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(04-17-2019, 07:47 PM)embe Wrote:
(04-17-2019, 01:50 PM)panamaniac Wrote: Anybody else old enough to remember when the Princess Theatre first opened - as a porn theatre?

Wasn't there a strip club at some point as well?

There were strippers at the Huether on I think Friday nights for a pretty long time.
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(04-17-2019, 08:05 PM)ijmorlan Wrote:
(04-17-2019, 01:50 PM)panamaniac Wrote: Anybody else old enough to remember when the Princess Theatre first opened - as a porn theatre?

Just to be clear, did the Princess open as a porn theatre, or did it move into space previously occupied by a porn theatre?

I couldn't swear to it, but my memory is that the original porn place was called the Princess.  Different ownership, obviously.
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(04-18-2019, 08:48 AM)robdrimmie Wrote:
(04-17-2019, 07:47 PM)embe Wrote: Wasn't there a strip club at some point as well?

There were strippers at the Huether on I think Friday nights for a pretty long time.

I think that was when it was still called the Kent. Back in the 80s ...
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(04-18-2019, 09:53 AM)tomh009 Wrote:
(04-18-2019, 08:48 AM)robdrimmie Wrote: There were strippers at the Huether on I think Friday nights for a pretty long time.

I think that was when it was still called the Kent. Back in the 80s ...

I have a friend who claimed to have accidentally walked in one night when there were strippers in the late 90s. Was in the section that's now the Jazz Room.

The story I was told involved the Huether keeping the license and doing the bare minimum to hold onto it to prevent anyone else from opening a strip club in Waterloo, so there was Network/Roxanne's and the Huether. Then once the market shifted enough to make property in Waterloo worth more than the possible income from a strip club Huether gave up the license and Roxanne's moved to Kitchener. There have been stories over the years about local councils & city staff using red tape to make it difficult for the clubs to move causing some to shut down, I've always found the politics interesting, despite having no interest in the establishments themselves.

As for whether the porn theatre was called the Princess, this article seems to indicate it was The Majestic:
https://www.therecord.com/living-story/9...ilm-world/
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(04-18-2019, 02:20 PM)tvot Wrote:
(04-18-2019, 09:53 AM)tomh009 Wrote: I think that was when it was still called the Kent. Back in the 80s ...

I have a friend who claimed to have accidentally walked in one night when there were strippers in the late 90s. Was in the section that's now the Jazz Room.

The story I was told involved the Huether keeping the license and doing the bare minimum to hold onto it to prevent anyone else from opening a strip club in Waterloo, so there was Network/Roxanne's and the Huether. Then once the market shifted enough to make property in Waterloo worth more than the possible income from a strip club Huether gave up the license and Roxanne's moved to Kitchener. There have been stories over the years about local councils & city staff using red tape to make it difficult for the clubs to move causing some to shut down, I've always found the politics interesting, despite having no interest in the establishments themselves.

As for whether the porn theatre was called the Princess, this article seems to indicate it was The Majestic:
https://www.therecord.com/living-story/9...ilm-world/

Good find (trust rych mills!).  I stand corrected.
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