8 of Portland’s Best Movie Theatres

For a city that boasts of a vibrant film scene, Portland has a wide array of movie theatres to enjoy your flick of choice of second-run movies to the latest releases and everything in between. But if you think it will just be another run-of-the-mill experience, think again! Portland has succeeded in marrying its two prides – craft beer and passion for film – to bring guests a taste of the best brews and good food while enjoying the movies.

Academy Theater
Location: 7818 SE Stark Street
Go for: Three screens, stadium seating, second run movies; and your choice of microbrews, pizza from Flying Pie, wine, sushi place next door, babysitting service

Avalon Theatre
Avalon Theatre
Location: 3451 SE Belmont Street
Go for: Oldest operating movie theatre in the city, second-run films, arcade games, great place for kids and kids at heart

Bagdad Theater
Bagdad Theater
Location: 3702 SE Hawthorne Boulevard
Go for: Beautiful interior, first-run movies, comfortable seating, good quality equipment, theatre and pub with food selection that include fresh pizza

Cinema 21
Cinema 21
Location: 616 Northwest 21st Avenue
Go for: Historical and independent art house movie theatre, features a wide range of films including indie, foreign, and classic, offers a selection of beer and wine, food like pizza to go with the brews

Clinton Street Theater
Clinton Street Theater
Location: 2522 Southeast Clinton Street
Go for: One of the oldest operating movie theatres in Portland, weekly feature of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, film festival premiers, concert movies, documentaries, indie films, and more

Hollywood Theatre
Hollywood Theatre
Location: 4122 Northeast Sandy Boulevard
Go for: Vintage theatre that has undergone upgrades for improved viewing experience, indie films, second-run movies, Sound + Vision and Kung Fu Theater series, beer from local breweries and wine, pizza

Laurelhurst Theater
Laurelhurst Theater
Location: 2735 E Burnside St
Go for: A landmark in its own right, features second-run movies, screenings of cult favorites, local brews, Pizzicato pizza, and a foodie row nearby

Living Room Theaters
Location: 341 Southwest 10th Ave
Go for: Art house movie theatre, indie films, foreign movies, cozy atmosphere with its 20-seater theatres, full bar and menu, food delivery service at your seat, live jazz performances on certain nights

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