May 23, 2019

Bijou memories

I was very pleased to read Wayne Reilly’s very nice history column (BDN, Oct. 27), along with a terrific photo, of the former Vaudeville House in Bangor. This later was known as the Olympia Theatre.

His article brought back many great memories of the very nice article that was written on the Olympia Theatre many years ago in the BDN. It featured photos of Gene Autry and other great cowboy stars shown there through the years. It also mentioned that the projectionist worked there for many years.

I do hope Mr. Reilly will write an article, with a nice photo, of Connie Russell’s former beautiful Bijou Theatre on Exchange Street. I visited Connie at the Bijou every time I was in Bangor. He helped me so much. My former theatre in Pittsfield was also named The Bijou Theatre.

Glen Wheaton


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