Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Vampire Hookers at Loew's Theatre - 1978

One year before the Loew's Theatre on Grace Street closed, and 5 years before it reopened as the Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts (now the Carpenter Theatre), it showed this classic (sarcasm) starring David Carridine. Can you imagine this title on the marquee today?

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  1. That's pretty saucy. I just went to see the Messiah chorus there, which seems quite boring by comparison.

  2. I thought so too, til I looked it up. Seems like it was just a bad R rated horror/comedy with a risque name. But even so, the thought of this title on a marquee in conservative Richmond in the 70s makes me laugh.

  3. If you think that's shocking, look at some old Times-Dispatch and News Leader issues from the mid-80s. They ran ads from the Richmond porn theaters. I wasn't born until '76, but I've talked to people who were around in the '70s and early '80s, and while Richmond wasn't like San Francisco or Greenwich Village, it was pretty wild, particularly on Grace Street by VCU.