Bijou Theatre

601-605 Walnut Street,
Chattanooga, TN

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The Bijou opened in 1906. Historic photographs show a large, handsome, brick building of five floors, with stone or plaster detailing in a restrained classical style. The theatre had two balconies and a large fly tower. The Bijou was severely damaged by a fire on December 19th, 1943, and the building was demolished in 1949.

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JackCoursey on February 21, 2006 at 10:26 pm

Here is a 1906 photo of the Bijou.

JackCoursey on February 22, 2006 at 11:28 pm

It is probally best that you copy and paste the web address (
since the site doesn’t respond well to urls. Once there, do a search for Bijou and it will direct you onto the photo site.

William on April 21, 2006 at 2:12 pm

The Bijou Theatre was one of four theatres operated by Paramount Theatres, subsidiaries.

kencmcintyre on February 8, 2008 at 1:16 am

End of the road for the Bijou. The photo is from the Chattanooga Library:

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