Movies in Downtown Portland

Portland Film Festival Presents: "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" with Beverage or "Labyrinth" (Up to 53% Off)

Portland Film Festival Presents: "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" or "Labyrinth"

Cinema 21

$20 $12

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Film festival presents a sci-fi comedy celebrating its 25th anniversary and a David Bowie musical fantasy; a costume contest offers prizes

Movie or "Rocky Horror" Experience for Two with Popcorn and Drinks at Clinton Street Theater (Up to 51% Off)

Clinton Street Theater

Hosford - Abernethy

$26.50 $13

Enjoy classic and independent movies while munching popcorn or dress up as your favorite Rocky Horror character for a midnight screening

Film-Event Admission for Two or Four at Sistah Sinema (50% Off)

Sistah Sinema

Portland

$10 $5

Monthly event showcases films by queer women of color and leads into a safe group discussion of the film and subject

$9 for Two Movie Tickets and One Large Popcorn at Kiggins Theatre ($16.50 Value)

Kiggins Theatre

Esther Short

$16.50 $9

Catch a classic flick with a friend at a landmark community theater that's been around since 1936

Movie Tickets and Large Drinks for Two or Four at Joy Cinema and Pub (50% Off)

Joy Cinema and Pub

Tigard

$20 $10

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Retro-styled cinema showcases current Hollywood hits as viewers sip large sodas or pint glasses of microbrew

$19.95 for a Movie for Two and Concessions at Cinetopia (Up to $50 Value)

Cinetopia, LLC

Multiple Locations

$50 $19.95

A movie experience enhanced by extra-wide leather seats, wine and cocktail menus, and blockbusters on enormous hi-def screens

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Cinema 21 may offer daily showings of new Hollywood and independent flicks, but it also tries to get patrons interacting more with movies, rather than simply coming to see a blockbuster and then leaving. It does this by following up screenings with Q&A sessions with major filmmakers, including Wim Wenders and Steven Soderbergh. The theater hosts fun sing-along screenings as well, which invite attendees to belt out the tunes of their favorite movie musicals. Cinema 21 even brings international work to American shores by participating in several film festivals throughout the year.

616 NW 21st Ave.
Portland,
OR
US

Nestled beneath the luminous beacon of its old-timey marquee, the Clinton Street Theater cements its status as Portland?s oldest continuously running independent film house with a rotating slate of foreign films, documentaries, and cult classics. Weekly screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Repo: The Genetic Opera draw fervent cultists dressed as their favorite characters and boom-mic operators, complementing screenings of splattery horror flicks with thought-provoking opera from rising and renowned auteurs. The cylindrical glow from a whirring projector jets across the Clinton?s spacious theater, illumining arrivals from such directors as Sidney Lumet and Gus Van Sant, who is notorious for instructing his actors to break character midfilm to challenge texting film-goers to bare-knuckle brawls.

2522 Southeast Clinton Street
Portland,
OR
US

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.

4122 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland,
OR
US

It's hard to imagine Vancouver without Kiggins Theatre. Its iconic neon sign has stood outside 1011 Main Street since 1936, with red letters spelling out the name Kiggins. That moniker comes from original owner and former Vancouver mayor J.P. Kiggins, who first envisioned the art-deco theater and its grand auditorium. Today, the single-screen auditorium still flickers to life with independent, classic, and art-house films. Kiggins Theatre has also remodeled its auditorium and added the Marquee Lounge upstairs, and now serves beer and wine.

1011 Main St
Vancouver,
WA
US

At first blush, Joy Cinema and Pub bears a striking resemblance to classic movie theaters with its intimate lobby, marquee surrounded by neon lights, and 1950s-style cartoon mural behind its concessions stand. However, this cinema differentiates itself from its forebears with a schedule of newly released Hollywood hits, generous pours of frothy microbrews, and occasional 3D features. Evening shows are "minor with parent" unless otherwise specified.

11959 SW Pacific Hwy
Tigard,
OR
US

Cinetopia's super-high-definition digital projectors, wide leather seats, fresh market-to-table cuisine, selection of local microbrews, extensive wine list, and art gallery have earned the cinema acclaim from multiple media outlets. The Vancouver Mall 23 location boasts four enormous GXL screens up to 80 feet with 4096p projection?4 times the resolution of Blu-ray?and an exclusive immersive 64.2 channel Dolby ATMOS sound system, five luxury-themed movie parlors, nine living rooms, and five grand auditoriums with steep stadium-style seating and ejection buttons that allow audiences to escape the theater during too-scary shower scenes.

The Mill Plain location also houses five grand auditorium theaters, each equipped with 50-foot, 2048p screens. The venue's three living-room theaters accommodate patrons aged 21 and older with footrests, pillows, and waiters on hand. Along with grand auditoriums and living-room theaters, the Beaverton location houses two grand XL theaters with massive 62-foot and 70-foot screens. Films unreel onto super-high-definition, 30-foot screens in the exclusive parlor-room theaters.

Visitors to each Cinetopia can order restaurant service in select screening rooms. They can also customize their popcorn at a gourmet-butter bar, and enjoy preshow live music performed 20 minutes before weekend evening shows, typically by pianists, violinists, and horror-movie villains trying to rebrand their image. Cinetopia also carries a host of other classic comfort food and beverages, such as pastries, made-from-scratch pizzas, and more than 50 wines.

11700 SE 7th St.
Vancouver,
WA
US