The Bijou Theatre was built for vaudeville and later adapted for cinema. It opened on March 8, 1909. Like many declining theaters, after being adapted for movies, it went over to adult films in the 1960’s. In 1974, after its owner was evicted for unpaid property taxes, the building was slated for demolition. However, group of concerned citizens organized a successful campaign to save the building. The theater was renovated as a center for the performing arts.
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