Harlem Theater

1207 North Staples Street,
Corpus Christi, TX 78401

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The Harlem Theater opened in 1941. This theater was patronized by African Americans. The Harlem Theater is still listed in 1955 with 673 seats. In 1960 it was in use as a live theater venue. After the theater closed, the building was used as a supermarket. When the supermarket closed, the building was home to the Islamic Center of Corpus Christi. It has since been demolished.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 3, 2013 at 7:56 pm

African Americans in Corpus Christi, by Bruce A. Glasrud, ‎Mary Jo O'Rear, and ‎Gloria Randle Scott, says that the Harlem Theatre opened in 1941. It also says that a live performance venue called the Cotton Club opened in the Harlem Theatre in 1960.

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