Deep Playa Movie Theater--thanks and a request for photos

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Deep Playa Movie Theater--thanks and a request for photos

Post by RiddimJack » Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:59 pm

Hello all, Release here, one of the artists/creative team behind the Black Rock Bijou. We deeply appreciate the kind words that so many people had to say about our theater, which was our first attempt to do something of scale(this was my eighth burn). We had a blast and so many good people out there helped us make it a great experience. (We were aiming to be a fun surprise out in deepest Deep Playa.) Now that we're back, er, well perhaps I should say "from" home, we have just one problem...between a stolen camera, missing backpack, and our own negligence, we have virtually no photos of the theater or ourselves at the theater. If anyone out there took some snapshots, particularly inside the theater and/or at night, we'd love it if you could share them with us. Some of you took pictures with us out there (with Solar, Rocky, Release, Matt, Veronica, Ashton, and Anthony) and we'd so love you to share them with us! It's an experience we want to remember...

Many thanks, again, for all the goodwill and Black Rock spirit that was shown to us out in Deep Playa.

Much love,

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Post by Fire_Moose » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:14 am

Thank you guys! Between the impromptu violinist on Tuesday (maybe) and the 5 minutes of metropolis(with the SHITTY sound track) on Friday night you were QUITE the deep playa surprise....i almost had to jerk off onto yer brick wall.

I have a couple pics of the exterior i will send ya once i get them online.
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Post by Gravybrain » Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:41 pm

This was one of my favorite Burning Man moments, watching a movie at the Black Rock Bijou! Awesome inside photo here:

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Post by SNJacobson » Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:39 pm

I have a few shots
You can see them along with my others


If you'd like the high res files I'd send me your e-mail address to

[email protected]

Thanks for a great piece

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Post by psylentlarry » Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:17 pm

Damn, that thing is awesome lookin'!

I wudda been there if wasn't busy every night! :)


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Post by EmilyD » Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:42 am

I'm so sorry to have missed this gem. But I really appreciate seeing photos people took of it. Thanks!
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Post by Galaxo Magic » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:27 am

Absolutely awesome find! Three of us went in, got Junior Mints and Red Vines and watched a whole movie from the balcony. It was awesome. You'd hear a thumping outside and know an artcar just arrived, a few seconds later these wacky folks with all kinds of lights on would come in the theater. hahahaha. Truly a memorable experience!

Alas, first time in 10 burns that I did not have a camera.....

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Post by Aze » Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:33 pm

I loved the touch of having the woman greet us "You made it!". I missed the lack of deep playa works this year, but this made up for some.

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Post by nthanhou » Tue May 10, 2011 7:17 am

Guys, we really enjoyed your installation and were able to visit with you during construction and take pix...visit [url= ... 2010Images#] to see my photo's from 2010...there are several of the theater, both during construction and during a late night showing of Sunrise...thanks again for the great installation.

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Post by Venti » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:03 pm

Hi. We loved your installation! Here's a fun picture I took of people lining up ... hotostream

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Re: Deep Playa Movie Theater--thanks and a request for photo

Post by TT120 » Fri May 24, 2013 6:18 am

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Re: Deep Playa Movie Theater--thanks and a request for photo

Post by Scott Williams » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:26 pm

Hi Release,

I was the guy who visited the Bijou three times taking pictures this year. I have several uploaded to Flickr: ... 543504095/

I am willing to mail a CD-ROM with all the photos I took in high resolution for your use - I only ask you credit me. Please let me know an address to mail the disk to via private message if you like.


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Re: Deep Playa Movie Theater--thanks and a request for photo

Post by NakedLens » Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:49 am

Here are a couple more from 2013...





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