From Fellini to Deep Throat

When it switched from classic films to pornography the Alray Theater learned a basic lesson: smut smells. 

The first theater in Houston to show Deep Throat was also the first theater to show the currently revived King of Hearts as well as Antonioni’s Red Desert, Truffaut’s The Soft Skin, Godard’s Vivre Sa Vie, and many other films from the finest European directors. The Alray, in spite of this illustrious past, has been showing films like Deep Throat for almost five years. Ray Boriski, the Alray’s manager since 1959, is not especially happy about the changes in times, tastes, and economics that forced him to transform his theater. On the other hand, he’s not especially sad about

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