Sign in. Watch now. Title: 40 Years of Bijou Video The Bijou Theater in Chicago, Illinois has exhibited gay adult films 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, since it opened its doors at the dawn of the gay liberation movement in
The Bijou Theater opened in and it was the longest-running gay adult theater and sex club in the United States. The theater also hosted live shows featuring adult entertainers, a non-sexual cabaret show written and directed by drag entertainer Miss Tiger and special appearances by gay porn stars. The theater permanently closed its door on September 30, The Bijou Theater featured a byfoot silver screen and seats 77 people in anchored, theater-style cushioned seating. The theater's lobby hosted a DVD counter to purchase gay adult films.
Located in the basement of the building on the southwest corner of 2nd Avenue and E. Descending a flight of stairs down to the cinema, there are movie posters in frames although these are not usually the movie being screened inside! Originally named Rainbow Inn.
June 27, By Lance Richardson. Photo: Daniel Maurer. It took me three passes before I could bring myself to open the unmarked black door on East 4th Street, the one an older man had entered after trying to cruise me near a rack of Citi Bikes. Inside was a steep staircase, painted deep orange, leading down into a basement lobby. There was a framed poster on the wall: Eyes Wide Shut , the Stanley Kubrick film in which an overcurious New Yorker stumbles into an orgy of anonymous, Bacchanalian sex.