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Bijou Games

 BIJOU THEATER

since 1970
1349 N. Wells St. Chicago Open 24/7 312-943-5397
$18 Admission $4 One-time Membership Charge - Must Present Card

$10 Mondays from 9am to 5pm-membership required

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  • Welcome to the Bijou Theater
  • Movies playing May 22 - 28 at the Bijou Theater:

FALCONHEAD - Bijou Classic (Michael Zen)

 

#LEATHER - Chi Chi LaRue

 

MEN NOIR 2 - Falcon

 

 

EVENTS:
 

 

The 3rd Saturday of every month, the Bijou Theater brings you

The Bijou Boys Nude Revue with performances from 3 dancers!

 

Menergy

 

Saturday, June 20th from 10 pm to Midnight

Click here for event page

 

 

This May:

 

Men's Room - IML Weekend!

 

Saturday, May 23 at the Bijou Theater

Presented by the Leather Archives

 

GO HERE FOR MORE INFO

Now Showing at The Bijou
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Bijou Boys Nude Revue
3rd Saturday of each Month
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1349 N. Wells St. Chicago, IL 60610 312-943-5397
OPEN 24 HOURS/ 7 DAYS A WEEK

Bijou Theater

      It was in 1969 that the company that founded Bijou (along with many other Adult Theaters and businesses) was formed. Steven Toushin, one of the orginal people in this endeavor, is still actively running the buinesses today.

 

      In January of 1970 the Bijou Theater opened it's doors on the first floor of a four story Victorian building. The first film that played on it's screen was Ricard Nixon's Checkered speech, name after the Nixon dog Checkers; the film that followed was a gay porn film. The Bijou quickly became the place for men to meet men in Chicago, from tourists to conventioneers, from suburbanites to Chicagoans. In 1980 the Bijou expanded to the second floor, where men can relax and unwind was established, along with a renovated back yard for the summer months where the customers could enjoy quiet and sun shine in the great out doors. The Bijou was now open 24/7,  the party never stopped. It was in 1984 that the bijou expanded again, taking over the third floor of the building and expanded its reputation as a place where men can meet men. The Bijou was now firmly established as the Mecca for gay men in Chicago.

      Now nothing was all fun and games. There was a price to pay for all this fun and freedom: numerous Police raids, obscenity busts both local and federal, bomb threats, self-serving homophobic politicians, bad economic times, the Internet. But through it all the Bijou never skipped a beat; we produced numerous parties with Carols Speakeasy and Touche's. We had our porn stars,  the Bijou Boys stripper shows, as well as Bijou's Erotic Cabaret which consisted of erotuc skits with the performers performing to original music on our stage. We also presented Special movie nights and hosted club parties. The Bijou is now celebrating 45 years of business. Yes we've gotten a little older but we are very experienced.

      The Bijou can proudly boast, shout to the heavens that it has catered to over five and half million men from January 1970 to Dec 2010 with great satisfaction. So whenever your are in Chicago, please drop by the Bijou.

Steven Toushin