price single or couple, also no re-entry. Eight rooms, a few of which are very roomy, 2 set aside for couples, one with glory hole, maybe. There was a glory hole, but there also was a board that covers it that someone had removed. No other glory holes in the booths. No smoking in either theater or peeps.

Overall, nice place, clean, I reccommend it, but again, it was dead, with no couples visiting either Fri or Sat nights(Oct 2-3) So for single men it will be hit or miss.

Onward and upward, Excelsior!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Couples Field Report! Alex and Lauren @ CVE in Gastonia, NC

 CVE (Carolina Video Exchange)
2308 N Chester St
Gastonia, NC 28052-1811
(704) 867-1717

Doc here... An outstanding report from our North Carolina Bureau of The Journal from Alex and Lauren Being that they are our in-house council from the couples perspective, their reports are always top-notch.

Take it away Alex and Lauren...

Hello Good Doctor,

Our trip to CVE Friday night was different than our usual visits there.  Generally we go and see what sort of mischief we can get into.  Lauren usually teases the guys in the theater, then gives them a more "satisfying" show.  Eventually we make our way to the booths for more play before heading off to the couples room.  On most nights we will head back to the theater at some point to play some more.

Friday was different because we went with another couple.  Some new friends that we met at CVE a few months ago, in fact.  It was fairly apparent that the girls had some fairly specific ideas about what they wanted to do.  As soon as we paid admission, they headed straight to the theater.  The only place we could find four seats together was the front row.  Not the best place for a little exhibitionism, but it worked well enough.  The two of them giggled like schoolgirls before settling down to slowly touching and exposing one another to the men who were beginning to gather around.  It was going to be a long night, so they wanted to pace themselves, keeping the anticipation level high.  Meanwhile, in other parts of the theater, an attractive black woman was going down on her husband and another gentleman seated next to her.  A second couple was also playing, but not involving anyone else. 

After a brief show, we wandered out to the booth area where the guys - predictably - followed them as they walked hand in hand, checking out the various movies.  Our friends are still fairly new to all of this, so she was reluctant to play in the booths, One of the guys told me that there were two other couples back there and that one had been in a booth for quite a while, taking care of a line of guys who were smiling as they stepped back into the hall after their turn.  We learned this while sitting in the "lounge" area as the girls continued to caress each other as we chatted amongst ourselves and with some of the other patrons.

The couple's room was as active as we have seen it in a while.  While the numbers were down, it seemed like most of the couples were playing musical chairs/partners for the first hour or so that we were in there.  Over the course of the evening most of them seemed to split their time between the couples room and the theater, so the single guys were not left out. 

On our second run to the theater, the girls finger fucked one another to a few strong orgasms as the gallery encouraged them.  As they played, a very attractive young couple came in and took the back row.  She didn't play with anyone else, but didn't seem to mind the guys watching as she went down on her guy.  We met them later in the couples room and learned that it was her very first experience in the place.  He was trying to get her to relax and do a little more, we think he was lucky to get what he got!  Let's hope they will be back.  She was a hottie.

We left shortly before closing time and noticed a guy getting a blowjob out in the parking lot.  Truly "one for the road"!

Alex and Lauren

Doc here again... Terrific report guys!  We look forward to your next installment.

Monday, September 28, 2009

New Report from Oldbeatnik: Horse Cave, KY

DC's Video
Exit 58 at I-65
(in old strip mall just past Hampton Inn)
Horse Cave, KY

Doc here with a new report from Oldbeatnik on the Horse Cave, KY scene...

Horse Cave Ky? Middle of nowhere with a bookstore and very nice clean theater. Large, well lit parking lot with lots of room for rigs. $20 for singles and couples get you into the theater and peep booths. The booths are then free. The theater has 12 clean, comfortable leather couches that seat 2 to 4 people. It is lit enough that watchers would have no problem seeing any action. Spent the weekend there, no couples and one bad transvestite. Seeing that it is in the middle of nowhere finding couples there, let alone couples that will be playing, is a very hit and miss proposition. I reccommend it because it is so nice, clean and comfortable, but again, it's in the middle of nowhere.


Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Return of Donny Digital! El Paso and Amarillo, TX Theater Profiles

Field reporter Donny Digital returns to follow up his Albuquerque theater reviews with a look at the El Paso and Amarillo adult theater scene.

Take it away Donny!

