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The Bijou Theatre, located at 104-106 West Ludington Street at the present site of the Recreation Lanes and Lounge, was probably Iron Mountain’s first theater to regularly feature motion pictures.
According to the Iron Mountain Press, the Bijou was the site of the St. Joseph’s Church Fair during the week of November 16, 1908. However, the theater was first listed in the 1913 Iron Mountain city directory, with Martin D. Thomas serving as manager. [William J. Cummings - he has much more on the history of Dickinson County - Google him]