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

Portlandia Premieres Next Friday at Hollywood Theatre (Also, It's the Return of Beer and Movie)

Movies & Television
Portlandia, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein's making-fun-of-Portland TV series that perhaps you heard about, debuts on cable's Independent Film Channel on Jan. 21. What's that? You can't wait that long? You want to see the series a full week early? You want to see it on a movie screen, while drinking a beer made specially for the occasion? You want to see two episodes at once? You want to see ...   More
Thursday, January 6, 2011 AARON MESH

Second Portlandia Preview Screening Added at Hollywood Theatre; Colin Meloy Now Playing Afterparty

Movies & Television
The Hollywood Theatre's phones were apparently ringing all through the weekend with people hoping against hope they could somehow get into the sold-out preview screening of Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen's Stumptown comedy series Portlandia. Hope triumphs: A second show has been added at 10 pm Friday, Jan. 14. Like the 7:30 pm show, it'll have both episodes of Portlandia, plus stand-up comedy ...   More
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 AARON MESH

Wes Anderson-Dissing Fantastic Mr. Fox Cinematographer Hits Hollywood Theatre Tomorrow

About five minutes after WW put its movie pages to press Tuesday, the Hollywood Theatre sent us late-breaking word that three contributors to Wes Anderson's Oscar-nominated stop-motion cartoon Fantastic Mr. Fox, including cinematographer Tristan Oliver, will be stopping by for a Q&A after Wednesday's 6:45 pm screening of the movie. This March 3 appearance would be news enough. But it's more ...   More
Tuesday, March 2, 2010 AARON MESH


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