Bijou Cineplex 4

4 Portland Street,
Morrisville, VT 05661

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dallasmovietheaters on June 30, 2022 at 1:26 pm

The town of Morrisville got to celebrate two openings in the course of just days in September of 1937. One was the new Tegu Theatre launching on September 10th and the other was the reopening of the Bijou Theatre - now streamlined with a new interior and exterior - on September 6, 1937. The address had housed the venue since its relaunch here on July 11, 1910 with just 250 seats. The Bijou had been on Main Street in its original location in the 1900s.

In 1924, the Bijou building was expanded to Bridge street to accommodate a stage and more seating. The Bijou was sold in 1996 with the new operators devising a major change to the venue. On September 12, 1997, it became the Bijou Cineplex, a quadraplex.

robboehm on April 18, 2022 at 7:58 pm

The original Bijou was created in a space in the Randall Hotel by Leon C. Emmons and W.C Laird in 1902. In 1909 it moved to the corner of Portland and Brigham Street. In 1930 it moved to a location at Portland and Bridge. The reference I found said this location was a wooden building. As one can see from the photo section the current theatre doesn’t appear to be a wooden building. Any clarification would be appreciated.

Emmons is credited as having been the first to convert to talkies in Vermont.

During the pandemic the Bijou sponsored two pop up drive in theatres.