Loew's Bijou Theatre

26 Smith Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on December 29, 2009 at 6:32 pm

What do you mean? Bijou is one of the most common theatre names in American history.

There have been “Bijou” theatres in New York since the birth of film, four in Manhattan alone.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on March 22, 2009 at 11:21 am

A poster for Loew’s Bijou can be seen in the upper right corner of this vintage photo: View link 77

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on March 21, 2009 at 10:42 am

Here’s a new link to an 1899 view of the auditorium. Only vaudeville and plays were presented, and Marcus Loew was still years away from taking over the management:
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Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on March 20, 2009 at 4:48 pm

Here’s an undated exterior view, proably taken some time after the Bijou’s 1929 closing: View link 365

erikf
erikf on July 24, 2008 at 12:59 am

Here is the pay New York Times link of the 1928 sounding of the death-knell for the Bijou.
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Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on February 22, 2008 at 11:35 am

I finally found a closing date for Loew’s Bijou of May 26th, 1929. The final program included the all-talking feature, “Hearts in Dixie,” and short subjects. Loew’s had negotiated an early end to its operating lease, which was due to expire in 1930. The Bijou Theatre and adjoining property were actually owned by the estate of Louis Wechsler, which sold them in December, 1928, to the National Real Estate Corporation for redevelopment, according to press reports at the time. Loew’s continued to operate the Metropolitan and Melba in downtown Brooklyn, and later in 1929 would open two new thatres elsewhere in Brooklyn— the Kings in Flatbush and Pitkin in Brownsville.