Burbank Theater

552 Bascom Avenue,
San Jose, CA 95128

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Burbank entrance

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The Burbank Theatre opened in 1949. It operated as an art house theater until the late-1960’s, the Burbank Theater became a revival house until 1973. Shaw Theaters relinquished operation in 1973.

The Burbank Theater showed porn films from 1973 to 1977, became a revival house again in 1977-1978, then switched back to porn (triple bills) in 1978-2000.

The Burbank Theater was shut down in March of 2000 as a public nuisance by the Santa Clara County DA.

Contributed by scottfavareille

Recent comments (view all 32 comments)

thurstonsspam
thurstonsspam on August 5, 2009 at 9:55 pm

i would like to hold a charity art show here but I’m having troubles contacting someone. Please send me an emaail if you can help thanks.
mike

GaryParks
GaryParks on October 13, 2010 at 8:02 pm

Much more of the exterior is now painted in a warm sandstone/orangish color. This painting process seems to be added to whenever the owner can afford more paint and/or labor.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 7, 2011 at 11:58 pm

Thanks Chuck,depressing,but that is life.

amir
amir on March 6, 2011 at 12:59 am

Hello everyone. I am the current owner’s son and happened to venture on to this page. If anyone is interested in more information regarding the Burbank Theater you are more than welcome to contact me. Currently the theater has undergone major renovations and there are multiple sections that are up for rent. My email is

Thanks
Amir

Mikeyisirish
Mikeyisirish on June 27, 2012 at 5:51 pm

A few 2012 photos can be seen here, here and here.

brando
brando on July 12, 2012 at 1:05 am

So does anyone know who currently owns the Burbank Theater?

Kappi
Kappi on March 12, 2013 at 8:33 am

Hi, I really love this theatre, and is in my 2 blocks neighborhood …I took the first photo series from my “Diva” project… I would like to take my second session inside theatre if is possible, please send to me a message if someone knows, how I to do this please…. here it is some of my photoproject with Laura San Pablo my singer friend : https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=270917439691865&set=a.270911863025756.62364.265549483561994&type=3&theater https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=270917486358527&set=a.270911863025756.62364.265549483561994&type=3&permPage=1 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=270917673025175&set=a.270911863025756.62364.265549483561994&type=3&permPage=1 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=270917556358520&set=a.270911863025756.62364.265549483561994&type=3&permPage=1

Kappi
Kappi on March 12, 2013 at 8:34 am

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.270911863025756.62364.265549483561994&type=3

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