Harlem Theater

1207 N. Staples Street,
Corpus Christi, TX 78401

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Previously operated by: Robb & Rowley-United Inc.

Architects: Morris L. Levy

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Harlem Theater

The Harlem Theater opened on June 15, 1941. This theater was patronized by African-Americans. The Harlem Theater is still listed in 1955 with 673 seats. In 1960 it was in use as a live theater venue. After the theater closed, the building was used as a supermarket. When the supermarket closed, the building was home to the Islamic Center of Corpus Christi. It has since been demolished.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 3, 2013 at 7:56 pm

African Americans in Corpus Christi, by Bruce A. Glasrud, ‎Mary Jo O'Rear, and ‎Gloria Randle Scott, says that the Harlem Theatre opened in 1941. It also says that a live performance venue called the Cotton Club opened in the Harlem Theatre in 1960.

rivest266 on November 27, 2020 at 9:54 am

Construction: https://www.genealogybank.com/nbshare/AC01110225224715029151606499587

Opened June 15th, 1941 per https://www.genealogybank.com/nbshare/AC01110225224715029151606499610

dallasmovietheaters on December 26, 2022 at 5:39 pm

The exterior architectural sketch by Morris L. Levy in 1941 is in photos.

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