Tuesday, March 21, 2017

March Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Madness continues under The Shadow Over Portland!


According to some people I know, March is not only the start of spring, but the time for the college basketball championship games.  Of course, here at The Shadow Over Portland office, we don't mind a bit of basketball at times, but our office pool has categories missing from other workplace pools.


For example, I don't know many other office pools
with a most likely-to-lose-their-heads-to-a-basketball bracket.

I don't know why I can't interest too many people at my other job to join in my pool.  Maybe I find interested gamblers at some of the events listed in this edition of the Weekly Update!  The rest of the March has so much for Pacific Northwest Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy fans to do, it might drive you a bit mad!!

And don't forget to check the Horror Calendar for early look at April's events.  The Overlook Film Festival has announced a new lodging package, the Cherry City Comic Con and Norwescon take place, two different markets take place in Seattle, WA, and some pretty great movies are hitting local theaters throughout the area.

If you keep scrolling on the calendar, you'll find information on film festivals, conventions and a few movies in local theaters in the coming months.  Get to October, and you find the Pacific Northwest cities and dates for Bruce Campbell's Hail to the Chin Book Tour!  Be sure to keep checking back for more details on these, and other events coming in 2017!

If you'll like to have your event listed at The Shadow Over Portland, just email me at shadowoverportland@live.com and I'll take care of the rest.  Not only is getting your event on the site easy, but it's FREE!

And remember, should you attend any of these events, let the organizers know you read about it at The Shadow Over Portland!!

Now, here's the latest edition of the Weekly Update.

Buy tickets NOW!





Tickets are still available for the screening of Interstellar, in GLORIOUS 70mm, at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) on April 8.  Tickets for the original Tron and the original Ghostbusters have sold out, and I expect Interstellar will sell out as well, so get your tickets NOW!  For a link to showtimes and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

Ongoing 




Feathers and Teeth, a mix of "dark comedy, family drama and fantastical horror," runs through April 2 on the Morrison Stage of the Artists Repertory Theatre (1515 SW Morrison St in Portland, OR).  A young girl, grieving over her mom's recent death, deals with her father's new girlfriend (her mother's ex-nurse), the boy next door and a few freaky little creatures.  This mix of monster tale and revenge tragedy, set in 1978, is "a meaty exploration of grief and obsession."  For additional details, including showtimes and advance ticket sales, visit the Artist Repertory Theatre website

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The new horror film Get Out continues at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) through Thursday, March 30.  This has received rave reviews from critics and horror fans alike, and now you have until the end of the month to see it on the big screen.  For more details and showtimes, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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Jekyll in Chains, a grunge musical based on the classic Robert Lewis Stevenson tale, opens tonight at The Headwaters Theatre (955 NE Farragul St, # 9, in Portland, OR).  This world premiere musical, produced by  Torchsong Entertainment, is set in 1990's Seattle and features music by Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, R.E.M and others.   Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.  The show runs through March 26.  For more details, including a link to showtimes and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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You might want to bring a box of tissues with you to The Laurelhurst Theater (2735 East Burnside Street in Portland, OR) as Sci Fi Month presents Tim Burton's modern fable, Edward Scissorhands, to the big screen.  Yes, wonders will be seen and tears will flow during this one.  The film plays through Thursday, March 23.  You'll find showtimes at The Laurelhurst Theater website.

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Personal Shopper, described as a ghost story taking place in the fashion underworld of Paris, plays through March 30 at Cinema 21 (616 NW 21st Ave in Portland, OR).  The film stars Kristen Stewart (and NO sparkling vampires), Lars Eidinger and Sigrid Bouaziz, and is presented in English, French and Swedish with English subtitles.  Showtimes vary, so check out the Cinema 21 website for more details and advance ticket sales.

