CineLux New Delta Cinema

641 First Street,
Brentwood, CA 94513

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CineLux New Delta Cinema

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This theater was built in the 1930’s and was originally a one screen with a stage in front of it which doubled to show plays. In the early-1990’s it was turned into a two screen theater. In the early to mid-1990’s it was a second run theater, which did moderate business at best.

After closing down for a couple months CineLux bought the theater in 2000 and has been open and doing well ever since.

Contributed by Kyle Sundgren

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MagicLantern
MagicLantern on December 27, 2004 at 1:10 pm

Let it be noted that this Brentwood is in the East Bay region of northern California (near Fremont), and should not be confused with the Brentwood area of Los Angeles.

scottfavareille
scottfavareille on December 27, 2004 at 2:04 pm

Brentwood is actually closer to Antioch, in the eastern end of Contra Costa County. Fremont is in Southern Alameda County and is actually about 70 miles from Fremont. (During commute hours, about a 2 hr drive.)

GaryParks
GaryParks on January 5, 2005 at 1:30 pm

The front of this theatre features a fine streamlined neon sign and marquee, well worth seeing if in the area.

robertgippy
robertgippy on July 7, 2005 at 10:38 pm

The Delta was a single screen for years, before it was twinned, it showed Spanish films. What was odd, was that the original vertical blade, had a clock on it. When the blade was restored, the clock was removed. It is very well kept and gets good crowds there. The restored marquee is very impressive.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 1, 2008 at 4:09 pm

This theatre may have been built for the San Francisco-based Petersen Theatre Circuit. Plans for a theatre in Brentwood were announced in the Better Theatres section of Motion Picture Herald’s August 22, 1936 issue. The design was attributed to an engineer named L.H. Nishkian, rather than to an architect. Nishkian is additionally cited in the California Index as structural engineer on theatre projects in San Francisco, Sacramento and Tulare at about the same time.

darquil
darquil on June 19, 2010 at 9:31 pm

Seating capacity for the two screens, per the concession attendant at a recent visit:
1 – 190
2 – 130
Total: 320

darquil
darquil on July 30, 2010 at 11:40 pm

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

Mikeyisirish
Mikeyisirish on June 26, 2012 at 3:15 pm

A 2010 photo can be seen here.

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