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Bijou

205 N. Front, Wilmington, North Carolina

Dates of Operation 12/22/1906* - 1956*
Performance Types movies (12/22/1906*)
Capacity 800 (5/31/1912*)
Racial Policy segregated
DescriptionThe Bijou, Wilmington’s first movie theater, first operated as a small wood-fronted tent downtown, and reopened in a permanent, purpose-built structure in 1912. Its proprietors, with professional circus and carnival backgrounds, became Wilmington’s biggest movie theater operators by the early 1930s, but their business soon failed.
Notes
Building NotesFor the first six years of its long operation, the Bijou was a tent built of canvas and wood, with a sawdust floor (Sanborn Fire Insurance Map, Wilmington, N.C., June 1910, p. 11). It was erected on a vacant lot at 205 N. Front Street, in the heart of downtown Wilmington. In late 1911, Howard and Wells announced plans to build a permanent structure to replace the tent they had used since 1906. The Bijou reopened on May 30, 1912 and benefited from being a purpose-built theater, rather than merely the renovation/redecoration of an existing storefront. It was the first movie theater in Wilmington to add a balcony specifically for African American patrons.
Associated Persons
NameRole
Henry, C.L. unknown (1926*)
Howard, James Fox proprietor (12/22/1906*)
Hunter, Mills manager (12/18/1927*)
Stephens, Burett H. architect (12/8/1911*)
Wells, Percy W. proprietor (12/22/1906*)
Associated Organizations
NameRelationship
Bijou Amusement Co. unknown (1915*)
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Commentary

  1. Bijou Timeline Commentary
    Tags: concessions; tent
  2. Carolina Timeline Commentary
    Tags: admission price; music; renovation; re-opening; sound films
  3. Early Film Timeline Commentary
  4. Moviegoing in Wilmington
    Tags: black theater; carnival; opera house; racial policy; storefront theaters
  5. Royal Theatre Timeline Commentary
    Tags: admission price; balcony; fire; hours of operation; organ; projectionist; purpose-built movie theater; seating capacity; vaudeville
  6. The Bijou's Immediate Neighbors
  7. The Bijou's Location
  8. Wilmington's First Movie Theater: The Bijou in 1906/07
    Tags: illustrated song; manager; music

Newspaper Clippings

  1. North Front Street - real estate ad - Bijou site
    Wilmington Morning Star - 2/3/1901
  2. Valuable Front Street Lot - Bijou site sold
    Wilmington Morning Star - 1/10/1903
  3. Vaudeville Theater on Market Street - proposed theater
    Wilmington Star - 11/15/1906
    Tags: manager; proposed theater; storefront theaters
  4. Proposed theater - Bijou - tent
    Wilmington Star - 11/28/1906
    Tags: proposed theater; tent
  5. The Five-Cent Theatre to Open - Bijou
    Wilmington Star - 12/22/1906
    Tags: admission price; alias; hours of operation; illustrated song; opening notice
  6. Xmas Eve in City - Immense Crowds Throng Downtown Streets - Bijou
    Wilmington Messenger - 12/24/1906
  7. Xmas Eve in City - Immense Crowds Throng Downtown Streets cont.- Bijou
    Wilmington Messenger - 12/24/1906
  8. Bijou Doing Big Business
    Wilmington Dispatch - 1/7/1907
    Tags: admission price; alias; ladies and children; program change
  9. At The Bijou: The Moving Pictures are Drawing Large Crowds
    Wilmington Dispatch - 1/17/1907
    Tags: ladies and children
  10. 125 Film Destroyed - Small Fire Yesterday Afternoon at the Bijou
    Wilmington Dispatch - 2/12/1907
    Tags: fire
  11. Notice! - Bijou - fire safety
    Wilmington Dispatch - 4/2/1907
    Tags: fire; manager
  12. At the Bijou Theatre - Managers Make a Change That Will Increase Popularity of Theatre
    Wilmington Dispatch - 4/8/1907
    Tags: admission price; program change
  13. See the New Pictures at the Bijou - Ad - children
    Wilmington Dispatch - 4/24/1907
    Tags: admission price; alias; children; notable; program change
  14. Bijous Was Thronged - actualities
    Wilmington Morning Star - 5/3/1907
    Tags: actualities