Haunted Attractions



Mental Trap Escape Room Game (3855 SW Murray Blvd in Beaverton, OR) presents Escape Blood Forest, The Awakening.  You and your friends have one hour to gather the weapons and artifacts needed to escape before your hour is up.  Designed for 2 to 6 players, this trap room will be open for a short time and NO ONE is expected to survive this game!  Be aware, the game features lifelike gore and decay, loud noises, realistic collapsing buildings and possible dense fog and strobe lights.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit Mental Trap website.

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Please visit the Haunted Attractions page for details on other trap rooms and ghost tours in the Pacific Northwest.


Open Film Submission



NEW LISTING: The third annual Ax Wound Film Festival is accepting submissions.  The festival will be held on Saturday, November 19, at the Hooker-Dunham Theatre and Gallery in Brattleboro, VT.  All selected filmmakers have the option to be interviewed in the 'zine-style program handed out to all attendees.  Submissions will be accepted in any horror sub-genre and must be written and/or directed by women-identified filmmakers.  Submissions are accepted through September 1.  For more details, including rules, a timeline of registration dates and a link for submitting your film, visit this link.

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Please visit the Open Film Submission page for details on other film festival accepting submissions at this time.

Open Auditions



Horrific 3: A Night of Horror-Themed Belly Dance, hosted by Tacoma Bellydance, is looking for performers.  Acts must be based on horror movies and can not be a themed costume with regular dancing.  Strong dance background and well rounded, specific ideas with a story are a must.  For more details and an application, visit the Horrific website.  The performance takes place on Saturday, January 27 of 2018, in Tacoma, WA (location to be announced).  Registration is open until April 25.

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Please visit the Open Auditions Page for details on local movie and theater productions looking for performers.

March, 2017

Wednesday, March 22



Wow, Weird Wednesday at The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR) lives up to it's name tonight with a screening of Las Luchadoras vs. el Medico Asesino (roughly translated by Google: The Woman Wrestlers vs the Killer Doctor).  But that's not all, as the film also features ape men, along with a comic relief cop!  Oh yeah, that's WEIRD!!  The show starts at 9:15 pm and, as always, admission is FREE, but you must be 21 or older to get in.  And on your way into the theater, stop by the concession stand for some snack and beverages to enjoy during the show and to help support The Joy's weekly efforts to keep Wednesdays WEIRD!  Remember, no outside food or drinks are allowed in the theater.  This is for your safety, as such behavior can result in a luchadora practicing her wrestling moves on you!  For more details, visit The Joy Cinema website.

Thursday, March 23



Cloud 9 Comics (2621 SE Clinton St in Portland, OR) celebrates its two year anniversary with a huge, all day sale event from 11 am to 7 pm.  Head in, buy some stuff, enter the raffle, then head to The Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton St in Portland, OR) at 7:30 pm for a screening of Joss Whedon's cult classic Serenity, hosted by Cloud 9 Comics!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page

Friday, March 24


Sure, the ending has been spoiled countless times thanks to pop culture, but you don't want to miss Soylent Green on the big screen tonight at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  Presented by Movies in the Dark and Projekt Records, the film follows a police detective (Charlton Heston) through a dystopian New York City as he investigates a murder that leads to the truth about the only food source available to the masses.  The film starts at 9:30 pm.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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Sci Fi Month at The Laurelhurst Theater (2735 East Burnside Street in Portland, OR) concludes with a high octane finish, George Miller's The Road Warrior (AKA Mad Max 2).  If you've never seen this film on the big screen DO NOT miss this!  The film plays through Thursday, March 30.  Showtime is 9:45 pm daily.  Visit The Laurelhurst Theater website for more details.

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The Lure, a demented Polish musical about vampire mermaids, plays tonight at the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) at 9:20 pm.  The film is presented in Polish with English subtitles.  Doors open a half hour before showtime.  Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.  For more details, including a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Rio Theatre website.

