Cactus Theater

1812 Buddy Holly Avenue,
Lubbock, TX 79401

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Cactus TheatreĀ©...Lubbock TX...Don Lewis

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Opened April 8, 1938 with 720 seats. Restored and reopened in 1995, with scenic murals around the interior walls, it now offers live performances and movies.

Contributed by G.E.Nordell

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seymourcox
seymourcox on August 28, 2007 at 8:22 pm

Oklahoma historical Society presents good (1939) photographs of the Cactus Theatre exterior & interior. This vintage shot can be seen by typing in word “cactus”, then search,
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irpworks
irpworks on August 29, 2007 at 8:21 am

Many Lubbock theaters shown. El Capitan; Plaza; Clifton; Lindsey; Cactus; Westerner Drive-In; Corral; Broadway; Midway; Plains Drive-In; Arnett-Benson; Arcadia.

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From the drop-down box choose: Buildings-Commercial-Movie Theaters

Search theatre and drive-in and there are other arial shots of other drive-ins, etc.
ENJOY!

rivest266
rivest266 on November 7, 2009 at 11:22 pm

This opened on April 8th, 1938. Ad to come at movie-theatre.org

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 24, 2011 at 11:11 pm

The Cactus theatre was owned by LINDSEY THEATRES in Lubbock.

rivest266
rivest266 on June 13, 2015 at 10:49 pm

April 8th, 1938 grand opening ad in photo section.

robboehm
robboehm on May 22, 2016 at 8:42 pm

Current photo shows the Cactus is no more and it is now the Greer Iron Works. When did that happen? Status needs to be changed.

Texas2step
Texas2step on May 22, 2016 at 8:57 pm

The photo at the top of this page is not a current photo. Greer Iron Works used the building for storage prior to the 1994 renovation. The Cactus Theater is still open as a live performance venue. Click the Related Websites link for their current schedule.

robboehm
robboehm on May 29, 2016 at 3:30 am

Cactus reopened in 1995

Trolleyguy
Trolleyguy on May 29, 2016 at 3:16 pm

According to their website, this theatre no longer plays movies. Function is only live performances.

txdomino
txdomino on June 4, 2016 at 2:13 am

Click on the photo above and it’ll take you to another page with more recent pictures of the Cactus.

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