Hi Doc, it's Donny Digital again with another report, this time from El Paso. I have been to a few of the local theaters there and would like to give a report on the scene there.

Eros Theater (4828 Montana Avenue, El Paso TX)First stop is the Eros bookstore and theater. Located just east of the airport in El Paso it is outside the city limits in an industrial area. There is lots of well lit parking behind the building and feels very safe. The store itself is very clean, large and well organized. The staff is very friendly. To the right is a large arcade area that has about a dozen booths that takes dollar bills. Some of the rooms are large with bench seats that will hold more than one person at a time. All rooms are very clean and the TVs are nice and clear. There are no gloryholes but the doors do lock for privacy.

The theater is next to the arcade and has a bill taker that required $5 to get in (includes couples). Once you enter you walk down a long hallway to a open area that has 2 large restrooms. This area is where some people smoke instead of doing it in the theater. Around the corner you enter the theater which is quite a large room. There are about 30 theater type seats arranged in an arch around a large screen rear projection TV. The place is clean and dark. I have seen couples on several occasions and the guys are fairly friendly and respective to them. Since the entrance is several yards from the theater you can hear when the door opens and gives you time to button up if needed. This place is open all night and definitely a place to try out.

Fiesta Drive-In Theater (13800 East Montana, El Paso, TX)
That's right .....a drive in. This place in just a little farther east from the Eros Theater and seems out in nowhere land. The theater is an old drive in that shows old porn movies from the 70s like deep throat. The do this only on Fridays and Saturdays around 9-12 at night. It is $6 per carload and you drive in and park just like in the old days. But that is not all this place has to offer. The projection booth / concession stand has been converted into a small book store and multiple theaters. Entrance to the theater is $5 and give you access to the arcade that has about 8 booths ....some with gloryholes. You still have to put dollars to view the videos in the booths on top of the entrance fees. The arcade is not the cleanest I've seen but tolerable.

There are 3 separate theaters. The first theater is showing gay movies and is in a small room with a 45" flatscreen in the corner. There are chairs around the perimeter of the room and is lit only by the TV. The next room is twice as large with an overhead projector showing general porn on a 10ft screen. The quality is not great but is just OK. There are about 50 theater type seats and a back wall for those who like to stand. In the back of this theater is the entrance to another theater that is couples only. You must get a key from the front counter guy and requires a $20 deposit. The couples room is smaller with another 45" flatscreen mounted high in the corner. Around the perimeter are theater type seats....only about 14 of them. In front of them is a wooden padded footstool type thing that you can rest your feet on or get up on for various positions that my cum to mind. The center of the room has a pad on the floor along with a bean bag chair should you need more room. Saturday night has a good turnout for couples and can be lots of fun.

Eva Theater (1903A Texas Ave, El Paso, TX)
This place is also located in the downtown area of El Paso. I stopped there once for a bit just to check out the scene. There is a medium size book store there and has a friendly staff. The theater is very open and has just regular folding chairs that aren't very comfortable. Overhead project shines on a washout screen due to the ambient light in the room. Not much privacy due to the light so action was minimal. I was bored quickly and left shortly after. (I can't remember if there was a arcade area or not)

On to Amarillo...

This is a small town but does have 2 theaters that I know of:

Studio One (Studio One Bookstore & Video, 9000 Triangle Dr, Amarillo, TX)
This is located in the NE side of town out near the airport. It is a large metal building out in an industrial area of town. There is plenty of parking ....even 18 wheelers. There is a large selection of videos and toys in the front. There are several rooms in the back that have locking doors, couches, and TV/DVD players to watch movies. They are fairly clean and busy. To the other side of the building is the theater. It cost $8 for 12hrs in which you can re-enter. You enter a door and walk down a hallway in which there are several rooms on each side of the hallway. Some are small with no doors and a few have locking doors with couches in them. At the end of the hall is the theater which has several beat up couches. A elevated rear projection TV is showing a single movie per day. There is lot of action here and couples do show up on weekend nights. No GHs.

