Bijou Theatre

209 W. 45th Street,
New York, NY 10036

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Astyanax
Astyanax on December 22, 2004 at 5:10 am

Did the Bijou have a retrospective screening of Todd Browning’s Freaks in the late 60’s? I remember the weird movie but very little of the venue.

davids
davids on July 20, 2004 at 8:13 pm

It was july 1974, my first visit to the country, and to ny. My cousin took me to see Woody Allen’s SLEEPER at the Bijou. It was a second run (the movie was made in 1973) . I guess my cousin wanted to introduce me to ny through a Woody Allen movie. I did nt get half of the jokes, he could nt stop laughing. Too bad they dont have a photo of the place.

stukgh
stukgh on July 15, 2004 at 7:22 pm

The Toho Cinema phase was certainly unusual. The theater exhibited the entire spectrum of Toho Studio films, which stretched from high art to ultra-cheeze. Some films, like “High and Low” were exactly what you would expect to find in a prestige exclusive-engagement, midtown Manhattan theater. But can you imagine dressing up, having a fine dinner, and then seeing “Matango, Fungus of Death” or “Atoragon the Flying Sub”? These flicks also played the Toho. And this was long before they would have been considered to be campy fun.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on March 13, 2004 at 4:20 pm

Yes, I saw Kurosawa’s HIGH AND LOW here in the early 60’s when it was the Toho.