Thomas Edison invented the drive-in so he would have a place to take dates picked up in his other invention, the 1958 Chevy Corvette. Make your own movie night with this Groupon.
$15.50 for a movie outing for two (up to a $31 total value)
- Two tickets to see any regular film screening (a $16 value)
- Two glasses of soda, wine, or beer (up to a $10 value)
- One large popcorn (a $5 value)<p>
The light of a projector first hit the Hollywood Theatre's screen in 1926. Since then, this cinema has changed with the times—at various points serving as a Cinerama and a second-run discount movie house. After a near-closure and a nearly 15-year renovation, the building re-emerged as a non-profit, independent cinema. Today, Hollywood Theatre screens about 300 films a year, ranging from classic Hollywood and genre films to newer independent movies and quirky blockbusters.
The core of the theatre's programming, however, is its signature series. Programs such as Kung Fu Theater and Sound + Vision aim to restore classic films' spectacle to the silver screen. Outside the auditorium, Hollywood Theatre hosts educational workshops on topics such as animation, documentary filmmaking, and chiseling your own star onto the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the cinema's Spanish Colonial Revival building retains much of its historic charm. At the top of a curving staircase lies a lounge with plush antique furnishings and signage. Inside the main auditorium—the house's original orchestra level—films blaze to life on a 50-foot screen and a digital surround-sound system. On the theater's original balcony level, two smaller venues with just more than 110 seats provide a more intimate viewing experience.
98% of 855 customers recommend
“Fabulous space, great volunteer staff, and delicious popcorn!”
“Wonderful old-time theatre, stunning architecture, new seats, friendly staff, great food and drink selection. Super alternative to the big box theatres.”
“It's great to have a place like this in Portland. I've been supporting this theater since there were buckets in the aisles on rainy days, awesome to see all the...”
“It's great to have a place like this in Portland. I've been supporting this theater since there were buckets in the aisles on rainy days, awesome to see all the improvements while still maintaining the original vibe!”
4122 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97212