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Historic Bloomington theater set to reopen

Classic movies planned at Buskirk-Chumley
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Posted at 2:33 PM, Jul 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-02 14:52:02-04

BLOOMINGTON — It looks like Bloomington's historic Buskirk-Chumley Theater will live to see its 100th anniversary in 2022.

The performing arts venue on Kirkwood Avenue, which opened as a silent movie theater in 1922, closed in March when the pandemic hit.

Buskirk-Chumley will be back in business soon with its "Summer Breeze Film Series." Upcoming films include:

  • July 10: "Back to The Future"
  • July 11: "Singin' in The Rain"
  • July 17: "The Breakfast Club"

As is the case with theaters across the state and country, Buskirk-Chumley will operate for now with limited seating capacity, to spread the audience out and encourage social distancing.

And yes, audience members must wear masks.