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Cinema Unbound Drive-In Theater presented by Northwest Film Center and Portland Art Museum

October 8, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 10, 2020

$35 – $55

The Northwest Film Center and Portland Art Museum are creatively collaborating during these socially distanced times to connect with audiences and bring innovative film and new media exhibitions to our community. Cinema Unbound Drive-In, running Aug. 6–Sept. 2020, welcomes guests to safely gather at Zidell Yards, 3030 S. Moody Ave., Portland,  and experience radical and entertaining cinematic storytelling, changing the paradigm of what cinema can be, and perhaps will be in the future.

Last year, the Northwest Film Center (NWFC) hosted Cinema Unbound, redefining cinema beyond theater walls to include cinema, TV, media arts, audio and immersive storytelling. This year, NWFC is hosting the COVID-adapted drive-ins at Zidell Yards to safely bring the community together to celebrate and explore cinema, offering a healing night out with popcorn under the stars. Blending cinema classics, indie favorites, new releases, non-fiction, animation and art across genres and styles, the Cinema Unbound Drive-In speaks to the unboundedness of where we’re headed next.

Meet storytellers whose narratives spring from a wide variety of backgrounds.  Some are first features, some are big-budget flix from those with storied creative careers. Some push boundaries in a future-forward way, and some just make us flat-out laugh and take us back to our youth. Some were made right here in the Northwest and others hail from New York, Hollywood and representative communities everywhere.

Cinema Unbound Drive-In Theater presents:

8/6 Kindergarten Cop dir. Ivan Reitman (1990)
8/7  John Lewis: Good Trouble (NEW RELEASE!) dir. Dawn Porter (2020)
8/8 Moonlight dir. Barry Jenkins (2016)
8/8 Milk dir. Gus Van Sant (2008)
8/14 Fast Times at Ridgemont High dir. Amy Heckerling (1982)
8/15 Do the Right Thing dir. Spike Lee (1989)
8/20 Creature From the Black Lagoon dir. Jack Arnold (1954)
8/21 Labyrinth dir. Jim Henson (1986)
8/22 Knives and Skin dir. Jennifer Reeder (2019)
8/27 Sword of Trust dir. Lynn Shelton (2019)
8/28 E.T. The Extra Terrestrial dir. Steven Spielberg (1982)
8/29 The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert dir. Stephan Elliott (1994)
9/10 Lost in Translation dir. Sofia Coppola (2003)
9/11 Love and Basketball dir. Gina Prince-Blythewood (2000)
9/12 A League of Their Own dir. Penny Marshall (1992)
9/17 The Birds dir. Alfred Hitchcock (1963)
9/18 The Great Outdoors dir. Howard Deutch (1988)
9/19 Xanadu dir. Robert Greenwald (1980)
9/24 House Party dir. Reginald Hudlin (1990)
9/25 Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure  dir. Tim Burton (1985)
9/26 The Shining dir. Stanley Kubrick (1980)
10/1 Young Hearts (fka Thunderbolt in Mine Eye)
10/2 Sylvie’s Love
10/3 Marona’s Fantastic Tale
10/8 American Werewolf in London
10/9 Hotel Transylvania
10/10 Possessor

Movies will start at dusk and will feature first-run, repertoire films and features appropriate for children and adults. We will also feature a regional short film before each feature film. Music will be provided by X-Ray FM prior to each screening. Sound will be an in-car experience, over a limited FM transmission. All tickets and concessions will be sold online, in advance only through Northwest Film Center and Portland Art Museum’s websites. Tickets are $35 per car, $45 for trucks, vans and SUVs, and $55 for premium seating. For up-to-date event information regarding weather and the Cinema Unbound Drive-In at Zidell Yards, visit the event’s website.


October 8, 2020
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
$35 – $55
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Zidell Yards
3030 SW Moody Ave.
Portland, OR United States
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