State officials in Georgia sought to enjoin the showing of allegedly obscene films at the Paris Adult Theatre. The Theatre clearly warned potential viewers of the sexual nature of the films and required that patrons be at least 21 years of age. The Georgia Supreme Court held that the films were "hard core" pornography unprotected by the. Paris Adult Theatre I v. Slaton. Citation. 419 U.S. 887; 95 S. Ct. 162;42 L. Ed. 2d 133; 1974 U.S. Brief Fact Summary. This is an appeal by an owner of two adult theatres that explicitly warned viewers that the content of its movies may be offensive and required all viewers to be twenty-one years of age. The owner was enjoined from showing his.
Paris Adult Theatre I v. Slaton, 413 U.S. 49 (1973), was a case in which the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a state court's injunction against the showing of obscene films in a movie theatre restricted to consenting adults. The Court distinguished the case from Stanley v.Citations: 413 U.S. 49 (more)93 S. Ct. 2628; 37 L. . On January 13, 1971, 15 days after the proceedings began, the films were produced by petitioners at a jury-waived trial. Certain photographs, also produced at trial, were stipulated to portray the single entrance to both Paris Adult Theatre I and Paris Adult Theatre II .
United States Supreme Court. PARIS ADULT THEATRE I v. SLATON(1973) No. 71-1051 Argued: October 19, 1972 Decided: June 21, 1973. Respondents sued under Georgia civil law to enjoin the exhibiting by petitioners of two allegedly obscene films. Paris Adult Theatre I (PAD) (defendant) owned and operated an adult movie theater in Atlanta, Georgia. On December 28, 1970, Slaton (plaintiff), the local district attorney, complained to the local state court that PAD was showing two obscene films depicting sexual acts and nudity.