May 22, 2019 -- Cactus Theater
This old theater was the only theater in the small town of Hawthorne on the Nevada desert where I grew up. It closed for the final time in 2012, so anyone wanting to see a movie these days has to drive well over an hour to the next town with a theater. The Cactus Theatre opened in the late-1940’s in this Quonset-hut style movie house that could seat just over 300. Mainly a second-run house for much of its life, the Cactus Theatre closed in 1997, but was re-opened a few year later as the Cinadome Theater and finally closed for the final time in 2012.