Robinson Film Center to celebrate 10th anniversary May 1

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Robinson Film Center will celebrate 10 years of moviegoing, bistro dining, film education and more at RFC’s 10th Birthday Party from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 1.

The public is invited to join the celebration, which will include live music, champagne and Birthday Cake martinis, hors d’oeuvres, cake, and party games with prizes. The birthday party is set on an important day for community nonprofits like RFC — Give for Good, a day of online giving organized by The Community Foundation of North Louisiana.

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Meghan Hochstetler, RFC executive director, said the film center’s success is thanks to the community support it has received since 2008. “We’ve come a long way in our first 10 years, and the generosity from the community makes it possible for us to dream where we can go in the next 10.”

RFC’s 10th Birthday Party will kick off a monthlong celebration at the film center. In honor of its 10th anniversary, RFC will hold a month of free moviegoing. All movie tickets in May will be entirely free for moviegoers. Abby Singer’s Bistro, the restaurant located inside the film center, will launch a new menu with bistro favorites and new dishes on May 1, as well as offer $10 lunch specials.

In 2002, the Red River Film Society was established with the dream of founding an art film center in North Louisiana. After serving the community with programs at partner sites including area colleges, the film society successfully launched and completed a capital campaign to establish the region’s only nonprofit art house theater. With a historic building saved from demolition by the Downtown Development Authority and Downtown Shreveport Development Corporation, Robinson Film Center first opened its doors on Texas Street in May 2008. In the 10 years since, the film center has continued to thrive, moving to digital projection in 2013 and with building improvements that have included new seats in 2014, a new marquee in 2016, and a recent renovation to the facade and lobby.

“Our birthday wish is for continued community support and for everyone to come toast to another 10 years at RFC’s birthday party,” RFC Board President Lea Stroud said.