Downtown Bridgeport’s own art theater, if that’s the term for it, is finally about to open. It’s facade was finished a couple of years ago, and it’s been torture looking at what appears, from the street, to be a functioning cinema gathering cobwebs.
I’ m not certain what caused the delays, but now the Bijou is finished and very real. Its schedule has been posted.
Live events have yet to be announced, but the stage is equipped for that too.
Of course, for me, the main event is the bar. Giant tubs of cola don’t cut it for me when I’m watching a movie. Years of watching films, in comfort, at home, have spoiled me. And I’d prefer to sip a cocktail while watching the credits roll.
This is a big advance for Bijou Square, Phil Kuchma’s project that has already brought in Two Boots, Epernay, Space, the Bijou Square Wiine Shop and the late lamented Las Vetas coffeehouse, which couldn’t quite hang on until the theater opened. One of my coworkers is enjoying her life living on the apartments above the retail shops.