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Cinebarre Theater Opens in Salem

After three months of renovations, Cinebarre executives cut the ribbon November 5 at the old Regal Movieland location, in the heart of Salem, on High and Marion Streets.

Cinebarre in Salem, Oregon
Photo and video by Jerry Freeman

(SALEM, Ore.) - Cinebarre, the latest venue to open in Salem, promises to entertain the 18-and over crowd with the latest hit movies and a full restaurant menu, including beer and wine.

The grand opening tonight will feature A Christmas Carol, The Box and The Fourth Kind, among other new releases.

Although most showings will be of first-run films, Cinebarre's special events include important sports games, Oscar parties, and sometimes classics.

Another Cinebarre played The Shining for Halloween.

After three months of renovations, Cinebarre executives cut the ribbon November 5 at the old Regal Movieland location, in the heart of Salem, on High and Marion Streets.

Manager Blake Hernandez said they expect downtown employees to stop by for lunch. The menu includes pizza, burgers, appetizers, and several local brews.

Here is the video report by Michelle Andujar and Jerry Freeman:

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Michelle Andujar was born in Cali, Colombia, in the midst of the 1980s cartel wars and moved to Oregon in 2001. She double-majored in Journalism and International Studies at the University of Oregon, where she received scholarships and Academic Honors. She has visited over 20 countries and speaks English, French, Spanish, and some Arabic. Michelle's talent is a welcome addition to the Salem-News.com team; an experienced, well-traveled writer who directs her energies in areas that make a difference. Michelle is now a freelance Spanish interpreter and journalist based in Salem, Oregon. Look for her reports on Salem-News.com that will range from Mideast political affairs to local issues and events. You can write to Michelle Andujar at mandujar@uoregon.edu

Jerry Freeman is part of a new generation of dedicated news photographers who entered the Internet news industry as a second career. He shares in common with many people who fulfilled their life dream of becoming a visual journalist. Joining the Navy at an early age, and the Oregon Army Guard a few years later, Jerry has a wide range of life experiences. He describes himself as “a truck driver with a new found passion to bear witness to the world’s events.” Teaming up with Salem-News.com he embarked on a new career as a video news photographer and reporter. Jerry's quick exhibition of natural talent and ability to shoot breaking news led to his becoming a published member of the Salem-News.com team.




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Beady Monkey November 8, 2009 1:09 pm (Pacific time)

I went just last night and I greatly enjoyed the experience. I thought the service and the food were worth the price. I like Northern Lights, however I like having another option and both places are different enough to stay in business. I like the fact that no young children were allowed in (only 6 and up and with adult) the theater, it was quiet and I felt like heck... I could be an adult! I will be back to this theater no doubt about it!


Winder November 8, 2009 3:49 am (Pacific time)

This is a great idea. Who wants to pay exorbitant prices for junk food, when you can have a real meal before or after a flick? All that's missing, besides possibly pinball and the second a in jaguar?, is a "Cannabis Cafe" a la Madeline Martinez's brilliant "Rumpspankers" in Portland, where OMMP cardholders can safely (and legally) medicate so that they can enjoy the movies with everyone else. Oregon is really pressing the envelope, with cutting-edge ideas, and I think that entrepreneurs in cities throughout the rest of the nation would do well to emulate these innovations. I'm really impressed by Michelle Andujar. Beautiful and smart --- Que mas quieres?


jagur November 6, 2009 11:25 pm (Pacific time)

where is the pinball?

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