If you’re looking to catch a good movie this weekend, but not impressed with the lineup at the mainstream theaters, don’t forget to check out what’s playing at the Bijou.
The Bijou is a non-profit, student-run cinema screening independent, art house, foreign, and classic cinema. Established in 1972, the Bijou Theater is known as one of the greatest student-run theaters in the nation. The theater screens a variety of new releases and classic films and is located in the Iowa Memorial Union.
And no, you don’t have to be a student to attend. Nor will you see only students at the theatre. This theatre is one of Iowa City’s treasures and the Corridor’s premiere source for alternative cinema.
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Throughout the Iowa City Corridor there are many opportunities to enrich our lives with the various cultural arts and entertainment opportunities. I just wanted to make sure that everyone heard about a new play coming to Iowa City called Apartment 3A. This play is a comedy about a woman, who after having a failed relationship, moves into an apartment building full of unique characters and re-discovers her love for life. Apartment 3A will also feature players from this area, a true opportunity for Corridorians to shine a light on their many talents.
Details on Apartment 3A
Apartment 3A will be showing March 27 – April 13, 2008. Ticket prices range from $12 – $24. There are date night specials available, please ask for details. To request tickets you may call the Riverside Theatre box office at (319) 338-7672, or you can buy tickets online. If you need additional details about the play feel free to visit The Riverside Theatre online.
About Riverside Theatre:
Located at: 213 N. Gilbert Street
Iowa City, IA 52245
The Riverside Theatre was founded in 1981, and is the only resident, professional, non-profit theatre company located within 30 miles of Iowa City. They provide a variety of plays for many different audiences year round.
The Cedar Rapids/Iowa City corridor is a hot spot of cultural activity. From the annual jazz festival to Riverside Theatre’s Shakespeare in the park, there is always something fun and unique to do. Although our major venues, such as the U.S. Cellular Center, the Paramount Theatre, and Hancher Auditorium historically have attracted some pretty impressive shows and entertainers, this spring’s line-up is really creating quite the buzz with the locals.
Blue Man Group and Cirque du Soleil: Saltimbanco will be playing at the U.S. Cellular Center over the course of the next couple of months. Both are Cedar Rapids premieres.
Blue Man Group
If you have not seen the Blue Man Group you simply MUST GO. It’s one of the most original shows I’ve ever been to! Even non-theatre types like my husband and my father enjoyed themselves and were mesmerized by the visual intensity.
Cirque du Soleil Saltimbanco
Although I’ve never been, I’ve heard that Cirque du Soleil shows are an amazing experience.
From their Web site:
Saltimbanco -from the Italian “saltare in banco”, which literally means “to jump on a bench”-explores the urban experience in all its myriad forms: the people who live there, their idiosyncrasies and likenesses, families and groups, the hustle and bustle of the street and the towering heights of skyscrapers.
Between whirlwind and lull, prowess and poetry, Saltimbanco takes spectators on an allegorical and acrobatic journey into the heart of the city. Saltimbanco is a Cirque du Soleil signature show inspired by the urban fabric of the metropolis and its colorful inhabitants. Decidedly baroque in its visual vocabulary, the show’s eclectic cast of characters draws spectators into a fanciful, dreamlike world, an imaginary city where diversity is a cause for hope.Ticket information
Hats off the US Cellular Center for bringing some of the biggest names in entertainment to the corridor for us all to enjoy!