Hi from The Bioscope!
Hey Bioscope Friends!
Hope you guys are all managing to stay indoors and keep busy! In case you missed the exciting news, The Bioscope was in the middle of an exciting transition when the lockdown struck. So what started as a nice little benefit drive, is now something where we're needing all the help we can get! After almost 10 years of independent cinema, The Bioscope finds a new home at 44 Stanley, and would love you to be a part of this exciting upgrade!
This June will mark a decade of The Bioscope, so it’s only fitting that at this point we embark on an exciting upgrade to a bigger and better home. The beloved 44 Stanley will be home to The Bioscope from May. The new facility is being built to better manage more events like private screenings, birthday parties, conferences, and any other intimate events requiring an AV theatre. We’re excited to be developing a more extended Bioscope gift shop, and also include other retail offerings like being able to have the physical store for our sister company Limited Edish.
So when it’s time to come out into the world, we can't wait to share our new home with you guys! Maboneng still holds a big place in our hearts, so we will continue to run our pizzeria and bar ‘Chalkboard’ there. So when you next find yourself in Maboneng, be sure to come say hi and join us for a pizza!
From day one we have always appreciated those who understand what The Bioscope is doing and have supported us throughout. As we embark on this journey and go dark for a period in March, and now whats forced to be the whole of April, we are asking friends of The Bioscope for a chance to help contribute to these upgrades in exchange for some special benefits. As you will see, we are making use of our online ticketing system for this benefit drive. So when you are buying one of these benefits as a ticket option, please ignore the date and time on the ticket.
R500 – The Popcorn Benefit – Only for individuals, please. Complimentary and bottomless popcorn every time you visit us in 2020, your name on our ‘Friends Of The Bioscope’ plaque, and automatic sign-up to ‘The Cine Society’.
R1500 – The Ticket Benefit – Only for individuals, please. Complimentary access into ANY public screening in 2020 (subject to booking ahead via email). Complimentary and bottomless popcorn every time you visit us in 2020, your name on our ‘Friends Of The Bioscope’ plaque, and automatic sign-up to ‘The Cine Society’.
R2000 – The Company Benefit – For organisations and companies. Complimentary access for one member of your company or organisation into ANY public screening in 2020 at a time (subject to booking ahead via email). Complimentary and bottomless popcorn for that one member’s visit, every time they visit us in 2020. Your company name on our ‘Friends Of The Bioscope’ plaque, and the automatic sign up of any willing company members to ‘The Cine Society’.
R3000 – The Private Party Benefit – For individuals and companies. This would get you exclusive use of the cinema room for your own screening event! This will be for a date and time we agree upon in writing over email and is for 2 hours in the cinema room, or unless agreed upon in writing. During this event, we will give all the guests complimentary and bottomless popcorn!
*The Cine Society is a new social platform being set up by The Bioscope team for those that love to go to the movies! Basically, it will be a platform for organising film meet ups and thus a way to meet people in your city that enjoy watching films as much as you do! So, all benefit options will include membership to this. You can choose whether or not to continue using it if it’s something for you.