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With 35mm film being eliminated by Hollywood studios,the Bijou Theatre needs to raise money to purchase new digital equipment or close!

HERE'S THE SCOOP

 35mm film has been used in movie theaters for nearly 100 years. Over the last ten years digital cinema development has advanced by leaps and bounds. But since 2009, when Avatar exploded onto movie screens, film studios in Hollywood have been convinced that digital projection is the future. The future is Now! 

 Since then, studios have slowly been phasing out 35mm film. Now an ultimatum has been handed down: All theaters must convert or be left behind. Very soon, film will be completely eliminated. About 80% of theaters across the country have already converted. So we must raise $40,000 to get the digital equipment and new movie screen we need to continue playing new movies for the central Oregon coast ... or close our doors.

Bijou 2012
Bijou 2012

ABOUT DIGITAL: 

Digital Cinema Projection is a method whereby the traditional film containing the movie is replaced by an electronic copy contained on a storage device such as a hard drive and server.

More and more movies will be "filmed" and produced completely digital, without the use of film at all. This way you get to see the exact image the director wants you to see. Then to us, the movies come on a hard drive about the size of a paperback book that slides into the digital projector. Because of the size, of the hard drive the manufacturing and shipping of it saves studios a lot of money.

Having a digital projector will mean we will be getting our movies sooner and be opening more “on the break” with the rest of the country.

But mainly: the amazing picture AND audio you will see clear, sharp, bright images with the new digital equipment will be such an improvement you won’t believe your eyes or ears! No more scratchy lines on the film or sections spliced out where the dialog jumps because the theater that had the film before us had sloppy film-handling etiquette.  

Due to the beautiful, crystal-clear picture, we will need a new screen to play it on. Hence, the Bijou will be getting a brand-new screen as well, with the money we raise.

These new digital systems are very expensive. Prices vary due to a variety of things like 3-D, the audio system, and your existing system. To ensure we get precisely the right equipment for the Bijou, we have enlisted the services of America's premiere source for movie theater equipment, supplies and service, with whom we have been dealing with for the past 16 years, American Cinema Equipment.

If we exceed our goal of $40,000, we pledge that we will do renovations that the Bijou needs - like painting the auditorium and getting the neon on the marquee fixed!!

Us at Bijou's 75 Anniversary Celebration 6/2/12
Us at Bijou's 75 Anniversary Celebration 6/2/12

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REWARDS:

If you have any questions about the rewards don't hesitate to email Betsy at bpaisleygirl@yahoo.com.

All of our backers will be named on or website: cinemalovers.com and our facebook page.

Some of the rewards are limited, so pledge early to get what you want!
Most rewards, like movie tickets and concession items, will be given out at the Bijou on punch cards. The rewards with multi Bijou admissions can be used separately. They should be available in mid-December.
Other rewards may take a little longer. Check the details on the descriptions of the rewards that interest you.

The backer T-shirts 100% cotton and are cool with the picture of the rocket with BIJOU TO THE FUTURE on it and above that it says Bijou backer. These will be made by Danny at Station 3 Embroidery. http://station3promotionalgraphics.com/

$5000 & $10,000 seat reservation & ownership; if you pledge one of these, when you want to come to the show you will need to call 30 minutes in advance of the show you are attending so we can reserve your seat.

$100 Glass floats can be shipped outside of Lincoln County. Check out the glass art studio where they are made: http://www.jennifersearsglassart.com/index.html

The $500 8" Movie Star stars are professionally made of stainless steel by a local cinemalover and engraved by Stephanie at www.truecutengraving.com in Newport.

Be sure to leave contact information.

Here are some links to some of the rewards...

http://www.historicanchorinn.com/

http://www.surftideslincolncity.com/

http://www.theatrewest.com/

http://www.kyllosrestaurant.com/

http://www.halieloren.net/

http://angelsanonymousinc.com/index.htm

http://www.chinookwindscasino.com/

http://www.ashleyinnlincolncity.com/

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    Incredible Shrinking Backer - Honorary Cinemalover and our undying gratitude- Plus your name on our website cinemalovers.com/ backers page.

