A “Weird” Kind of Joy – San Antonio’s Joy Adult Theater Memories 1968-1970
As you can tell, I’m seriously taking it easy tonight after all of that research and looking (and more looking!!!), so right now it’s time to go through the back pages of the Main Street Sinema History somewhere in the Late 60’s, setting the time machine for the Joy Theater in San Antonio, TX. Opening in 1940, it had varied between live shows, Burlesque, and Adult movies (and a few mainstream shows, too!) while sometimes hosting Spanish shows as well. During it’s Adult Days, it played a number of films that are connected to fans of Something Weird Video, the reason why I’m featuring it here.
1-24-69 – Lucky Pierre is by HG Lewis and David F. Friedman. Rent-a-Girl you should check out if you have not already!
1-31-69 – Violated Love was I think made in Argentina. Girls Come Too was Produced by Leroy Griffith in Florida and was another ground-breaker for full nudity in Adult films.
2-13-69 – The Raw Ones was the breakthrough film when it came to showing “Pickles” in Nudie films. Apparently, Sylvia’s Girls was a popular programmer for years.