X 1 & 2 Theatres
5959 Hollywood Boulevard,
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Architects: A.B. Sedgley
Previous Names: Hawaiian Gardens Theatre, Adam & Eve Theatres, X Theatre
Built in 1937 and designed by architect A.B. Sedgley as a market building. It was later converted into the Hawaiian Gardens Theatre. On July 31, 1970 it was twinned and renamed Adam & Eve Theatres, playing adult themed movies for men in the Adam screen and for females in the Eve screen. Taken over by porno filmmaker Carlos Tobalino it reopened as the X Theatre on November 11, 1974, to showcase adult films. The opening movie was the world premiere presentation of “Sexual Ecstasy of the Macumba” starring John Fox with Linda Lovelace & Marilyn Chambers. It varied its programs at times, running XXX in one side and Hollywood double bills on the other. The X 1 & 2 Theatres was closed in 1992. The building was then mainly used for storage. The auditorium was demolished in August 2016 and the façade was demolished in March 2017.
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