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Bijou Theatre

7059 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028
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The former home of the Bijou Theatre. We're looking east on Hollywood Blvd. The next block was the location of the ill-fated Hollywood Galaxy. The Chinese is beyond. Photo: Google Maps - 2011

Dates: Opened in 1971 or possibly earlier and ran at least until 1974. Free parking! Bargain Matinees!

The Bijou was a storefront theatre running classic Hollywood film programs, presumably on 16mm. The theatre was located about a block west of the Chinese in the building that is now home to Author Services. The building dates from 1928, a design by Parkinson & Parkinson. Several additional stories were added in the 80s.

A 1974 schedule for the Bijou that surfaced on eBay.

The building in previous incarnations had been a savings bank and the Hollywood Museum. Cinema Treasures contributor Christopher Crouch notes that there is currently a live theatre space in the building but it's unknown if this was the storefront space occupied by the Bijou.

In the mid 70s this Bijou occasionally dabbled in gay porno. After this one on Hollywood Blvd. closed, another porno emporium called the Bijou opened on Cahuenga, initially a cinema, later just an adult book and video store.

Status: Remodeled. The building is still there.

More Information: See the Cinema Treasures page on the Bijou for Christopher Crouch's research. CT also has a page on the Bijou at 1651 Cahuenga.

The Bijou is discussed on Chuckaluck's Noirish Los Angeles post #20241 where he has several programs from the theatre.

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