  15. Thaw-White Trial - Bijou Theatre Not Able to Hold the Crowds Last Night - religious objection
    Wilmington Star - 5/4/1907
    Tags: actualities; censorship; morality; program change; religious objection
  16. The Film Suppressed - Bijou - censorship
    Wilmington Star - 5/5/1907
    Tags: actualities; censorship; morality; religious objection
  17. The Moving Picture Theatres - All Doing a Rushing Business These Days and Are Presenting Fine Programs - Academy, Theatorium, Bijou, Edisonian
    Wilmington Dispatch - 7/9/1907
    Tags: admission price; film title; religious films
  18. At the Summer Theatres - Bijou, Theatorium, Academy - illustrated songs
    Wilmington Star - 7/29/1907
    Tags: film title; illustrated song; program change
  19. Illustrated Songs at Bijou
    Wilmington Star - 8/30/1907
    Tags: hours of operation; illustrated song; manager
  20. Illustrated Songs at Bijou
    Wilmington Star - 9/17/1907
    Tags: illustrated song; music
  21. Changes are Now Daily - Bijou
    Wilmington Star - 9/20/1907
    Tags: illustrated song; program change
  22. Changes are Now Daily - Bijou
    Wilmington Star - 9/20/1907
    Tags: illustrated song; program change
  23. From Wednesday on Bijou Will Offer Daily Double New Bill - program change
    Wilmington Dispatch - 1/11/1909
    Tags: illustrated song; program change
  24. The Theater- Crystal Palace, Bijou, LeGrand
    Wilmington Star - 2/5/1909
    Tags: film title; hours of operation; minstrel shows; program change
  25. Academy of Music, Bijou, LeGrand
    Wilmington Star - 2/6/1909
    Tags: film title; minstrel shows; program change; renovation
  26. Bijou - Ad - Change of Programme Daily
    Wilmington Star - 3/16/1909
    Tags: admission price; program change
  27. Academy of Music, Bijou, Crystal Palace, Le Grand - charity
    Wilmington Star - 3/18/1909
    Tags: admission price; charity; drugstore; film title; program change; vaudeville
  28. The Bijou Enlarged
    Wilmington Star - 3/18/1909
    Tags: charity; music; renovation; seating capacity
  29. Bijou - charity
    Wilmington Star - 3/19/1909
    Tags: admission price; charity; film title; music; program change; seating capacity
  30. At the LeGrand - children
    Wilmington Star - 3/23/1909
    Tags: children; film title; music; program change; promotions
  31. Electric Piano - Bijou
    Wilmington Dispatch - 3/3/1910
    Tags: music
  32. Coast Line Restaurant and Lunch Room
    Wilmington Dispatch - 4/21/1910
  33. Now Showing at the Joyland, Crystal Palace, and Bijou - illustrated songs
    Wilmington Star - 9/20/1910
    Tags: film title; illustrated song; music; vaudeville
  34. Now Showing at the Joyland, Crystal Palace, and Bijou - concessions
    Wilmington Star - 9/23/1910
    Tags: concessions; film title; morality; program change; promotions
  35. Bijou Theatre Property - Mr. James Howard Practically Closes Deal With J. W. Murchison and Co.
    Wilmington Star - 9/27/1910
    Tags: manager
  36. Description of Shows at Joyland, Crystal Palace, and Bijou - pianist
    Wilmington Morning Star - 10/2/1910
    Tags: children; film title; ladies and children; manager; music; pianist; program change; vaudeville
  37. Description of shows at Joyland, Crystal Palace, and Bijou
    Wilmington Morning Star - 10/13/1910
    Tags: feature film; film title; program change; vaudeville
  38. Description of Shows at Joyland, Crystal Palace, and Bijou - minstrel shows
    Wilmington Morning Star - 10/14/1910
    Tags: concessions; film title; illustrated song; minstrel shows; music; program change
  39. Description of Shows at Joyland, Crystal Palace, and Bijou - illustrated song singers
    Wilmington Morning Star - 10/15/1910
    Tags: film title; illustrated song; manager; music; program change; vaudeville
  40. Free Lecture - "Life Beyond the Grave" - Bijou
    Wilmington Dispatch - 10/15/1910
    Tags: lecturer; morality
  41. At Joyland - renovation
    Wilmington Morning Star - 10/22/1910
    Tags: actualities; american indians; film title; music; promotions; renovation