Saturday, March 25




Frankenstein's Comicbook Swap 9: Your Wedding/My Funeral takes place today at the East Portland Eagle Lodge 3256 (4904 SE Hawthorne Blvd in Portland, OR).  Admission is $1 (kids and elders are free) and doors open at noon.  Or you can pay $5 for an early bird ticket and get in at 11 am!  You can also donate canned food to the Oregon Food Bank at the event.  For more details, and a link to rent table space, visit the Facebook Event Page

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Also at the East Portland Eagle Lodge 3256 (4904 SE Hawthorne Blvd in Portland, OR) today is the return of Comix Thing, starting at 9 pm.  Entry to this underground comix show and VHS tape swap is just $1 for all ages.  For more details on the event, and information on exhibitor tables, visit the Facebook Event Page.including a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Rio Theatre website.

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Sharing space at the East Portland Eagle Lodge 3256 (4904 SE Hawthorne Blvd in Portland, OR) with Comix Thing is the Fifth Annual Gotham A Go Go, Portland's only Batman themed dance party!  Swinging 60s music and DANCING starts at 9 pm, with a costume contest at midnight.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.


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Well, I don't get to write this every day.  Geekenders returns to the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) with We All Float Down Here: A Burlesque Tribute to Stephen King.  Yep, I have nothing else to add.  The show starts at 8 pm (doors open at 7 pm) and you must be 18 or older to attend.  Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door.  For more details, including a list of performers and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Rio Theatre website.

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Heckle along with the crowd at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) as Ghost Rider, starring Nicolas Cage, screens in Hecklevision tonight at 9:30 pm.  Text your riffs on this cheesy film and watch your comments appear on the screen, along with those from others in the audience.  For more details, and to purchase advance tickets, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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Horror Happy Hour, a horror filmmaker networking event, takes place today from 2 to 5 pm at Naked City Brewery and Taphouse (8564 Greenwood Ave N in Seattle, WA).  Network, pitch ideas and win cheap prizes in trivia rounds.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page

Sunday, March 26



Shriek: A Women of Horror Film Class presents a Heckle Night screening of the 2006 remake of The Wicker Man, tonight at Naked City Brewery and Taphouse (8564 Greenwood Ave N in Seattle, WA). Tickets are $10 and you must be 21 or older to attend.  The show will start at 6:30 pm  For additional details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Haunted Nightmare on the Nile (6601 244th St SW in Mountlake Terrance, WA) is hosting The Island of Dr. Moreau Make-up Jam today at 3 pm.  You'll have 3 hours to create a head-to-toe animal-hybrid character from the island, with a backstory describing them.  Bring along a model and use prosthetic appliances, out of the kit build up, costumes and props to complete your creation.  You'll find more details at the Facebook Event Page.

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The Zymoglyphic Museum (6225 SE Alder in Portland, OR) opens to the public today from 11 am to 4 pm.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page

Monday, March 27




The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) presents a Hayao Miyazaki double feature.  Spirited Away starts the evening off at 6:15 pm, followed by Princess Mononoke at 8:50 pm.  Tickets for each film are $10 in advance, $12 at the door, or make it a double feature for just $13 in advance,  $15 at the door.  Minors are welcome in the balcony for both shows (be sure to purchase the "balcony" seating option).  The films will be presented in their original Japanese, with English subtitles.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Rio Theatre website (Note: This is a link for Spirited Away, but you can buy advance tickets for either film, or the double feature).

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Grindtopia 4: It's the 70's Again! takes place tonight at Hattie's Hat Backroom (5231 Ballard Ave NW in Seattle, WA).  The show is presented by Grindtopia and will start around 6 pm.  Remember, you must be 21 or older to attend.  No further details are available at this time, so check back, or visit the Facebook Event Page, later in the month.

