Bohm Second Screen Expansion

Facilitating a community need for film art, creativity, education, and entertainment.

Albion, MI Arts


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Lights, Camera, Action - Take IIBuilding On Our Success - Bohm II

Since opening in Oct 2014, the Bohm has been a primary economic driver for downtown Albion, a presenter of artistic excellence and an historic community treasure.  The Bohm’s success has created a sense of place, and serves as an anchor which has helped attract a $9 million Marriott Courtyard hotel, and pending future developments such as a local brew pub.  It has impacted the community’s positive perception of the downtown as a whole with local businesses and restaurants seeing a 20-30% increase in business on weekends. The Bohm received state-wide recognition by receiving the 2015 Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation. 

Building on our growth and success, we seek to expand our programming operations by adding an intimate 40-seat screening room next door.

Repeating Our Success

Seeing the success and growth of the Bohm restoration and its impact on the community, it soon became apparent that a single screen facility would not accommodate the programming needs of the community and still be able to offer first run new release films.  Funds will support our ability to reduce debt and the expansion will allow us to 1) increase the number of film and alternative educational programming, 2) provide intimate film discussion series with smaller groups and 3) create a space for multi-media digital production and collaboration with the community.

Single screen movie theaters struggle to make ends meet and by ensuring our ability to offer a combination of film and arts programming we have developed a sustainable business model to move the Bohm Theatre forward.  Our gross revenues will increase by as much as 50% because we will be able to offer more programming.  An increase in revenues while maintaining our current level of admin expense will reduce our need for contributed income and create long-term sustainability.

Leading gifts for the screening room have come from the Albion Community Foundation, the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, and the Olson Family Foundation.

The Bohm II will include:

  • Intimate 41-seat screening room
  • State of the art projection system by American Cinema
  • Reclining first row seats
  • Same plush rocker seats as the historic Bohm
  • Complete concession area with another great popcorn popper
  • Additional room on the 2nd Floor for multi-media production

Be a Part of The Success

Throughout the past 18 months that the Bohm Theatre has been open, it has demonstrated how a central location for the arts can revitalize a community. Local Albion businesses have reported a significant increase in revenue around movie show times. Expanding the Bohm with an additional screening room is in direct response to the demand and request of our community and surrounding area. It will facilitate expanded programming, continued growth and development in downtown Albion.  

Your gift will help us continue our success and commitment to our community.   We can continue to grow, strengthen our partnerships, and welcome more change and growth to the greater Albion community.

Check the Bohm Theatre Expansion Project page regularly for new pics and updates. 

Campaign by:
Nancy Doyal
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Give $10 or more

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Free Popcorn!

One free large popcorn and your name on the Big Screen as our Thank You for your support.

Give $25 or more

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Limited Edition Blues at the Bohm Poster

Celebrating our first year of great music - a limited number of Blues at the Bohm posters are still available. Think Albion, Think Music.

Give $30 or more

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Movie Lover Membership (Individual)

Enjoy a year of benefits at the Bohm AND the Bohm II. Enjoy concession discounts and other benefits. Same price with double the opportunity to experience quality film presentation.

Give $50 or more

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Movie Date Night

Two movie tickets PLUS a Couples Combo (2 large drinks and extra-large popcorn). Plus your name on the Big Screen as our Thank You for your support. Coupons Expire: Dec. 2017

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Blues At The Bohm Special

Two passes to "The Best Monday of the Month" and a Couples Combo. And your name on the Big Screen as our Thank You for your support. Coupons Expires Dec 2017

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Antique Tin Ceiling Tiles from the historic Lloyd Building

Beautifully detailed white, tin decorative ceiling tiles from the building are available. All are 2' x 4' and in good condition. Cannot be shipped and must be picked up at the Bohm when campaign is complete.

Give $50 or more

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Film Critics Membership (Couples)

One year of member benefits for two people. Enjoy discounts and benefits at both the historic Bohm and Bohm II

Give $75 or more

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Directors Membership (Family)

Yearly member benefits for the whole family.

Give $100 or more

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Screen Advertising - 1 Month

Advertise your business or organization on TWO Large Screens for the same low advertising price.

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Movie Night Double Date

Four movie tickets PLUS two Couples Combo Drink and Popcorn. And your name on the Big Screen as our Thank You for your support. Coupons Expire Dec 2017

Give $200 or more

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24 Hour Marquee Space

Celebrate or Announce your special event on the Bohm Marquee. Great Photo Opportunity. And your name on the Big Screen as our Thank You for your support. No Expiration

Give $500 or more

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Screen Ad - 6 months

Your Ad or Announcement on both the Historic Big Screen AND Bohm II for 6 months. We will even let you change your advertising copy.

Give $500 or more

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Name A Seat

A small permanent brass plaque on the arm rest. Seats available in Bohm II or the Historic Bohm.

Give $750 or more

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Bohm II Private Screening

Up to 38 people, some date/time restrictions will apply but we will throw in free popcorn and soda for your group. GREAT event idea for large family or small business. And your name on the Big Screen as our Thank You for your support.

Give $1000 or more

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Name a VIP Seat

Your name or business on one of our Front Row VIP Reclining seats in Bohm II Screening Room. Only 5 available!

Give $1250 or more

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Private Screening Historic Bohm

Great idea for YOUR GROUP to enjoy a film together. Private DVD screening for up to 100 of your closest friends. Spend an evening together and we'll throw in the popcorn and soda too.

Give $2500 or more

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Be a Producer ~ VIP Naming Opportunity

All gifts at this level and above will receive a Permanent Plaque placed in the Bohm II Screening Room. And your name or business on the Big Screen as our Thank You for your support


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