Fall is here and we’ve left the hectic pace of summer behind, but there is still plenty of fun at the BIC Center. Movies continue every Saturday in the McDonough’s Market Theater here at the BIC Center. There’s always a family friendly show at 3 and a feature at 7. Our concession stand has Nathan’s hot dogs, popcorn, candy, pop and other drinks — plus coming soon: pretzels and pizza by the slice. Drop in, grab a bite and see a show on the big screen with Dolby Atmos sound.
October 30th we have two more great shows. At 3, it’s Walt Disney’s first motion picture length cartoon (which was a radical idea in 1935): Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Our show will be of the original hand-drawn film, but lovingly restored by Disney to enhance bot the picture and the sound.If you never seen the film, you need to see this bit of film history. If you have seen it, here’s a chance to see it again. Either way, it’s a fun film to share with your kids. It’s rated G. At 7, we have the action-packed action-hero movie Ant-Man and the Wasp. It’s PG-13 and packed full of fun..
The fun at the BIC Center doesn’t stop on Saturday. Every week at the BIC Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to noon you can play Pickle Ball for fun and exercise, or from 10 to 11 you can participate in the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program. And on Thursdays you can stop by to play board or card games with friends old and new. Games Galore is from 1 to 4. Looking for more to do on the island? The Community Center is just the beginning. Check out events happening all over the island on the WVBI/BIC Center Community Calendar.
And don’t forget to get your Kubota tickets. The drawing is fast approaching on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. You can purchase tickets upstairs on the office or from any PABI board member. Remember that PABI operates the BIC Center and WVBI with no taxpayer support. Our only income is from donations and net fees charged for events. Please pitch in with your fellow islanders to help assure that that your BIC Center has the funding necessary to continue its service to our island community.
What’s at the BIC Center?
Ray & Ann Stanhope Visitor Center
The Ray & Ann Stanhope Visitor Center is a great place to get information, grab a snack, connect to Wi-Fi and kick off your island adventure. It’s also home to the island’s community radio station…our very own WVBI-The Voice of Beaver Island.
Robert Gillespie Memorial Theater
The Robert Gillespie Memorial Theater is the premier performance space on the island hosting music of all genres, dance, theater productions, movies, seminars and community meetings.
Carol’s Hang Out upstairs offers an informal gathering place for meetings, reading, pool, foosball, board games, video games, TV, using our community PCs and printer, and … just hanging out.
Coming to the Robert Gillespie Memorial Theater
BIC Center Big Screen
The winter of 2017-18 was packed full of great movies at the BIC Center. Watch them sparkle by to the right. Anything you'd like to see again? Let us know. And let us know what you'd like to see this summer. We'll have movies at 3 and 7 Saturdays, at 7 on Tuesdays and at 3 and 7 on rainy days. Watch biccenter.org for the latest.
Music, Plays & More
The summer of 2017 was truly one to celebrate at the BIC Center--with plays, music from many genres (Classical, Jazz, Celtic, Folk and Country) informative presentations, the Summer Solstice Party, the 2017 Gala, Yoga, tech presentations, rainy day games, trail head information and more. We're planning a similar flurry of events for the summer of 2018.
BIC Center Big Screen
Summer 2017 was big for movies on the big screen at the BIC Center. We presented two movies every Saturday all year and started movie Tuesdays during the summer. Watch them sparkle by to the right. 2018 will be another great year for movies in the Robert Gillespie Memorial Theater.
Plays, Robots & Ice
PABI's spring events included two productions in the Ray & Ann Stanhope Theater, a robot film festival and the classic Ice Classic.
Car #1 Was #1 Again!
The winning team of Diane McDonough, Andy Kohls, Eric Hodgson, Jeanne Gillespie and Kathy Speck has not only Rallied for over a decade, but in past years has organized this PABI annual rite-of-spring. Congratulations for winning the coveted trophy--and continuing a Beaver Island tradition!
You can help us deliver quality community events and entertainment at the BIC Center and on WVBI by making a contribution.