Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Public service announcements filmed by elementary and middle school students will be aired Saturday at the Buffalo Grove Theater.
Videos created by School District 102 students will be shown on the big screen this week. More than 30 public service announcements promoting safe and healthy choices will be aired at a public screening from 10 a.m. to noon May 18 at Buffalo Grove Theater. The PSAs were created by fourth- through eighth-graders in conjunction with the district's BASIC program, which stands for Bullying, Alcohol and Drugs, Social Networking, Internet Safety and/or Cell Phone and Texting. Refreshments will be available for purchase at the event. Viewers will use their cell phones to vote for their favorite PSA. The PSA receiving the most votes will be awarded the "People's Choice Award" for 2013. The award winner will be announced along with the three other …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Autographed movie and sports memorabilia will go to the highest bidders. The auction will support the theater's effort to raise money for digital projection equipment.
Buffalo Grove Theater is stepping up its fundraising efforts as it nears its deadline for purchasing digital project equipment. Theater owner Debbie Benjamin said this week that the theater is “far away” from raising the $300,000 needed to purchase the equipment it requires to stay in business. The theater’s latest fundraising effort is an online auction featuring autographed movie and sports memorabilia. The auction runs through March 17. The 102 auction items include a basketball autographed by Magic Johnson, a soccer ball signed by David Beckham and a Harry Potter movie poster signed by the main cast members. Still underway is the theater’s effort to raise money through the sale of admission and concession packages. The offers range …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
The theater is running a fundraiser to help it generate money to convert its films to digital technology.
Buffalo Grove Theater is asking for the community’s support as it works to raise the $300,000 it needs to remain open. The money would cover the cost of the digital equipment that all theaters will soon require in order to show movies Traditional 35-millimeter film will be unavailable by the end of next year. Buffalo Grove Theater still projects its movies with film. Owner Debbie Benjamin said she must raise the money by March, and have the new digital equipment in place soon after, to keep the five-screen theater open. Otherwise, she said, “it’s basically a countdown to the end.” To raise money, the theater is selling admission and concession packages. The offers, which range from $25 to $1,000, include admission tickets and refreshments…
Thursday, July 26, 2012
A charitable campaign and increased security have been implemented in the wake of last week's shootings in Aurora, Colo.
Buffalo Grove Theater is inviting the community to rally around its efforts to support the victims of the July 20 shootings at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo. The theater announced Wednesday on Facebook that it is soliciting donations on behalf of Community First Foundation, a nonprofit that has established a relief fund to benefit the shooting victims and their families. Buffalo Grove Theater will feature the donation link on its website. The theater will also collect cash donations, which will be turned over to the fund. “We feel it’s a good cause. We want to help the families,” theater owner Debbie Benjamin said. “We’re just trying to help make a difference.” Benjamin said she’d like to collect $40,000 — roughly $1 per Buffalo Grove …
Friday, July 6, 2012
Here are some places to go throughout the north Chicago suburbs to escape the heat. Check them out and add your own!
It's hot. We know. That's an understatement. Buffalo Grove Patch wants to help you beat the heat in these record-breaking temperatures. We've put together a map of places to go and things to do in Buffalo Grove and other nearby towns during this heat wave. You can also help Patch readers (and your friends and neighbors!) by clicking "Edit" on the map and dropping a pin on the map to tell us your favorite things to do when it's 105 degrees. Or, just sit back and enjoy the map we've put together for you. It's too hot to work.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Find out what area theaters are showing this new release, and share your thoughts on the movie here!
Whether you're a fan of the popular The Hunger Games trilogy or have never picked up one of the books, chances are you've heard the hype about the movie, which opened Friday at midnight. Are you heading to the theater this weekend, or have you seen it already? If you haven't seen it yet, check Moviefone for a list of nearby theaters playing the movie; Buffalo Grove Theater is among them. Patch contributor Megan Hatch is heading to the show this weekend, and will share a review on this site. We also want to hear from you. Have you read the books? If so, will you see the movie? If you head to the theater, we'd love to get your feedback. Tell us what you think about The Hunger Games in the comment section below.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Buffalo Grove-area organizations see the effects of 90-degree temperatures.
With temperatures projected to remain above 90 degrees this week, Buffalo Grove businesses and organizations are seeing firsthand the effects of the heat wave. “We’re selling a lot more fans and Gatorade, and a lot more ice, too,” Paul Lievhart, manager of the Walgreens at the corner of Buffalo Grove and Lake-Cook roads, said Monday. “Everything that you can drink in aisle eight, such as juice and water, is just going out the door.” Lievhart noted that customers are also purchasing items in bulk, such as 24-packs of bottled water. Binny’s Beverage Depot has also seen a shift in product sales. A customer service manager noted that margaritas, water and mixers are big sellers. Beverages aren't the only consumables in demand. “We’re selling …