pride weekend

Take a Look Inside the Bijou, the East Village’s Hidden Cinema and Sex Den

Just in time for Pride Weekend, Bedford + Bowery visits the Bijou, a subterranean movie house and cruising spot that has been operating on East 4th Street since the early ‘90s. While its screen is now more likely to be showing a Queen Latifah comedy than it is hardcore porn, the theater — which lacks a website and remains hidden behind an unmarked door — endures as “a piece of New York’s past that the property developers have forgotten to scrub clean.” Read about it (and see the Lynchian photos) here

The Bijou: A Hidden Cinema and Sex Den