We all love the Bijou. Some of us have fond memories of the place and wouldn’t want anything bad to happen to it. (Some have less pleasant memories, from its former life as a funeral home, but never mind.) Will a vibrant downtown, complete with a movie theater — maybe even an artsy movie house — hurt the Bijou? I don’t think so. Especially if the fine folks at Regal Cinemas listen to a reasonable business proposition that will save them money while they avoid stomping on a Eugene institution.
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One of these four ideas will be developed into a column on Wednesday to be published in The Register-Guard on Friday. I’m asking you to help me choose between them. Between now and the end of Tuesday, leave comments here or send me an e-mail if you’d rather be more private. Or, at the very least, RATE the idea (and the others) so I know which one people like best. No promises, though. This ain’t American Idol. But I will post an entry on Wednesday to say which one I’m choosing (and probably why.) I plan to do this each week — often by Friday, but always by Monday, so visit often and tell me which idea intrigues you the most. Thanks!