April 24, 2012 at pm This Adult Depot is laid back. Machines take money for like 2-3 minutes of watching. The booths have doors and lights to show occupied booths.There was a framed poster on the wall: As I descended to the lobby, the smell of cleaning fluid wafted up.Downstairs, a well-groomed Latino man sat behind a ticket window where signs advertised “films from unknown studios/filmmakers” and hours of 8 p.m. No words were spoken; no words are needed in a place like this.Since its halcyon days, in other words, the black door has hidden queers and iconoclasts, letting them do whatever they want, street-level society be damned.These days, the theater is owned by Nicolas Nicolaou, who also owns Cinema Village on East 12th Street, the Alpine Cinema in Bay Ridge and Cinemart Cinemas in Forest Hills.I did a circuit, sticking my head in a small locker room and nodding to the older man from the Citi Bikes.
YORBA LINDA – A rumor on social media led the City Council this week to put a short-term ban on allowing adult-oriented businesses in Savi Ranch.As I pushed through the turnstile to exit the theater, the man at the box office banged on his glass window.“Next time,” he said gruffly, “exit through the back door.” How clandestine!By the 1970s, the subterranean rooms were absorbing glam rock and avant garde punk, including sounds by The Stilettos, featuring an up-and-coming Debbie Harry.
Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones even took a turn at the theater in 1990, launching a music club that seems to have lasted a red hot second.
One man began to trail me, so I slipped into the cinema and sat down to watch Ms.