The Gallery (Adult Video Gallery, 316 N Osage St, Amarillo, TX)This is just off I 40 in a industrial area. It is tricky to get to but has plenty of parking and security. This place is like no other I have seen. As you walk in you enter a large bookstore area. It is clean and well lit. Staff is friendly and as in most Texas bookstores there are signs that say all devices are for novelty use only....right!!! The theater is $7 and is good for 8hrs with re-entry. Once you enter the theater you realize this is not your ordinary porn place. You first have to climb down a spiral metal staircase to get down to the main floor. Then you will see that this place was once a disco dance hall. There are 15 ft jukeboxes, lots of mirrors on the walls, a disco ball on the ceiling, and other 80s memorabilia. But in the center is a large 15 ft screen showing movies. The main floor has 2 rows of long couches....probably 8 of them in all. In the back of the room are 4 more couches that are up against the wall with partition walls between them. They offer some privacy and are great for couples to show off to an audience without them bothering you too much. This place is clean and will make most women feel comfortable in there. The popularity of this place is growing and I plan to visit there again soon.

More to cum....c-ya soon

Great job Donny!  You brought your A-game with this report, and we look forward to your next submission.


Friday, September 25, 2009

Theater Profile: CVE (Carolina Video Exchange), Gastonia, NC

CVE (Carolina Video Exchange)
2308 N Chester St
Gastonia, NC 28052-1811
(704) 867-1717

The good Doctor is starting the weekend shot out of a cannon, with an outstanding adult theater/ABS profile of CVE in Gastonia, NC (just outside of Charlotte).  This report, submitted by Alex and Lauren, takes the couple's perspective, and is refreshing in it's approach and detail. 

Without futher ado, take it away Alex and Lauren...

Good morning, Doctor,

Gastonia is a small town, just west of Charlotte, NC. Frankly, it is a spot hardly worth noting except for the fact that it has the only adult bookstore and theater action anywhere in the region. The undisputed king of adult entertainment spots in Gastonia is the Carolina Video Exchange, known better as CVE.

CVE is made up of 4 separate areas: the sales floor, the video booth area, the theater and the couples room.The sales area carries all of the usual products: sex toys, lingerie, shoes, DVDs, lotions and potions. But it is the layout, cleanliness and staff that keep couples coming into this place constantly. Many of them do not play, of course, but we have seen some who come in just to buy a movie or vibrator and wind up getting curious about the rest of the place and wandering back to the other areas. It's always fun to see a new couple taking their first steps into the lifestyle!

The video arcade is different than most. No tokens or dollar bill machines. Your entry fee gives you unlimited access to about 20 booths, each with its own movie running constantly. About half of the booths have glory holes. Again, we note that this place is clean. I don't know how they do it, but somehow they keep the cum spills, paper towels, condom wrappers, etc. off the floor and out of site. We have talked to dozens of couples who ONLY go to CVE because it is kept up and kept clean. Kudos to the management.

The theater is small - maybe 50 seats - with hardcore videos playing constantly. There is no separate couples section, but the boys will pretty well behave as long as they know what your rules are. Our only complaint with the place is the seating in the theater. Traditional "theater-style" seats make it a little difficult to get very "comfortable" but somehow the couples and ladies that want to play seem to find a way to do it. Pretty much anything goes in the theater. We have about seen it (and done it) all in there.

Finally, there is the couples' room. 6 "leather" love seats are postioned around the edges of the room with a large screen TV in the corner. We have seen as many as 13 couples in this room at once! By the way, this is couples only. Single guys can't even be invited in. Sorry.

Admission to CVE is $15. Women are free. That gives you access to the theater, video booths and couples room (if you are a couple). There is free admission to the theater and video booths for couples on Wednesdays and Sundays. Admission to the couples room is $5 on those days.

We should be able to provide some "action reports" in the future. In fact, we will probably be at CVE tonight. More info is available at

Thanks Alex and Lauren!  Hope to hear about your weekend adventures shortly, and please don't skimp on the details (you know Doctors...We need all the details before a diagnosis).


Monday, September 21, 2009

Announcing National Correspondents for Dr. Emilio's Journal of Adult Theaters

Updated 9/25/09! The Doctor Needs You!

In the one month that this blog has had a heartbeat, the response from you, the readers, has been off the charts.  Reports from readers like Donny Digital, Bob in Biloxi, OldMarineCorpsGuy, and Oldbeatnik have spiced up the good Doctor's own content to provide a national perspective on the adult theater scene.

