I would like to take a moment and draw focus to The Bijou Metro theatre located in downtown Eugene, OR. I recently had the pleasure of visiting this theatre in order to catch their showing of Sabrina (1954), directed by Billy Wilder and featuring Audrey Hepburn, Hunphrey Bogart, and William Holden. Audrey Hepburn is my favorite actress and I was really grateful to be able to watch one of her films on the big screen. Sabrina is one in a series of films the Bijou Metro has shown celebrating the work of director Billy Wilder. Like its predecessor, the Bijou "Classic" Art Cinema located on E 13th, the Bijou Metro is intimate and charming. While some may gripe, I really enjoyed the smaller theatre size. The location is fantastic. It is situated within easy walking distance of Eugene favorites such as Voodoo Doughnuts, Off the Waffle, Sizzle Pie, and Townshend's Tea House. The Bijou Metro has been on my Eugene bucket list for some time and it didn't disappoint. These cinemas are labeled as "Art Cinemas" for a reason--you won't find the latest aliens meet zombies meet superheroes (not that those aren't great in their own way) flick here. Go experience the Bijou Metro (and the Bijou Classic) and relish being a part of local culture while watching some wonderful films.
(Photo cred: Myself)
Here is one of my favorite clips from Sabrina: Audrey Hepburn singing "La vie en Rose" to Humphrey Bogart.
Happy February and namaste.