How often can you say that you’ve enjoyed watching a movie under the setting summer sun, leading you through an engaging story and into the backdrop of the beautiful Portland skyline? Join us for the 12th annual film festival under the stars, the 2016 Top Down: Rooftop Cinema.
Already, the premiere of the festival’s first film, Edward D. Wood’s Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959), followed by a sold out Raising Arizona (1987) kicked the series off to an undoubtedly excellent start. Atop the Hotel deLuxe’s parking structure at SW 15th and Yamhill, viewers are welcomed by live bands or DJs from XRAY.fm. The abundance of food and beverage options include Gracie’s, Aladdin’s Café, Brass Tacks Sandwiches, and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.
Here are the films you can enjoy at the Top Down: Rooftop Cinema this year:
Thursday, July 14th
Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
Directed by Edward D. Wood
Film preceded by: Rover’s Eye (2015), dir. Laura Heit
Musical entertainment provided by: DJ Nate Carson (Heavy Metal Sewing Circle)
Thursday, July 21st
Raising Arizona (1987)
Film preceded by: Proximity (2014), dir. Joshua Cox
Musical entertainment provided by: XRAY.FM DJ Chancie Chance (Welcome to Your Good Day)
Thursday, July 28th
She’s Gotta Have It (1986)
Directed by Spike Lee
Film preceded by: Coined (2010), dir. Elijah Hasan
Musical entertainment provided by: XRAY.FM DJ Bobby D (Nightschool)
Thursday, August 4th
Key Largo (1948)
Directed by John Huston
Film preceded by: For Jean-Pierre Melville (2015), dir. Ira Flowers
Musical entertainment provided by: Shelley Short
Thursday, August 11th
Attack the Block (2011)
Directed by Joe Cornish
Film preceded by: Wild Bichons (2013), dir. Stefan Nadelman
Musical entertainment provided by: Small Million
Thursday, August 18th
Directed by John Waters
Film preceded by: One Week (2015), dir. Rollyn Stafford
Musical entertainment provided by: XRAY.FM DJ Theo Craig (Take it to the Bridge)
Thursday, August 25th
True Stories (1986)
Directed by David Byrne
Film preceded by: The Roper (2013), dir. Anna Sandilands, Ewan McNicol
Musical entertainment provided by: XRAY.FM DJ Honest John (Savage Beat)
Some important information to consider:
Entry for advance ticket holders is guaranteed until 8:30 pm. Advance tickets ensure that you will not have to wait in the ticket purchase line but do not guarantee entry after 8:30 pm. A limited number of chairs are available on a first-come, first- served basis, so feel free to bring a chair, pillow, or blanket, along with a light sweater or jacket. Advance ticket holders who arrive after 8:30 pm but are not admitted to the screening (in the case of a sell-out) may exchange their tickets for another Top Down screening. There are no refunds or exchanges for arrivals after the film begins (c. 9 pm) or for entirely missed screenings. Please, no pets or outside food or drink.
Advance tickets are available at nwfilm.org: $10 general; $9 student/senior/PAM member; $7 Silver Screen Club Friend. Tickets at the door are $12 general; $11 student/senior/PAM member; $9 Silver Screen Club Friend.
For more information on the 2016 Top Down: Rooftop Cinema Film Festival, click here.
For pictures from the 2015 Top Down: Rooftop Cinema Film Festival, click here.
Written by Omar Rivera, PR/Marketing Intern