Geographically speaking, we have a good chunk of the country covered with correspondents. I am proud to announce the following contributing reviewers:
  • Alex and Lauren, Charlotte area
  • Robin, from all over the country
  • Donny Digital in the Albuquerque area
  • Bob in Biloxi covering, well, Biloxi
  • OldMarineCorpsGuys covering Arizona and Southern California
  • Oldbeatnik travels nationally, and will be submitting reports accordingly
  • Brent (from BrentsTheaterTails) covers Portland, OR.
  • My practice is looking for reviewers from the Northeast, the South (Texas, OK, LA), Denver, Canada, and from Florida.  Any reviews are welcome, and I will work with each one of you to help edit and customize your words.

Thank you for making The Journal of Adult Theaters a growing success!


Sunday, September 20, 2009

Field Report: The Colony Theater, East St. Louis, IL - 9/18 and 9/19/09

Colony Theater and Cocktails
4500 Forest Blvd.
East St. Louis, IL  62204

It has been a busy day at the office of the good Doctor.  We are coming to the one-month anniversary of "Dr. Emilio Lizardo's Journal of Adult Theaters" at Blogspot, and frankly, the reponse has been beyond my expectations.  Page views are off the chart, and feedback from you, the good people, has been terrific.  Give yourself a nice round of applause!

This report from our newest contributing reporter, Oldbeatnik, has everything a great field report should have: Hard data, insightful annecdotal information, and a colorful writing style.

So, I present to you, Oldbeatnik's field report on The Colony in East St. Louis:

"No Matter Where You Go, There You Are" Buckeroo Banzai

Went to the Colony this weekend Sep 18/19. Fri night dead, Sat night 15 couples or so. The Colony is basically an on site swing club that happens to show adult films. Not the cleanest of places and pricey as theaters go, but reasonable if you look at it as a swing club that allows single men in. $30 for the bar/lounge, $10 for the theaters only. $40 for couples. Price includes 3 free drinks for singles, 4 for couples. Bar/lounge has tables and chairs, booths and stools at the bar, pool table and dart board. A couples only area with dance floor and tables sits in the back. Couples are given a key that unlocks the door to both the couples only area and couples only theater. There are two other theaters for singles and couples who want to play with the men. The key has a deposit of $5 you get back when you return it. It is open Wed thru Sat., with Sat being the best time to hook up with couples, and they have parties now and again. The parties cost $60 with free drinks for the night. The place is very friendly and most of the couples seem to know each other, just like a swing club. There are regulars, one woman told me she and her hubby come there twice a month, but they just play with other couples.

In the bar area I watched a woman dance for her man while flashing her panties at him. In the booth area I watched a woman give a blow job to one of the single men. She and her man later went into one of the singles theaters and while she was sucking him off I politely asked if I could touch her, he nodded yes and I spread her nylon clad legs apart, moved her short skirt out of the way, and finger fucked her. Other men gathered around, played with her tits, then one pushy guy pulled my fingers out of her and inserted his cock. Wasn't sure if I should have been mad or not. But she did enjoy the fuck.

I went back to the bar for awhile then returned to the single theater and saw a different woman just finish sucking off a man who came all over her tits. I sat in front of her and finger fucked her too, while she sucked off two other men and then was fucked by a man she really enjoyed. She complemented him when he came and thanked him for the fuck.

A woman I had been talking to in the bar was kind enough to take me into the couples only area and I watched a beautiful blonde suck off her man. I later met them and went with them into the couples only theater. It is filled with couches not in the best of shape, but they are comfortable. It is well lit because the action is in the theater, not on the screen. I finger fucked her while we watched another woman being fucked.

All in all it was a great night. I highly recommend the Colony as a place to go for both couples and singles. Again, it is not the cleanest of places, but how many theaters have a bar and lounge? Be polite and courteous, it will take you a long way.

I think Oldbeatnik deserves a standing O.  We will be hearing more from him (details in the next update).

Thank you!

Field Report: Gulf Coast Adult Theater, Biloxi, MS on 9/11 & 9/12/09

Gulf Coast Adult Theater
222 Iberville Drive,
Biloxi, MS

The good Doctor opened up his e-mail this morning to find  that Bob from Biloxi has submitted his second field report on the Gulf Coast Adult Theater in Biloxi.  Looks like I need to schedule a medical conference in Mississipi soon!

Here's Bob's report:

Last weekend (9/11 and 9/12/09), 7 couples, 6 playing, 2 among their selves, the other four playing in general theater, one lady was nude, the others just hiking the skirts up and getting down to business. Lots of sucking. Great night. The adult book store down the street was also rocking with couples in and out all night.

