Bijou Theatre

Atlantic Avenue,
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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This was the first movie house in Atlantic City. It opened in 1903 and was demolished in 1924.

Any additional information on this theatre would be greatly appreciated.

source: “The Last Good Time” by Jonathan Van Meter, page 27

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teecee
teecee on August 12, 2005 at 1:42 am

A Kimball organ was installed in this theatre in 1915 followed by another Kimball in 1917.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 25, 2007 at 10:25 am

Status should be closed/demolished.

spectrum
spectrum on September 29, 2007 at 11:24 am

According to THS’s Marquee of first quarter 1980,. the Bijou was demolished in 1924.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 4, 2008 at 6:53 am

I’m looking at the list for Atlantic City, and only the Bijou, Capital and Shore are shown as closed and still standing. We know the Bijou has been gone for decades. I have my doubts if the other two are still extant, but I won’t be back in AC for a while to confirm.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 30, 2009 at 7:32 am

I would be curious to know where this one was. Also, I wonder if it actually opened as a film house in 1903. Seems kind of early.

teecee
teecee on March 19, 2010 at 3:20 pm

Here is the original photo view:

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