Quickie Theatre

8253 Santa Monica Boulevard,
West Hollywood, CA 90046

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The Quickie Theatre was opened on November 13, 1970 playing gay male adult films. In 1973 the Los Angeles Times advertises this as a male cinema. This may win hands down for the most bizzare-named theatre.

By 2005 it was a Thai restaurant named ‘The Flowering Tree’.

Contributed by RobertR

Recent comments (view all 13 comments)

kencmcintyre on September 16, 2005 at 4:25 pm

I guess they showed short films…

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on September 17, 2005 at 4:36 am

Come and went so quick, even I missed this one! lol I was in West Hollywood when this was posted as a ‘newest theatre’ and didn’t have internet access, wish I had, as I could have checked out the current status.

Seriously though, doing a web search on this address comes up with a Thai restaurant called The Flowering Tree…selected extract from a web review of the restaurant:
‘…The Flowering Tree will delight your senses….Put on your comfiest brown corduroys and tattered sweater and enjoy a scrumptious earthy…..’


kencmcintyre on September 21, 2005 at 4:17 pm

I hear that this theater had meters on the seats – 25 cents for each ten minutes…

Bway on June 15, 2006 at 5:29 am

Ken mc are you serious or are you kidding? I guess it really is a “Quickie Theater” if you only got 10 minutes!

kencmcintyre on June 8, 2007 at 6:52 pm

September 1974 advertised all male films 10 am to 5 am. Gives them a couple of hours to sweep and mop, maybe make some fresh popcorn.

TLSLOEWS on February 21, 2010 at 3:25 pm

I hear the come and go there all the time.

Matthew Prigge
Matthew Prigge on August 30, 2012 at 8:42 am

If anyone has any stories about going to/ working at this threatre in its adult days, I would love to hear them. I am chronicling the histories of adult theatres in the US. Please contact me at Thanks!

CSWalczak on October 2, 2012 at 11:11 pm

If you want bizarre, take a look at this photo of and this ad for what was the former University Theater in Cleveland, Oh.

rivest266 on November 3, 2019 at 12:35 pm

1st LA times ad appeared on November 13th, 1970 with “All Male Best of ‘70” posted.

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