Bijou Theatre

5002 Prospect Avenue,
Kansas City, MO 64130

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Opened as the Linda Theatre in 1937 seating 396. A small nieghborhood house on a single floor. It was remodeled in 1951 and renamed the Bijou. Two years later in 1953 it was closed and was demolished to make way for the Watkings trafficway.

It was located on the corner of Prospect and 50th street.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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steveo
steveo on April 17, 2005 at 10:07 am

you mean cars are now zooming thru the old bijou theatre?…oh my!
lol

ladymjw
ladymjw on August 22, 2010 at 10:49 pm

I remember going to the Bijou in the 1940’s and never remember seeing or hearing it called the Linda. Thanks for the picture.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on August 2, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Thanks! I have removed my post and re-pasted at the Tivoli listing.

WTKFLHN
WTKFLHN on August 3, 2012 at 2:56 pm

The address for the Bijou is wrong. It was on the east side of Prospect. So it couldn’t be “5002”. The address would have ended in an odd number. This was a neighborhood theatre of mine, and I grew up there in the 1940’s and 50’s. The theatre started out as the Bijou and was renamed later to the Linda. Not the other way around.

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