  42. At the Bijou, Crystal Palace, Joyland - minstrel show
    Wilmington Star - 10/26/1910
    Tags: feature film; film title; minstrel shows; program change
  43. At the Crystal Palace, Joyland, Bijou - children
    Wilmington Star - 10/27/1910
    Tags: children; feature film; film title; program change
  44. At the Bijou, Crystal Palace, Joyland - promotion
    Wilmington Star - 10/28/1910
    Tags: children; concessions; film title; program change; promotions
  45. At the Bijou, Joyland - color films
    Wilmington Star - 10/29/1910
    Tags: actualities; color films; film title; program change
  46. At the Joyland, Bijou and Crystal Palace
    Wilmington Star - 11/1/1910
    Tags: film title
  47. At Joyland, Bijou, Crystal Palace
    Wilmington Star - 11/2/1910
    Tags: film title; music
  48. At Bijou, Joyland - program change
    Wilmington Star - 11/3/1910
    Tags: film title; program change
  49. At the Bijou, Crystal Palace, Joyland - ventilation
    Wilmington Star - 11/4/1910
    Tags: feature film; film title; program change; ventilation
  50. At the Joyland, Bijou - children
    Wilmington Star - 11/6/1910
    Tags: children; feature film; film title; morality; program change
  51. At the Crystal Palace, Bijou, Joyland - admission price
    Wilmington Star - 11/8/1910
    Tags: admission price; feature film; film title; program change
  52. At the Bijou, Crystal Palace, Joyland - vaudeville
    Wilmington Star - 11/9/1910
    Tags: film title; vaudeville
  53. At Joyland - promotion
    Wilmington Star - 11/13/1910
    Tags: children; feature film; film title; promotions
  54. At the Bijou, Joyland
    Wilmington Star - 11/15/1910
    Tags: film title; illustrated song
  55. At Joyland, Bijou, Crystal Palace Today
    Wilmington Star - 11/16/1910
    Tags: feature film; film title
  56. At Joyland
    Wilmington Star - 11/17/1910
    Tags: feature film; film title; hours of operation; program change
  57. At Joyland, Bijou, Crystal Palace - program change
    Wilmington Star - 11/18/1910
    Tags: feature film; film title; program change
  58. Bijou, Crystal Palace, Joyland - program change
    Wilmington Star - 11/19/1910
    Tags: film title; program change
  59. Crystal Palace, Joyland, Bijou - program change
    Wilmington Star - 11/22/1910
    Tags: film title; program change; vaudeville
  60. At Joyland, Bijou, Crystal Palace
    Wilmington Star - 11/23/1910
    Tags: feature film; film title; program change
  61. At Crystal Palace, Bijou, Joyland - hours of operation
    Wilmington Star - 11/24/1910
    Tags: feature film; film title; hours of operation; program change
  62. Joyland, Bijou - children
    Wilmington Star - 11/25/1910
    Tags: children; film title
  63. Crystal Palace, Joyland, Bijou - program change
    Wilmington Star - 11/26/1910
    Tags: film title; program change
  64. At Bijou, Joyland - American Indians
    Wilmington Star - 11/27/1910
    Tags: american indians; film title; program change
  65. Bijou, Joyland, Crystal Palace Today - illustrated song
    Wilmington Star - 11/29/1910
    Tags: feature film; film title; illustrated song; music
  66. At Bijou, Crystal Palace, Joyland Today - program change
    Wilmington Star - 11/30/1910
    Tags: film title; program change
  67. At Joyland
    Wilmington Star - 12/1/1910
    Tags: actualities; film title
  68. Joyland, Bijou, Crystal Palace - program change
    Wilmington Star - 12/6/1910
    Tags: feature film; film title; program change; vaudeville
  69. Joyland, Bijou - program change
    Wilmington Star - 12/8/1910
    Tags: actualities; feature film; film title; program change
  70. Joyland, Crystal Palace - promotion
    Wilmington Star - 12/9/1910
    Tags: concessions; film title; promotions
  71. Joyland - feature films
    Wilmington Star - 12/10/1910
    Tags: company; feature film; film title; manager
  72. At Joyland, Crystal Palace - feature films
    Wilmington Star - 12/13/1910
    Tags: feature film; film title; illustrated song
  73. At Joyland, Bijou, Crystal Palace - admission price
    Wilmington Star - 12/14/1910
