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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Film Porn Theater to Open on SW 3rd?

Posted by Amy J. Ruiz on Thu, Mar 29 at 4:19 PM

Know that little red-marqueed theater next to Voodoo Doughnut on SW 3rd, just a few doors down from Burnside? According to neighborhood blogger Larry Norton, rumor has it the space is set to become a porn theater (and he’s not happy about the idea):

The rumor is that the Paris Theater is to become a porn movie theater - not like Cindy’s but the ‘trench coat’ type. Our part of town does not benefit from this type of business. While there are certain rights to operate most any business, zoning laws could exclude certain businesses…

Is this the best use or in anyway beneficial to the neighborhood?

Well, if they show porn that goes well with doughnuts… (Speaking of! Voodoo’s “Annual Cockfest” was last night, I hear. Was last year’s record of five broken?)

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Comments

That was already a porn theater a long time ago, as far back as the seventies. As was the Aladdin. I can't remember which theater, maybe it was both, but "Deep Throat" played forever.

The play, a comedy, "Angry Housewives" was poroduced there for quite a while, before it bacame what it is today.

A porno theater wouldn't just be a step back into the past, it wouldn't bring much life to the neighbrohood.

Oh no! Where will all the high-school kids playing in shitty metal bands play shows now?

That was already a porn theater a long time ago, as far back as the seventies. As was the Aladdin. I can't remember which theater, maybe it was both, but "Deep Throat" played forever.

The play, a comedy, "Angry Housewives" was poroduced there for quite a while, before it bacame the venue it is today.

A porno theater wouldn't just be a step back into a blighted past, it also would cut down on the street life in that part of town.

Sorry about the double post...and you'd think I could spell "produced" right in at least one of 'em.

And, hey, even "shitty metal bands" need a place to play!

Between the internet and video and DVD rentals, how the heck does a porn movie theater make a profit these days?

Weren't you at that Defiance show at the Paris back in '95, Amy? You look familiar.

damn. I was just celebrating the 'for sale' sign on the adult bookstore next to the entrance to china town, too.

i live near a porn theater on division (the jefferson?), and i've seen maybe one embarrassed, karl-rove-looking dude go in there in two years. i gave him the benefit of the doubt that he was a the owner or janitor. other than that it's ugly, it doesn't affect the neighborhood.

The Jefferson is downtown.
It's the Oregon Theater that's on Division, and it's always seemed to keep to itself.

So some corporate theater can run 2fast2crap or some war movie that depicts horrible deaths and "righteous murder" that's A-OK but somebody wants to watch sex in a public setting and OH GOD! Break out the torches. Get a grip...

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