Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Flash Report! Pat Wilson Hits Amarillo Texas and it's Two Adult Theaters: Studio 1 & Adult Video Gallery

Doc here, a man who some say doesn't blend in well in Texas. Paesans are rare in the Lone Star State, and in some cases, are well regarded trophies. 

For example, my second cousin on my Mom's side, Paulie (not Aunt Alessia's Paulie, but Aunt Viola's Paulie) disappeared somewhere around Nacogdoches in the mid-90's. I kid you not. 

In any case, a good friend of The Journal has returned, and has submitted an outstanding Flash Report from Amarillo, TX. Pat Wilson has been in the scene for many, many years, and his knowledge base in this thing of ours is beyond reproach. His recent trip to Amarillo's two adult theaters is the subject of this report, and is a great follow-up to a report I published in September of 2009 from one of the original signers of the Lizardo Declaration, Donny Digital (read that report HERE). 

In any case, please welcome back to The Good Doctor's Journal, Mr. Pat Wilson. 



Just wanted to touch base with you again, and to let you know that I recently spent an evening in Amarillo, Texas, and had the opportunity to patronize the two theaters there on a Friday evening.
Studio 1
Amarillo, TX
It took me a while to find Studio 1, because the address is 9000 Triangle Drive, not 900, as listed in the database (ed. note: Corrected. Thks.)  Turns out it is on the east side of town, outside the 335 loop in an industrial zone. There is parking for about 25 cars outside the building.

Studio One is principally a large adult bookstore with lots of DVDs and toys for sale, along with an area of private arcade rooms. The theater costs $10 to enter, for which you get 8 hours of admission with in-and-out privileges. Couples -- that's men and women, not the Supreme Court version -- are free on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, but it's unlikely that too many people take advantage of this offer because the place, in my opinion, is not very couples-comfortable.

To get to the theater, you have to navigate down a long dark hall passing several small private rooms, each containing a small TV and a non-upholstered couch. Single men wait in those rooms and jump out at people walking towards the theater. A little scary! The theater itself has about six 2-person upholstered couches, and about 8 or 10 single chairs. There are 3 flat screen TVs, the biggest one being about 42 inches, that show different movies. It seems that the place is principally a meeting location for male homosexuals; at least that was the conclusion that I arrived at during my visit.

Adult Video Gallery
Amarillo, TX
The other theater is the Adult Video Gallery, whose address is 316 North Osage, but the entrance is actually one block east on Birmingham Street. The theater is also in an industrial area, but close to downtown. A tall wooden fence encircles the large parking to provide some additional security.

This theater is also a large adult products store, again with DVDs, toys, and arcades. Admission to the theater is less expensive -- $7, I think, for 8 in-and-out hours -- and couples are free at all times. The theater is located in a downstairs room, and to get to it requires you to navigate a narrow spiral staircase. This is a challenging and harrowing exercise even when there is illumination, which there normally isn't, and at least to me, seems like a liability lawsuit waiting to occur.

But once downstairs, it's a lovely place, with a single very large high-quality screen, six 3-person upholstered couches, and another 4 or 5 two-person non-upholstered couches along the back. The decor is unbelievable, and suggests that the room was likely a disco or dance hall in earlier times. The ceiling is covered with ornate metal sculptures, and there is a giant sized replica of a Wurlitzer jukebox in one of the corners to the right of the screen.

When I was there, a couple came in and sat on one of the back couches to do a little playing. The patrons in the upholstered couches in front of them peeked back at them occasionally, but did not disturb their experience. What a difference from the Lido!

I don't know if you have a private line to the management of this place, but it has serious potential as a couples venue. They need to shampoo the upholstery and make the staircase (a lot) safer, but if they were able to do that, and then schedule some couples-only time -- much like the great Cinema X did in Tampa for so many years -- this place could easily become a weekly hopping sex party venue.

Anyway, I hope some of your readers find this informative. I'm still looking for an uninhibited female companion to accompany me to the Lido on weekends, so if anyone can help me in this quest, please send me an e-mail at wilsonpat@yahoo.com.

Stay well, and I hope that we finally get the chance to meet sometime during our mutual travels.