521 E. 6th Street,
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Velveeta Room (Official)
Previous Names: Cactus Theatre, Teatro Carlos, Capri Theatre, Carver Theatre, Vagabond Theatre, Sun Theatre
Opened in 1939, the Cactus Theatre is located at E. 6th Street and Neches Street. It was opened by famed vaudevillian Richard ‘Skinny’ Prior and screen mainly westerns & serials. PPrior died in 1948 and it was taken over by the Luccahese family and by 1955 it had been renamed Carver Theatre, operating as an African American movie theatre until around 1961. It 1962 it reopened as an art house theatre, which also screened adult movies. On December 19, 1963 it went over to Spanish movies and was renamed Teatro Carlos. In 1964 it was renamed Capri Theatre. Later going over to adult movies it was renamed Carver Theatre. In November 1973 it went over to screening repertory programmed movies and was renamed Vagabond Theatre. In April 1974 it returned to screening adult movies, which closed after being raided. In August 1975 it reopened as the Sun Theatre.
It is now home to a comedy club known as the Velveeta Room.
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