Tuesday, March 28



The Grindhouse Film Festival presents a screening of the insanely violent Shogun Assassin, in GLORIOUS 35mm, tonight at 7:30 pm at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  Compiled from the first two Lone Wolf and Cub films, the resulting movie is little more than 90 minutes of thread bare plot mixed with slashing swords, a weaponized baby carriage, stabbing, dismemberment and geysers of blood!  Don't miss this chance to see it on the big screen!  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

Thursday, March 30



Hotel Broslin presents a screening of Return of the Alien's Deadly Spawn (AKA The Deadly Spawn) tonight at 9 pm at Obsidian (414 4th Ave E in Olympia, WA).  Man, the monster in this film is worth seeing!  Admission is free, but bringing a canned food donations for the Thurston County Food Back will enter you in a raffle.  Also, the event will feature a buy/sell/trade event full of VHS tapes, DVDs, records and other odd ball items.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page

Friday, March 31



Blade Runner: The Final Cut plays tonight at 11:55 pm at the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC).  Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Rio Theatre website.

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The action classic Raiders of the Lost Ark plays through Wednesday, April 5, at Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave in Seattle, WA).  What more do I need to say, other than you shouldn't miss watching this film on the big screen!  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Central Cinema website.

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 John Carpenter's cult classic They Live plays through Wednesday, April 5, at Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave in Seattle, WA).  This subversive take on the Reagan years is part of the 2017 Films Against Drumpf series.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Central Cinema website.  And Wednesday's screening is just $1.99!

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Raw, a French-Belgian horror film about a vegetarian college student who becomes a cannibal, opens tonight at Cinema 21 (616 NW 21st Ave in Portland, OR).  This film caused a stir on the festival circuit, as several viewers passed out during the film!  Showtimes have yet to be announced, so check back, or visit the Cinema 21 website, closer to the opening date.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Wow, this edition of the Weekly Update is LONG!


I'm not kidding, I'm only listing the events through Saturday, March 25, and it's still as long as a few Weekly Updates in October!

Look, I can see the end!
But will I ever get there?

Now, I'd planned on writing something funny about Ms. Lovett's meat "pi"s (Happy 3/14 Day!), but I stepped out of The Shadow Over Portland office for a few days and it seemed the Dark Gods of Genre Goodness went crazy with horror/sci fi/fantasy events in the Pacific Northwest.  I've spent several hours and I think I've got them all listed.  Of course, if I missed something, I'll let you know! 

Be sure to check out the Horror Calendar, now updated through March, 2018!  Yep, the Emerald City Comicon announced next year's event, so it's now on the site and will be updated as I get more details.  But April is looking pretty busy already, so start planning early so you don't miss anything!

Remember, listing an event on The Shadow Over Portland is easy and FREE.  Just email me at shadowoverportland@live.com and I'll get your festival/con/attraction on the calendar!

And, should you attend any of the events listed below, let the organizers know you read about it at The Shadow Over Portland!

Buy tickets NOW!






The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) has opened ticket sales to the public for three great features screening this weekend in GLORIOUS 70mm.  The original Tron, the original Ghostbusters and Interstellar will play throughout the weekend, and you know each screening will SELL OUT, so get your tickets NOW!  For a link to showtimes and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

Ongoing 




Feathers and Teeth, a mix of "dark comedy, family drama and fantastical horror," runs through April 2 on the Morrison Stage of the Artists Repertory Theatre (1515 SW Morrison St in Portland, OR).  A young girl, grieving over her mom's recent death, deals with her father's new girlfriend (her mother's ex-nurse), the boy next door and a few freaky little creatures.  This mix of monster tale and revenge tragedy, set in 1978, is "a meaty exploration of grief and obsession."  For additional details, including showtimes and advance ticket sales, visit the Artist Repertory Theatre website

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Serenity, Joss Wedon's cinematic conclusion to the cult television series Firefly, plays tonight through Tuesday, March 14 at Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave in Seattle, WA).  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales (Wednesday's screening is just $1.99), visit the Central Cinema website.

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Old Jack Burton always says head to The Laurelhurst Theater (2735 East Burnside Street in Portland, OR) as Sci Fi Month brings Big Trouble in Little China to the big screen!  Grab your Seven Demon Bag and DO NOT MISS THIS ONE!  The film plays through at 9:30 pm through Thursday, March 19.  Visit The Laurelhurst Theater website, later. 

