Bijou Theatre

30 Broad Street,
Pawtucket, RI 02860

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Previously operated by: Keith-Albee

Previous Names: Keith's New Theatre

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Postcard of the Bijou

Opened as Keith’s New Theatre. By 1915 it was operating as the Bijou Theatre. A 1919 Pawtucket city directory lists this theatre. It was still open in 1929, but had closed by 1931.

Contributed by Gerald A. DeLuca

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Roland L.
Roland L. on June 27, 2005 at 7:18 pm

The seating capacity was 800 and often had the Standing Room Only sign on display. In 1915, it shared the entertainment duties with four other well known theaters.

After its close, New York Lace store took over the lobby and soon spread out into the entire building and adjacent buildings on that block until it vacated the premises in the 50’s.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 30, 2005 at 11:15 am

Another city directory lists this theatre, 30 Broad Street, as Keith’s New Theatre.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on March 30, 2006 at 5:22 am

Here is an old postcard showing the Bijou Theatre and the Public Market and other shops on Broad Street, plus pedestrians and cars. A very nice picture of a lost and forgotten theatre!

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on February 8, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Announcements of what’s playing at Pawtucket and Central Falls movie theatres in November, 1921:

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on January 17, 2021 at 6:24 am

Update: previous to 1913, the Bijou Theater was known as Keith’s.

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