Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Good Doctor's Spotlight Adult Theater: Olmos Theatre in San Antonio, TX

The newest Spotlight Adult Theater here at the Journal is the long closed Olmos Theatre in San Antonio, TX.   The reason I have chosen this theater is that a) There is a nice photographic record of it's days as an XXX house, b) The building is still standing, and c) How the theater has been re-purposed.

The Stats (from Cinema Treasures)
Style: Stream Moderne
Seating: 700
Screen: Single
Address: 4205 San Pedro Avenue, San Antonio TX
Status: Closed 1987
Date of top photo: 1984

The Story (courtesy of a poster on Cinema Treasures)
The Olmos Theatre auditorium was long and narrow. It had a large screen with a gold curtain. The walls were adorned with floral patterned artwork. It had no balcony.

When I was a kid in the late 50s and early 60s, it seemed that every time I went to see a Disney picture it played at the Olmos. It was the flagship of the Santikos Theatre chain that once owned and operated the vast majority of San Antonio theatres. Unfortunately the Olmos spent it’s last days as an X rated movie theatre in the mid 80s.

The San Antonio College of Dental and Medical Assistants now holds class in the old Olmos building.

The Photos (Note: Click on the images to enlarge)

Olmos Theatre - 1984

San Antonio College of Dental and Medical Assistants - 2011

Olmos Theatre Poster Showcase

Olmos Theatre Snack Bar
(check out the Sprite Sign and it's message at the bottom!)

I hope you have enjoyed this latest edition of The Good Doctor's Spotlight Adult Theater.  Do you have a suggestion for the next Spotlight Adult Theater?  Please e-mail me at with the theater, and if you happen to have any stories about the theater, or a photo or two, even better!


A Few Minutes With Dr. Emilio: Catch-Up Edition

When we last left the Good Doctor, a familiar voice in his ear told him that "This is the mighty W.O.O.D., the musical voice of Lumberton. At the sound of the falling tree, it's 9:30. There's a whole lotta wood waitin' out there, so let's get goin'. "

Good day to you, and to all the ships at sea... This is a special catch-up edition of "A Few Minutes With Dr. Emilio".  With all the technical issues behind us now, I can make an attempt to get you caught up on all the news from this thing of ours.  The format will remain the same... A lead story, several adult theater-related news nuggets, an opinion or two, and lastly a photo of The Good Doctor in a public place.

Let's get started, shall we?

Tampa: Still A Little Hot In the Kitchen

One of The Good Doctor's oldest friends in this thing of ours (from my original stomping grounds in Upstate NY) e-mailed me to give me a couple of quick updates regarding Tampa, since he was just down there.

The recent LE activity at Fantasyland and Fantasyland 2 is still putting a damper on couples visiting these establishments.  Couples are frequenting the area swing clubs instead of rolling the dice at the theaters in Drew Park.  Bottom line: Be careful in Tampa.  The Good Doctor (along with ace Florida reporter Enzyte Bob) are on the case, and will advise you when things change (hopefully for the better).

The other note of interest was that my same friend was at the nude beach near Haulover, FL, and he struck up a conversation with another fellow who frequents both Tampa and Portland's adult theaters. In my good friend's words:

"He says to me "Psssstt!!... you gotta try this new website/blog that has all info of porno theaters all over the USA.... and proceeds to give me the address from your Dr Lizardo is too bloody least within our perverted world!"

It's rewarding that The Good Doctor's hard work here at The Journal is getting more well known, day by day.  Even at nude beaches in Florida!

  • The Good Doctor is in need of your reports in a big way!  Right now is the busiest season in this thing of ours, but reports have slowed to a trickle.  The time now is to step up and be counted among The Journal's ranks of field reporters.  I'm not looking for "War and Peace". 2-3 Paragraphs of a recent adult theater visit, or maybe a memory of an outstanding adult theater visit from days gone by.  Just e-mail me direct HERE and let's get started!  Thanks.
  • The action has been strong and steady at 15th Avenue Adult Books and Theater in Melrose Park, IL (just outside of Chicago). A recent visit by The Good Doctor on the Saturday during Memorial Day weekend saw 11 couples at 15th Avenue!  I am working on a report of that evening's festivities, so look for it soon.  If you find yourself visiting Chicago this summer, this is a must visit for you.
  • Thanks to the many of you that have responded to my request for information on still open classic old adult theaters.  I will be getting back to you all shortly with my thanks, and I have an article in the works with your comments acting as the framework.
  • Make sure you visit my good friend Major Voyeur's excellent blog HERE. He covers the St. Louis adult theater scene (which is still very viable) like a blanket.  He will give you updates on Missouri's draconian adult business restrictions that have affected places like Pure Pleasure's hours of operation (now closing at midnight).  The good news is that the Hustler theater across the river in Washington Park, IL has expanded their hours to capture the night owls in this thing of ours. I personally have had excellent luck at the Hustler theater. 
  • Summit News in Warren, OH has been going great guns lately... If you find yourself in Northeastern Ohio, you really need to check this place out.
  • The Good Doctor has added a new feature to the sidebar: The Top 10 Most Popular Reports on The Journal. Just click the title, and The Journal will send you to that report.
  • One more shout out to a friend of The Journal of Adult Theaters: Velvet Skye. Make sure you follow her on Twitter @VelvetSkye and tell her The Good Doctor sent you.
  • Coming soon to The Journal: An update from Tom Austin, a report from Brent in Portland on the recent visit to The Paris Theater by Voodoo Girl, and much more.  Stay tuned.
Have a great week (and weekend) everyone from the hardworking stiff staff (Ok, me) here at The Journal, your one-stop-shop for this thing of ours.