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Featured Films

Cinema Unbound Drive-In at Zidell Yards

July 6-September 27, 2020


March 6 – March 15, 2020

Essential Cinema

Weekly essential film programming

Underscan: Cult & Genre Reframed

Sci-fi, horror & subversive

Upcoming Films

Fri, Aug 14

Fast Times at Ridgemont High – SOLD OUT

Directed by Amy Heckerling

This screening is SOLD OUT! A group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their most important subjects: sex,

Sat, Aug 15

Do the Right Thing – SOLD OUT

Directed by Spike Lee

This screening is SOLD OUT! On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of

Thu, Aug 20

Creature from the Black Lagoon – SOLD OUT

Directed by Jack Arnold

A strange prehistoric beast lurks in the depths of the Amazonian jungle. A group of scientists try to capture the

Fri, Aug 21

Labyrinth – SOLD OUT

Directed by Jim Henson

Sixteen-year-old Sarah is given thirteen hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother Toby when her wish for

Sat, Aug 22

Knives and Skin – SOLD OUT

Directed by Jennifer Reeder

A mystical teen noir that follows a young girl's disappearance in the rural Midwest and its effect on teens and

Thu, Aug 27

Sword of Trust – Sold Out

Directed by Lynn Shelton

Cynthia and Mary show up to collect Cynthia's inheritance from her deceased grandfather, but the only item she receives is

Fri, Aug 28

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial – SOLD OUT

Directed by Steven Spielberg

This screening is SOLD OUT! A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return

Sat, Aug 29

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert – SOLD OUT

Directed by Stephan Elliott

This screening is SOLD OUT. Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique

Thu, Sep 10

Lost in Translation – SOLD OUT

Directed by Sofia Coppola

A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo. Screens with

Fri, Sep 11

Love and Basketball – SOLD OUT

Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood

Monica and Quincy love and play basketball together through many life challenges from childhood to adulthood. Screens with Tides by

Sat, Sep 12

A League of Their Own – SOLD OUT

Directed by Penny Marshall

Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.

Thu, Sep 17

The Birds – SOLD OUT

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn

The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.