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The new horror film Get Out opens today at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  The film runs through Thursday, March 16.  For more details and showtimes, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

Haunted Attractions



Mental Trap Escape Room Game (3855 SW Murray Blvd in Beaverton, OR) presents Escape Blood Forest, The Awakening.  You and your friends have one hour to gather the weapons and artifacts needed to escape before your hour is up.  Designed for 2 to 6 players, this trap room will be open for a short time and NO ONE is expected to survive this game!  Be aware, the game features lifelike gore and decay, loud noises, realistic collapsing buildings and possible dense fog and strobe lights.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit Mental Trap website.

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Please visit the Haunted Attractions page for details on other trap rooms and ghost tours in the Pacific Northwest.


Open Film Submission



NEW LISTING: The third annual Ax Wound Film Festival is accepting submissions.  The festival will be held on Saturday, November 19, at the Hooker-Dunham Theatre and Gallery in Brattleboro, VT.  All selected filmmakers have the option to be interviewed in the 'zine-style program handed out to all attendees.  Submissions will be accepted in any horror sub-genre and must be written and/or directed by women-identified filmmakers.  Submissions are accepted through September 1.  For more details, including rules, a timeline of registration dates and a link for submitting your film, visit this link.

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Please visit the Open Film Submission page for details on other film festival accepting submissions at this time.

Open Auditions



Horrific 3: A Night of Horror-Themed Belly Dance, hosted by Tacoma Bellydance, is looking for performers.  Acts must be based on horror movies and can not be a themed costume with regular dancing.  Strong dance background and well rounded, specific ideas with a story are a must.  For more details and an application, visit the Horrific website.  The performance takes place on Saturday, January 27 of 2018, in Tacoma, WA (location to be announced).  Registration is open until April 25.

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Please visit the Open Auditions Page for details on local movie and theater productions looking for performers.

March, 2017

Wednesday, March 15



Weird Wednesday at The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR) brings you an awesome mix of luchadors, vampires, werewolves and evil henchmen, along with some bad dubbing, with a screening of Santo vs. las Mujeres Vampiro (Santo vs. the Vampire Women).  Hell, you can't ask for anything more!  Showtime is 9:15 pm and admission is FREE, but you must be 21 or older to attend.  Be sure to help The Joy keep Wednesdays WEIRD by picking up some snacks and beverages at the concession stand before the film.  And do not incur the wrath of Santo by bringing in outside food and beverages.  That would be very bad.  For more details, visit The Joy Cinema website

Thursday, March 16



The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: The Running Man tonight at 9:30 pm at the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC).  Eric Fell, Patrick Maliha and Shaun Stewart will provide their unique commentary to this cheesy Arnold Schwarzenegger flick, which takes place in an authoritarian USA (hum, sounds a bit familiar).  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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It's a pre-St Patty's Day celebration as Leprechaun in the Hood screens in Hecklevision tonight at 8 pm at Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave in Seattle, WA).  Your witty texts will appear on the screen during the film, and though this is an all ages show, be aware the remarks can get a bit risque.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Central Cinema website.

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Throwback Thursday at the Edmonds Theater (415 Main St in Edmonds, WA) presents the anime classic Ghost in the Shell tonight at 8 pm.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page

Friday, March 17



Friday Night Frights presents John Carpenter's classic Prince of Darkness tonight at the Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N Proctor St in Tacoma, WA).  The show starts at 10 pm and tickets are just $6.  Visit the Facebook Event Page for more details.

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Evil Dead: The Musical comes to the Renton Civic Theatre (507 S 3rd St in Renton, WA) tonight at 8 pm, and Saturday March 18 at 6 pm.  And OF COURSE, there will be a splatter zone, so dress in your best whites and prepared to get sprayed with blood and gore!  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales (strongly recommended), visit the Evil Dead: The Musical website.

