AKA: California Theatre #1, San Jose, CA; Fox Mission Theatre, San Jose, CA

Structure Type: built works - performing arts structures - theatres

Designers: Binder and Curtis, Architects (firm); William Binder (architect); Ernest N. Curtis (architect)

Dates: constructed 1912-1913, demolished 1953

228 South 1st Street
Downtown, San Jose, CA 95113

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The San Jose architectural firm, Binder and Curtis, designed this 1,178-seat venue for the T and D (Turner and Danhken) Theatre Company.

Building History

The Theatre De Luxe became the first California Theatre; in 1927, with the building of the second California Theatre in San Jose, CA, this facility became known as the Fox Mission Theatre; its vertical sign was moved to new California venue in 1927.


The Theatre De Luxe was razed in 1953.

PCAD id: 3357