Luxor Theatre

210 E. 170th Street,
Bronx, NY 10456

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1971 photo courtesy of Larry Kleinman.

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The Luxor Theatre opened in 1923, with seating for over 1,450, designed in the Egyptian style. It was located on 170th Street near Grand Concourse in the Mt. Eden section of the Bronx.

After closing the former Luxor Theatre served as a liquor store and is now a supermarket.

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charliek
charliek on September 12, 2004 at 2:36 pm

To view a pic from 2002 of this theatre building, click here:
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RobertR
RobertR on June 30, 2005 at 8:22 pm

The Luxor has the distinction of being the Bronx outlet for the first Premiere Showcase in 1962.

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Yves Marchand
Yves Marchand on November 22, 2007 at 4:54 pm

We went to the Luxor Theater two weeks ago and the orchestra floor houses a supermarket. You can notice forms of the balcony repainted in black. Managers kindly led us to the upper part which is used as storage space and the original ceiling and plaster works are still there, in clean state despite it was repainted in white.

GaryParks
GaryParks on June 3, 2008 at 5:54 pm

Background on the name Luxor: Is an anglicization of the Arabic “Al Uqsor,” meaning, “The Castle.” This is in reference to the ruins of a Roman legion fortress, which, at the time of the Arab conquest of Egypt in the 7th Century, were still standing around the already very ancient temple built there in Pharaonic times by Amenhotep III, Rameses II, and others. Later, the town which existed there took on the name. Since is is easily pronounced by Westerners, and perhaps due to its similarity to things bringing to mind “luxury,” is has been a popular name to associate with Egyptian things.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 22, 2008 at 9:22 pm

Here is a 2/21/28 story from the NYT:

HOLD UP THEATRE, LOBBY CROWDED; Thieves, Posing as Revenue Men, Enter Office, Tie Up Three and Escape With $2,200. TRIO TRICKS THE DOORMAN They Display Badges and He Escorts Them Into Bronx Movie, Where They Whip Out Pistols.

Three robbers escaped with $2,200 from the safe of the Luxor Theatre, a moving picture house at 208 East 170th Street, the Bronx, yesterday afternoon, after they had been led to the theatre office by a credulous doorman to whom they said thay were revenue men performing their duty.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 22, 2008 at 9:37 pm

There should be a supermarket function, instead of being lumped into retail. Retail can be a tiny storefront, whereas supermarket implies at least a medium-sized building.

Cookie0736
Cookie0736 on September 18, 2013 at 12:02 am

Had my best childhood memories in that movie theatre ,we would go early and spend the whole day in there and watch a movie and cartoons all day for .25 cents ,Damn I feel old but of course I am not lol

stang119
stang119 on October 26, 2013 at 9:58 am

This was the Bronx’s ‘Premiere Showcase’ Theatre. Exclusive UA first run films day/dating with Manhattan. First film: “The Road To Hong Kong” (1962) followed by “Birdman of Alcatraz”.

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