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Bijou Theatre

219 S Elm St
Greensboro NC

Record #18725  
 Opened: 1914
 Closed: Yes (date unknown)
 Current Use:
Capacity: 610 seats
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: 2/6 Robert Morton
 Also Known As:

Information for this tour was contributed by RW Daniel.

From the Greensboro News-Record in a 1917 article:

"This theatre is looked upon as one of the best in the State, and provides the highest class of attractions in the photo plays and receives its patronage from the very best classes of theatre goers.

"The Bijou Theatre has been open since April 1914, and has been a decided success from the very beginning, and although other enterprises of a theatrical nature are established from time to time, yet they do not seem to detract in any way from the Bijou Theatre, for it has become interwoven into the affections of the people, and as an usual thing the theater is always crowded.

"It is the aim of the management to provide special high class film attractions all the time, and not merely occasionally as is the case with so many other houses.

"This theater is conducted by the Southern Amusement Company, Inc., also operating several theaters in Danville, Va. The officers of the company are Messrs. C.M. Vanstory, President, John F. Pryor, Vice-President, and G.W. Pryor, Secretary-Treasurer and General Manager of the Bijou. Mr. Pryor is thoroughly versed in all matters pertaining to the business. He is a native of Pensacola, Fla., and was formerly located in Danville, Va., before coming to Greensboro."


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