    Tags: admission price; film title; illustrated song
  74. At Joyland
    Wilmington Star - 12/16/1910
    Tags: film title; program change; promotions
  75. At Joyland - film title
    Wilmington Star - 12/17/1910
    Tags: film title; promotions
  76. At Joyland - program change
    Wilmington Star - 12/22/1910
    Tags: feature film; film title; program change
  77. At Joyland
    Wilmington Star - 12/24/1910
    Tags: admission price; film title
  78. At Joyland
    Wilmington Star - 12/30/1910
    Tags: company; film title; illustrated song; music; program change; promotions
  79. The Bijou - Ad - Bring The Children
    Wilmington Dispatch - 1/18/1911
    Tags: admission price; children; illustrated song; music
  80. Israelites of the House of David Will Speak There - Bijou - lecturer
    Wilmington Star - 5/21/1911
    Tags: hours of operation; lecturer
  81. Valuable Property
    Wilmington Dispatch - 10/11/1911
  82. Fine New Theatre - Bijou
    Wilmington Dispatch - 12/8/1911
    Tags: airdome; architect; balcony; manager; proposed theater; purpose-built movie theater; seating capacity
  83. The Bijou Collapses - Moving Picture Theatre Gave Way Under Weight of Snow
    Wilmington Star - 2/13/1912
    Tags: proposed theater; renovation; tent
  84. Bijou Opened Last Night
    Wilmington Star - 5/31/1912
    Tags: admission price; balcony; manager; racial policy; re-opening; seating capacity; ventilation
  85. The New Bijou
    Wilmington Star - 5/31/1912
    Tags: film title; hours of operation; manager; re-opening
  86. Bijou - Ad - admission price
    Wilmington Star - 2/8/1914
    Tags: admission price; feature film; film title
  87. Meeting at Bijou - lecturer
    Wilmington Dispatch - 4/18/1914
    Tags: band or orchestra; lecturer; music
  88. Murchison Building Ready for Occupancy
    Wilmington Morning Star - 9/14/1914
    Tags: architect; fire; ventilation
  89. Builds Theatre - Howard and Wells to Lease House to be Erected by Schuster on Front - Airdome
    Wilmington Dispatch - 10/22/1914
    Tags: architect; manager; proposed theater; seating capacity; vaudeville
  90. Bijou Amusement Co. - Certificate of Corporation Recevied Here From Raleigh
    Wilmington Dispatch - 1/7/1915
    Tags: company; manager; vaudeville
  91. Lease Filed Today
    Wilmington Dispatch - 1/21/1915
    Tags: company; manager
  92. Bijou - Ad - serial
    unknown publication - 4/11/1915
    Tags: film title; serials
  93. Howard And Wells Buy Theatre Site
    Wilmington Dispatch - 4/24/1915
    Tags: architect; balcony; fire; proposed theater; renovation; seating capacity; ventilation
  94. Contract is Awarded
    Wilmington Dispatch - 5/4/1915
    Tags: architect; proposed theater; purpose-built movie theater
  95. The Royal Theatre
    Wilmington Dispatch - 8/12/1915
    Tags: opening notice; vaudeville
  96. Opens September 20th
    Wilmington Dispatch - 8/15/1915
    Tags: manager; opening notice
  97. Theatre Deal Closed Today - Howard and Wells are Now Lessees of Both Victoria and Grand Theatres
    Wilmington Star - 11/10/1915
    Tags: manager
  98. Close Deal for Theatres - Messrs. Howard and Wells, Owners of Bijou and Royal, Secure Leases on Victoria and Grand
    Wilmington Star - 11/11/1915
    Tags: manager
  99. In Charge of Projection - Royal
    Wilmington Star - 5/7/1916
    Tags: feature film; projectionist
  100. Pipe Organ Installed - Bijou
    Wilmington Star - 7/10/1916
    Tags: music; organ
  101. Bijou - Ad - local films
    Wilmington Star - 1/21/1917
    Tags: actualities; feature film; local films
  102. Bijou - Ad - war
    Wilmington Star - 4/8/1917
    Tags: actualities; feature film; film title; WWI
  103. Bijou - Ad - Charlie Chaplin
    Wilmington Dispatch - 6/17/1917
    Tags: feature film; film title; hours of operation; WWI
  104. Bijou - ad - newsreels
    Wilmington Star - 10/16/1917
    Tags: feature film; film title; newsreels; WWI
  105. Bijou - Ad - newsreels
    Wilmington Star - 10/20/1917
    Tags: film title; newsreels; WWI
