Roseway Theater has seen rough days since it first opened back in 1924.
Over a decade ago, Curious Comedy’s founders managed to kickstart a floundering Portland comedy scene with a true diversity of age, race, gender and, especially, format.
After opening as a music hall during the last days of vaudeville, the Aladdin slunk into the ’80s as a porn house—its 14-year run of Deep Throat screenings remains a Guinness World Record.
This historically registered theater opened in 1927, going on to host grand premieres of locally filmed flicks like One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest in 1975 and My Own Private Idaho in 1991.
Though the historic Academy Theater spent a few decades closed or operating as other businesses, it returned to full theatrical form in 2006 and has remained a stellar independent movie theater ever since.
This single-screen theater is one of the longest continuously running movie theaters in America, and it’s arguably the beating heart of the Clinton neighborhood.
Twilight Theater Company means business.