Located in Houston's Historic Fifth Ward

​The DeLuxe Theater and Lyons Avenue Oral History Project  // 2016 to 2017

Be a part of helping preserve our Fifth Ward history!

A partnership between The Fifth Ward CRC, The City of Houston HTV, The Gregory School Library, and Folklore Films. 


Do you have a story about The DeLuxe Theater to tell?

Every community has a story to tell. The Fifth Ward celebrates 150 years in 2016. We are looking for current and past residents to tell us their stories about growing up in The Fifth Ward and visited the DeLuxe Theater during the years 1941-1969.   Share your photos, your funny memories, special moments, and more...we want to hear it all! 

Together with the help of HTV and The African American Library at The Gregory School, we are creating a documentary and oral history archive to document the stories surrounding historic The DeLuxe Theater and Lyons Avenue. These memories will be made available for public use as part of the ongoing revitalization of Lyons Avenue and research studies at The Gregory School Library.  We are collecting photos, stories, letters, videos, and more to preserve this rich history for many generations to come. 

If you'd like to be a part of this on-going project, please email Eddie Young at: eyoung@fifthwardcrc.org. Interviews will be scheduled this Fall and early 2017. 

October 22nd

Phillis Wheatley Class of 1976 - 40th Reunion

Doors Open: 5:30pm
Event: 6:00pm - 11:00pm

Tickets: Tickets are $80 each and include a catered meal and drinks. Please call Rosa Woodfork: 713-299-9912 or Charlotte Lee Figgs: 281-627-9529 for tickets. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Tickets are on sale until September 30, 2016.


​Power on HEELS CONVOS - Mujeres sharing their POWER!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Doors Open: 7:30am

Event: 8:00am - 2:00pm


This extraordinary day will be filled with the collective wisdom of some of Houston’s most POWERFUL Latinas. Each small group will hear firsthand accounts of their accomplishments and the challenges faced along the way. Throughout the day, we’ll identify gaps we still face in our community in the areas of Leadership, Community Advocacy, Education and Business Development. Most importantly, how these intimate conversations will put forward solutions on how we can continue to lead our community.
Our Legacy Mentors will guide  share their experiences and  expertise on  key topics below that will help support growth and success!

Education  - Paula Mendoza
Community Advocacy - Graciela "Gracie" Saenz
Leadership Strategies - M. Helen Cavazos
Business Development - Ivette Mayo

Limited Seating for this impressive event - ONLY 50 tickets will be sold.
       This will ensure we create effective and inspiring conversations.

This events will also provide:
Lite Breakfast and Lunch
SWAG BAG full of great giveaways
New networking connections
New insights on our community

******** Supporting our COMMUNITY ********
A portion of each ticket will be donated to The Yolanda Black Navarro Foundation "Shoes for Kids" , a 501c3 non-profit organization which provides new shoes for kids in the East End Area of Houston, Texas.
**Additional donation/volunteer opportunities will be provided on the day of the event.


The DeLuxe Theater - ​Multipurpose Space

July 13, 2017

The Nickel Connection - Fifth Ward Business Networking

Doors Open: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Starts: 7:00pm; reception begins at 8:00pm

Admission Fee: $5

About: ​Every second Thursday of each month join us @ the Deluxe Theater. Our focus is to engage new business opportunities or clients, hear the latest community news, drive urban renewal and socialize over wine, beer and light bites. RSVP preferred but not required, 713-674-0175