Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The holidays are coming, and so are a lot of treats for Pacific Northwest Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Fans!


It's obvious the holidays are approaching.  Christmas decorations are filling the stores, it's time to start thinking about cooking a turkey dinner, and some radio stations have started playing Christmas music around the clock. 

Twenty-four hours a day Christmas music before Thanksgiving?
DIE, YOU BASTARDS!!

But no need to be depressed, Pacific Northwest Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Fans!  It's also the time of Christmas ghosts, psycho Santas and Krampus, and this edition of the Weekly Update is just the start of all the great holiday treats coming our way!

Just within the next twelve days, we've got a Thanksgiving slasher and some cannibal killers, zombie films, ghost films, vampire films and Batman!  I'm sure I could set that to music, but I'm running late, so maybe next week.

But that's just the start.  The Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Calendar is filling up with ghostly visits, Krampus sightings and MUCH MORE!  And, dare I say, I've found even more great events to add to the page this weekend, so be sure to keep checking back!!

If you have an event you'd like posted on The Shadow Over Portland, just send me an email with the details and promotional artwork, and I'll take care of the rest.  And remember, having your event listed on the site is FREE, so no Scrooge-y bills will be coming your way!

From Ashland, OR, to Vancouver, BC, The Shadow Over Portland has you covered!!

Now Playing

WYRD WAR and AFRU Gallery (534 SE Oak St in Portland, OR) present Shadow of Demons: Hand-Painted Movie Posters from Ghana.  The grand opening is tonight at 6 pm, with a presentation from Chicago's Deadly Prey Gallery owner Brian Chankin, and music provided by DJ Dennis Dread.  The show is open weekends through Friday, November 30.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The remake of the horror classic Suspiria opens tonight at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  The film is scheduled to run through Wednesday, November 21.  For more details, including showtimes and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

November, 2018

Wednesday, November 14

Fathom Events brings the greatest Christmas movie ever made, Die Hard, to theaters nationwide tonight at 2 and 7 pm.  For the location of a theater near you and advance ticket sales, visit the Fathom Events page.

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Weird Wednesday at The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR) presents a battle of horror titans with Dracula vs. Frankenstein tonight at 9:15 pm.  Admission is FREE, but you must be 18 or older to attend.  Be sure to support The Joy's efforts to keep Wednesdays WEIRD by stopping at the concession stand before the film for some tasty treats and beverages.  For more details, visit The Joy Cinema website.

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The Reel Science series at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (1945 SE Water Ave in Portland, OR) presents Raiders of the Lost Ark tonight at 6:30 pm.  The film is preceded by a lecture, The Archaeology Behind Raiders of the Lost Ark, presented by Virginia Butler, PhD, professor of Anthropology at PSU.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Friday, November 16

Friday Night Frights brings the ghost with the most to the Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N Proctor St in Tacoma, WA) with a screening of Beetlejuice tonight at 10 pm.  For all the details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Olympia Film Society presents the Midnight Mayhem selection for the 35th Annual Olympia Film Festival, One Cut of the Dead, tonight at midnight.  A film crew shooting a zombie movie in an abandoned warehouse are attacked by actual zombies.  Sure, sounds like every zombie movie you've seen, but this film opens with a NON-STOP, ONE-TAKE 37 MINUTE SHOT!!  It's suggest you research no further and just enjoy the film!  Doors at the Capitol Theater (206 5th Ave SE in Olympia, WA) open at 11:30 pm, so be sure to get there early! For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) screens the film Practical Magic tonight at 7 pm.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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Tonight's Friday Late Movie at the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) is the feature length animated film Batman: Mask of the Phantasm.  The show starts at 11:30 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Northwest Film Center presents Sun Ra's cinematic vehicle of "alter-destiny" and Afro-futurism, Space is the Place, at 7:30 pm tonight at the Portland Art Museum Whitsell Auditorium (1219 SW Park Ave in Portland, OR).  Head to the Facebook Event Page for more details on the film and a link to advance ticket sales.

