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Considered one of Frank Capra's greatest films, MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON features James Stewart as a small town nobody who by accident gets elected to congress. Going to Washington D.C. for the first time, he encounters back-biting, Crony Capitalism and corruption that tests his Patriotism. This is a comedy with serious overtones. This show will be introduced by film historian Chris Perry. The Bijou opens at 6:30pm. 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. 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. The Desert Classic Film Society is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization.


57482 Onaga Trail · Yucca Valley, CA


What we're about

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.

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

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