Ripped from the Now I Really DO NOT want to Probe Farther File!Man dies after collapsing in adult theater
November 18, 2009 11:19 AM | No Comments
A man died Tuesday after collapsing in an adult film theater in the Old Town neighborhood, Chicago police say.
The unidentified man, believed to be in his 40s or 50s, was found unresponsive at the Bijou Theater*, 1349 N. Wells St. He was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
An autopsy is scheduled for today.
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* The Bijou Theater is a gay adult theater and sex club located at 1349 N. Wells in Chicago's Old Town neighborhood. The Bijou Theater opened in 1970 and it is the longest-running gay adult theater and sex club in the United States.The Bijou Theater presents a new double bill show every Friday, and it features the “Bijou Classics”—adult films produced by Bijou Video in the 1970s and 80s—every Monday. The theater also hosts live shows including special appearances by top porn stars every third Friday of the month. The Bijou Theater features a 15' by 18' foot silver screen and seats 77 people in anchored, theater-style cusioned seating.
The theater's lobby hosts a DVD counter to purchase gay adult films. A desk and computer are set up for patrons who would like to peruse the Bijou's website listing over 14,000 titles. Titles found on the website are then available for purchase at the DVD counter.
The Bijou Theater is widely recognized for its second-floor sex club. Travel magazines implore readers to explore the “gay man's fantasy playground” replete with glory holes, dark corners, and a BDSM dungeon with slings, crosses, and other fetish objects. Guests are invited to rent a locker to store their street clothes and change into their "play clothing." In warm weather, the club opens the Bijou Gardens, an outdoor playground.
The Bijou Theater is owned and operated by American pornographer Steven Toushin. Toushin was inducted into the into Founders Branch of the Adult Video News Hall of Fame at the 2009 AVN Award Show in Las Vegas, NE. Other Founders include Phil Harvey and Larry Flynt.