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The Wandmaker's House (134 SE Taylor St in Portland, OR), an immersive photo and game experience, is open through November 30.  Coming into the house, your magical host vanishes and the rooms in her house become twisted and strange due to the arcane energy spilling into our realm.  You can explore the house and see if you can discover why the wandmaker vanished and were she is.  For more details, including event hours and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, November 17

Wyrd War brings the ultraviolent, zero-budget straight-to-video action film Deadly Prey to The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) tonight at 7 pm.  A tie-in to Wyrd War's art exhibit Shadow of Demons (see Now Playing, above), several very rare hand-painted marquee posters from Ghana will be in the lobby.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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The Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St in Seattle, WA) presents Blood Tracks in GLORIOUS VHS tonight at 10:15 pm.  This movie involves a Swedish 80's hair metal band dealing with cannibalistic sub-humans while filming a music video (and partying with groupies) in the Colorado mountains.  Admission is just $2!  For more details, visit the Grand Illusion Cinema website.

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The Family Pictures series at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) presents Ralph Bakshi's animated version of The Lord of the Rings today and tomorrow at 2 pm.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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The Northwest Film Center presents Jiri Trnka's version of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, his final feature and the first CinemaScope film made in Czechoslovakia, at 7 pm tonight at the Portland Art Museum Whitsell Auditorium (1219 SW Park Ave in Portland, OR).  This is the classic version (non CinemaScope), presented in GLORIOUS 35mm with English subtitles.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Northwest Film Center presents Abel Ferrara's black and white vampire film, The Addicition, at 9:30 pm tonight at the Portland Art Museum Whitsell Auditorium (1219 SW Park Ave in Portland, OR).  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Sunday, November 18

Shriek: A Women of Horror Film Class presents the Korean vampire film Thirst at Naked City Brewery and Taphouse (8564 Greenwood Ave N in Seattle, WA).  The show starts at 7 pm and will be followed by a discussion of the film.  You must be 21 or older to attend.  For more details, including a link to advance ticket sales, check out the Facebook Event Page.

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Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave in Seattle, WA) presents a Hecklevision screening of Beetlejuice tonight at 9:30 pm.  Be aware, while the film is family friendly, the heckles that appear on the screen can be non-PG.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page

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Fans of the TV show Supernatural will want to head to The Nerd Out (3308 SE Belmont St in Portland, OR) at 5 pm tonight for Supernatural Night - There will be PIE.  Expect to watch a few episodes, sing songs, partake of food and drink specials and enjoy some PIE!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Tuesday, November 20

The Repressed Cinema series at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland. OR) invite you to buy a one way ticket to midnight this evening.  But you don't need to stay up that late to catch the animated cult classic Heavy Metal in GLORIOUS 35mm!  The show starts at 7:30 pm.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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The Sci-Fi Extravaganza #11, the Roger Corman production Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet, screens at 7 pm tonight at the Darkside Cinema (215 SW 4th St in Corvallis, OR).  The film used footage from the Soviet movie Planeta Bur (Planet of Storms), with new footage featuring Basil Rathbone and Faith Domergue.  Doors open at 6 pm, with screenings of vintage drive-in ads and MORE.  Be advised, heckling is encouraged.  Admission is $5, which can be used as credit towards food purchases.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Wednesday, November 21

Re-Run Theater at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) presents Dr Who: Daleks vs. Cybermen tonight at 7:30 pm.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

Friday, November 23

The Kiggins Theatre (1011 Main St in Vancouver, WA) will screen the fantasy classic The Princess Bride starting today.  For more details, visit The Kiggins Theatre website.

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Frightmare on Main Street, hosted by local podcast The Horror Aisle, brings the cult classic Bubba Ho-Tep to The Kiggins Theatre (1011 Main St in Vancouver, WA) tonight at 9:30 pm.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Kiggins Theatre website.

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Mondo Trasho at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) presents a digital restoration of the Thanksgiving slasher film Blood Rage (AKA Slasher and Nightmare at Shadow Woods).  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

Saturday, November 24

The Columbia River Theatre Organ Society will return to The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) to provide live music for a screening of Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horrors today at 2 pm. For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

UPDATE: A 7 pm screening has been added.  See the link above for more details and advance ticket sales.

Sunday, November 25

Screamvina Presents and Unchained Productions presents Belly Metal, a night of belly dancing and metal music at 8:30 pm tonight at the Star Theater (13 NW 6th Ave in Portland, OR).  The event is followed by the HIVE Dance Party.  Cover is only $5 and doors open at 8 pm.  You must be 21 or older to attend.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Don't dispair, Pacific Northwest Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Fans! The Weekly Update is here to help you overcome the post-Halloween blues!!


Yes, THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR has come and gone, and it's possible you're suffering the post-Halloween blues.  Symptoms include a general feeling of malaise and the sensation that you'll never find anything to do until October comes around next year.

