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IU Cinema Director Jon Vickers

Patrick O’Meara interviews Jon Vickers, founding director of the IU Cinema

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Jon Vickers

I’ve had the good fortune of being able to open what I consider three of the most unique cinemas in the Midwest.

As director of the IU Cinema, Jon Vickers schedules film screenings, retrospectives, festivals, traveling exhibits, topical programs, and guest lectures. He manages the Cinema’s budget, coordinates fundraising and grant-writing activities, and supervises staff members.

Previously he was managing director the University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, home to Indiana’s first THX Certified cinema and four live performance spaces. In 1994, he and his wife Jennifer purchased and renovated a building in Three Oaks, Michigan and operated it as the Vickers Theatre, an independent, art house cinema and art gallery.

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