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2018 Top Down Rooftop Cinema

  • July 26 – August 30, 2018

After 13-years at the Hotel deLuxe (thanks for the memories!), Top Down has a new home on the Portland State University campus atop the PS2 parking structure at 1724 SW Broadway. Join us for our 14th annual program of cinema under the stars and new city views. Doors open at 7 pm with food and beverages available for purchase. Music begins at 8 pm and films begin at dusk. 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 basis, so feel free to bring a chair, pillow, or blanket, along with a light sweater or jacket. Advance ticket holders not admitted to the screening (in the case of a sell-out) may exchange their tickets for another Top Down or NWFC 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.

A short film by a Northwest filmmaker will precede each film.

Advance tickets are available at $10 general; $9 student/senior; $7 Silver Screen Club Friend/New Wave. Tickets at the door are $12 general; $11 student/senior/PAM member; $9 Silver Screen Club Friend/New Wave. Cash or check appreciated to speed the line.

Thu, Jul 26

Half Baked

Directed by Tamra Davis

Thurgood Jenkins (Dave Chapelle) aka Sir Smoke-a-Lot and his friends need to raise a million dollars to get their pal

Thu, Aug 2

But I’m a Cheerleader

Directed by Jamie Babbit

When all signs point to Megan (Natasha Lyonne) being a lesbian, her friends and family insist she be carted off

Thu, Aug 9

Godzilla (Gojira)

Directed by Ishirô Honda

In this first outing of “the King of All Monsters,” the postwar anxieties of Japan are made flesh when nuclear

Thu, Aug 16

Breakin’

Directed by Joel Silberg

As the first widely released breakdancing film, Breakin' is a cultural milestone that reeks of 1980s cash-in cinema culture, from

Thu, Aug 23

Bringing Up Baby

Directed by Howard Hawks

In Howard Hawks' celebrated comedic masterpiece, a chronically flustered paleontologist (Cary Grant) comes under the spell of a free-spirited society

Thu, Aug 30

Escape from New York

Directed by John Carpenter

Kurt Russell is the eye patch-wearing action hero Snake Plissken, a hardened criminal charged with rescuing the President from Manhattan