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