Cactus Theater

1812 Buddy Holly Avenue,
[off I-27 & 19th Street],
Lubbock, TX 79401

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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 November 7, 2009 at 11:22 pm

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

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 10, 2008 at 10:02 pm

Here is a November 2008 photo.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 25, 2008 at 3:19 am

This is another photo of the Cactus Theater.

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

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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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 9, 2007 at 3:38 am

One more photo of the Cactus Theater can be seen here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 3, 2007 at 12:42 am

Added to the National Register of Historical Places in 1998

Cactus Theater (added 1998 – Building – #98000447)
1812 Buddy Holly Ave., Lubbock
Historic Significance: Event
Area of Significance: Entertainment/Recreation
Period of Significance: 1925-1949
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Theater
Current Function: Recreation And Culture
Current Sub-function: Theater

irpworks
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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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 4, 2006 at 1:44 pm

Okay Don. I thought it was a recent photo. I was wondering what the people with the tribute to Sinatra tickets would say when they arrived at the Greer Iron Works for the show. LOL

DonLewis
DonLewis on August 4, 2006 at 12:27 pm

Hey Lost. I took this photograph years before the CACTUS resurrection when Greer Iron Works was still using it.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 3, 2006 at 3:36 pm

Don….That’s a current photo of this theater? Their website has a schedule for August. It reads: AUG. 5, 11, 12th, “A TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF FRANK SINATRA”. Something isn’t right.

DonLewis
DonLewis on August 3, 2006 at 3:20 pm

My photograph of the CACTUS View link

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 17, 2006 at 7:41 pm

Here is another photo of the Cactus Theater.

DriveInTheatre2001
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

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 17, 2005 at 12:08 am

Another photo of the Cactus Theater in Lubbock is here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 12, 2005 at 4:37 pm

This is another view of the Cactus Theater in Lubbock.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 4, 2005 at 9:32 pm

Total seating for this theater is 426.