Theatre de Luxe

9-12 Acre Lane,
London, SW2 5SG

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Located in the southwest London inner city district of Brixton. Originally, the building was the Stanley Hall. It was taken over by Electric Theatres(1909) Ltd. and opened as the Theatre de Luxe on 29th May 1909. Seating was provided for over 400 tip-up seats on a single floor, which was covered with red carpet. The ‘picture sheet’ measured 20 feet x 20 feet and boasted to be one of the largest screens in London. The cinema was equipped with a ‘straight’ church type organ.

In August 1915 a balcony was added, increasing the seating capacity to 945. The Theatre de Luxe closed at the end of World War I in 1918.

Contributed by Ken Roe
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