Sunday, 15 January 2012

Dilson Theater

 
By: Paolo M. Bustamante

Be cautious, vigilant and alert when you visit this theater and I mean it! There are a lot of snatchers, thugs & male prstitutes waiting outside the theater good thing my driver is always at my side. Before going to school, I visited the Dilson Theater, I actually did not go inside because of the theaters reputation. According to www.gayhangout.blogspot.com, there's something "miraculous" going on inside the theater but I dont think I need to elaborate on it. 


The Dilson Theater, same with the Lords & Jennets Theater was built during the  1970's. It is located in CM Recto Avenue beside the Hollywood Theater. I tried researching on the background of this  theater because I did not go inside. They say it is now unmaintained, no air-conditioning and very grimy. Unlike before where it is the place to be. In recent news, Mayor Lim closed this theater for several violations including the Ginto Theater but now it is open and still on bossiness.


They say nothing is permanent in this world, like the Dilson Theater, it used to be a place where families go after hearing mass but now it is a place where male prostitutes stay just to earn a little cash.

28 comments:

  1. I've been to this movie house. you'd actually be surprised because it's quite big inside. Nowadays it's mostly gay men who go there looking for casual sex. the gays out number the male prostitutes

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  2. I used to pass this theater. Unfortunately I have not seen the inside. It is a good thing that you are keeping track of these old theaters. Keep up the good work.

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  3. "Manila's finest theater" boasted an old ad for the Dilson. The ad can be seen in the internet.

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  4. If you want to see Korean good looking bisexuals go to Dilson cinema..

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  5. If you want to see good looking Korean bisexuals go to Dilson cinema.

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  6. Tama po kayo maraming mga good looking bisexuals dun. Mga Korean,Japanese at pati mga Americans. Pero most of them are uncut
    di ba po. Kaya pala naadik friend ko dyan sa Dilson cinema na yan.

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  7. Yung nandyan pa po ako sa pinas lagi po akong nagpupunta dyan, at least once a week, then may nakita po ako na guy na moreno at may itsura, that was year 2007 if i am not mistaken,,, then year 2008 nag work ako abroad, pero every vacation ko i make sure na makapunta sa dilson,

    this last vacation ko nakita ko ung guy na un, at naglakas loob na ako kasi alam ko na walang mangyayari sa amin kapag nagmatigas ako, di ko kasi ugali na mangulit, minsan napagkakamalan pa akong callboy dun,

    happy ako kasi nakilala ko sya sa name na "DAN" di ko alam kung ung ang real name nia, niyaya ko nalang sya maghotel, and i am very happy ng pumayag sya,,

    pero nalungkot lang ako kasi during that day un na ang huling araw ko sa pinas, 3 hrs lang kami nagkasama, di nia binigay ung number nia, sabi nia email nalang ang way of communication namin, pero until now di pa sya sumasagot sa mga email ko, di ko alam kungtotoong email nia din un or di pa talaga sya nag oopen ng email nia.

    Dan where ever you are,,, nag aantay ako sayo,
    papatunayan ko sayo ung promise ko,,,,

    sobrang miss na kita :(

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    1. Kaya nasasalaula ang imahe ng mga old theaters ay dahil sa mga katulad mo.

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    2. mind your own fucking business, you homophobic cunt!!

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  8. masubukan nga sa dilson,. bago ako makaalis ng pinas

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  9. This use to be a very nice and wholesome place to watch movies...my dad usually bring us here on weekends to see hollywood films...its so sad to see the current state of this venue...why can't we save our heritage...

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    2. Just for safety, do not bring really expensive stuff when you go here. I just brought the exact amount I needed to watch (P75) and the transportation fee plus my snacks. I didn't even dare bring my phone.

      And avoid this place on Saturdays. That's the day when this place really gets crowded and things go out of hand. I would say the place was clean (in a way, without litter) when I tried to check it.

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    3. reposted : had to edit some grammar errors, geek here

      I checked the place today out of curiosity, timing it was playing a movie I wanted to see (The Bride and the lover, a funny film - bad acting by Paulo Avelino but hilarious cat fight scene during the climax with a lot of funny swearing). I brought chips and C2 to make sure that CBs do not push me to getting their services (though they requested that if I come back, to share some food... maybe I'll return with someone if the movie again a hilarious one).

      I must say I'm impressed with this theater, truly the best during its time. I guess this has about 800 people seating capacity, then I like the balconies two at the center for lovers and then another balcony area on each side. There's a big space from the first row to the screen which can make this good also for theatrical shows. The cinema itself is still much intact, the screen was still good, although I think they haven't washed the curtain for maybe a decade. :P

      There weren't much scandalous things going on because of roaming civilian guards (but I saw some of course, just across me) and they usually cover up. There was even an old gay couple watching (and I thought they were sweet, just hugging each other.) But I focused on the movie (disappointing for a Joel Lamangan) then later checked the space.

      Outside the actual theater, there's someone selling snacks (3F) which is a good way not to feel uneasy when inside. The wall interior has wood finish (molave?) with mirrors. Then the beams are white-washed although I found the colors really tacky (but representing the LGBT colors). One of the restrooms was really clean and I like the color (beige/peach) though the other really looks nasty.

      I hope they restore this place to a good venue for LGBT activities and maybe convert it into a real theater. I hope this is worth sharing.

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  10. I have tried getting in there many times. During 2011, I met there the man of my dreams. Hindi ko inakalang yung Itchiness ko will scratch even the longing of my heart. Hahaha! I suggest na pumunta kayo dun during Sunday. That is the best time if your prospecting for a particular partner. Marami din kasi dun ang searching for partners. I suggest that if you guys are goin to have a quickie in there, make sure it's safe. Dont compromise your health for a short time pleasure then after wards anu? It's the end of your world.

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  11. I'm bad english. Im thai person. How to get a Dilson theatre, and ya suggest me for safety??

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    1. Just go there early in the morning, around 10-11 AM so that no gay or call boys surrounding that place.Because at that time, movie theater is recently opened.

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    2. Hi Thai person, I am planning to go to Dilson 2nd week of December. We can go together if you want. Contact me at 0916-6476849 or email me at sucremate@yahoo.com. See yah

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  12. Is there any way to start a kickstarter fund to have the Capitol Theater Restored to its original state? If we can come up with money to buy this piece of history it would be worth every centavos! I can totally vision this theater showing old classic films, could even be a pub theater. We just need funders.

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  13. Hello, I am coming to Manila early April. I am want to go to Dillon theater.

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  14. I am 60 years old, very nice and educated from Europe. Anybody can come with me to Dillon cinema?

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  15. i like to go there also so curious what dilson theater looks like and feels inside hehehehe
    it will be my first time to go there
    you can reach me if you are interested
    639127707685

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  16. hi good day! i'm a student who needs informants like 5 clients and 5 call boys for our thesis to be interviewed. who happen to experience stuffs inside recto only. kindly text me for more details :) super thanks please help us... -09271565963

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  17. Not so dangerous as what as you think. Ilang beses na ko nagpabalik balik sa area na ito (taga Cavite pa ako), wala pa namang nangyayari sa akin. Be aware na lang. Hindi naman ganon kadelikado dito.

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  18. Pag taglibog dito ako pumupunta magparaos siguro once a month. Pumipili lang ako ng magaling chumupa at yung gentle humagod. Text me kung type or trip nyo. Minsan sa lianas alabang din, careful lang di mahuli ng gwardya.

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    1. Eto number ko 09070360363...Trip lang

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    2. Txt mo ako 09281508397. Trip lng

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