Moving Picture News, February 24, 1912:
“This is one of the best independent houses in the city having a seating capacity of 350. Mr. Bert Lustig, the enterprising manager, took charge of the National not quite a year ago, and since that time the patronage has doubly increased.
“The house formerly used trust pictures, but when Mr. Lustig took charge, he at once changed to independent, and consequently, the National is among the best paying theatres in Los Angles. Four reels of pictures are shown, the programme changing twice a week. Mr. Lustig has recently opened the ‘Rex’ Theatre on Main street, between Third and Fourth streets, and the house like the National is proving to be a winner.”
The Great Chicago Stockyards Fire, a split-reel motion picture released June 3, 1911 by the Independent Moving Pictures Co. of America (IMP).
He is available for theatre talks and walks in 2014–historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.