Bob also followed up that the theater has a capacity of 50-60 seats... Not bad!

Nice report Bob!  Now we need to find the next "Bob" out there... If you have a report, short or as long as you like, please e-mail the good Doctor at

Thursday, September 17, 2009

A Call for More Info: Midtown Adult Superstore & Theater, Tulsa, OK

New Midtown Adult Superstore & Theater
319 E. 3d St.
Tulsa OK. 74120
Open 24/7
(918) 584-3112

The good Doctor needs your help.  My research team recommended a visit to the New Midtown Superstore and Theater.  This place is large, and located right in the downtown section of Tulsa. 

I have only come across a few reviews on this place, and they are over a year old.  The reviews claim that there is an active couples scene at the Midtown. Since "this thing of our's" is focused on just that, we need information.

Please send any reviews direct to the good Doctor at  I will happily post your observations if you wish, and give credit where credit is due.

Thank you.


Saturday, September 5, 2009

Field Report: Gulf Coast Adult Theater, Biloxi, MS

The good Doctor recieved this report this morning from Bob in Biloxi, MS while I was out on rounds.  I think you will like what he has to say about Gulf Coast Adult Theater (AKA "Adult Theater").  Take it away, Bob:


There is a rockin theater located at 222 Iberville St, Biloxi, Ms, its called Gulf Coast Theater. Couples are admitted free on Friday and Saturday nights. Usually 6 or 7 show up, but as many as 15 couples have been there on one night.

Last weekend a blonde lady came in, took off all her clothes, pulled out a vibrator sat down and started playing with her pussy. Quickly a crowd of men formed watching her show. She had placed both feet on the seatbacks of row in front of her for better viewing and giving the bright steel vibe access to her shaved pussy. She then proclaimed she would take on the whole theater two at a time and not to get too pushy or she would leave and not come back. Guys with there cocks out started to approach her on either side of her face, pushing their cocks into her face, she started sucking on one and told the other to wait his turn. One guy started licking her pussy and she in turn gave the him the vibrator and told him to go slow at first. While he was plowing pussy and licking clit, she resumed blowing the guy by her face. Soon she stopped, and told the guy she was blowing to fuck her. she told the guy licking her to use the vibe on her clit while she was getting fucked. She then started blowing another guy while taking it from behind. She was very vocal and very plain in her commands, you could tell she was in total control of the situation. One guy tried to cut in and she told him flat out, she would leave and he would not get anything if he didn't back the fuck up. He did, and she went back to being pleasured by the other two. This repeated itself at least 10 times, during the night, which means she did at least 20 guys. Then a couple showed up and watched her for awhile, when she saw the couple, she told the woman she would lick her if she wanted a tongue that night. The woman nodded to her, and the blonde dove in licking the pussy of the other lady. While she had her ass in the air, some guy moved in behind her and started to fuck her. Later I found out, it was her husband. He came in the theater after she got there and was watching her perform from a couple of aisles away. Later that night three more couples showed and all but one played. Pretty good night. Remember, give the lady's some space and don't be pushy or otherwise an asshole, and you may get your dick wet !

Dr.'s Note: Terrific job, Bob!  I hope your reports come in often, and are just as hot as this one. 
Between Donny Digital's report on Albuquerque, and now Bob's on Biloxi, the bar has been raised on reader reports.  Who's next out there?

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Tampa Advisory

Please see the "Tampa Situation, Part 1 - Update" below.

Field Report: Albuquerque, NM

Albuquerque NM
Submitted 8/22/09

This is the first published adult theater field report from one of our readers, Donny Digital.  Nice work Donny!

98th St. Bookstore.
It is located on 98th just south of I-40 across the street from the Flying J truck stop. It is probably the cleanest place in town. There are about 15 arcade booths that use dollars, some have seats. some don't. There are some that are big enough for 2 and the back row has several glory holes. The theater is open all night and cost $6 per person (including women) and they allow 3 re-entries. The theater is large and sometimes is way too cold. There are 4 metal bench seats with footrests. They are not very comfortable and hurt after awhile. There is a back wall that guys like to stand there and watch the action or do their own thing back there. The TV is an old rear projector type that is missing blue colors and needs replacement desperately. It is still somewhat clear and watchable though. Sometimes there are smokers but the room is well ventilated. There are couples that go there but not very many and is hit or miss. Fri and Sat are best. Management is fairly cool as long as you don't loiter. ID is required to get in the building.

