Theatre that flouted apartheid laws on block
THE LUXURAMA Theatre in Wynberg, which saw decades of film, theatre and concerts as well as political scandal, is due to be auctioned this month.
Claremart Group new business manager Andrew Edelstein: “The Lux hosted many local and foreign musos and performers and was the cinema of choice for lovers of Kung Fu and Western films of the 1970s. The theatre flouted apartheid laws by allowing mixed-race audiences at shows and screenings despite fear of reprisal.
“This once popular landmark movie house and entertainment venue has huge development potential. The 4 115m property, at 77 Park Road and its adjoining piece of vacant land, are near shops and schools, and close to Wittebome railway station.”
The property may be viewed by appointment and will be auctioned at the Radisson Hotel in Granger Bay, on November 27 at 12.30pm. Call Edelstein on 021 425 8822 or see www.claremart.co.za.
LANDMARK: The Luxurama Theatre building and an adjoining piece of vacant land will be auctioned on November 27.