Front Door Adult Theatre

5832 Atlantic Avenue,
Long Beach, CA 90805

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Previous Names: R & X Mini-Cinema, Atlantic Mini-Cinema, Backdoor Cinema, Atlantic Mini-Cinema Theatre Club

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Front Door Adult Theatre

Opened as the R & X Mini-Cinema in 1973 screening R Rate & X Rated movies. Later in 1973 it became the Atlantic Mini-Cinema screening family movies. On September 14, 1973 it went back to X-Rated features as the Backdoor Cinema. It went thru a couple more name changes screning adult movies until it became the Front Door Adult Theatre, was one of the few remaining adult theatres in Southern California. It was located a few doors down from the old Atlantic Theatre.

Closed in December 2006.

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Recent comments (view all 52 comments)

socalifdad69 on February 13, 2010 at 11:19 pm

if there are any other theaters in long beach that allow what the FDT did..let me know…and DanSmith you have a good idea there to…Loveitall…i would like to chat and possibly hook up with you 2

socalifdad69 on February 15, 2010 at 12:55 am

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kencmcintyre on May 5, 2010 at 2:40 pm

The Front Door’s neighboring Atlantic Theater is not long for this world, apparently.

sdchickidee on May 19, 2010 at 2:00 am

are there places like this for women too?

Ginger69 on November 8, 2011 at 6:51 am

I really miss the Front Door as well. As a female, I felt comfortable going there by myself because the staff was cool. I never was bothered by any of the customers, everyone was there just to have a good time!

whilddingo on November 12, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Yes if anyone knows of another theater please tell me. Damn these things used to be sooo fun.

poopycat1 on May 5, 2013 at 7:33 pm

good movies but the bathroom always smelled like bad urine,,i turned to my left 8guys jerking to each other disgusting and i was drunk

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monroe jones on October 12, 2013 at 8:49 am

I love how I went here as a teen and they never carded me. WOW the memories on January 5, 2017 at 9:29 am

I enjoyed going to the Front Door a lot, finding the people there friendly, welcome to being with others, not demanding. I miss it a lot!

dallasmovietheaters on April 25, 2020 at 10:30 am

The R & X Mini-Cinema launched with R and X rated films in 1973. It was rebranded later that year as the Atlantic Mini Cinema celebrating its re-grand opening with a double-feature of Charlotte’s Web" and “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” The mini cinema was a sub-run, discount 99 cent and 49 cent (kids) that stumbled out of the gate.

On September 14, 1973 it became The Backdoor Cinema with double-features of X-Rated films. It switched back to the Atlantic Mini-Cinema with live shows added to the X-rated film content. On January 14, 1974, its policy changed under the name of the Atlantic Mini-Cinema Theatre Club. Under new operators, it rebranded as the Front Door Adult Theatre featuring three hours of adult film content. The theatre found its audience and became a mainstay.

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