—The excavations for the foundation of the new motion-picture theatre at [One Hundred] Twelfth Street and Fifth Avenue were started to-day. F. N. Barhydt will conduct the enterprise.
“Lansingburgh.” Troy Times. September 9, 1912: 2 col 4.
A novel method of concrete construction is being tried by the mason building the foundation for the new motion-picture theatre at Twelfth Street and Fifth Avenue. The foundation below the surface will be built without forms. This is done by digging a trench to the required depth, filling with large cobblestones and allowing a very soft mixture of cement to settle in the interstices. The work will be completed in another week, and the carpenters will then start the building.
“Lansingburgh.” Troy Times. September 13, 1912: 6 col 2.
—The new Twelfth Street motion-picture theatre is being built at a rapid rate. The entire frame work and a portion of the interior boarding have already been placed. The construction is of a novel kind, no lath or planer being used. There will be boards on both sides of the studding, with building paper between.
“Lansingburgh.” Troy Times. October 2, 1912: 6 cols 2-3.
—The new Twelfth Street Theatre will be ready early in November.
“Lansingburgh.” Troy Times. October 7, 1912: 6 col 2.
—Fifteen men were this morning remodeling the new Twelfth Street motion-picture theatre. The opening performance will be given Saturday night. The theatre will be called the Bijou.
“Lansingburgh.” Troy Times. October 30, 1912: 6 col 4.
DEMOLISHED — A pile of rubbish is all that remains of the Oxford Theater (formerly the Bijou) at the corner of 112th Street and Fifth Avenue in Lansingburgh. The brick structure was constructed in the 1930s by the Wilson family of Lansingburgh, replacing the old wooden Bijou Theater. The Countrywide Theaters, Inc. purchased the theater a few years ago and changed the name to the Oxford Theater. Wilson’s Liquor Store, adjoining the theater at 472 5th Ave. also was razed. A new State Bank of Albany branch will be built on the site.
Times Record. September 7, 1973: 13 cols 3-5.