Bijou Cinema 7

215 Broad Street,
Chattanooga, TN 37402

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Bijou Cinema 7

The Carmike Bijou Cinema 7 is the first and so far the only theatre to open in the downtown Chattanooga area since 1960 when Martin opened the State. The Bijou 7 opened in 1996 and is among the last breed of cinemas to be built prior to the proliferation of the stadium style seating design.

The Bijou Cinema 7 was closed by Carmike Cinemas when they opened their new Carmike Majestic 12 in November 2009.

Contributed by Jack Coursey

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Will Dunklin
Will Dunklin on September 17, 2007 at 2:15 pm

Somebody please explain how a theatre came to be combined with a bus station and parking garage. Is the interior more interesting than the exterior?

JackCoursey on September 18, 2007 at 11:09 am

Can’t speak for the bus station, but quite a few of the Loews theatres built in the urban areas during the 1970s-80s were underground and/or anchored to parking lots.

greenth1ng on March 16, 2015 at 5:57 pm

The only movie I saw here was “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”. (Auditorium 1; 138 seats)

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 6, 2015 at 3:24 pm

The former Bijou Cinema 7 has been converted into a mixed use project called The Block, with retail space, food service, and a fitness center equipped for rock climbing, which is apparently one of Chattanooga’s favorite activities. Even the facade of the building has been reconfigured to provide space for rock climbing, some of it on transparent walls (probably some sort of polycarbonate rather than glass.)

Their web site features a slide show. The building no longer contains any trace of the theater, and I’d never guess that it had once housed one.

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