This theater and strip mall was constructed around 1972. It was NOT x-rated for the first 6 years. I lived across the street at the time it was built. I remember some of the movies that were shown, seeing the titles on the marquees. Midnight Cowboy, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (which my dad went and saw a hundred times!) Smokey and the Bandit ran for 77 weeks there !
I got a job there in 1977, saw Smokey about 85 times, along with Heroes with Henry Winkler. I worked there for a little over a year, then it was bought out by the outfit that transformed it into an x-rated theater. They let all of us kids go. had their own crew. We wouldn't have wanted to work there anyway, after that! Definitely loved working there at the time. All the free popcorn and pop -- it was great !.