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Adonis Theater
2026 Sansom
Philadelphia, Pa

Two small rooms with large TV screens. Theater showing gay porn. Adonis is on Sansom between 20th and 21st across the street from the Roxy theater. The Roxy is not a porno theater but an art house theater.

Adult Gifts
Route 309 South
Colmar, PA

Just has a sign that says Adult Gifts outside. Real nondescript, tan or beige place. Bookstore with arcade. Several booths have windows between them. Many of their booths are large enough for two.

Located on Route 309 north of Route 202 and south of the Wal-Mart. Next to a muffler shop on the South bound side of Route 309.

Colmar is in Montgomery county, PA. on Route 309 north of the Montgomeryville Mall. Situated north of the Colmar Railroad Station.

Take Route 309 north past Montgomeryville to Colmar. The ABS is on the left before the light at County Line Road and 309 directly across from Burger King and Amoco Station. It is between a car repair shop and Harleysville National Bank.

Adult World
1236 Arch Philadelphia, Pa

Bookstore with arcade.

Adult World
Routes 202 and 309
309 and Upper State Road, at the Mall
Montgomeryville & Quakertown

Description needed, anyone???

Airport ABS
Route 291 North
Lester, Pa

Located about 1 mile south of the Airport, the road is divided there its on the north bound side. Closed on Sundays.

Art Holiday Theatre
4204 Kensington Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19124

A big well lit theater with sex going on everywhere. Gay's, couples, CD, fucking and sucking. Closes early, go in the evenings for hard core action! Open every day at 1pm and run till 10pm

Directions: I-95 north to Bridge Street exit. Make left on Bridge Street and follow to Frankford Avenue (the train runs above). Make a left on Frankford and go down about six blocks. The theatre is on right hand side.

Book Bin
2132 Market Street - near 22nd
Philadelphia, Pa

Books, Videos, Magazines, Toys. Booths & such. Straight & gay stuff. 3 floors: Top floor is female strippers. Street lever floor is entrance and video booths. Basement is video booths and theater.

Charlie's Dream
61 Pasyunk Avenue
Philadelphia, Pa 19102

Theatre showing porn. Open 24 hours.

The place is primarily a straight stripper joint, but they also have a large peepshow area in the back. It doesn't get much volume, but there's a nice gloryhole in one of the booths in the back.

Directions: From I-76, south take Passyunk exit and make right onto Passyunk. Go over drawbridge and it's immediately after bridge on right side.

Danny's Adam & Eve
133 South 13th
between Walnut & Sansom
Philadelphia, Pa

Bookstore with arcade. Videos. Magazines Sold & Traded. Leather. Novelties. Video booths.

US Highway 206 & 130
Bordentown, NJ 08505

Description needed, anyone???

Fantasy Books
Bristol, PA

Located on Route 413 between Route 13 and the on-ramp to I-95

Fantasy Island Book Store
7363 State Road
Philadelphia, Pa 19136

Bookstore with arcade. It is located just off of I-95. Going north on I-95, get off at Cottman Avenue exit and go to bottom of ramp where you will find state road, which is the first big street with light. Make a right and drive down State Road.

Forum Theater
2208 Market Street # 10
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Theatre showing porn. Open 11 am till midnight, doors close at 10 pm. Located in the 2200 block.

Giovanni's Room Bookstore
345 South 12th Street
Philadelphia, Pa

The worlds Biggest, Best & Most Beautiful Gay, Lesbian & Feminist Bookstore.

Les Gals III
21st and Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Aka Les Gals Burlesque Cinema. Third floor area for couples only. The cost to couples is $20. They have 2 theaters at Les Gals. The downstairs theater says Males only. The main floor theater is open to everyone. On the 2nd floor there are video booths and Live Girl booths for the usual stuff. The Couples room is on the 3rd floor. There is a nice pole up there for the ladies to get nasty on. As far as parking is concerned. There are meters and there are a few lots in the area. After 8 the meters are free. Hours: afternoon til 12am on Weekdays, weekends its open until 2AM Leather Sofa Seats all around, An area designated for smokers, 2 Spotless Bathrooms, Kitchen Area with Refrigerator, 3 TVs with good porn a stage with 2 poles if your wife or girlfriend feels like showing.

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Risque Video Inc.
5520 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, Pa 19144

Looks to be part of a chain, accurate description anyone???

Risque Video
4853 James Street
Philadelphia, PA 19137

Risque Video
3204 Vare Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19145

Risque Video
4301 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Risque Video
4327 Chestnut St, Ste 101
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Sansom Street Cinema - Theater showing gay porn.
120 South 13th (between Walnut & Sansom)
Philadelphia, Pa

Open 24 hours. Located across from Danny's.

Scorpio Adult Boutique
203-205 South Juniper Street
Philadelphia, Pa 19107

Description needed, anyone???

Show and Tell Lounge
1900 South Columbus Boulevard (aka Delaware Avenue)
Philadelphia, Pa 19148
215-755-8812   215-462-7226

Across from Home Depot and Wal-mart. It is a byob ('bring your own booze') strip club, too. Bookstore with arcade, theatre reportedly closed. Defninitely not a place for trolls or queens. They will be completely humiliated or abused by the raucous female strip show patrons that share the same building.

The Fantasy - 413 North

Video store on Route 13 up past the Turnpike. The place has no doors, and it's reported the clerks are cool.

Titan Room - Part of the Erotic Emporium
2132 Market Street (east of 22nd Street)
Philadelphia, Pa

Description needed, anyone???

Tomcat Bookstore (Top Cat?)
120 South 13th
between Walnut and Sansom
Philadelphia, Pa

Open 24 hours. The Tomcat is the name of the bookstore-video booth arcade in the basement. The theater part on the first floor is called Sansom Street Theater.

Town Video
110 East Lincoln Highway - aka Business Route 1
Pendel, PA 19047

Bookstore with arcade. Located between Business Route 1 and I-95 near Route 513.

Directions: Take PA Turnpike to exit 28, Route 1 north about 2 miles and take the Penndel exit and go about 4 miles, it is a small white building on left at Durham Road. Across from an Amoco station (located at a stoplight).

Variety Bookstore
Route 13 next to the 6913 Spa
Bristol PA

Route 13 next to the 6913 Spa. Better description needed, anyone???

6307 Passyunk Avenue (63rd & PASSYUNK)
Philadelphia, Pa

Bookstore with arcade. It's reported they have a small gloryhole located up high.

Directions: Passyunk Avenue Exit off of I-76. Go westbound on Passyunk and pass over the Schulykill River. It's located at the end of the junkyards on the right side next to a car wash.

Xpress Video
Route 33
Hamilton, New Jersey

5 min from 295 across from Acme

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Gemini Adult Book Store, Sewal NJ


Red Barn Gloucester, NJ

NOTE: The above listing is based on: Yahoo! Group PhillyareaABS Message 245, dated Fri Dec 13, 2002, 8:09 am

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