Velveeta Room

521 E. 6th Street,
Austin, TX 78701

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Cactus Theatre, Austin, TX

Opened in 1939, the Cactus Theatre is located at E. 6th Street and Neches Street. It was taken over by the Luccahese family and by 1955 it had been renamed Carver Theatre, operating as an African American movie theatre until around 1961. It 1962 it reopened as an art house theatre, which also screened adult movies. On December 19, 1963 it went over to Spanish movies and was renamed Teatro Carlos. In 1964 it was renamed Capri Theatre. Later going over to adult movies it was renamed Carver Theatre. In November 1973 it went over to screening repertory programmed movies and was renamed Vagabond Theatre. In April 1974 it returned to screening adult movies, which closed after being raided. In August 1975 it reopened as the Sun Theatre.

It is now home to a comedy club known as the Velveeta Room.

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dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on May 5, 2020 at 8:21 pm

On December 9, 1963, it switched to Spanish language films as the Carlos Theatre aka Teatro Carlos. In August 5, it 1964 it became the Capri . The theater became yer Carver Theater o Adult Cinema. In Nov of 1973, it became The Vagabond Theater with repertory films. In April of 1974, it switched to adult films which led to a raid. It was renamed the Sun There in August of 1975.

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