Now, there's only one theater left in town that's still playing it and it's the smallest, most uncomfortable theater around: The Roxy. I've never been to a porn theater, but I imagine they look and smell just like the Roxy. I actually saw something pornographic there once now that I think about it. It was a collection of erotic shorts made in the 20s and 30s (some of them quite shocking). I also saw some films by the Brothers Quay there for the first time ever. Back before they used human actors, when it was all stop motion animation.
That's actually a bit of a bizarre story because I was there with a girl (she was the Quay expert and I the one being indoctrinated), but just before the lights dimmed I became aware of someone's breathing somewhere behind me and I became convinced that I knew whose breathing it was. I swore it was the girlfriend that I had just broken up with like a month before. I knew I was probably just being mental, but I had to know for sure. So, I turned around and sure enough, there she was, eight rows back staring daggers at me and the girl sitting next to me. It was the damnedest thing.
Also, now that I think about it, the first girl I ever kissed (or was kissed by) was named Roxy. How weird.
So, I guess I'm going to see "Grindhouse" at the Roxy tomorrow.