Pussycat Theater
It is located on Central between San Mateo and Wyoming. It is next to the Circle K store. There are about 20 small arcade booths that take dollar bills. No glory holes. The seats are padded and the place is fairly clean. There are also a dozen larger lounge rooms that have leather love seats in them along with 50" widescreen TVs. They are not the cleanest but overall ok. These rooms take $5 and larger bills and they only allow 1 person per room. (unless you can sneak in without getting caught. The theater is $8 per person or couple but you cannot re-enter if you leave. They have 5 different movies rotating throughout the day. The theater holds 50 people and has movie theater type chairs. They are fairly comfortable and have plenty of leg room. The back row is fairly dark and has the most action. There is a restroom available in the hallway but its not the cleanest. The TV is a front projector on a 10 ft. decent screen. There are some smokers in the theater but most go out into the hallway. Weekdays are mostly older guys but the weekend nights do get couples in there. Unfortunately when a couple does come in there are so many weirdo's the flock to them that they get scared and leave. This is not always true but it happens way to often.

Viewpoint Theater
It is located on Central near Louisiana. It is next to the Sonic Burger place. This is a small place that has about a dozen arcade rooms. They take dollar bills and most have glory holes. The booths are small and somewhat dirty. The management is cool as long as you keep money in the slot. There is also a small theater that has a nice rear screen TV showing 1 movie per day. It cost is now $6 (was $5) to get in and the allow re-entry. I think they are open all night. Day crowd is mostly old guys and couples are rare. They also have metal bench seats that hold about 18 but get uncomfortable after awhile. Most do not smoke in there, they go outside. They were going to build another theater for gay movies but the plan has been put on hold.

Rio Bravo Bookstore
It is located on Rio Bravo just west of I-25 about a mile on the north side. It is in a dark mini-mall building and can be easily missed. It is the dingiest place in town and looks like its from the 70's. There are about 8 arcades that take tokens and a few have glory holes. There are also a row of booths that are for viewing dancers. I am not sure the type of girls they have so I cannot comment. They also have a large theater that cost $7.50 person /couple. The theater has a overhead front projector shining on a large hanging screen. The quality is ok but could be better. The have about 32 theater type seats that are comfortable but need to be bolted to the floor. The say they are in the process of remodeling so changes are in the works. The manager seems cool. I think there are no smoking signs in there but not sure. Couples do go there but its hit or miss. Haven't figured out if there are any regulars yet. They show 3 movies per day. Re-entry is allowed.

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Thank you for reading!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Tampa Situation, Part 1 - UPDATED 9/2/09

UPDATED: 9/2/09
There was yet another raid at Fantasyland in Tampa on Friday 8/28/09.  The good Dr. recommends highly that you stay away from Tampa adult theaters until further notice. 

This is the first part of an ongoing series on the adult theater scene in Tampa, FL.  For many many years, this was Shangri-La for fans of adult theaters.  There was variety, there was a constant stream of hot couples patronizing the theaters, and there was convenience. 
For the unitiated, the "Big 4" adult theaters in Tampa are all located in the Drew Park area of the city.  This area is located by the Tampa airport, and also close to Raymond James Stadium (home of the Tampa Bay Bucs) off of  Dale Mabry Drive.    Each theater is within a 2-3 minute drive of each other, which was another factor in Tampa's reputation as an adult theater "mecca".

The Big 4:
The Playhouse
Thee Love Shack
Grady Avenue Adult Theater
(more details on the theaters in future articles)
Then a funny thing happened...The city of Tampa allocated a portion of their city budget to code enforcement of adult businesses in the spring of 2008.  I will not get into the details of the various incidents, but they are out there for your reading pleasure.
In recent days, I have asked a few people with knowledge of the current situation in Tampa for their take on the situation.  The Playhouse and Fantasyland are considered a risky propositions right now.  Thee Love Shack and Grady Avenue are considered low risk currently, but keep your eyes open.  Your mileage my vary.

In Part 2, reader feedback, a couple's perspective, and updated recommendations for Tampa.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Dr. Will Be Right With You...

Welcome to my contribution to the world of adult XXX theaters.  I am Dr. Emilio Lizardo, your host.

The goal of this blog is to feature, review, report, and reminisce on our visits to these dens of carnal knowledge.  If you would like to contribute an article to this site, please e-mail me at:

Now let's get started!