The Bijou Theater (often referred to as The Bijou) was a gay adult theater and sex club in Chicago's Old Town neighborhood. The Bijou Theater opened in 1970 and it was the longest-running gay adult theater and sex club in the United States. The Bijou Theater featured the "Bijou Classics"—adult films produced by Bijou Video in the 1970s and 80s—every Monday. Feb 02, 2011 · Won't be much to do in town. with the picture show closed. - Larry McMurtry, "The Last Picture Show" If you have your own photos or memories of visiting any of these downtown Chicago Theaters when they were still open, please send them in and I will post them here. Enjoy! william.
By the 1960’s, it was showing adult movies, which it continued to do until it became the Town Underground Theatre screening independent movies from April 14, 1967. In 1977, the Town Underground Theatre was converted into a concert venue, renamed the Park West, and has served in this capacity ever since. Bijou Theater, 1349 N. Wells St., will close Sept. 30. According to a recorded message left by owner Steve Toushin at the theater's phone number, Bijou lost its lease at its longtime Old Town.
An original art deco beauty, a modern retro throwback, a few old neighborhood theatres, and a well-manicured adult theatre. Set 7: The 400. An oldie from Rogers Park, the 400 was originally the Regent, and has at various times been called the 400 Twin and the Village North. An old "atmospheric" theatre on Chicago's northwest side. It's. Located in the Old Town area of the city, the cinema was basically a store front operation with a ‘play’ area on the second floor. It opened in 1968 screening avant garde/underground movies shown from 16mm prints but gradually went over to screening gay porn within a year.