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Photo from the Klaus Weber collection
Sonnenallee 21
Berlin DE

Record #3680  
 Opened: 1952
 Closed: 1965
 Current Use:
Capacity: 531 seats
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As:

Information for this tour was contributed by Klaus Weber.

The Lux was built in its present form in 1960 by architect Johannes Hayer with a capacity of 531 seats. The first floor was divided with shop windows, and above the entrance the film was announced by a big handmade poster. At the corner, a neon-sun and the words "LUX" were shining. In 1961, the Berlin wall was built not far away and the train station around the corner closed. Bad times for this location! The Lux had to close in 1965 and was later used as a supermarket. The theater was still vacant in the summer of 2001.

Das Lux wurde in seiner jetzigen Form 1960 von Architekt Johannes Hayer errichtet (531 Sitze). Das Erdgeschoss gliederten grosse Schaufenster, ├╝ber dem Eingang wurde der Film per Plakatmalerei announciert. An der gerundeten Ecke leuchtete das Signet "LUX" mit einer Neon-Sonne. 1961 wurde nicht weit entfernt die Berliner Mauer errichtet und die nahegelegene S-Bahn-Station "Sonnenallee" geschlossen, was sich fuer das Kino sehr negativ bemerkbar machte. 1965 musste es schliessen und diente spaeter als Supermarkt. Seit Sommer 2001 steht es leer.

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