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The Cactus Theater

1812 Buddy Holly Ave, Lubbock, Texas 79401 USA

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“Lubbock's Hidden Gem for Live Music & Theater Entertainment”

The Cactus Theater was constructed in Lubbock, TX in 1937 and officially opened in April 1938 as the first suburban, neighborhood movie theater. Built with a cost of around $30,000, it originally featured 720 seats and a washed air cooling system (air-conditioning). Its marquee featured 750 feet of neon lighting. In 1938, Lubbock businessmen Joe H. Bryant, M. A. Sanders, and Glenn Woody, built Lubbock’s first suburban neighborhood movie theater. The Art Deco style theater was designed by architect Robert Maxey. The theater was built as a "second-run" movie theater and boasted a seating capacity of 720. It also had "washed air" cooling and a marquee with over 750 feet of neon lighting.[2] The Cactus remained opened for twenty years. However, by 1957, there were seventeen movie theaters in the city. The competition from the other traditional theaters and the popularity of six new drive-in theaters forced the older Cactus out of business. The Cactus closed on May 6, 1958

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The Cactus Theater

1812 Buddy Holly Ave
Lubbock, Texas
79401 USA

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Closed Now
  • Fri, Sat: 1:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Mon - Thu: 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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