The 1945-46 Cave Theatre is a brick veneer building with ‘Modernistic’ details (Louisiana Department of Historic Preservation). It seated 476 patrons when opened. A particularly impressive detail is the curved-front ticket booth, pictured below in the right corner of the entrance.
I have been unable to locate any information about the theatre’s historic presence in Delhi, although efforts have been underway since at least mid 2000s for restoration, although not without some drama and difficulty. The Delhi financial statement for fiscal year ending September 2013 indicated the city had budgeted $40,000 expected revenue from a state grant for the theatre, yet received only $10,000. They budgeted expenses of $40,000, and incurred $66,046 in expenses. Even with a $5,000 donation for the Cave, they ended up in the hole, and because the city exceeded the 5% variance on line items and did not amend the budget, the auditor found them in noncompliance with Louisiana law.
In further theatrical drama, an audit of city funds in 2014 found that the former mayor had been reimbursed for travel for over $600, to states of Mississippi, Arkansas, and Texas, allegedly to purchase equipment for the Cave Theatre. No supporting documents could be provided to substantiate any purchases.
Meanwhile, I cannot find any recent news on the status of the theatre.