Cort Theatre

1308 Broadwalk,
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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Previous Names: Bijou Dream Theatre

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This was the first movie house in Atlantic City. The Bijou Dream Theatre opened in 1903. The first of two Kimball organs was installed in 1917, the second Kimball organ was installed in 1917. By 1920 it had been renamed Cort Theatre. It was demolished in 1924.

source: “The Last Good Time” by Jonathan Van Meter, page 27.

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Recent comments (view all 9 comments)

teecee on August 12, 2005 at 3:42 am

A Kimball organ was installed in this theatre in 1915 followed by another Kimball in 1917.

kencmcintyre on January 25, 2007 at 12:25 pm

Status should be closed/demolished.

spectrum on September 29, 2007 at 1:24 pm

According to THS’s Marquee of first quarter 1980,. the Bijou was demolished in 1924.

kencmcintyre on October 4, 2008 at 8:53 am

I’m looking at the list for Atlantic City, and only the Bijou, Capital and Shore are shown as closed and still standing. We know the Bijou has been gone for decades. I have my doubts if the other two are still extant, but I won’t be back in AC for a while to confirm.

kencmcintyre on May 30, 2009 at 9:32 am

I would be curious to know where this one was. Also, I wonder if it actually opened as a film house in 1903. Seems kind of early.

teecee on March 19, 2010 at 5:20 pm

Here is the original photo view:

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Roger Katz
Roger Katz on March 15, 2015 at 1:36 pm

address for this one in 1914/15 AMPD is 1308 Boardwalk

papermoon4 on June 11, 2024 at 6:55 am

This listing is somewhat confusing. The Bijou opened in May 1903 on the Boardwalk between Arkansas and Michigan, adjacent to the Shelburne Hotel. It was the Savoy that was renamed the Cort, in May 1915. It was located on the Boardwalk at Ocean Avenue. For a time, the Bijou and Cort co-existed on the Boardwalk. In 1920, the Cort was renamed the Woods.

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