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1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205

The Box Office opens 30 minutes prior to showtime.

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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 at Hotel deLuxe

A Wienie King and the godfather of soul. A high-strung reporter hunting for ghosts and a transsexual rock artist looking for love. Zombie gore and a drugstore cowboy. For cinematic delights this far-flung, it can only be Top Down. Join us atop the Hotel deLuxe’s parking garage at SW 15th and Yamhill for our annual celebration of cinema under the stars. Doors open at 7 p.m., with food and beverages provided by Gracie’s Restaurant, Sierra Nevada, and TAZO Tea and live bands brought to you by Music Millennium. Screenings begin at dusk. Bring a sand chair, pillow, or blanket, but please, no pets or outside food or drink. A light jacket or sweater recommended.

Thank you to everyone who helped fund our Top Down Kickstarter campaign!

CASH ONLY EVENT

Thanks to our sponsors: Hotel deLuxe, Peter Corvallis Productions, Music Millennium, Gracie’s Restaurant, KIND Healthy Snacks, TAZO Tea, Sierra Nevada, Portland Mercury, Yelp! Portland, and 94.7 FM.



Thu, Jul 26, 2012
at 8 PM

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THE PALM BEACH STORY
DIRECTOR: PRESTON STURGES
US, 1942

The pace doesn’t get much faster than in this classic Preston Sturges screwball comedy with Claudette Colbert and Joel McCrea in dual roles, each playing a set of identical twins trying to marry their sibling’s beloved. Six years after the wedding, Tom (McCrea) and Gerry (Colbert) can’t pay the rent on their Park Avenue pad. Gerry decides that the best way to help her husband is to divorce him and find a rich second husband whose coffers can support Tom’s pet architectural project—a suspended airport. With some cash coaxed from an elderly sausage manufacturer known as The Wienie King, Gerry departs to Palm Beach, Fla., encountering a trainload of suitors, a princess, and a millionaire yachtsman played by Rudy Vallee. (88 mins.)

Sponsored by PDX Pipeline.

BAND: LINCOLN’S BEARD


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Thu, Aug 2, 2012
at 8 PM

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THE GHOST AND MR. CHICKEN
DIRECTOR: ALAN RAFKIN
US, 1966

Luther Heggs (Don Knotts), a jittery typesetter-cum-investigative reporter for his local newspaper, shows his skills and nerve (or lack thereof) by spending the night in the long-abandoned and allegedly haunted Simmons Mansion—the scene of a murder-suicide years earlier. As Luther begins his sensational story, “The awfulness and the horribleness of it, I’ll never forget as long as I live!” Equal parts ghost story, murder mystery, and romance, this all-comedy scream reveals a mid-twentieth-century small-town America shifting from warm neighborliness to lynch mob mentality. With an unforgettable score by Vic Mizzy and a laundry list of beloved character actors, this truly is fun for the whole family—immediate, extended, and departed. (90 mins.)

BAND: FRAME BY FRAME


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Thu, Aug 9, 2012
at 8 PM

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HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
DIRECTOR: JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL
US, 2001

VISITING ARTIST—A poor, young, gay boy in East Germany, Hansel meets an American GI who promises a better life in the States—if Hansel undergoes the sexual reassignment surgery required for them to marry. But the botched surgery leaves Hansel—now Hedwig—with “the angry inch” between her legs. Abandoned in a Kansas trailer park, Hedwig forms a rock band and mentors Tommy Gnosis, a teenage army brat and Jesus freak with rock star fantasies. Just when true love is about to bloom, Tommy discovers Hedwig’s original gender and leaves her for a triumphant solo career built upon songs she wrote. Mitchell’s “anatomically incorrect rock odyssey” is smart, poignant, and brimming with power-pop rock penned by Mitchell and Stephen Trask. (95 mins.)

John Cameron Mitchell will introduce the film.

Community Partner: Pride Foundation

BAND: HONKY TONK UNION


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Thu, Aug 16, 2012
at 8 PM

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DEAD ALIVE
DIRECTOR: PETER JACKSON
US, 1992

Jackson goes way beyond the pale in this hilarious zombie gore-fest. Young Lionel’s overbearing mother dies from a bite from a Sumatran rat-monkey. She soon returns from the grave to terrorize the town and to turn friends, family, and neighbors into flesh-eating zombies whom the surprisingly resourceful Lionel must slay, one at a time, using whatever weapons he might have at hand. “An almost unrelenting barrage of gore, DEAD ALIVE is also a constant assault on the funny bone, a film in which the graphic blood-spilling is taken so far over the top that it becomes hilarious instead of disgusting.”—TV Guide (97 mins.)

Sponsored by Yelp! Portland.

BAND: BEYOND VERONICA


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Thu, Aug 23, 2012
at 8 PM

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DRUGSTORE COWBOY
DIRECTOR: GUS VAN SANT
US, 1989

Young Bob (Matt Dillon) and his entourage, united by their mutual abuse of drugs and the lifestyle that entails, make ends meet by robbing drugstores—until one of them overdoses, forcing upon Bob both a wake-up call and a need to hide a corpse. Bob’s road to recovery entails a complex emotional struggle between the socially approved “settling down” and the lust for the anarchy of his lawless youth. “One of the best films in the long tradition of American outlaw road movies. ... It’s about criminals who do not intend to be particularly bad people but whose lives run away with them.”—Roger Ebert (102 mins.)

Sponsored by Artists Repertory Theatre.

Community Partner: Q Center

BAND: BROOKS ROBERTSON


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Thu, Aug 30, 2012
at 8 PM

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THE T.A.M.I. SHOW
DIRECTOR: STEVE BINDER
US, 1964

The T.A.M.I. (Teenage Awards Music International) Show in 1964 is considered the first rock and roll concert film. Led by the legendary Wrecking Crew as the house band, this essential viewing time-capsule includes Motown stars Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, and Smokey Robinson and The Miracles; then-emerging British bands The Rolling Stones, Gerry and The Pacemakers, and Billy J. Kramer and The Dakotas; surf, cars, and girls homeboys The Beach Boys and Jan and Dean; rock legend Chuck Berry and godfather of soul James Brown; and more. Surrounded by a bevy of bikini-clad go-go dancers and punctuated by the delirious screaming of 3,000 teenage girls, “it had never been done before, and it’s never been done since.”—Keith Richards (112 mins.)

BAND: CHANCE HAYDEN


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