Perhaps one of the most disreputable establishments of the “Adult Cinema” variety in its very short day, the Paree Adult Cinema and Live Show opened in November, , on 7th Avenue between W 49th Street and W 50th Street on the site where NY theatre impresario Earl Carroll had built two eponymous showplaces that operated during the ’s and ’s (the second of which was a stunning 2, . Jun 29, · Jun 29, · Adult theaters and sex shops then took over while the neighborhood became an open market for prostitution and drugs. By , Times Square was one of the most dangerous areas of the city, with over 2, crimes committed every year in a one-block radius. We look at this Times Square of yesteryear, where chaos and seediness reigned supreme.
In March it became one on New York’s most popular adult all male film theatres, renamed Adonis Theatre, which operated successfully until it was closed in , and business transferred to the Cameo Art Cinema on 8th Avenue at W. 44th Street (later the Playpen Theatre). The Adonis Theatre was demolished in Contributed by RobertR. The Venus Theater was the last of three adult mini-cinemas to be opened by Chelly Wilson on the eastern block front of 8th Avenue between W. 45th Street and W. 46th Street. The first two were the Capri Theater and Eros Theater, just a few doors from each other and opened in