Cave Theatre

6315 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Pine on August 21, 2014 at 4:18 pm

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

CTCrouch on July 22, 2013 at 2:47 am

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.

KenC on September 17, 2012 at 3:15 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.

vimegogta on April 2, 2012 at 9:44 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!

drb on June 21, 2011 at 9:48 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.

fieldight on June 1, 2011 at 8:33 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.

Hollywierd on February 27, 2010 at 2:55 pm

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.

kencmcintyre on September 28, 2008 at 11:31 pm

Here is a March 1975 ad from the LA Times:

kencmcintyre on May 1, 2008 at 12:20 pm

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

William on April 25, 2008 at 5:41 pm

The Cave Theatre was just one of those remodeled store front type X-Rated theatres that ran Adult features during the 70’s-80’s. The original tenant of at that location was Sardi’s Diner in Hollywood which the architect was Rudolph Schindler. So the Cave Theatre was not a former theatre that started running porno, it was just a remodeled retail space.