EUGENE, Ore. -- Bijou Art Cinemas in Eugene announced on Facebook they are closing their business because of the pandemic.
The announcement made on Friday reads in part, "the support I have received from the community and the opportunity to get to know so many of you have been the highlights of this experience for me. The Bijou has always been a special place. It was apparent to me, immediately, that the energy and vibrancy of the Bijou came not from the owners, but from the patrons. I will carry with me so many wonderful memories of sharing my love of film with all you, hearing your insights, recommendations and reactions."
The post continues by saying the current circumstances make continuing to operate impossible.
The announcement goes on to say, "the pandemic has changed the movie business forever, but I hope all of us film lovers will still be able to find the small gems that were the heart of the Bijou, I’ll miss finding them with all of you."