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.
Great movie theater experience. Often shows a good mix of old classics, new indie flicks, and new releases.Kendrick Martin, Google+ Local, 2 months ago
Over the past two years, the 87-year-old Hollywood Theatre has grown into arguably the city’s premier venue for cult and indie film.John Chandler, portlandmonthlymag.com, 7/1/13
98% of 855 customers recommend
“Theaters are small so plan to be disappointed if you don't arrive early to purchase tickets. Also the concession line can be a buzz kill so add even more time if...”
“Theaters are small so plan to be disappointed if you don't arrive early to purchase tickets. Also the concession line can be a buzz kill so add even more time if munchies are an important part of your outing.”
“Nice theater, fun time! ”
“Great vibe at Hollywood Theatre. Love having it as a cornerstone of the neighborhood.”
4122 NE Sandy Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97212