The Buskirk-Chumley Theater is owned by the City of Bloomington and operated by BCT Management, Inc., a private non-profit organization. The mission of BCT Management, Inc. is to develop the Buskirk-Chumley Theater as a high quality and widely accessible community resource and performance venue, operated in a fiscally responsible manner. Originally built in 1922 as a silent movie house, the "old Indiana" was renovated and reopened in 1999 as a multi-purpose community gathering place. Performances range from recitals by local dance studios to professional touring theatricals to internationally acclaimed recording artists. Lectures, film, Indiana University sponsored events also grace the historic stage in the line up of over 175 public events each year.