  106. "I Want More Liberty Bonds" - Bijou - war
    Wilmington Dispatch - 10/24/1917
    Tags: WWI
  107. Bijou - Ad - admission price
    unknown publication - 1918
    Tags: admission price; newsreels
  108. Bijou - "Surrender of the German Fleet" - newsreels
    Wilmington Dispatch - 1/1/1919
    Tags: actualities; newsreels; WWI
  109. Bijou - Ad - "Bringing the Boys Back Home"
    Wilmington Dispatch - 3/2/1919
    Tags: actualities; feature film; film title; WWI
  110. Motion Picture History In the Making In Story of Local Theatrical Moguls
    Wilmington Dispatch - 4/13/1919
    Tags: program change; tent; ventilation
  111. Howard-Wells Amusement Company, Bijou Amusement Company - Ad
    Wilmington Star - 9/28/1919
    Tags: company; program change; vaudeville
  112. Bijou - Ad - local films
    Wilmington Star - 10/24/1920
    Tags: feature film; film title; local films; serials
  113. Downtown Property Brings Fine Price
    Wilmington Star - 10/2/1921
    Tags: change in owner
  114. Deed For Costly Lot Filed
    Wilmington Star - 10/22/1921
  115. Bijou - Ad - "Adventures of Tarzan"
    Wilmington Dispatch - 4/9/1922
    Tags: film title; serials
  116. Theater Building To Be Remodeled
    Wilmington News - 4/30/1923
    Tags: closing; manager; storefront theaters
  117. New Lessee Local Theatres Assumes Charge Property - Royal, Victoria - racial policy
    Wilmington Star - 7/31/1923
    Tags: admission price; balcony; band or orchestra; change in owner; company; film title; hours of operation; manager; music; program change; racial policy; vaudeville
  118. Bijou - Ad - serials
    Wilmington Dispatch - 9/30/1923
    Tags: film title; serials
  119. Amusement Company Will Lease Properties After Last of the Old Year - Victoria, Royal, Bijou
    Wilmington Dispatch - 12/24/1923
    Tags: admission price; change in owner; company; manager
  120. J. Marcus Leases Theaters Operated by Amusement Co. - May Open Another Picture Show on Front Street - Deal Effective January 1
    Wilmington Star - 12/25/1923
    Tags: company; manager; proposed theater; storefront theaters
  121. Bijou - Ad - newsreels
    Wilmington Star - 2/3/1924
    Tags: admission price; feature film; film title; newsreels; program change; serials
  122. Bijou - Ad - film title
    Wilmington Star - 2/13/1924
    Tags: film title
  123. Bijou - Ad - newsreels
    Wilmington Star - 3/14/1924
    Tags: admission price; feature film; film title; newsreels
  124. Old Movie Revival - projectionist
    Wilmington Star - 5/4/1924
    Tags: film title; manager; notable; projectionist
  125. Bijou - Ad - "The Mollycoddle" feature film
    Wilmington Star - 9/14/1924
    Tags: admission price; feature film; film title
  126. Bijou - Ad - "The Pioneer Scout"
    Wilmington Star - 5/20/1925
    Tags: film title
  127. Two Girls And Two Boy Born At Bullock Hospital
    Wilmington News Dispatch - 6/10/1925
  128. Bijou - Ad - "Outlaw Love" feature film
    Wilmington Star - 9/11/1926
    Tags: admission price; feature film; film title
  129. Bijou - Ad - newsreels
    Wilmington Star - 9/12/1926
    Tags: admission price; film title; newsreels; program change
  130. Bijou - Ad - "The Flying Mail"
    Wilmington Star - 9/15/1926
    Tags: admission price; film title; hours of operation
  131. Bijou - Ad - admission price
    Wilmington Star - 9/26/1926
    Tags: admission price; feature film; film title; newsreels
  132. Bijou - Ad - hours of operation
    Wilmington Star - 10/3/1926
    Tags: film title; hours of operation
  133. Bijou - Ad - local films
    Wilmington Star - 11/19/1926
    Tags: actualities; film title; local films
  134. Modern Day Picture - Bijou
    Wilmington Star - 1/2/1927
    Tags: admission price; film title; manager; organ; religious films; tent; ventilation
  135. Bijou - Ad - lecturer
    Wilmington Star - 1/27/1927
    Tags: film title; lecturer
  136. Bijou - Ad - newsreels
    Wilmington Star - 2/10/1927
    Tags: film title; music; newsreels
  137. Bijou - Ad - Birth of a Nation
    Wilmington News Dispatch - 3/9/1927
