Bijou Dream, 608 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri

Bijou Dream, Idle Hour, Unique were common names for early movie houses.

Nickelodeon, April 1909:

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“The illustration presented here shows the Bijou Dream, 608 Washington avenue, St. Louis Missouri.  Max Marcus, the manager, has developed a patronage that, for high class, is equal to any in the  country.

The seating capacity is 700. In addition to the regular moving pictures a new model cameraphone has recently been added.”

Cezar Del Valle is available for theatre talks and walks in 2013.

He is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index,chosen 2010 Best Book of the Year by the Theatre Historical Society.

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