2016 Top Down: Rooftop Cinema

  • July 14, 2016 — August 25, 2016

Join us atop the Hotel deLuxe’s parking structure at SW 15th and Yamhill for our 12th annual program of cinema under the stars. Doors open at 7 pm with food and beverages available for purchase from Gracie’s, Aladdin’s Café, Brass Tacks Sandwiches, and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. Music begins at 8 pm and films begin around 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, 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.

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Want a series pass to Top Down? Join the Silver Screen Club at the Supporter level or above before June 30th and bring along a guest for free! LEARN MORE


Hairspray 1


Directed by John Waters

Hairspray marked the moment when underground film’s most purposeful provocateur, John Waters, finally broke through to the mainstream--with his madcap,

True Stories 1

True Stories

Directed by David Byrne

With its Talking Heads soundtrack and multiple instances where characters begin to sing, it’s easy to make the assumption that True

Key Largo 2

Key Largo

Directed by John Huston

The fourth and final Bogie and Bacall film reunited Bogart (for the third time) with his old drinking buddy and

Plan 9 from Outer Space 4

Plan 9 from Outer Space

Directed by Edward D. Wood Jr.

Widely considered the worst director of all time, Ed Wood is also responsible for one of the most compulsively watchable

She's Gotta Have It 3

She’s Gotta Have It

Directed by Spike Lee

Four years before his Oscar-nominated Do the Right Thing, Spike Lee burst onto the filmmaking scene with his frenetic and

Raising Arizona 2

Raising Arizona

Directed by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Channeling classic influences from Tex Avery to Preston Sturges and beyond, the Coen brothers’ 2nd feature, Raising Arizona, was their

Attack the Block 4

Attack the Block

Directed by Joe Cornish

Eschewing the tired military defensive strategies of Hollywood alien invasion films like Independence Day and Battle: Los Angeles, Joe Cornish