Hollywood Theatre Marquee Kickstarter Campaign!

The Hollywood Theatre, Portland’s historic nonprofit theatre, is in dire need of a new marquee. The current marquee is crumbling and leaking through the roof, slowly damaging the beautiful façade.  To raise the remaining money to replace it, the theatre has kicked off a campaign on the crowd-funding website, Kickstarter.

The goal is to raise the remaining $55,000 to fabricate and install a new neon, illuminated sign based on the design of the theatre’s original marquee of 1926 . Continue reading... “Hollywood Theatre Marquee Kickstarter Campaign!”

Come Experience The New Seats At The Hollywood Theatre!

The new seats have been installed in the main auditorium of the Hollywood Theatre! We’ve also repainted, and replaced the curtains in the theater. These changes are in addition to our new sound system and new screen. A huge thanks to everyone who supported our seat campaign! We never could have accomplished this without you.

We’re extremely excited, and we have some great films and events in the next few days to experience in this auditorium:

Friday Jan 20 at 7:30pm – RED DAWN IN HECKLEVISION
Friday Jan 20 at 10:00pm – PORTLANDIA
Saturday Jan 21 – Sunday Jan 22 at 3:15pm, 5:15pm, 7:15pm and 9:15pm – CARNAGE
Monday Jan 23 at 7:30pm – SATURDAY MORNINGS AT NIGHT
Tuesday Jan 24 at 7:30pm – Kung Fu Theater presents EASTERN CONDORS (only known 35mm print!) Continue reading... “Come Experience The New Seats At The Hollywood Theatre!”

Hollywood Theatre Receives 600 Donated Seats

In a bold move to increase the comfort level of thousands of patrons in Portland, Oregon, the Hollywood Theatre is rolling out an aggressive, new ergonomic stimulus package called “Creature Comforts”.

The Hollywood Theatre, long recognized as a historic landmark in the centrally located Hollywood neighborhood of Portland, is the recent beneficiary of ergonomic stimulus aid from Regal Cinemas, a national movie theatre chain, in the form of 600 “gently used” seats for its three auditoriums.

Like many stimulus packages, this generous gift of seats (a $100,000 value if the theatre were to try to buy them on their own) comes with a local matching component.  Continue reading... “Hollywood Theatre Receives 600 Donated Seats”

Oregon Stills Exhibition – Aaron Katz, Matt McCormick & Kelly Reichardt


On View September 1st – September 30th, 2011

Opening reception Tuesday September 6th, 6pm – 8pm

128 SW 3RD Avenue | Portland, OR

Carefully selected by filmmakers Aaron Katz, Matt McCormick, and Kelly Reichardt and curators May Barruel and Justen Harn, this exhibition features stills from three films shot in Oregon: Cold Weather, Some Days Are Better Than Others,and Meek’s Cutoff. Crew photographers include Scott Green, Neil Kopp, and Greg Schmitt. Shawn Levy, a film critic for The Oregonian, will be providing a curatorial statement that will be sent out to press at the end of August. Continue reading... “Oregon Stills Exhibition – Aaron Katz, Matt McCormick & Kelly Reichardt”

BridgePort Brewing Presents Sound + Vision Fest at Hollywood Theatre

BridgePort Brewing Company, Oregon’s oldest craft brewery, is proud to announce this year’s “Sound and Vision Fest” taking place at the Hollywood Theatre to benefit restoration projects at the 85 year-old Portland landmark.

The festival was created to showcase new or existing collaborations between musicians and filmmakers, exploring how the moving image informs musical performance and vice versa. Each night of the festival will be curated by a different local artist and will feature a mixture of film screenings and live music from favorite local bands. Continue reading... “BridgePort Brewing Presents Sound + Vision Fest at Hollywood Theatre”

Miranda July to Visit Hollywood Theatre May 6th & 7th

In partnership with Portland State University’s Social Practice MFA program led by Harrell Fletcher and Jen Delos Reyes, and with support from Roadside Attractions, the Hollywood Theatre will host Miranda July on May 6th and 7th, presenting advanced screenings of her latest film The Future, as well as a shorts program featuring her early work. Continue reading... “Miranda July to Visit Hollywood Theatre May 6th & 7th”

New Hollywood Theatre Logo, Website and Mission

The Hollywood Theatre has launched a new logo, website and mission statement! We hope it better represents the new directions we are heading.

New mission statement: The Hollywood Theatre is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to entertain, inspire, educate and connect the community through the art of film while preserving a historic Portland landmark.

We also have a special Groupon deal for membership today. $25 for a year membership plus 4 tickets. The membership gets you $4 movie tickets, free parking in the Whole Foods garage and an invite to a meet and greet reception with Miranda July (she is premiering her new film The Future here on May 7.) Continue reading... “New Hollywood Theatre Logo, Website and Mission”

Hollywood Theatre Broadens Programming, Events, Offerings; Establishes Strong Community Partnerships

Film Action Oregon (FAO), the nonprofit owner/operator of Portland’s historic Hollywood Theatre and supporter of Oregon’s filmmaking community, is proud to announce an expansion in community partnerships that will boost programming, marketing, concession, membership and special event offerings to patrons of the Theatre.

“We see 2011 as a very exciting and opportunistic time for the Hollywood Theatre,” said Doug Whyte, executive director, FAO.   “Long a pillar of the community, we believe that the Hollywood has untapped potential that can be reached by upping our collaboration with a host of diverse and influential local organizations. Continue reading... “Hollywood Theatre Broadens Programming, Events, Offerings; Establishes Strong Community Partnerships”