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    THE Charlie Chaplin -Free Lg. Drink and Bijou Backer recognition with your name on our website cinemalovers.com & facebook

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    THE-Best Editing reward- You get a collectible 6 inch strip (one second) of actual 35mm film to save forever, because it will be gone, delivered to you in a special Bijou envelope. Plus your name on our website, cinemalovers.com and facebook.

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    THE Collectors Edition- Gets you 3 collectible 6" strips of 35mm film from 3 different movies and 3 different genres (1 each comedy, drama, sci-fi/fantasy), delivered in a special Bijou envelope. Plus your name on our website and facebook.

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    THE Bette Davis - One Free movie ticket & Lg. Drink, an original Dean Ingram Bijou postcard and your name on cinemalovers.com & facebook recognition.

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    THE- Best Song Reward- One autographed copy of recording artists Halie Loren & Matt Treder "Many Times-Many Ways-A Holiday Collection" CD. With Christmas just around the corner, these beautiful holiday classics and original instrumentals by Matt Treder will be a treat.

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    THE Global Reward--Want to help save a historic landmark independent movie theatre, but you don't live locally? This reward donates 2 Bijou admissions, one large popcorn and one large drink to our local chapter of Angels Anonymous- "Helping families with immediate, basic needs". Plus your name on our website and facebook.

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    The Tony Award- 2 free admissions to Theater West (Limit 25) and one Bijou backer t-shirt, the Dean Ingram Bijou postcard -Plus your name on cinemalovers.com and facebook. http://www.theatrewest.com/

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    THE-Best Costume Design-Two 100% cotton Bijou backer T-shirts with the BIJOU TO THE FUTURE rocket logo on the breast. Plus your name on our website and facebook. Great for the out of town backer.

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    THE Julia Roberts -4 free movie admissions with 2 Lg. Popcorns, plus 1 Bijou Backer T-shirt.-plus your name on cinemalovers & facebook.

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    THE Robert Redford - 5 free movie admissions with unlimited popcorn and drinks for each ticket holder during the movie. (Can be used at separate times)

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    THE Best Art Direction Reward- A beautiful glass float with actual 35mm film inside made special for this fundraiser by local artist Kelly Howard of Jennifer Sears Glass Art Studios. Plus your name on our website and facebook. http://www.jennifersearsglassart.com/

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    THE Best Set Design-A beautiful glass float with 35mm film inside made specially for this fundraiser by local artist Kelly Howard. This most popular pledge expanded to 20 more FINAL floats! There will be no more. Plus your name on our website and facebook.

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    THE-Best Visual Effects- Honestly the last of beautiful glass floats. You get one glass float with actual 35mm film inside made special for this fundraiser by local artist Kelly Howard of Jennifer Sears Glass Art Studios. Plus your name on our website and facebook.

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    THE- Grace Kelly- Dinner and a movie for two at The Bay House Restaurant. A three course meal off the Neighbors to Neighbors menu and two tickets to the Bijou Theatre, Plus 2 Bijou backer T-shirts and your name on the Bijou Wall of Fame, website and facebook.

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    THE-Jodie Foster--Dinner and a movie- another choice! Dinner at Kyllo's Seafood Grill for two and two Movie admissions at the Bijou. Plus two Bijou backer T-shirts and your name on our Wall of Fame, our website and facebook.

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    THE James Dean- Dinner and a movie. Dinner at the delicious Historic Anchor Inn. Plus 2 backer T-shirts. Plus your name(s) elegantly painted on Bijou Backer Wall of Fame in the auditorium by muralist Krista Eddy and your name on our website & facebook . (Limit: ten) http://www.historicanchorinn.com/

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    THE-Jack Lemmon 'Out Of Towner' -One overnight stay in a deluxe king room at the splendid Ashley Inn of Lincoln City and two free movie tickets. Plus your name on the Bijou Wall of Fame, website and facebook. (room not valid on holidays)

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    THE Paul Newman–Dinner and a Movie and Overnight stay package. Dinner at MIST Restaurant and a Bijou movie and a stay-over for 2 at the picturesque beachfront Surftides Hotel. Plus your name painted on our Bijou Wall of Fame, website and facebook. http://www.surftideslincolncity.com/

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    THE-Marlon Brando- A one year-long pass to any Bijou movie, any time. Plus your name on the Bijou Wall of Fame and our website and facebook.

