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Whitsell Auditorium
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205

The Box Office opens 30 minutes prior to showtime.

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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: Rooftop Cinema 2011

Join us for balmy evenings and beguiling views atop the parking rooftop at the Hotel deLuxe, SW 15th at Yamhill. Festivities begin at 8 p.m. with music and refreshments. Gracie’s Restaurant will offer easy-to-juggle meals, snacks, and cocktails, and additional beverages will be available from TAZO Tea, MacTarnahan’s Brewing, and Viso. The screenings start when the sun goes down, around 9 p.m. Bring your own portable chair, pillow, or blanket, but please no pets or outside food or drink.

Top Down admission: $9

Thanks to our sponsors: HOTEL DELUXE, THE PORTLAND MERCURY, 94/7 FM ALTERNATIVE PORTLAND, KPSU-PORTLAND’S COLLEGE RADIO, PETER CORVALLIS PRODUCTIONS, TAZO TEA, YELP! PORTLAND, VISO, PDX PIPELINE, and MACTARNAHAN’S BREWING CO.



Thu, Jul 21, 2011
at 8 PM

FILMUSIK LIVE: MISSILE TO THE MOON
DIRECTOR: RICHARD CUNHA
US, 1959

Portland’s Filmusik presents a new, original soundtrack conducted live by composer Scott Ordway with orchestra and live voice dubbing. In this wonderfully absurd sci-fi tale—definitely not made by rocket scientists—scientist Dirk Green catches a couple of escaped convicts hiding out in his backyard rocket ship and forces them to help pilot his ad-hoc flight to the moon. As plot thickening would have it, another scientist and his fiancée happen to climb on board at launch time too. After Green dies in a freak accident caused by a meteor shower, the makeshift crew finds there is cheesy life on the moon after all: oddly ambulatory rock-monsters, the sinister female ruler Ledo and her scantily clad moon-babes, and awesome giant spiders that look like they may have been made by inspired, but only moderately gifted, third graders. (78 mins.)

Sponsored by Artists Repertory Theatre, whose 2011/12 season opens September 6 with “God of Carnage.”

BAND: EDIBLES


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Thu, Jul 28, 2011
at 8 PM

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FEMALE
DIRECTOR: MICHAEL CURTIZ
US, 1933

Before the morally corrective Hays Code was enacted in 1934, Hollywood had all sorts of naughty ideas, even going so far as to suggest that a woman could be the successful CEO of a huge motor car company, or that she might not be interested in buying the cow if she could get the milk for free (or however that saying goes). Ruth Chatterton plays the beguiling captain of industry with classic rat-a-tat delivery of searing dialogue. She’s shrewd in business and assertive poolside (and wait until you see that art deco pool!). The outlook is so refreshing that any scenario she can contemplate for settling down—with even the most charming engineer or gigolo—is a downright disappointing alternative. (60 mins.)

BAND: A LA MODE


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Thu, Aug 4, 2011
at 8 PM

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VIVA LAS VEGAS
DIRECTOR: GEORGE SIDNEY
US, 1964

From the opening helicopter shot zooming over the Las Vegas Strip at night accompanied by the rollicking title song, VIVA LAS VEGAS features an Elvis in full-throttle command—except when it comes to the irresistible charms of a red-hot Ann-Margret. After his racecar’s engine blows, Lucky Jackson (Presley) mislays a nest egg-sized wad of cash earmarked for repairs. Lucky bumps (and grinds) into vivacious swim instructor Rusty Martin (Margret) on his way to finding some viable wheels to enter the first annual Las Vegas Grand Prix. Featuring an iconic dance number by Margret in black tights and Elvis blowing the doors off the title song, it’ll set your soul on fire! (85 mins.)

BAND: YOURS


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Thu, Aug 11, 2011
at 8 PM

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THE OUTSIDERS
DIRECTOR: FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA
US, 1983

THE OUTSIDERS opens with the words of Ponyboy (C. Thomas Howell): “When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman and a ride home.” His mother and father killed in a car accident, the dreamy Ponyboy lives with his brothers Darry (Patrick Swayze) and Sodapop (Rob Lowe) in a tumbledown house on the wrong side of town. All three belong to the Greasers, underage hoods at war with middle-class kids known as Socs (pronounced SO-shes). The cast sports a who’s who of allegedly adolescent actors who significantly upped their Q-ratings in subsequent years, including Tom Cruise, Diane Lane, Matt Dillon, and Emilio Estevez, as well as the over-the-hill teen heartthrob Leif Garrett and the ageless Tom Waits. (91 mins.)

Sponsored by The Pride Foundation.

BAND: HAUSU


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Thu, Aug 18, 2011
at 8 PM

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POLICE STORY
DIRECTOR: JACKIE CHAN
HONG KONG, 1985

Jackie Chan wrote, directed, starred in, and sang the title song to this breakout film that spawned four sequels. POLICE STORY opens explosively with Hong Kong cop Chan Ka Kui (Chan) tearing through a shantytown on the trail of the notorious drug lord Chu Tao. With wily double-decker-bus-stopping bravery, Ka Kui brings him in and, despite the wreckage, becomes a public hero. Keeping the beautiful and uncooperative key witness safe for Tao’s trial keeps Ka Kui’s hands full and his girlfriend on the edge. In this stunt-heavy kick-’em-up—which he has called his favorite film—Chan is in top form with all his trademark acrobatics, sly humor, and clumsy romantic moves. (101 mins.)

BAND: YOUR CANVAS

Sponsored by PDX Pipeline.


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Thu, Aug 25, 2011
at 8 PM

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GOLDFINGER
DIRECTOR: GUY HAMILTON
US, 1964

A modern-day Midas, Auric Goldfinger (Gert Fröbe) is out to irradiate all the gold in Fort Knox with a stolen atom bomb, thus boosting the market price of his personal fortune. Only one man stands in his way. Hold on to your ejector seat (and your vodka martini) as 007 gets behind the wheel of his tricked-out Aston Martin DB5 to outmaneuver flying razor hats, lasers up the inseam, and the wily Pussy Galore. Arguably the best of the Bonds, this third installment in the now venerable series teems with heart-stopping action sequences, wry jokes, and Sean Connery at his most suave. Feel free to wear a tuxedo under your wetsuit. (110 mins.)

BAND: HOSANNAS

If Aston Martins and other classic cars strike your fancy, don’t miss the Portland Art Museum’s exhibition The Allure of the Automobile, featuring some of the rarest and most exquisitely designed cars in the world, on view through September 11.


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