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I saw “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” and “Risky Business” at the Granada, I was about 14 or 15 at the time. I remember the lobby being fairly small and the walls lined with arcade games like Pac Man and pinball machines. When I saw “Fast Times”, there were a few kids rollerskating up and down the isles in the cinema itself, nobody stopped them! It was all kids for customers and the place showed it. There was bubble gum stuck to things, sticky floors and someone did something to some of the toilet seats in the ladies room, the seats would not stay down, as soon as you put the seat down it sprang right back up again.
In regards the the Kings Plaza in West Peabody, was that the drive-in that played X rated films? I have heard stories about a drive-in that showed X films from some of the people at my job (non-theater/movies) but I can’t remember the name. Currently I’m on a lay-off (go back 3/1) and will ask about it then.