Sunday, May 07, 2006

Fair Theater, Astoria Boulevard, Queens, NY

The Fair Theater was built in 1937 and named after the World's Fair, which was in Queens at the time. Much like the remains of the World's Fair, the Fair Theater is run down and the shadow of the respectable business it may have once been. It's now a porn theater and gay cruise spot. Nonetheless, it is a landmark of sorts, and there is a wonderful discussion about the place by old theater buffs at the Cinema Treasures site. It also shows strait movies (no pun intended) and is said to have its original projector, which his apparantly a big deal for people into the details of these old theaters. I also got pictures of the signage and posters advertising their "new" movies, and the mirrored front doors.

Ironically, there is a church (in the same building) next door named simply "Evangelistic Church" which I imagine is a hollering-in-tounges, foot-stomping sing-a-long type house of worship. I hear they pressure the Fair to stop showing porn, imagining that the worship next door is of penis and not the Lord.

Note the scarecrow on the right behind the high-rising part of the building.

The man in the shot kept looking back at me and Lito as if we were trying to photograph him until I finally hollered, "NOT YOU."

21 comments:

Resident said...

I grew up around the corner from this theater and recall the years, in my childhood, when regular films were played...

On 90th Street, between Astoria Blvd & 30th Avenue, vandalism, and other crimes were rare occurences before the Fair's switch to porn. I don't necessarily subscribe to all of the stereotypes that are attributed to those that frequent this type of business, but... some of the theater's patrons - well, they aren't really aren't people that I'd like to have spending any time near my home.

and... what's the deal with the other storefronts on that block? There was a man - Mr. Lee, who ran the small grocery store on the corner of 91st Street. No one's (visibly) operating that store or any of the other stores, with the exception of the Italian Restaurant, which if it's really a working restaurant, that's cool, but I've never seen or known anyone to eat there. The other, blacked-out shops - they seem to have something going on in there, but I couldn't tell you what.

I haven't been inspired enough to look into it, but maybe one day I will...

Anonymous said...

What a jerk posted before me! Crime and vandalism on his block started when The Fair switched to porn? Yeah, and I suppose the tooth fairy visits him every night when he spits out his dentures. The people who go to the theater are respectable and from all walks of life. I should know, I'm one of them.

Anonymous said...

How can I get to the Fair Theatre by subway from Manhattan?

Anonymous said...

Take either the E or F express train, or the M, N or R local, or the #7 train to 74th Street/Roosevelt Avenue. Then take the Q46 bus which leaves you on Astoria Boulevard/90th Street- right in front of the theatre (15-20 minute bus ride). Alternatively(my preference), once you get to Roosevelt Ave., hail a cab (there are lots of them) & give the above address. It is less than a 10 minute ride & no more than $10.

Anonymous said...

Lmao pervs

Anonymous said...

It is now a HOT cruise spot for gay men with oral-sex, anal-sex and everything else going on night and day !They even have "SODOMY-NIGHT" on Friday evenings where they encourage serious ass-pounding penetration in the stalls and dark public areas and offer free condoms and lube if you wish. However, "Bare-Back" is the scene in there are everyone is Fuckin' and Suckin' !!!

Anonymous said...

The people that go there do not bother anyone and are not even visible on the street-JERK !What they do inside (as consenting adults) is their business. It is a gay mans sex-establishment,- SO ???Guys come from all over to frequent the anonymous sex there..as far away as Staten Island,& Nassau and Suffolk. Mornings get truckers off the L.I.E. looking for head and handsome yuppies from Manhattan go there to get fucked early Friday evenings. It is one of the last good cruise-spot theatres left in New York and I love it !

Anonymous said...

WAKE-UP !No one that frequents the theatre is hanging around outside or ruining the neighborhood. The homes in the area are clean and well-kept ranches that look more like a fine Staten Island neighborhood on the South Shore than a run down old Queens one. However,the Blvd.is run-down and dirty. I live on 80-th St.and walk there Sunday afternoons once in a while and sneak a beer in and sit in the lounge and watch the gay XXX movie.Afterwards,I go in the pitch-black "Load-Lounge" and give a few blow jobs and go home. Who am I bothering ?

Anonymous said...

Hi does anyone know there times

naugthyboy said...

Anyone know at what time they closing?

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Anonymous said...

This place is great for gay, anonymous sex hook-ups. Early mornings, the truckers park on Astoria Blvd. and go in for quick blow-jobs or hot ass fucks !This is usually weekdays, from around 8 am until 11 am or so. In the late afternoons, after 4 pm, men coming home from work will also pop in there looking for sex. They have private "fuck" booths with glory holes, a pitch-black grope room, strewn with load-filled condoms, lube tubes and poppers bottles and the occasional dildo.There are 2 movie screens, a lounge, a dimly lit back room, where guys are giving head to one another and screwing bare-back and a dark back toilet that stinks of piss. In there, men sit on the toilets in the 2 stalls and offer blow-jobs...day and night ! The "Sodomy-Lounge" is a small and dim room designed for fucking....and that is just what goes on in there !Weekends heat up late nights, after 10 pm and many cute gay and bi-sexual guys frequent this place...looking for Anon-Sex !

Anonymous said...

Hi, do u see girls there..? Am looking to bring my wife with me tonight

Anonymous said...

Any couples going tonight?

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Think Ill head over there tonight and see how many loads I can swallow!

Anonymous said...

I live and love to suck big cock. And got to suck three huge Cocks all at the same time. Just the first time I got to go to this theater when I visited the n.y area. Yes I'm a size queen. And a gorgeous fem. Aspicaly when I wear my dasie- dukes shorts and high heels. With painted toenails, or course, duh. Any way... If your the kinda girl like me, or just like to suck big cock you should deffinitly visit there... Oh, I also have real long dark hair...Too the three guys that fucked my mouth and made me lick the chm off their big fat Cocks, your welcome.��. My pleasure... I'll definitely b. Back...������

Anonymous said...

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