We Have What You Want – Albuquerque’s Adult Theaters 1971-1977
The art for Albuquerque’s Adult theaters through the 70’s was so in the raw no matter how XXX or R the movies were that it sometimes resembled a Punk show. Empathizing on the nature of many of the films who’s subject matter was risky to do even back then, many of these ads seriously said that these places were clearly not for the sensitive. I can imagine some of these places hosting a parking lot, mobile phone store, or carry out today.
In the Mini Vue’s case, it’s now the Two Fools Tavern.
6-10-77 – This is now a Pussycat Video. Still in business.
4-28-72 – Still wondering about what this is – an Ape Suit flick? This ad is seriously one that made my jaw drop upon first seeing it and still gives me a smile for it’s Junior High level art…actually brings back to mind a couple of my long lost attempts at drawing!
5-26-72 – No matter where the film was made, either in Europe or some hotel down the street, the word “Import” made sure that it went a little more than usual. Once one used that word as an excuse, it usually worked.
1-1-71 – A number of areas in the West and Southwest had a Mini Vue
5-4-73 – The 66’s Playboy Late Show was an example of what some DIs would do through the Early-Mid 70’s by programming two different shows, one for the Adults.
While this is seriously not from Girl in a Box, this is an example of how hot Rene was back in the day!
12-30-77 – Lower right hand corner announces another showing of the rare (and still lost) the Mermaid with Rene Bond.
6-2-72 – Although I like Submission, I wonder how people must have felt disappointed back then as it was a 1969 Roughie made before the days of Mona. Still, it had Jennifer Wells, which was enough for some.