The first moving picture, which depicted a horse running at full gallop, was quickly enhanced by the first special effects, which showed a horse exploding next to a 3-D spaceship. Enjoy advances in film with today's Groupon: for $10 you get two adult movie tickets (a $12 value), two medium drinks (a $5 value), and a large popcorn (a $4.50 value) at the Clinton Street Theater (a $21.50 total value). This Groupon is not valid for The Rocky Horror Picture Show or special events, which have a posted admission of $8.
The Clinton Street Theater strays from the norm by presenting an ever-rotating collection of classics, indie films, documentaries, foreign films, and other rare cinematic gems.The Crater Lake Monster terrorizes the screen from June 17 through June 23, as audiences can delve into a campy B movie that tells the sordid tale of a prehistoric reptilian beast awakening to snack on unsuspecting locals. From June 24 through June 30, visitors can attend a screening of Worst In Show, a 2011 Kansas City Film Festival Best Documentary–winning flick that transports audiences into the illustrious magic behind the annual World’s Ugliest Dog pageant. The theater's schedule changes and varies, spanning genres from film noir to comedy to werewolf space-dance thrillers.
Housed inside a vintage building, the theater’s architecture combines classic theater nostalgia with an indie flair, even advertising showtimes on a classic-looking marquee board atop the entrance. Today’s Groupon supplies enough snacks to share, enabling visitors to sip two sodas at once while on a date.
Clinton Street Theater
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.
Hosford - Abernethy
2522 SE Clinton St.
Portland, Oregon 97202Get Directions