Wait, what do you mean Halloween is over and I shouldn't cover myself
with fake blood anymore?  That is so uncool.

Well, don't fret, Pacific Northwest Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Fans, November is still full of great events, movies and conventions to carry us through the rest of 2018.  Just look at this edition of the Weekly Update, which includes a slew of great movies, cons, art events and MORE to help you keep the glow of Halloween in your heart. 

And it's not a temporary holdover from last month.  Just head over the the Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Calendar, where you'll find lots of great events coming our way during the rest of the year, and well into 2019.  And you know more is on the way, as I find more geeky holiday bazaars, films, stage events and cons to share with everyone.

If you want your event listed on the site, it's easy to do.  Just email me at shadowoverportland@live.com with the details and promotional artwork, and I'll do everything else.  Except for send you a bill, as posting your event on The Shadow Over Portland is FREE!

From Ashland, OR, to Vancouver, BC, The Shadow Over Portland has you covered!!

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The Masters of Practical Effects series at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) opens today at 2 pm with a screening of Harry and the Hendersons in GLORIOUS 35mm, and special effects wizard Rick Baker in attendance!  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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The Masters of Practical Effects series at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) continues at 7 pm with a screening of Gremlins in GLORIOUS 35mm, and special effects wizard Chris Walas in attendance!  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

Now Playing

The new Halloween is showing The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  The film is currently scheduled to run until Thursday, November 8. For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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Bubblegum and Duct Tape Productions presents The Thing: A Stage Parody at the Funhouse Lounge (2432 SE 11th Ave in Portland, OR).  The production runs through Saturday, November 10.  For more details, including showtimes and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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WYRD WAR and AFRU Gallery (534 SE Oak St in Portland, OR) present Shadow of Demons: Hand-Painted Movie Posters from Ghana.  The grand opening is tonight at 6 pm, with a presentation from Chicago's Deadly Prey Gallery owner Brian Chankin, and music provided by DJ Dennis Dread.  The show is open weekends through Friday, November 30.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

November, 2018

Wednesday, November 7

Weird Wednesday at The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR) will be a mystery tonight, as it will be Owner's Choice night at 9:15 pm tonight.  You'll have to show up to find out what the movie will be, but one has to assume it will be WEIRD!  Help to keep the weirdness going at The Joy by stopping at the concession stand before the film and purchase some tasty treats and beverages before the show.  Admission is FREE, but you must be 18 or older to attend.  For more details, visit The Joy Cinema website.

Thursday, November 8

Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave in Seattle, WA) will show a Hecklevision presentation of Dune tonight at 8 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Friday, November 9

Orycon 40 comes to the Red Lion on the River-Jantzen Beach (909 N Hayden Island Dr in Portland, OR) this weekend.  For a list of guests and scheduled events (when available), visit the Facebook Event Page or the Orycon website.

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The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live 30th Anniversary Tour comes to the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (1037 SW Broadway in Portland, OR) for two separate shows tonight.  The first show at 7 pm features The Brain, with the 10 pm show features the film Deathstalker.  Please note, each show is ticketed separately.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Into The Shadows Festival runs this weekend at the High Water Mark Lounge (6800 NE M L King Blvd in Portland, OR).  the event features at least twelve local darkwave bands over two nights.  You must be 21 or older to attend.  For more details, including the lineup of bands and links to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Tonight's Friday Late Movie at the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) is Back to the Future.  The show starts at 11:15 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The remake of the horror classic Suspiria opens tonight at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  For more details, including showtimes and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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McMenamins Mission Theater and Pub (1624 NW Glisan in Portland, OR) screens the fantasy film Willow tonight at 5: 30 and 9 pm.  The late showing is a Movie and A Cocktail event.  For more details, visit the Mission Theater website.

