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The Lux Theatre (also called the Lux Theater) was a movie theater at 1220 Broadway, described in ads as Broadway at 13th. It opened on July 17, 1948, 1 and closed in 1986. The theater was built by Louis Kalisky, who previously built the Grand Lake, Dimond, and Senator theaters, along with a partner named D. B. Levin. 2A.A. Cantin did the redesign work to convert the building into a theater. 5

1948 ad 1948 ad1950 Sanborn excerpt

The theater was in the Charles Jurgens Company Building, with the entrance located at what later became the storefront occupied by the now-closed Goodwill store.

The theater underwent a significant remodeling in 1954. 3

The 1967 directory also lists the Lux Pizza Bar Restaurant at 1220.

Links and References

  1. Congratulations! Lux Theater Oakland Post Enquirer July 16, 1948
  2. $1,000,000 Theater for Broadway Oakland Tribune December 3, 1947
  3. 'Egyptian' Set For New Lux Oakland Tribune October 20, 1954
  4. Lux Theatre on Cinema Treasures
  5. Downtown Oakland Historic District