    Tags: admission price; birth of a nation; film title; hours of operation
  138. Reproducer Pipe Organ and Piano Placed in Bijou
    Wilmington Star - 11/26/1927
    Tags: manager; music; organ
  139. Bijou Dresses Up for Christmas in Charming Manner - Mills Hunter Accomplishes Wonders at City's Oldest Picture House - war tax
    Wilmington Star - 12/18/1927
    Tags: admission price; manager; promotions; WWI
  140. Bijou - Ad - newsreels
    Wilmington Star - 12/9/1928
    Tags: film title; music; newsreels
  141. Bijou To Start Talkies Shortly - Sound Equipment Being Installed; New Screen Bought
    Wilmington Star - 4/7/1929
    Tags: music; sound films
  142. Bijou - Ad - newsreels
    Wilmington Dispatch - 4/14/1929
    Tags: admission price; film title; hours of operation; newsreels; sound films
  143. Talking Pictures At The Bijou Tomorrow - Management to Follow Policy of Keeping Prices Down
    Wilmington Star - 4/16/1929
    Tags: film title; sound films
  144. Bijou Talking Film Received - distribution
    Wilmington News Dispatch - 4/17/1929
    Tags: distribution; film title; sound films
  145. Bijou - Ad - sound films
    Wilmington News Dispatch - 4/22/1929
    Tags: admission price; film title; music; program change; sound films
  146. Bijou - Ad - Free! Free! Worcester China Given Away
    Wilmington Dispatch - 6/2/1929
    Tags: promotions
  147. Bijou - Ad - sound films
    Wilmington News Dispatch - 6/13/1929
    Tags: admission price; film title; music; sound films
  148. Bijou - Ad - sound films
    Wilmington Star - 10/1/1929
    Tags: admission price; film title; music; newsreels; sound films
  149. Bijou Was First Motion Picture House in the State - It Has Progressed Rapidly and Is Now Showing Modern Pictures
    Wilmington Star - 12/8/1929
    Tags: admission price; film title; manager; notable; sound films; tent
  150. Bijou - Ad - sound films
    Wilmington Star - 2/9/1930
    Tags: admission price; film title; hours of operation; program change; sound films
  151. Bijou - Ad - sound films
    Wilmington Star - 3/1/1930
    Tags: admission price; film title; hours of operation; sound films
  152. New Cooling System Installed in Bijou
    Wilmington Star - 6/23/1930
    Tags: renovation; ventilation
  153. Bijou - "Mamba" - color films, sound films
    Wilmington Star - 7/6/1930
    Tags: admission price; color films; film title; hours of operation; newsreels; promotions; sound films
  154. Bijou - Ad - sound films
    Wilmington Star - 7/30/1930
    Tags: admission price; film title; hours of operation; newsreels; sound films
  155. Bijou - Ad - minstrel shows
    Wilmington Star - 1/4/1931
    Tags: admission price; film title; hours of operation; minstrel shows; newsreels; program change; sound films
  156. Bijou - Ad - "The Birth of a Nation"
    Wilmington Star - 4/1/1931
    Tags: admission price; birth of a nation; film title; hours of operation; sound films
  157. Bijou to Undergo Full Renovation - Daily Shows Are To Continue During Installation of New Chairs
    Wilmington Star - 1/3/1932
    Tags: concessions; renovation
  158. Bijou - Ad - program change
    Wilmington Star - 11/27/1932
    Tags: actualities; film title; hours of operation; newsreels; program change; promotions
  159. Bijou - Ad - Mickey Mouse Club - children
    Wilmington News Dispatch - 12/5/1932
    Tags: children; drugstore; promotions
  160. Sulke Buys In Theatre Sites
    Wilmington News - 3/12/1933
    Tags: change in owner
  161. Four Theatre Sites Advertised For Sale
    Wilmington News - 4/13/1933
    Tags: closing
  162. Trustee To Sell Theater Sites
    Wilmington Star - 4/13/1933
    Tags: closing
  163. Bijou Reopening Set Wednesday - Engineers Add Finishing Touches To New Apparatus
    Wilmington News Dispatch - 6/27/1933
    Tags: film title; music; renovation; sound films
  164. Howard & Wells Sue J.M. Sulke
    Wilmington Star - 8/2/1933
    Tags: company; licensing; manager; notable
  165. Bijou - Ad - public appearance
    Wilmington Star - 2/25/1934
