611-17 58th Street,
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The Virginian Theatre was originally converted from existing retail space in the Young America Building and opened originally as the Bijou Theatre, a live vaudeville house that later began exhibiting silent films and selected non-theatrical events. My father said that he was in the audience during a demonstration of radio reception, the novelty of which stunned those present.
Later renamed the Princess Theatre before finally becoming the Virginian Theatre. It closed in 1922 when the nearby Orpheum Theatre opened and returned to retail space as the Leader Store, long a popular clothing and fabric shop (the small balcony held the yard goods department.) The stage is still obvious although there’s no proscenium, and also is used to display merchandise. (The Leader Store closed in the 1990’s and the building was then used as an antiques shop.)
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