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The Bijou Collapses - Moving Picture Theatre Gave Way Under Weight of Snow

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Title The Bijou Collapses - Moving Picture Theatre Gave Way Under Weight of Snow
Date 2/13/1912
Item Type Newspaper (article)
Publication Wilmington Star
Description "The Bijou Collapses" tent collapses under weight of snow after theater had closed on Saturday night. Before the snowfall, plans were already in place to remove the tent within the month in order to replace it with a permanent brick structure. "[T]he wreck of the theatre will only hasten the new building" by at least 30 days. No one was in the theater when it collapsed.
Notes
Associated Venues Bijou
Associated Persons Howard, James Fox
Wells, Percy W.
Associated Organizations
Repository Reaves Collection
Courtesy New Hanover Public Library