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    THE Johnny Depp–One slide on the Bijou screen for any reason or cause for one month AND 10 free movie admissions with Lg. popcorn & Lg.drink to go with each ticket. Plus your name painted on the Bijou Wall of Fame. Plus your name on our website Cinemalovers.com and facebook.

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    THE Judi Dench - 6 months free screen advertising (2 slides) for your business, your favorite no-profit or any personal announcement,- plus you or your business name painted on the bijou wall of Fame and on cinemalover.com and facebook.

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    THE James Stewart- This reward makes YOU the movie star! Get an 8" star with your name on it out in front of the Bijou by the boxoffice! It is made of stainless steel so it will last and be beautiful for ever.

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    THE Jimmy Stewart #2--This reward makes YOU the movie star! Get an 8" star set in concrete with your name on it out in front of the Bijou by the boxoffice! It is made of stainless steel so it will last and be beautiful for ever. These FINAL 3 shall fill the space we have.

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    THE-Duke- Another elegant dinner in the Rogue River Room and a movie at the Bijou for two AND overnight stay in a 2 person suite at Chinook Winds Casino Resort AND a round of golf for two. WOW! Plus your name on the Bijou Wall of Fame and our website and facebook as a Bijou Backer.

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    THE-John Wayne- An elegant dinner in the Rogue River Room and a movie at the Bijou for two AND overnight stay in a 2 person suite at Chinook Winds Casino Resort AND a round of golf for two. WOW! Plus your name on the Bijou Wall of Fame and our website and facebook as a Bijou Backer.

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    THE Jack Nicholson – two 1 year passes to any/all Bijou movie anytime ,-Plus your name on the Bijou Wall of Fame, website and facebook

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    THE Katherine Hepburn- One morning (except Sat.) or late night (10pm-ish start) rental/party for up to 150 guests with any movie of your choice (subject to availability)-Great for birthday parties or a business party! - Plus 10 regular movie admissions with Lg. popcorn and Lg. drink to accompany each of the 10 tickets ,- plus 2 Backer T-shirts and plus your name on the Wall Of Fame, website and facebook.

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    THE Meryl Streep- A Bijou rental/party for up to 50 people with any movie of your choice (subject to availability) with unlimited drinks and popcorn for the duration of the movie. Plus one slide on the Bijou screen for any reason for one month. Plus 2 T-shirts- Plus your name on the Wall Of Fame, website and facebook.

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    THE Soundtrack Lover’s Reward- Recording artist Halie Loren will personally record one of your favorite songs from the movies for you to keep and listen to whenever you wish as an MP3 and we will also provide you with a complete set of Halie's six cd's for your collection. Plus your name on the Bijou Wall of Fame and website and facebook. http://www.halieloren.net/

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    THE Marilyn Monroe -- Two lifetime admissions to the Bijou and your name permanently engraved on a brass plate on the back of two seats of your choice which are reserved for you any time you come (1st pledged- 1st choice)– plus two Backer T-shirts and your name on the Bijou Wall of Fame, website and facebook.

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    It’s a Wonderful Life – You get to be a Bijou manager for a day, to work the candy counter or sell tickets, announce the recorded phone message and introduce the movie and say what you like about the actors etc AND Two lifetime admissions to the Bijou and your name permanently engraved on a brass plate on the back of two seats of your choice which are reserved for you any time you come (1st pledged- 1st choice)– plus 2 Backer T-shirts -plus your name on the Bijou Wall Of Fame and your PICTURE permanently on our website as the Biggest Bijou Backer.

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