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Bijou Theatre

2011 Photo from the Edward Findlay collection
543-47 Washington St
Chinatown (Boston) MA 02111

Record #16512  
 Opened: December 11, 1882
 Closed: Yes (date unknown)
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Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Bijou Dream, Intown, Lion

Information for this tour was contributed by Scott Norwood.

When entertainment became a successful venture at the Lion's Tavern assembly hall in the early 1800s, it was only natural for the Lion's Theatre to be built in 1836. The theater became known as the Bijou Theatre and was the first in the United States to show films commercially, in 1882. In 1883, Benjamin Franklin Keith gave birth to American Vaudeville here.

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2011 photos from the Edward Findlay collection.

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Last featured 7/23/2003. Last edited 3/27/2011.

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