Regent Theatre

N. Washington Square and E. Michigan Avenue,
Lansing, MI 48933

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Regent Theatre

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The Bijou Theatre was located at the corner of N. Washington Square and E. Michigan Avenue in the Oakland Building. The Bijou Theatre operated from 1910-1920. It was remodelled in 1920 and renamed Regent Theatre. The theatre ceased to exist when the Oakland Building was destroyed by fire in 1926.

Contributed by Charles Van Bibber

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jiveturkey
jiveturkey on August 2, 2004 at 8:03 am

The photo of the theatre is facing NE, in looking at the shadows. The theatre, to the best of my knowledge, was located on the NE corner of Wash/Mich. It was torn down many years ago and now an office building stands in its place. I think a bunch of lawyers practice out of there.

monika
monika on April 29, 2009 at 5:31 pm

The correct zip code for the Bijou is 48933.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 28, 2012 at 12:13 pm

W. S. Butterfield was operating the Regent Theatre in Lansing by 1924, according to the August 25 issue of The Film Daily that year.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 18, 2014 at 8:04 am

This item is from the April 10, 1920, issue of Exhibitors Herald:

“LANSING. MICH. — The Bijou theatre is to be remodeled during the Summer season at a cost of $50,000 and reopened under the name of The Regent as soon as the work is finished, according to announcement made by W. S. Butterfield and Harold Bird of the Bird estate, who controls the property.”

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