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Jekyll in Chains, a grunge musical based on the classic Robert Lewis Stevenson tale, opens tonight at The Headwaters Theatre (955 NE Farragul St, # 9, in Portland, OR).  This world premiere musical, produced by  Torchsong Entertainment, is set in 1990's Seattle and features music by Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, R.E.M and others.   Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.  The show runs through March 26.  For more details, including a link to showtimes and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave in Seattle, WA) screens James Cameron's classic Aliens tonight through Sunday, March 19.  Seems the perfect time for this film, as we lost actor Bill Paxton in February.  For more details, including advance ticket sales, visit the Central Cinema website.

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You might want to bring a box of tissues with you to The Laurelhurst Theater (2735 East Burnside Street in Portland, OR) as Sci Fi Month presents Tim Burton's modern fable, Edward Scissorhands, to the big screen.  Yes, wonders will be seen and tears will flow during this one.  The film plays through Thursday, March 23.  You'll find showtimes at The Laurelhurst Theater website

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Action Movie Night: Monster Edition takes place tonight at 9 pm at the High Water Mark Lounge (6800 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd in Portland, OR).  Check out the music of Hyborian Rage, Carnotaurus, Oxygen Destroyer (in their first Portland show) and Power Beast (playing their first show) while enjoying the films Nightbreed, Carnosaur and Godzilla vs Space Godzilla.  Admission is $8.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page

Saturday, March 18



Rocket Sci-Fi Matinee, presented by Rocket Donuts, brings another George Pal adaptation of a H. G. Wells classic, The Time Machine, to the Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St in Bellingham, WA) today at noon.  Like War of the Worlds, this film won an Oscar for Best Special Effects and still looks amazing today.  Tickets are just $3, and you can find a link to advance ticket sales, as well as more details on the screening, at the Pickford Film Center website.

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The 2017 Northwest Comic Con, billed as The First Annual Con on the Coast, takes place this weekend at the Tillamook County Fairgrounds (4603 3rd St in Tillamook, OR).  Guests include Vincent M. Ward and Lew Temple from The Walking Dead.  For additional details and updated information, visit the Facebook Event Page or the official website.

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Raw, a French-Belgian horror film about a vegetarian college student who becomes a cannibal, opens tonight at Cinema 21 (616 NW 21st Ave in Portland, OR).  This film caused a stir on the festival circuit, as several viewers passed out during the film!  Showtimes have yet to be announced, so check back, or visit the Cinema 21 website, closer to the opening date.

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The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) presents a tribute to the late Bill Paxton with a screening of Near Dark, in GLORIOUS 35mm, tonight at 7:30 pm.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website

Sunday, March 19



Galaxaar: a One-Day "Pop Culture" Event for the Family! takes place today at 9 am at the Issaquah Community Center (301 Rainier Blvd S in Issaquah, WA).  Browse the marketplace, with over 50 vendors offering pop culture arts and crafts, vintage goodies, toys and modern collectibles.  Early bird shopping starts at 8 am.  For more details, and to purchase tickets to the event, visit the Facebook Event Page.  

Monday, March 20



The Lure, a demented Polish musical about vampire mermaids, opens tonight at the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC).  The film is presented in Polish with English subtitles.  Showtimes are 6:45 pm tonight, 9:30 pm on Tuesday, March 21 and 9:20 pm on Friday, March 24.  Doors open a half hour before showtime.  Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door for all shows.  For more details, including a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Rio Theatre website.

