Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, September 23, 1980, Section A, Page 14, Image 14

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    THE BIJOU
THEATRE
The Bijou Theatre is a unique, artistically designed motion
picture theater, situated at E. 13th and Ferry in Eugene in the Willcox
Building, a lovely example of historic Eugene architecture.
We intend to open with a program of international films, classic
American dramas, musicals and comedies, experimental screenings of
independent film makers, documentaries, marathons, festivals, new
animation and short film screenings. Six days of each week are devoted
to film, the seventh is reserved for pierforming arts or live musical
entertainment.
A fade-dissolve slide show is presented before films and during
intermission, accompanied by pre-programmed music, or live organ
music. We hopie to soon promote local photographers and artists with
the use of this unique intermission capability. Also, local galleries and
craft outlets will be invited to display their offerings in this format.
The auditorium has the original, built-in pipie organ which will be
utilized during intermission, and to accompany silent films.
The theater lounge area has sufficient wall space to provide a
small art gallery, for local arts and crafts promotion. These shows are
revised at monthly intervals. The lounge is accented with antique style
furnishings and seating.
Future plans include an attached, intimate tea-coffee house to
afford patrons a gathering place before or after films. An adjacent
romantic courtyard, fishpond and fountain is presently available to
patrons to use during intermissions, weather permitting.
Using 16mm films and very high-quality arc-lamp projectors
allows a sharp, clear, bright picture to be put on the screen. This
enables us to select from a wide variety of films as well as maintain an
affordable admission price, 12.50 General admission - 5 tickets for
$10.00. The legal seating capacity of the Bijou is 160, however, for
comfort we are opening with 120 which may be increased as audience
response grows.
Founding memberships are available for sale which include such
benefits as substantially reduced admission prices, free mailing of
program information and occasional special events.
The goal of The Bijou Theatre is to provide a cultural gathering
place for the enjoyment of international as well as local arts and
entertainment in an atmosphere of intimacy, creativity and warmth,
with direct contact between the proprietors and patrons, establishing a
co-existence with the local visual and performing arts community.
Films coming in the months ahead include:
Grand Opening
THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD (DOUGLAS
FAIRBANKS, JR.)
PERFORMANCES (ROEG/JAGGER)
N.Y. FESTIVAL OF WOMEN’S FILMS
THE SEVENTH SEAL (BERGMAN)
THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (3-D)
CELINE & JULIE GO BOATING
MEETINGS WITH REMARKABLE MEN
CHILDREN OF THEATRE STREET
ANGIVERA
GET OUT YOUR HANDKERCHIEFS
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
THE WIZARD OF OZ
CASABLANCA
MY BRILLIANT CAREER
THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
JAZZ ON A SUMMER DAY
RICHARD III (LAWRENCE OLIVIER)
I COULD GO ON SINGING (JUDY GARLAND)
SWEPT AWAY
FELLINI’S ROMA
GONE WITH THE WIND
SINGING IN THE RAIN
GOLDDIGGERS OF 1935
THE IIMOI THE BIJOl |
THEATRE COUPON THEATRE |
2 for 1 i
GET ACQUAINTED COUPON !
Good for two weeks
after Grand Opening
492 E. 13th 686-BIJU J
Emerald photo
The University Veterans Association — which serves campus vets — hopes to encourage ail vets to visit
its office during the year.
UVA emphasizes vet issues
By SALL Y HODGKINSON
Of the Emerald
Less time is being spent by the University
Veterans Association on politial issues and more
time on veteran services.
“Maybe we’ve been a bit too political in the
past. People get turned off by that and want to be
left alone,” says George Williams, UVA director.
Steering the UVA away from being a tight clique
to being an open program where all veterans will
feel comfortable is a goal the UVA will strive for,
he says. "We re open to all vets. Everyone has
been screwed by the same system.”
Draft registration rallies will probably take up
less of UVA members’ time — partly because
many of the UVA members who worked on draft
registraion are gone and partly because "it’s kind
of a dead issue now," Williams says.
Williams was elected UVA director in April.
The UVA should be broad based so all veterans
will feel comfortable as members of the organiza
tion, with an emphasis placed on minority ve
terans, he says. “Our meetings look like WASP
meetings now.”
Some University veterans may have been
turned off in the past by the often radical stance of
the UVA toward the military and its activism on
issues not directly related to veterans, Williams
says.
But regardless of the UVA’s political activism,
Williams says the UVA works on many issues that
affect all veterans — including the recall of ve
terans, Gl educational benefits, delayed stress
programs, employment and Agent Orange prob
lems. The UVA also organizes veteran rap groups.
In addition, the UVA is often the middleman
between a veteran and the Veteran’s Administra
tion.
Although the VA is considered a bureaucratic
hassle by many veterans, Williams says “I’m
willing to work with the VA, although sometimes
you have to put a lot of pressure on them to get
something done.”
Williams enrolled at the University in January
and became interested in the UVA after attending
the First Western Regional Conference for
Vietnam Veterans held on campus Jan. 11-12.
"Vietnam veterans are either labeled baby
killers or fools," Williams says, adding that this
stigma attached to veterans often creates intense
feelings of isolation and alienation from society.
"People want to forget Vietnam, but the
Vietnam vets can’t forget."
Williams urges all veterans interested in the
UVA to call 686-4098 or drop by the office in Suite
3 EMU.
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Eugene has been waiting for...
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