Bijou Theatre

157 W. Adams Street,
Stockton, CA 95204

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Bijou

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The Bijou Theatre was opened as an independently operated adult cinema in 1974. It was taken over by the Pussycat Theatres chain in 1982, and they operated it until January 1993.

The theatre is now a bar named the Valley Brewing Company.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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JayAllenSanford
JayAllenSanford on June 29, 2010 at 6:58 pm

As chronicled in this week’s new San Diego Reader, with an updated and expanded version of the ongoing Pussycat Theater project – View link

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on June 29, 2010 at 7:14 pm

Interesting reading JayAllen.

JayAllenSanford
JayAllenSanford on June 30, 2010 at 5:44 am

The owners from 1974 to 1982 were Bob and Susan Carson. Walnut Properties, who ran California’s Pussycat Theatre chain, coveted the locale, but was unable to close a purchase deal on the property until 1982.

As with many Pussycats in the chain’s fading days, Walnut ceased day to day operation in the late-80s. New management leased the theater from Walnut, keeping the Pussycat signage and operating the locale as a Pussycat (also like at many other latterday ‘Cathouses). In this case, a former Walnut employee leased the property and ran it, Walnut’s former district manager of northern California, Mrs. Paula Miranda (no relation to Walnut co-founder Vince Miranda),

The city of Stockton seemed fairly resigned to the long-lived porn oasis just off the so-called Miracle Mile, until civic leaders began applying pressure to close the locale in the early ‘90s. The theater locked its doors in January 1993.

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