Bijou Theatre

1308 Broadwalk,
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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Bijou Theatre

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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

Contributed by tc

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teecee on August 12, 2005 at 4:42 am

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

kencmcintyre on January 25, 2007 at 1:25 pm

Status should be closed/demolished.

spectrum on September 29, 2007 at 2:24 pm

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

kencmcintyre on October 4, 2008 at 9:53 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 on May 30, 2009 at 10:32 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 on March 19, 2010 at 6:20 pm

Here is the original photo view:

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Roger Katz
Roger Katz on March 15, 2015 at 2:36 pm

address for this one in 1914/15 AMPD is 1308 Boardwalk

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