Saturday, November 10

Splatterdays continues at the Dragonfly Cinema (822 Bay St in Port Orchard, WA) with Swedish splatter comedy Evil Ed.  Doors open at 9 pm, with the movie starting at 9:30 pm.  Arrive early so you have a chance to win a trivia or raffle prize!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Oddmall Emporium of the Weird Holiday Show takes place this weekend at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds (14405 179th Ave SE in Monroe, WA).  The Emporium is open from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday, November 10, and from 11 am to 5 pm on Sunday, November 11.  Admission is FREE.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Masters of Practical Effects series at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) opens today at 2 pm with a screening of Harry and the Hendersons in GLORIOUS 35mm, and special effects wizard Rick Baker in attendance!  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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The Masters of Practical Effects series at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) continues at 7 pm with a screening of Gremlins in GLORIOUS 35mm, and special effects wizard Chris Walas in attendance!  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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Weird Elephant at The Grand Cinema (606 S Fawcett Ave in Tacoma, WA) presents Hausu (House) tonight at 11 pm.  If you haven't seen this film, you NEED to see it on the big screen.  It's like an episode of H. R. Pufnstuf on crack.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Sunday, November 11

Glaudio Simonetti's Goblin will perform at the Hawthorne Theatre (1507 SE 39th Ave in Portland, OR) tonight at 7 pm.  The event includes a LIVE score accompaniment to Dario Argento's Suspiria, and an additional live set.  Visit the Facebook Event Page for more details and a link to advance ticket sales.

UPDATE: This event has SOLD OUT.

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The Masters of Practical Effects series at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) concludes at 7 pm tonight with a screening of An American Werewolf in London in GLORIOUS 35mm, and special effects wizard Rick Baker in attendance!  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

UPDATE: This event has SOLD OUT.

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Fathom Events brings the greatest Christmas movie ever made, Die Hard, to theaters nationwide tonight and on Wednesday, November 14, at 2 and 7 pm.  For the location of a theater near you and advance ticket sales, visit the Fathom Events page.

Monday, November 12

Fathom Events brings Batman: Mask of the Phantasm to the big screen tonight in cinemas nationwide at 2 and 7 pm.  The event includes a Looney Tunes short, Rabid Rider.  For a location near you, and advance ticket sales, visit the Fathom Events website.

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It's Barbara Steele verses The White Eagle tonight at The White Eagle (836 N Russell St in Portland, OR) with a double feature of Nightmare Castle and The Ghost tonight starting at 7 pm.  The event is FREE, but be aware, snide comments are being encouraged.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Friday, November 16

Friday Night Frights brings the ghost with the most to the Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N Proctor St in Tacoma, WA) with a screening of Beetlejuice tonight at 10 pm.  For all the details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Olympia Film Society presents the Midnight Mayhem selection for the 35th Annual Olympia Film Festival, One Cut of the Dead, tonight at midnight.  A film crew shooting a zombie movie in an abandoned warehouse are attacked by actual zombies.  Sure, sounds like every zombie movie you've seen, but this film opens with a NON-STOP, ONE-TAKE 37 MINUTE SHOT!!  It's suggest you research no further and just enjoy the film!  Doors at the Capitol Theater (206 5th Ave SE in Olympia, WA) open at 11:30 pm, so be sure to get there early! For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) screens the film Practical Magic tonight at 7 pm.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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Tonight's Friday Late Movie at the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) is the feature length animated film Batman: Mask of the Phantasm.  The show starts at 11:30 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, November 17

Wyrd War brings the ultraviolent, zero-budget straight-to-video action film Deadly Prey to The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) tonight at 7 pm.  A tie-in to Wyrd War's art exhibit Shadow of Demons (see Now Playing, above), several very rare hand-painted marquee posters from Ghana will be in the lobby.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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The Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St in Seattle, WA) presents Blood Tracks in GLORIOUS VHS tonight at 10:15 pm.  This movie involves a Swedish 80's hair metal band dealing with cannibalistic sub-humans while filming a music video (and partying with groupies) in the Colorado mountains.  Admission is just $2!  For more details, visit the Grand Illusion Cinema website.

Sunday, November 18

Shriek: A Women of Horror Film Class presents the Korean vampire film Thirst at Naked City Brewery and Taphouse (8564 Greenwood Ave N in Seattle, WA).  The show starts at 7 pm and will be followed by a discussion of the film.  You must be 21 or older to attend.  For more details, including a link to advance ticket sales, check out the Facebook Event Page.

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Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave in Seattle, WA) presents a Hecklevision screening of Beetlejuice tonight at 9:30 pm.  Be aware, while the film is family friendly, the heckles that appear on the screen can be non-PG.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page

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Fans of the TV show Supernatural will want to head to The Nerd Out (3308 SE Belmont St in Portland, OR) at 5 pm tonight for Supernatural Night - There will be PIE.  Expect to watch a few episodes, sing songs, partake of food and drink specials and enjoy some PIE!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.