CineLux Chabot Cinema

2853 Castro Valley Boulevard,
Castro Valley, CA 94546

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CineLux Chabot Cinema

Originally opened in 1948, the Chabot Cinema is currently operated by the independent CineLux Theatre chain. It offers state of art luxury with a nostalgic cinema charm. Seating in the balcony has high backed seats.

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GaryParks on October 28, 2003 at 10:05 pm

The theatre opened in the 1950s. As of right now, its facade neon and marquee are being restored.

GaryParks on May 14, 2004 at 9:43 pm

I am happy to report that the facade refurbishment of the Chabot is now complete and looks beautiful. They didn’t replace some of the facade neon which outlined the geometric Greek Key patterns in the facade stucco, but this is a relatively minor disappointment. The marquee, below-marquee canopy, lettering, and the vertical decorative streamlined pilon fin which extends up the facade from the marquee all have new neon tubing applied—in colors of magenta, red, yellow, white, and blue. In addition, some new decorative stucco work has been done over the entry, beneath the marquee soffit which repeats the Key motif on the upper facade. There are also new exterior neo-moderne uplighting fixtures applied to the exterior sidewalls—a nice touch since those walls had formerly been blatantly plain.

robertcampbell on April 15, 2005 at 7:49 am

The Chabot is a hidden treasure! Has stadium style seating, with a big screen with a great sound system. The Chabot building, the glass display cases, and location of the box office and the looks of the marquee remind me very much of the Plaza Theatre on East 12th at 7th Avenue in East Oakland. I wonder if it was the same architect. The plaza had regular seating but about the same size! Restrooms and stairs to the projection booth are the same!

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Mike (saps) on July 31, 2007 at 4:08 pm

Here is an ad for the Chabot that was on the Hayward Motor Movies page, but when I saw this ad it struck me as a very unusual double feature: “The Invisivble Boy” (Science monsters war against mankind, featuring Robbie the Robot), plus! “The Three Faces of Eve.” That’ll give the kiddies nightmares, if they even stuck around for it.

movietheatres on October 3, 2009 at 11:41 pm

Correction: the balcony does NOT have HIGH BACK ROCKER SEATS, it has HIGH BACK SEATS, they DO NOT ROCK.

darquil on April 25, 2010 at 7:32 am

I’ve posted information and photos from a recent visit here.

Mikeyisirish on June 27, 2012 at 6:04 pm

A 2010 photo can be seen here.

longislandmovies on January 28, 2014 at 6:55 am

Theatre for sale on Loopnet $350,000 includes building .

pateye on October 3, 2016 at 5:34 pm

Started going to this show in the 1950’s and still enjoy it. Saw the original “Journey to the Center of the Earth”

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