Bijou Dream

106 Main Street E.,
Rochester, NY 14614

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Bijou Dream...Rochester New York

The Bijou Dream stood on the north side of Main Street E., just west of St. Paul Street, and had a large incandescent sign over the entrance reading "Bijou Dream 5c". It was housed in a building built in the 1880’s and opened as the Bijou Dream in 1906. It was closed on February 28, 1913. The building was demolished in 1939.

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shoeshoe14 on January 26, 2010 at 4:54 pm

I have a picture of this theatre. I was in Rochester for a few days and the city has at least 100 pictures of old Rochester on many windows of many buildings downtown. I snapped a pic of Bijou Dream’s poster, and its building was 6 stories tall.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on March 19, 2011 at 10:19 pm

From the early 1900s a postcard view of the Bijou Dream in Rochester.

Oddprofessor on August 17, 2012 at 6:46 am

That postcard view (I have a copy of that postcard, postmarked in 1908) clearly shows the Granite Building which is still standing, and McFarlin Clothing right next door. Doing a little research shows that McFarlin Clothing was at 110 – 116 East Main St., so the Bijou Dream stood just next to the present-day hotel on the east bank of the river. A Sunday, March 2, 1913 article in the Democrat and Chronicle says that the Bijou Dream was scheduled to “show its last thriller” before becoming a cigar store.

TivFan on November 29, 2012 at 6:45 am

I have a photo postcard showing the Bijou Dream. It is a night shot captioned: INDUSTRIAL EXPOSITION ROCHESTER ‘09 R.P.S.Co. The postmark is OCT 15 1909. It looks as though there is a “light show” celebration, with the neighboring buildings and streets trimmed with electric lights. The Bijou “ADMISSION 5c” sign is illuminated. The McFarlin business/building is next door and there is one more building at the corner of Main Street and Saint Paul Street.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 10, 2013 at 11:48 am

On this web page, Cezar Del Valle says that the Bijou Dream was at 106 Main Street East. The first theater in Rochester to be devoted exclusively to movies, it opened in 1906, and closed on February 28, 1913. The space was converted into a cigar store.

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