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Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave in Seattle, WA) presents a Science and a Movie screening of Aliens tonight at 7 pm.  Presented with Pacific Science Center, the screening includes a discussion of the field of astrobiology with local biologists Erin Firth and Anna Simpson before the film, and a Q and A afterwards.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Canadian theatrical premiere of Peelers, a new horror film from Vancouver-based director Sevé Schelenz, takes place tonight at 9 pm at the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC).  The film takes place during the closing night of a small-town strip club, as a crew of infected coal miners start a murderous rampage.  Schelenz will be in attendance for a Q and A after the screening.  Minors are allowed in the balcony for the film, but please note Peelers is rated 18A.  Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Tuesday, March 21




Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave in Seattle, WA) presents an encore Science and a Movie screening of Aliens tonight at 7 pm.  Presented with Pacific Science Center, the screening includes a discussion of the field of astrobiology with local biologists Erin Firth and Anna Simpson before the film, and a Q and A afterwards.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Canadian hand-drawn animation is featured tonight at the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) starting at 6:30 pm.  The double feature includes Robert Valley's Oscar-nominated Pear Cider and Cigarettes and Nick DiLiberto's Nova Seed.  The screening is hosted by the Rio Grind Film Festival and the Rio Theatre.  Valley will be in attendance to introduce his film and take questions afterwards.  Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Horror Brew's Pub Quiz returns to Home, A Bar (719 SE Morrison St in Portland, OR) tonight at 7:30 pm.  The top two teams win bar gift certificates, or try and score individual horror prizes during the Lighting Rounds!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page

Thursday, March 23



Cloud 9 Comics (2621 SE Clinton St in Portland, OR) celebrates its two year anniversary with a huge, all day sale event from 11 am to 7 pm.  Head in, buy some stuff, enter the raffle, then head to The Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton St in Portland, OR) at 7:30 pm for a screening of Joss Whedon's cult classic Serenity, hosted by Cloud 9 Comics!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page

Friday, March 24


Sure, the ending has been spoiled countless times thanks to pop culture, but you don't want to miss Soylent Green on the big screen tonight at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  Presented by Movies in the Dark and Projekt Records, the film follows a police detective (Charlton Heston) through a dystopian New York City as he investigates a murder that leads to the truth about the only food source available to the masses.  The film starts at 9:30 pm.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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Sci Fi Month at The Laurelhurst Theater (2735 East Burnside Street in Portland, OR) concludes with a high octane finish, George Miller's The Road Warrior (AKA Mad Max 2).  If you've never seen this film on the big screen DO NOT miss this!  The film plays through Thursday, March 30.  Showtimes have yet to be announced, so check back, or visit The Laurelhurst Theater website, later.

Saturday, March 25




Frankenstein's Comicbook Swap 9: Your Wedding/My Funeral takes place today at the East Portland Eagle Lodge 3256 (4904 SE Hawthorne Blvd in Portland, OR).  Admission is $1 (kids and elders are free) and doors open at noon.  Or you can pay $5 for an early bird ticket and get in at 11 am!  You can also donate canned food to the Oregon Food Bank at the event.  For more details, and a link to rent table space, visit the Facebook Event Page

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Also at the East Portland Eagle Lodge 3256 (4904 SE Hawthorne Blvd in Portland, OR) today is the return of Comix Thing, starting at 9 pm.  Entry to this underground comix show and VHS tape swap is just $1 for all ages.  For more details on the event, and information on exhibitor tables, visit the Facebook Event Page.including a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Rio Theatre website.

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Sharing space at the East Portland Eagle Lodge 3256 (4904 SE Hawthorne Blvd in Portland, OR) with Comix Thing is the Fifth Annual Gotham A Go Go, Portland's only Batman themed dance party!  Swinging 60s music and DANCING starts at 9 pm, with a costume contest at midnight.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.


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Well, I don't get to write this every day.  Geekenders returns to the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) with We All Float Down Here: A Burlesque Tribute to Stephen King.  Yep, I have nothing else to add.  The show starts at 8 pm (doors open at 7 pm) and you must be 18 or older to attend.  Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door.  For more details, including a list of performers and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Rio Theatre website.

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Heckle along with the crowd at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) as Ghost Rider, starring Nicolas Cage, screens in Hecklevision tonight at 9:30 pm.  Text your riffs on this cheesy film and watch your comments appear on the screen, along with those from others in the audience.  For more details, and to purchase advance tickets, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.