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VENUES AND TICKETS
Whitsell Auditorium
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205

The Box Office opens 30 minutes prior to showtime.

PARKING

ADMISSION PRICES
$9 General
$8 PAM Members, Students, Seniors
$6 Friends of the Film Center

Tickets are now available online. Click on the 'Buy Tickets' links to buy online.

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THE 10-MINUTE RULE
Seats for advance ticket and pass holders are held until 10 minutes before showtime, when any unfilled seats are released to the public. Thus, advance tickets or passes ensure that you will not have to wait in the ticket purchase line but do not guarantee a seat in the case of arrival after the 10-minute window has begun. Your early arrival also helps get screenings started promptly. We appreciate your understanding. Advance ticket holders who arrive within the 10-minute window but are not seated may exchange their tickets for another screening at the Ticket Outlet or obtain a cash refund at the theater. There are no refunds or exchanges for late arrivals or for missed screenings.



   
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Top Down

Join us on the panoramic parking rooftop at the Hotel deLuxe, SW 15th at Yamhill, for some warm starry nights filled with entertaining films, culinary treats, a little live music, and spectacular city views. The evenings begin at 8 p.m. with live music and refreshments. Gracie's Restaurant will offer easy-to-juggle meals, snacks, and cocktails, and additional beverages will be available from TAZO and BridgePort Brewing. The screenings start at dusk—8:45-9:15 p.m. depending on the light. Bring your favorite portable chair or blanket, but please, no pets or outside food and drink.

Thanks to our sponsors: Hotel deLuxe, the Portland Mercury, Zipcar, 94/7FM Alternative Portland, KPSU-Portland's College Radio, Peter Corvallis Productions, TAZO tea, and BridgePort Ales.



Thu, Jul 16, 2009
at 8 PM

DUCK SOUP
DIRECTOR: LEO MCCAREY
US, 1933

The verbal and physical comedy roils at a relentless pace in this Marx Brothers masterwork. Wealthy Mrs. Teasdale (Margaret Dumont) personally offers to bail out the failing government of Fredonia—but only if Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho) is appointed President. His opening song—"If you think this country's bad off now, just wait until I get through with it!" —sets the tone for this delightfully absurd madcap farce.

( 68 min )

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Join us for Art Spark, an artist networking event, starting at 5 p.m.

MUSIC: SALLIE FORD & THE SOUND OUTSIDE


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Thu, Jul 23, 2009
at 8 PM

THE WILD ONE
DIRECTOR: LASLO BENEDEK
US, 1953

Criticized at the time of its release for glamorizing an anti-social subculture, inciting delinquency, and promoting hooliganism, Hollywood’s cinematic introduction to bike gangs created a quite a stir and solidified forever Marlon Brando's status as an icon of rebellious youth. Bring your bad attitude, your black leather jacket, and something—anything!—to rebel against.

( 79 min )

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MUSIC: THE OLD BELIEVERS


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Thu, Jul 30, 2009
at 8 PM

THE SECRET OF NIMH
DIRECTOR: DON BLUTH
US, 1982

Based on the Newbery Award-winning book, “Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH,” the story focuses on the plight of timid Mrs. Brisby (Elizabeth Hartman), a widowed field mouse. She must save her son Timothy, bedridden due to an illness, from the farmer's plow, which threatens to unearth their home. Heralded at the time as a return to Disney’s lush classic style, NIMH features the voices of the late Dom DeLuise, John Carradine, and Hermione Baddely, as well as Peter Strauss, Shannen Doherty, Wil Wheaton, and Derek Jacobi.

( 82 min )

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Sponsored by Grasshopper Boutique.

MUSIC: THE WOODLANDS


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Thu, Aug 6, 2009
at 8 PM

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE FABULOUS STAINS
DIRECTOR: LOU ADLER
CANADA, 1981

This smart, under-appreciated entry in the riot girls genre features the fabulous Diane Lane as Corinne Burns, a tough and sexy angst-addled teen who forms a rock group that is armed to the teeth with attitude and unburdened by musical chops. Featuring a young, lanky Laura Dern, a hunky Ray Winstone (well before his SEXY BEAST days) and various rock dignitaries like Fee Waybill of the Tubes and Paul Cook and Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols, FABULOUS STAINS features standout performances and plenty of rousing pop/punk music.

( 87 min )

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Sponsored by Rock & Roll Camp for Girls.

MUSIC: BLACK HEART MOON


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Thu, Aug 13, 2009
at 8 PM

TRAFIC
DIRECTOR: JACQUES TATI
ITALY/FRANCE, 1971

In his final chapter of the Monsieur Hulot story, Tati, in his signature style of choreographed chaos, plays the designer of a futuristic camper van on a motor trip to transport it from Paris to Amsterdam. “TRAFIC is the very special work of a filmmaker with a unique gift for visual comedy. Like Godard, Tati is also remarkably appreciative of the odd beauty that can be revealed in the shapes, patterns, and colors created by the technology of planned obsolescence. For all of the laughter there are moments when the banal utilitarianism of the super-highway is seen as a work of extraordinary art.”—The New York Times.

( 97 min )

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MUSIC: ST. FRANKIE LEE


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Thu, Aug 20, 2009
at 8 PM

SON OF FRANKENSTEIN
DIRECTOR: ROWLAND V. LEE
US, 1939

Dripping with gothic creepiness and expressive chiaroscuro, this tale of the son of the deceased Dr. Frankenstein returning home to the castle of big knockers and dastardly deeds will be hauntingly familiar to fans of Mel Brooks’ YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN. With Basil Rathbone in the title role, Boris Karloff in his final portrayal of “the Monster,” and introducing the character of Ygor, zestfully played by Bela Lugosi, this essential, entertaining horror classic is the perfect nightmare to waft in on a light breeze and haunt our theatrical aerie.

( 99 min )

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Sponsored by Movie Madness.

MUSIC: AUTOPILOT IS FOR LOVERS


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Thu, Aug 27, 2009
at 8 PM

STUNT ROCK
DIRECTOR: BRIAN TRENCHARD-SMITH
AUSTRALIA, 1978

Unfathomably entertaining, this cinematic abomination follows the weak story of Australian stuntman Grant Page, who comes to LA to advise the ’70s art rock/butt rock band Sorcery (also playing themselves) on their rock opera duel between the King of the Wizards and the Prince of Darkness. Featuring dead serious onstage antics presaging SPINAL TAP, interwoven with unconnected harrowing stunts from Page, this jaw-dropping hybrid is the perfect pairing for a pint or two.

( 86 min )

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Sponsored by the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA).

MUSIC: MICHAEL THE BLIND


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