Last Stand for Video Rental Stores

EUGENE, Ore. — The unofficial end of an entertainment era, Blockbuster announced it’s closing the rest of its retail stores. The move to shut down the remainder of its 300 stores came as little surprise for the owner of Silver Screen Video in Eugene. He says their business plan was outdated, using too much space … Continue reading »

Festival Showcases Jewish Films

EUGENE, Ore. — A local nonprofit is starting up a film festival this weekend. Jewish Events Willamette-valley, or JEW, is an organization dedicated to building Jewish community, pride and learning. This year it teamed up with the Bijou to show a film with some sort of Jewish aspect once a month for a year. The … Continue reading »

Bijou’s Downtown Theater Opens Saturday

EUGENE, Ore. — The Bijou Metro theater will finally open its doors to the public Saturday. Owners say the original theater on 13th Avenue will remain open and show the larger, more marketable films, but this new spot will be special. The new location will house four small theaters seating about 17 to 36 people … Continue reading »

Bijou Gets New Projectors

EUGENE, Ore. — Community support helped a local independent theater make some major upgrades. The Bijou launched a Kickstarter account to try to raise enough money to buy three new digital projectors. People responded, donating more than $41,000. Bijou managers are getting ready to install the new projectors and new seats this week. “Come downtown, … Continue reading »

Bijou Fundraises to Go Digital

EUGENE, Ore. — Bijou Art Cinemas kicked off its fundraising campaign Friday to finally switch over to digital film. The owner says the theater is well on its way to its goal of $38,713 to purchase a digital projector. Donations totaled nearly $8,000 as of Friday afternoon. One of the owners say the conversion is … Continue reading »

Willamalane Hosting Oscar Party

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Willamalane is creating its own red carpet experience at its Oscar watch party this weekend. The party will take place at the Adult Activity Center in Springfield; starting at 4 p.m. on Sunday.  Attendees can walk the red carpet and dressing up is encouraged. Attendees can also fill out their Oscar ballots … Continue reading »