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. All was on track until the lockdown, but we hope that it wont be long until we can host you soon.

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.

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.

From day one we have enjoyed and 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, we are asking friends of The Bioscope for a chance to help contribute to these upgrades in exchange for some special benefits. What started as a fun benefit drive, has quickly become a much needed way you can help us over this tough time!

 

PURCHASE ONE OF THESE BENEFITS HERE!

We are making use of our online ticketing system for this benefit drive. So when you are buying one of these benefits, you will be choosing one of them as a ticket option.

 

The “This is all I have for now” Benefit – If none of these other options are something you can get involved in, here is an option where you can quite simply pay what you can afford from R50 upwards! We appreciate it all, and will include your name in the Friends Of The Bioscope plaque.

Option 1. R500 – The Popcorn Benefit – Only for individuals, please. Complimentary and bottomless popcorn every time you visit us for the first 6 months from opening date, your name on our ‘Friends Of The Bioscope’ plaque, and automatic sign-up to ‘The Cine Society’.

Option 2. R1500 – The Ticket Benefit – Only for individuals, please. Complimentary access into ANY public screening for the first 6 months from opening date (subject to booking ahead via email). Complimentary and bottomless popcorn every time you visit us for the first 6 months from opening date, your name on our ‘Friends Of The Bioscope’ plaque, and automatic sign-up to ‘The Cine Society’.

Option 3. R2000 – The Company Benefit – For organisations and companies. Complimentary access for one member of your company or organisation into ANY public screening for the first 6 months from opening date (subject to booking ahead via email). Complimentary and bottomless popcorn for that one member’s visit, for the first 6 months from opening date. Your company name on our ‘Friends Of The Bioscope’ plaque, and the automatic sign up of any willing company members to ‘The Cine Society’.

Option 4. R2200 – The Couple’s Benefit – This one is for two individuals who go to the movies together! When writing you name on the ticket, please write your two first names. NB – we want this relationship to work, so it has to be the two of you or it wont apply. We could however accept each of you on your own. This will give you two complimentary access to ANY public screening for the first 6 months from opening date (subject to booking ahead via email). Complimentary and bottomless popcorn for the two of you every time you visit us for the first 6 months from opening date. Your names on our ‘Friends Of The Bioscope’ plaque, and the automatic sign up to ‘The Cine Society’. 

Option 5. 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.