From Cinema Treasures:
Opened in 1923 as the Metropolitan Theatre.
After years of showing movies and name changes, the Bijou Theatre closed.
Now, however, the old Bijou Theatre Building in Hermosa Beach, California has reopened for business -- but without its once grand theater.
Following a 3-2, 1999 vote by the Hermosa Beach City Council, the former Bijou Theatre's floor was leveled and the theater seats were removed to make way for retail use.
Today, the building houses an art gallery and office space.