When the curtain appeared to fall a few months ago on the Downtown gem Bijou Theatre it was like a shot to the solar plexus of patrons who loved live music, comedy, films, community events and theatrical productions in an intimate 200-seat setting. Developer Phil Kuchma says the Bijou never really closed, but has transitioned to […]
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October 23rd, 2016 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events
October 23rd, 2016 · 9 Comments · News and Events
From CT Against Gun Violence: We invite you to the CT Against Gun Violence screening of the new documentary, 91%: A Film About Guns in America, followed by a panel discussion featuring Josh Koskoff, the attorney who represented the families of Newtown victims in the lawsuit against Remington, the maker of the AR-15 assault rifle […]
August 24th, 2016 · 1 Comment · News and Events
Downtown’s Bijou Theatre, closed recently to ongoing events, is reopening for a special occasion. Connecticut Against Gun Violence is hosting a free screening of The Armor of Light at the theatrical gem. More info here.
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August 11th, 2016 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events
Can Tiin, a French Vietnamese bistro on Fairfield Avenue, has closed, marking another recent casualty of the Bijou Square redevelopment Downtown. The Bijou Theatre and Two Boots Restaurant are also recent closures although a new restaurant is preparing to fill the Two Boots space shortly.
August 5th, 2016 · 6 Comments · Development and Zoning
City policy wonk Jeff Kohut shares his observations on the critical need for a vibrant Downtown. From Kohut. The news of the closing of Bridgeport’s Bijou Theater took a lot of Bridgeporters and area residents by surprise last week when it was announced by the local media the present theater management just wasn’t getting enough […]
August 1st, 2016 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning
The notion that Downtown Bridgeport is unsafe is a fallacy. The Bijou Theatre enjoyed a number of performances that were jam packed. Were people afraid to attend then? When the Webster Bank arena has a sold-out event–and there have been many–are they afraid? Downtown Cabaret Theater just two blocks from the Bijou has had numerous sold-out […]
July 30th, 2016 · 39 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
Bridgeport’s Downtown gem, the Bijou Theatre, a key component of a mixed-use redevelopment on Fairfield Avenue, will close its doors in a week, according to Christine Brown, who managed operations there for five years. A disappointed Brown says try as she may, rental and utility costs could not make the entertainment venue sustainable.
July 19th, 2016 · No Comments · News and Events
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal will be at the Bijou Theatre Thursday night to introduce a screening of the film Trapped, a documentary directed by Dawn Porter that examines abortion rights in America. Blumenthal is a sponsor of the Women’s Health Protection Act (www.blumenthal.senate.gov/whpa/).