Luxor Theatre

210 E. 170th Street,
Bronx, NY 10456

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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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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 3, 2008 at 10:02 am

This is a larger view of the photo that I posted on Jul 27, 2007.

GaryParks on June 3, 2008 at 2:54 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.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 1, 2008 at 6:48 am

This link replaces the link posted on Jun 3, 2008 at 10:02am.

kencmcintyre on November 22, 2008 at 6:22 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.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 22, 2008 at 6:24 pm

Then the address should be 210 East 170th since the entrance to the supermarket is in the same location as the entrance to the theater.

kencmcintyre on November 22, 2008 at 6:37 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.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 22, 2008 at 6:39 pm

I suggested that a long time ago. Hasn’t been added so far.

Cookie0736 on September 17, 2013 at 9:02 pm

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 on October 26, 2013 at 6:58 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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