201 W. 46th Street,
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Previous Names: Kings Cinema, New Paris Cinema, Pussycat Cinema, Pussycat Theatre, Gaiety Male Burlesk
This was one of several gay male adult theatres in the Times Square area and it operated from at least the mid-1970’s until finally closing in March 2005, and was demolished in 2007.
It was formerly known as the Orpheum Dance Palace and had a prime location on the second floor of a building on the northwest corner of Broadway and W. 46th Street, across the street from the former Gaiety/Victoria/Embassy 5 Theatre. (The first floor was occupied by Childs restaurant, later Howard Johnson’s diner which had its entrance on Broadway facing Times Square). It became the Kings Cinema, New Paris Cinema, Pussycat Cinema, Pussycat Theatre, presenting ‘straight’ adult fare before going gay.
The main entrance was on W. 46th Street up a flight of stairs beside the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. I recall going to see movies there in 1976 and during the break in the films, the ‘stars’ of the movie came on stage to meet their ‘fans’.
Advertised as the Gaiety Male Burlesk-‘The Only One in Town’.
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