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Professional Staff, State-of-the-Art Equipment, and Historic Grandeur

Located in the heart of downtown Bloomington, the theater is an ideal space to present music, theater, dance, community events, and private parties.

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BCT Movie Partner Program

Your films at the BCT!

A program to encourage film presentations at Bloomington's original downtown movie theater

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BCT Movie Partner Program

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The BCT Movie Partner Program encourages the promotion of film events at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater on Sunday afternoons and evenings. For only the cost of labor and projection equipment ($350 in most cases), this program enables anyone with a film interest to turn Sunday into movie day at the Theater without the usual rental fee.

A great example of this successful cooperation is the 30th anniversary celebration of Breaking Away, held in June 2009. Organized as a benefit for Jill’s House, Maple Street Productions nearly sold out the auditorium. Partnering with other businesses and community organizations, they made it possible to donate $4,000 of the proceeds after cost to the worthy charity.

In addition to screenings that take a single night, festivals and series are eligible to be part of the movie partner program. Other issues to consider before scheduling:

*Your contract cannot be confirmed more than 60 days in advance, although you are welcome to express interest in a date at any time so it can be noted on the calendar.

*You will not be able to access the building before 1pm.

*Film must be the primary aspect of your event, with at least 70% of the event focused on the screening.

If you want to get started with your own movie night at the BCT, call Danielle McClelland at (812) 323-3022 or send an e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

This activity is made possible through support from the Bloomington Community Arts Commission and the City of Bloomington.


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BCT Box Office
114 E. Kirkwood Ave.

11am-6pm Monday-Friday
noon-5pm Saturday-Sunday
and at least half an hour into any performance at the BCT