Cave Theatre

6315 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Cave Theatre

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Located next to the Vine Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard, the Cave Theatre was another XXX adult theatre that thrived in the 1970’s and 1980’s.

It became the Hollywood Cabaret, offering live ‘adult’ performances. By 2013 it was the Deja Vu Showgirls strip club.

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kencmcintyre on May 1, 2008 at 9:20 am

Although Hollywood is not a city per se, the Cave should be listed as being in Hollywood for the sake of consistency.

kencmcintyre on September 28, 2008 at 8:31 pm

Here is a March 1975 ad from the LA Times:

Hollywierd on February 27, 2010 at 11:55 am

The old Cave Theater as seen in that picture from 1981 was a great place. The interior was all done up like an actual cave. the curved cave ceiling and walls. The uneven cave floors. Some of the seating areas were partitioned off into almost booth like areas with low cave walls.

The atmosphere was very sleazy inside and as far as the management was concerned there was a policy of pretty much anything goes. It was not uncommon to see some pretty wild stuff going on in the audience as well as on the screen.

fieldight on June 1, 2011 at 5:33 am

More intriguing about this disgusting theatre was that it was a popular restaurant/nightclub in the 50’s. You can tell by the green tile like walls that clash with the more modern marquee and surroundings.

drb on June 21, 2011 at 6:48 pm

Three videos from the 1960s, courtesy of the Facebook group Vintage Los Angeles, showing The Cave when it was the Haunted House discotheque:

Sonny and Cher visit the Haunted House:

You can see the reason for the Cave’s rock-like walls, as it housed the wax museum of monsters that you had to pass through in order to get to the main room.

The opening of the movie “Girl In Golden Boots” from 1968, filmed in the Haunted House discotheque.

The album cover of “Pat & Lolly Vegas At The Haunted House” shows the famous dragon stage:

You can see the neon cobwebs on the marquee around the 0:16 mark here:

That and Part 2 were obviously taken late at night, so most of the marquees along Hollywood Blvd. are dark, but it’s still fun to see how many you can spot.

vimegogta on April 2, 2012 at 6:44 pm

The Cave, as well as the Hollywood Tatto Studio next door at 6317, is featured prominently in the 1994 film Jailbait. Bring back the “Glory Days” of Hollywood & Vine!

KenC on September 17, 2012 at 12:15 pm

In the 1980 movie “DON’T ANSWER THE PHONE!”, there is a nice shot of the Cave theatre between the 39 and 40 minute mark. Many other street scenes are scattered throughout the 95 minute exploitation film.

CTCrouch on July 21, 2013 at 11:47 pm

Originally opened as Sardi’s restaurant in 1933. After a fire, it reopened as a nightclub. Then, it became the Cave adult book store/theatre. After that, it became the Hollywood Cabaret strip club. Now, it’s the Deja Vu Showgirls strip club. It should probably be listed as “closed”, as the building’s current incarnation doesn’t show movies or even have a screen in place.

Pine on August 21, 2014 at 1:18 pm

I went to the Haunted House Club a few times in the late 1960’s.

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