Portland Moving Picture Palaces

 

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Moving Pictures!
The Moving Pictures of Multnomah County
Moving Pictures! McMenamins Bagdad Theater and Pub
Independent movie theaters are as big a part of the Portland DNA as free-range kombucha. With picture houses that just might have more character than you'll find on-screen, you'll never want to go to a regular movie theater again!
 
The Academy Theater
4_half star rating 155 reviews
Southeast Portland
7818 SE Stark, Portland, OR
Cinema
Becky L.  
“On Tuesdays, they offer a 2-for-1 deal on tickets and on Mondays you can watch two back-to-back movies for $6. If you want someone else to take care of your kids for some alone time, they have that there too! They babysit your kids!”
Becky L., Portland, OR
 
Cinema 21
4_half star rating 92 reviews
Alphabet District
616 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR
Cinema
Michelle U.  
“I really appreciate the eclectic movie selection there. I can tell that they put a lot of thought into choosing movies to screen, and that they have a real passion for film.”
Michelle U., Portland, OR
 
Hollywood Theatre
4_half star rating 132 reviews
Northeast Portland
4122 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR
Cinema
Tom M.  
“The theatre of all theaters. The Hollywood Theatre is Portland's quintessential second run movie house. Every place else, eat your heart out. Themed movie nights include a Kung Fu Theater, Grindhouse, and my favorite, Hecklevision.”
Tom M., Newburyport, MA
 
Lake Theater & Cafe
4 star rating 15 reviews
106 N State St, Lake Oswego, OR
Cinema, Restaurants
Victoria J.  
“They make fresh popcorn every few minutes, it seems. Ours was not ready, so they brought it to us at our seats before the movie started. There were no 'before movie' advertisements, instead it was kinda weird silent movies, but funny and very different.”
Victoria J., Happy Valley, OR
 
Laurelhurst Theater
4_half star rating 291 reviews
Northeast Portland
2735 E Burnside St, Portland, OR
Cinema, Restaurants
Jason A.  
“You get great second run $4 movies, Pizzacato pizza, great beer and wine, and you feel like you get a real movie experience there in the classic sense. You don't need massage chairs and nine kinds of butter to watch 'Enter the Dragon'.”
Jason A., Portland, OR
 
Living Room Theaters
4 star rating 334 reviews
Downtown
341 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR
Cinema, Bars, American (New)
Patti F.  
“Guess what? You get to pick your seats before you go in. Yes, they show you a screen at the box office window, and you select your seat. So you know where you're sitting before you go in, and how much of the theater is already booked.”
Patti F., Portland, OR
 
McMenamins Bagdad Theater & Pub
3_half star rating 276 reviews
Southeast Portland
3702 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR
Cinema, Pizza, Pubs
Maureen L.  
“if you're hungry, have no fear — you can either bring your food from the downstairs restaurant, or have it brought to you at the balcony-level seating. There's table space in front of the seats so you can eat dinner comfortably while watching your movie.”
Maureen L., Portland, OR
 
Mission Theater
4 star rating 110 reviews
Alphabet District
1624 NW Glisan St., Portland, OR
Cinema, Pubs, American (Traditional)
Meg R.  
“The theater is funky and fun and was once a Swedish Evangelical church. The theater has old fashioned auditorium-style seating with comfy high-end chairs that tilt back... perfect for a long movie!”
Meg R., Portland, OR