Bijou Art Cinemas

Established in 1980, the Bijou Art Cinemas has been Eugene’s premiere source for first-run, foreign and independent films, as well as second run and classic cinema. The smell of brewer’s yeast, popcorn and candy hovers in the air as light spills in through the many stained glass windows. The Bijou now serves local beer, wine and cider and feature locally produced treats and a limited food menu. Customers chat in the lobby, and the staff is always ready to share their opinions about the current films. It is, quite bluntly, a cinema run by true film nerds, but not the snobby type.