Cactus Theater

1812 Buddy Holly Avenue,
Lubbock, TX 79401

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 3, 2018 at 10:49 pm

Multiple sources indicate that the Cactus Theatre was designed by local architect Robert Maxey. The Cactus closed as a movie theater in May, 1958, according to the papers of Joe H. Bryant, the theater’s first operator.

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.

Trolleyguy on May 29, 2016 at 3:16 pm

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

robboehm on May 29, 2016 at 3:30 am

Cactus reopened in 1995

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 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.

rivest266 on June 13, 2015 at 10:49 pm

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

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

The Cactus theatre was owned by LINDSEY THEATRES in Lubbock.

rivest266 on November 7, 2009 at 11:22 pm

This opened on April 8th, 1938. Ad to come at

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.

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 on October 1, 2006 at 10:20 pm

Photos of Cactus marquee at night with star peformer – 1997.
Porfirio Baz is now a Baptist pastor and Spanish-language television news anchor in Lubbock. He was a television and music star in Mexico and Latin America. My wife and I pose with him in one of these.

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Don Lewis
Don Lewis on August 3, 2006 at 3:20 pm

My photograph of the CACTUS View link

DriveInTheatre2001 on April 11, 2006 at 2:07 am

Another Nice Looking Theatre. And, it is right down the street from Radio Station KDAV.. Visited this Theatre on April 6, 2006.. Pictures to come……

Randy Carlisle

Photographically Preserving Dallas History 1 Building @ A Time