    Tags: film title; hours of operation; newsreels; public appearance
  166. Theatre Installs New Ventilation - Royal
    Wilmington Star - 4/24/1934
    Tags: fire; renovation; ventilation
  167. Bijou - Ad - "Scarface" public appearance
    Wilmington News Dispatch - 8/5/1935
    Tags: film title; hours of operation; promotions; public appearance
  168. Capone's Limousine Is Expected Here
    Wilmington News Dispatch - 8/5/1935
    Tags: film title; program change; promotions; public appearance
  169. Bijou - Ad - midnight show, racial policy
    Wilmington News Dispatch - 9/7/1937
    Tags: admission price; color films; midnight shows; music; racial policy
  170. Bijou Theatre to Be Remodeled
    Wilmington Star - 11/28/1937
    Tags: renovation
  171. Bijou Theatre Will Be Reopened Friday - renovation
    Wilmington Star - 12/9/1937
    Tags: renovation; re-opening
  172. Bijou - Ad - public appearance
    Wilmington News Dispatch - 12/23/1937
    Tags: film title; hours of operation; public appearance
  173. J.F. Howard Continues Critically Ill In Hospital
    Wilmington News - 3/3/1938
    Tags: manager
  174. Howard Passes Crisis Is Believed Recovering
    Wilmington News - 3/4/1938
    Tags: manager
  175. Howard Funeral Tuesday Morning - company
    Wilmington News - 3/7/1938
    Tags: company; manager
  176. Theaters Closed In Honor of James Howard
    Wilmington News - 3/7/1938
    Tags: hours of operation; manager; notable
  177. James F. Howard Obituary
    Wilmington News - 3/8/1938
    Tags: manager
  178. Royal and Bijou - Ad - midnight show
    Wilmington Star - 3/28/1939
    Tags: admission price; hours of operation; midnight shows; racial policy
  179. Bijou - Ad - midnight shows
    Wilmington Star - 12/21/1939
    Tags: admission price; charity; film title; midnight shows; racial policy
  180. Bijou - Ad - actualities
    Wilmington Star - 8/18/1940
    Tags: actualities; film title; hours of operation; newsreels; serials
  181. Bijou - Ad - midnight shows
    Wilmington Star - 12/15/1940
    Tags: admission price; charity; color films; film title; midnight shows; racial policy
  182. Grand Opening
    Wilmington Morning Star - 12/20/1940
    Tags: feature film; film title; opening notice
  183. Along the Cape Fear
    Wilmington Star - 7/18/1946
    Tags: admission price
  184. Bijou - Ad - public appearance of "The Carolina Playboys"
    Wilmington Star - 11/14/1946
    Tags: admission price; balcony; balcony, racially segregated; film title; hours of operation; music; public appearance; racial policy
  185. Bijou - Ad - renovation
    Wilmington Star - 4/20/1947
    Tags: admission price; film title; program change; renovation
  186. Bijou - Ad - racial policy
    Wilmington Star - 5/30/1947
    Tags: admission price; balcony; balcony, racially segregated; film title; hours of operation; music; racial policy
  187. Bijou - Ad - minstrel shows
    Wilmington Star - 11/25/1947
    Tags: admission price; balcony; balcony, racially segregated; film title; hours of operation; minstrel shows; public appearance; racial policy
  188. Bijou - Ad - racial policy
    Wilmington Star - 2/19/1948
    Tags: admission price; balcony; balcony, racially segregated; film title; hours of operation; music; promotions; public appearance; racial policy
  189. Bijou - Ad - "The Briarhoppers"
    Wilmington News - 4/13/1948
    Tags: admission price; balcony; balcony, racially segregated; color films; film title; hours of operation; racial policy
  190. Bijou - Ad - racially segregated balcony
    Wilmington Star - 9/3/1948
    Tags: balcony; balcony, racially segregated; film title; hours of operation; music; racial policy
  191. Bijou - Ad - hours of operation
    Wilmington Star - 11/2/1948
    Tags: admission price; film title; hours of operation
  192. From Weeds To Flowers
    Wilmington Star - 10/22/1965
  193. From Weeds to Flowers
    Wilmington Morning Star - 10/22/1965

Typescripts

  1. Old Bijou Theatre
    unknown publication
  2. The Bijou Movie House, Wilmington, N.C. Misc. History
    Reaves - 1994