The Grand Opening of the Fifth Ward’s DeLuxe Theater

DeLuxe Theater, 3300 Lyons Ave., Fifth Ward, Houston

And look — all it took was a little uh, clearance from the city. You can see the working arm of the excavator inside what used to be the innards of the DeLuxe Theater at 3300 Lyons Ave. in this photo from this morning sent to Swamplot by a reader. Long the focus of various repurposing plans, the shell now appears ready for its latest renovation project.


DeLuxe Theater, 3300 Lyons Ave., Fifth Ward, Houston

De Luxe Theater Art Gallery in 1971, 3300 Lyons Ave., Fifth Ward, HoustonThe structure served the Fifth Ward community in several incarnations: from 1941 as a movie theater, from 1971 as an art gallery, and from 1973 as a vacant streamline moderne building with a feline facade, patiently awaiting reinvention. The city purchased the building in 2009.

Photos: Swamplot inbox (current); (art gallery)

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