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Hey mdude I was there from 96-98! Are you MB,JR.? Drop me an email sometime-
Indeed the Lyric was a Pussycat Theatre. And what I’ve been told was the original Pussycat Theatre. This is the theatre that owner Gerald Tate and former restaurant manager Vince Miranda launched their chain of adult houses. Free speech battles were fought by Mr. Tate throughout the sixties and seventies that culminated with his arrest and conviction. Miranda ran what became Walnut Properties while Tate did time in Atascadero. After his release and a changing moral climate Tate bought the rights to an adult feature called “Deep Throat”. He played it for years in his theatres and made millions. His estate which included much prime CA real estate was left to his lover Jonathon.