Bijou Theatre

640 Emerson Street,
Palo Alto, CA 94301

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Functions: Restaurant

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Bijou Theatre

This theatre was around the corner from the Stanford Theatre. I remember David Cooper, who worked for Walter Reade, opened this theatre as a single screen.

Contributed by Tony Tarantino

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GaryParks on April 11, 2008 at 5:33 pm

The building which housed the Bijou still stands, converted to restaurant and retail use.

I only attended this theater once, in 1986 or 7, for a showing of “‘Round Midnight.” The Bijou closed not long after.

I remember a simple auditorium with raked seating and blue soundfold on the walls. My only other memory is the alluring (to my collegiate-age eyes) Goth/Punk women who worked the box office and concession counter.

kencmcintyre on August 29, 2008 at 12:51 pm

Here is the page from the Gordon Biersch site. Function should be bar/restaurant. Status should be closed.

kencmcintyre on August 30, 2008 at 3:47 pm

Here is a 1994 article that discusses the Bijou and other theaters of the past in Palo Alto:

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