Bridgeport Connecticut’s Historic Bijou Theatre Renaissance

As the oldest surviving movie house in the country, the revival of the Bijou Theatre brings a unique attraction to downtown Bridgeport.  First opening as a silent movie house and venue for vaudeville acts in 1910, the theatre continued to operate under the names the Rivoli and Studio Cinema, as it changed owners over the […]

Connecticut: Visiting New England’s Colonial History at Essex’s Griswold Inn

Situated on Main Street in the center of historic Essex Village along the banks of the Connecticut River is the Griswold Inn. Familiarly referred to as ‘The Gris,’ the inn is the oldest continually operating inn in the State of Connecticut. Built as an inn in 1776, today, ‘The Gris’ offers 33 rooms, each different […]