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This group is for people who love vintage films and would like to experience them on a big screen and with an audience. We will be attending weekly Friday night showings at the Bijou Cinema in the Hi-Desert. The Bijou Cinema is a great place for people who want to learn about classic film. This vintage decor 35 seat theater shows both Hi-Def Video as well as Motion Picture Film on the big screen. It also has the capability for showing 3D movies in Polaroid 3D.

Mini-lectures by film historians will accompany each film presentation. There may also be field-trips to other areas in the Inland Empire for classic film presentations(unfortunately, there aren't many classic film presentations in the Inland Empire). If you like Film Noir, Classic Comedy, Silent Films, classic Animation, B-Movies and other vintage genres, then this group is just for you.

The most common problem occurring in meet up groups is people who RSVP yes, and then don't show up(sometimes as much as 80% of the group.) Because of this problem, we are following the policy of other meet up groups and instituting a 3 STRIKES AND YOU'RE OUT policy. This means that if you RSVP yes and are a no-show 3 times within 6 months, your membership will be cancelled. At that point, you still have the option of re-joining the group.

FACEBOOK GROUP - Most of you probably don't know that the Desert Classic Film Society is also a group on Facebook. It is there that we post cinema related articles, photos and videos. To find it simply type in DESERT CLASSIC FILM SOCIETY or go to this link...   https://www.facebook.com/groups/405195942970830/ ­

The DESERT CLASSIC FILM SOCIETY is a non profit 501 (c) (3) organization.

Upcoming events (2)

H.G. Wells' Science Fiction Classic THINGS TO COME 1936

BIJOU CINEMA

$10.00

http://photos3.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/d/f/7/2/event_192297202.jpegH.G. Wells’ startling vision of the future. This rare film print is uncut, and contains scenes that were previously deleted and are not seen on dvd. H.G. Wells not only wrote the original book, he also wrote the screenplay and even designed the costumes(although you'll wish he hadn't). The Plot: The story of a century: a decades-long second World War leaves plague and anarchy, then a rational state rebuilds civilization and attempts space travel. A global Pandemic sweeps the earth known as "The Wandering Illness." Introduced by Film Historian Chris Perry. The Bijou opens at 6:30 pm. Admission $10 Cash Donation GET YOUR FREE BIJOU PUNCH CARD PASS: Don’t forget to ask for your free Bijou Punch Card next time you are at THE BIJOU. Each time you pay for an admission your card will be punched. When you get six punches, your card then becomes a free pass which you can use yourself, give to someone else or save for a rainy day. Once you use it as a free pass you average $8.50 a show. FREE GIFT GIVE-AWAY: When you use your Bijou Punch Card as a free pass, you will also receive a free gift. You can take your choice of receiving 1 DVD, 1 Book or 5 VHS Video Tapes. FREE! The dvds are mostly movies both old and new and so are the Vhs Tapes. FACEBOOK GROUP - Most of you probably don't know that the Desert Classic Film Society is also a group on Facebook. It is there that we post cinema related articles, photos and videos. To find it simply type in DESERT CLASSIC FILM SOCIETY or go to this link... https://www.facebook.com/groups/405195942970830/ ­ The DESERT CLASSIC FILM SOCIETY is a 501 (c) 3 Non-Profit Organization DIRECTIONS COMING FROM THE LOW DESERT: From Hwy 10, take Hwy 62 north until you reach Yucca Valley. Once you are in Yucca Valley take a right at the second stoplight(Kickapoo Trail) and go 2 blocks to the stop sign(Onaga Trail) where you take a left. Go 2.8 miles and you are there. You will see the Bijou sign in front.

Pre-Code Censorship DAMES 1934 Busby Berkeley Musical

BIJOU CINEMA

$10.00

Take a trip back and experience Pre-Code Hollywood where anything goes, no matter how racy or risque. The Breen Code was implemented in Hollywood in 1934, which tightened censorship restrictions in Hollywood movies. But, before that, for a brief period, Hollywood pushed the envelope on sex, violence, drug addiction, adultery and crime. There is another code, however. A secret code that the film makers used to communicate information that was not allowed by the censors. Film historian Christopher Perry will teach you how to "read" the code and understand what is really going on in these movies. DAMES is Warner Bros. follow-up to 42ND STREET. Busby Berkeley again directs the astounding musical numbers. If you liked 42nd STREET, you'll love this flick. The song "I Only Have Eyes for You" from this movie became a very big hit for the "doo-wop" group The Flamingos in 1959. In 1989 it won the ASCAP award for the "Most Performed Feature Film Standard". Join us for an exploration of Censorship in the Cinema with this Pre-Code film artifact. Introduced by Film Historian Chris Perry. The Bijou opens at 6:30 pm. Admission $10 Cash Donation GET YOUR FREE BIJOU PUNCH CARD PASS: Don’t forget to ask for your free Bijou Punch Card next time you are at THE BIJOU. Each time you pay for an admission your card will be punched. When you get six punches, your card then becomes a free pass which you can use yourself, give to someone else or save for a rainy day. Once you use it as a free pass you average $8.50 a show. FREE GIFT GIVE-AWAY: When you use your Bijou Punch Card as a free pass, you will also receive a free gift. You can take your choice of receiving 1 DVD, 1 Book or 5 VHS Video Tapes. FREE! The dvds are mostly movies both old and new and so are the Vhs Tapes. FACEBOOK GROUP - Most of you probably don't know that the Desert Classic Film Society is also a group on Facebook. It is there that we post cinema related articles, photos and videos. To find it simply type in DESERT CLASSIC FILM SOCIETY or go to this link... https://www.facebook.com/groups/405195942970830/ ­ The DESERT CLASSIC FILM SOCIETY is a 501 (c) 3 Non-Profit Organization DIRECTIONS COMING FROM THE LOW DESERT: From Hwy 10, take Hwy 62 north until you reach Yucca Valley. Once you are in Yucca Valley take a right at the second stoplight(Kickapoo Trail) and go 2 blocks to the stop sign(Onaga Trail) where you take a left. Go 2.8 miles and you are there. You will see the Bijou sign in front.

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