Blue Mouse Theater launches public appeal to fund acquisition of digital projection

posted by Michael Zoldessy on December 5, 2012 at 9:59 am

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TACOMA, WA — The Blue Mouse Theater has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a digital projector. They need to raise $75,000 by next October to save the oldest continuously-operating theatre in the state.

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(Thanks to Mama_Blue Mouse for providing the photo.)

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Comments (3)

KenLayton
KenLayton on December 5, 2012 at 11:31 am

The auditorium is small. They should just buy a good quality consumer video projector and blu-ray DVD player.

PeterApruzzese
PeterApruzzese on December 5, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Except for the fact that you can’t run new studio product on it.

markinthedark
markinthedark on December 7, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Here is the link for their fund-raiser:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1355844229/help-save-the-blue-mouse-theatre

I grew up in this neighborhood and saw many films at the Blue Mouse (was then called The Bijou). Back then it was operated by the Galaxy Theater chain (no relation to the current chain of the same name) and then independently. Hope it survives.

I peek at their website now and then and what frustrates me is that aside from Rocky Horror, they only show 1 film a week with one evening showtime at 7PM and an additional weekend matinee at 4:30PM. If I ran the place I would get more aggressive and show at least 2 (very different) films with separate admissions – 1 at 7PM the 2nd at 9:30PM with weekend matinees at 2PM and 4:30PM respectively. Might throw in a kids matinee or classic series on weekends at noon. If you want people to come to your theatre, shouldn’t you have a full schedule?

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