Hollywood Dreams

The rise and fall and rise of Portland’s true movie palace.

Movie Reviews & Stories
Looking at the Hollywood Theatre today, it would be reasonable to think that little has changed since its glory days, which spanned from the vaudevillian shows of 1926 to the Cinerama screenings start   More
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 AP KRYZA

The Hollywood Theatre is Having Work Done


Movies & Television
Like any aging starlet, Portland's Hollywood Theatre is getting a facelift. The 89-year-old theater will have its clay roof re-tiled, water leaks repaired and facade deep-cleaned (think architectural microdermabrasion) by local construction companies D&R Masonry and Anderson Roofing. Footing the $265,000 bill are a slew of grants from local foundations like the Kinsman, Jackson, ...   More
Thursday, July 9, 2015 ENID SPITZ

AP Film Studies: This Is Your Theater

The Hollywood wants you to pick a movie—stop being lazy.

Movie Reviews & Stories
To film geeks, the Hollywood Theatre is this city’s living room. When the Hollywood began its This Is Your Theater program last year, it solidified that status by letting patrons pick movies t   More
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Sharper Image

The Hollywood goes large-format.

Movie Reviews & Stories
Screw Pioneer Courthouse Square. For movie nerds, the Hollywood Theatre is Portland’s living room. In recent years, it’s transformed itself from a run-down joint to the best-curated theater    More
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Robopocalypse

Johnny 5 and the Hollywood Theatre could destroy us all.

Movie Reviews & Stories
Ninety-nine percent of the time, I’d be 100 percent behind a screening of Short Circuit (Hollywood Theatre; 7 pm Monday, June 30). It’s a lost gem of Oregon cinema: an Astoria-set, whimsical tal   More
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 AP KRYZA

Scoop: Food News, Sedaris and a Big Fat Correction

This gossip voted for pure, sweet revenge.

PIGGIE AND MARKET: Eric Bechard, the chef of McMinnville’s Thistle who was famously arrested for brawling over the birthplace of a pig used in a chef competition in 2010, is opening a restaurant   More
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 WW Culture Staff

BAG IT!: The Northwest Film Premiere

Bag It

Mark your calendar for March 4, the Northwest premiere of the film BAG IT! at the Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd.).In addition to viewing the film about plastic's impact on the world, audience members can learn more about the proposed statewide plastic bag ban from the organization BAG IT OREGON! The event begins March 4 at 7 pm and continues each night through March 13 with a different host. ...   More
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 JESSICA LUTJEMEYER

Portlandia Premiere Sells Out

Movies & Television
Looks like people really want to see this Portlandia thing. Just hours after WW reported yesterday that the Hollywood Theatre and Beer and Movie were presenting a preview screening of Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen's comedy-on-fixies IFC series, the 350 tickets for the Jan. 14 show sold out. (UPDATE, 4:43 pm: Folks at the Hollywood Theatre box office tell me that while screening tickets are ...   More
Friday, January 7, 2011 AARON MESH

How It Came To Pass that Michel Gondry Will Grace the Hollywood Theatre with His DIY Frenchness Next Week

Movies & Television
As first announced on the Hollywood Theatre's Twitter feed yesterday, then reported by Shawn Levy and Erik Henriksen after the press release dropped this morning, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind director Michel Gondry--probably the filmmaker closest to Portland's diorama-crocheting, jumping-on-the-bed heart--will be coming to Portland in less than two weeks, Friday-Saturday, May 28-29, in support ...   More
Monday, May 17, 2010 AARON MESH

Hollywood Theatre Adding Beer and Wine Next Year

Movies & Television
Add the Hollywood Theatre to the ranks of arthouses serving suds: The 1927 movie palace, run by the non-profit Film Action Oregon, has applied with the Oregon Liquor Control Commission for an alcohol license--and confirms that it will begin serving beer and wine with its independent films next year. "I think [beer has] just become as standard as popcorn, particularly in Portland," says Film Action ...   More
Friday, December 3, 2010 AARON MESH


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