616 NW 21st Ave., 503-223-4515, cinema21.com.

Ah, independent theaters! Where hip young film students and elderly retirees unite at matinees, and popcorn is at normal price! Built in 1926 and renamed Cinema 21 in 1962, this intimate venue screens a delectable mixture of independent and foreign films. And if you've never been to a legendary interactive screening of The Room, take some sage advice: Bring spoons.