Ed. Note: The publicity we've received about our September 21st fundraising event has been quite positive and very helpful. Our thanks have to go out to some good folks in the local press, as well our friends on Facebook and otherwise, who've done what they could to help spread the word.
Yesterday a piece penned by Stephanie Manley for Richmond Magazine was posted online.
Parrish and Rea, who are both deeply involved in the arts community in Richmond, have focused much of their careers on film. (Rea was manager of the Biograph Theatre and Parrish co-founded the James River Film Society).To read “Building the Bijou” at Richmond Magazine click here.
In addition to constructing their own theater, Parrish and Rea decided that attaching it to a café would create a more successful business. The partners also frequently returned their discussion to their love of film preservation, which led them to add to their business plan a center devoted to transferring small-format amateur films to digital.
Today Sky Andersen’s piece for RVA Magazine was posted online.
On September 21st, the Bijou Film Center, a small up and coming unique theatre group co-founded by F. T. “Terry” Rea and James Parrish, is presenting The Beatles film A Hard Day’s Night, which just celebrated its 50th anniversary in July. A Hard Day’s Night is a 1964 comedy starring The Beatles, and was included in Time Magazine's All-Time 100 Movies.To read “Bijou Film Center hopes to bring thriving film community back to RVA” at RVA Magazine click here.
Later today an interview conducted by Don Harrison for 97.3 FM WRIR can be heard on Open Source at 4 p.m. Click here to listen online.
And, in case you missed last week's articles about the screening of "A Hard Day's Night" at the Byrd Theatre on Sunday, September 21 at 6 p.m., here are links:
To read "Bijoumania" written by Brent Baldwin for STYLE Weekly click here.
To read "Cinema plan taps into downtown’s potential" written by Bill Lohmann for the Richmond Times Dispatch click here.
And, our thanks goes out to Jerry Williams for breaking the story about the Bijou's first event, way back on August 18, by way of his Sifter website devoted to show business.
Don't forget, the Taters are playing live (no cover charge) at the after-screening-party at the New York Deli. To help get the news of that aspect of Sunday's festivities around The Taters' Craig Evans crafted this online poster after the 50-year-old poster for "A Hard Day's Night."
By the way, you can still buy advance tickets at Bygones and at Steady Sounds until the day of the show. Or you can click on the Buy Bijou Tickets button at the top of this page to buy tickets online.