Wednesday, August 16, 2017

It's the calm before the Halloween storm, as spooky October events are showing up at The Shadow Over Portland!



As winter eventually comes to Westero, Halloween is coming to The Shadow Over Portland and I CAN'T WAIT. 

The only problem with Halloween coming 
is that it's over TOO SOON!

Of course, aside from the ongoing celebration here at The Shadow Over Portland office, it's also the busiest time of the year.  No matter how much I plan, or how hard I try to get early notices on all the amazing events and attractions coming to the Pacific Northwest, I'm always finding more to share during the most wonderful time of the year!  As always, I'll do my best to keep everyone updated on all the special events happening this October. 

And I'm starting to find Halloween events right now!!  To start, the Corn Mazes 2017 page is now up, as Bella Organic released details on their Rip City maze.  I'll be posting more about that, and other mazes in the area, as details become available.

Check out the Open Audition page, as haunted attractions are looking to find monsters, makeup artists and other workers to spread the fear in October of this year.

And I'm posting details on the Haunted Attractions page about the haunted houses and corn mazes coming soon.  I've only found opening dates for a few site so far, but you know more information is coming soon!

Over on the Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Calendar, I've got details on the Spirit of Halloweentown events starting in St Helens, OR, including the appearance of Kimberly J. Brown (Marnie from the Disney movie Halloweentown) and other cast members on October 14.  Burlynomicon is celebrating six years at the Lovecraft Bar in September, and Fabio Frizzi's return to The Hollywood Theatre in Portland, OR, this October (check the Buy Tickets Now section below).

Be sure to check back on all these sites later in the month, as Halloween is coming!

By the way, if you're attending the Rose City Comic Con in September, please stop by the Universal Unite! panel on Saturday at 4:30 pm, as Derek M. Koch moderates a discussion on the Dark Universe.  I'll be one of the panelists talking the slate of monster movies heading to the big screen in the next few years.  Come in and say hi!

As for this edition of the Weekly Update, I've got details on the Oregon Bigfoot Festival, stage performances and LOTS of great movies for Pacific Northwest Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy fans.  No matter where you might be, I suspect you'll find something wonderful happening in your area!

Remember, listing an event on The Shadow Over Portland is easy and FREE!  Send me an email at shadowoverportland@live.com and I'll take care of the rest!

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!



Fabio Frizzi returns to The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) with a new "composer's cut" of his score to Lucio Fulci's classic, The Beyond, tonight at 6 and 8 pm.  Frizzi and his ensemble will perform live during the film, preserving the dialogue from the original uncut masterpiece.  Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, August 18 at noon.  You'll find more details at the Facebook Event Page for now.  Visit The Hollywood Theatre website after noon on August 18 to buy tickets.
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Powell's Books present Stephen King and his son, Owen King, coauthors of the novel Sleeping Beauties, at the Newmark Theatre (1111 SW Broadway in Portland, OR) on Tuesday, October 3, at 7:30 pm.  The event features a discussion between the two, followed by an audience Q and A.  Tickets are $33.50 and there is a four tickets per order limit.  This event WILL NOT include a public signing; however, each ticket guarantees entry and a hardcover edition of Sleeping Beauties, 400 of which are pre-signed and will be randomly distributed to lucky attendees at the end of the event.  For more details, and advance ticket sales, visit the Portland'5 Centers for the Arts website.  Tickets go on sale Monday, August 14 at 10 am.

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The latest Celluloid Spotlight series at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) is Kubrick on Film, which kicks off on Friday, September 8, at 7 pm with a screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey in GLORIOUS 70mm!  An addition screening takes place at 2 pm on Sunday, September 10.  Tickets are on sale now!  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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The NW Film Center (screenings take place in the Portland Art Museum Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park Ave in Portland, OR) has added two additional screenings of the 35mm, uncut version of Suspiria.  The new showtimes are at 9:15 pm on Friday, December 1, and 7 pm on Sunday, December 3.  Additional tickets for the Saturday, December 2 screening have also been released.  The initial ticket release sold out in two days, so BUY YOUR TICKETS ASAP!  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the NW Film Center website.

UPDATE: The showing on Saturday, December 2, is sold out once again.

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Wyrd War presents the digitally restored official theatrical re-release of Rawhead Rex at 9:30 pm on Saturday, September 23, at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  This film, based on a Clive Barker story, has been hard to see, so don't miss the opportunity to watch it on the big screen.  Advance tickets are now on sale at The Hollywood Theatre website.

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The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) pays tribute to the late George A. Romero with what some consider his masterpiece, 1978's Dawn of the Dead on Saturday, August 19, at 6:30 pm.  This event will probably sell out, so visit The Hollywood Theatre website for more details and a link to advance ticket sales.

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The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) pays tribute to the late Martin Landau with a screening of Ed Wood on Friday, August 18  at 6:30 pm.  Landau won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his portayal of Bela Lugosi in the film.  This one might sell out, so get your tickets early!  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.
Ongoing





Don Siegel's 1956 classic, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, plays at the Laurelhurst Theater and Pub (2735 East Burnside St in Portland, OR) through Thursday, August 17.  Though the film, and star Kevin McCarthy, have been lampooned multiple times over the decades, the film is still a chilling sci fi thriller. Additionally, the films Get Out and Alien: Covenant have been carried over through Thursday, August 17.  Head to the Laurelhurst Theater website for more details and showtimes.

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It Comes at Night screens through Thursday, August 17, at the Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR).  For more details and showtimes, visit the Academy Theater website.

August, 2017

Wednesday, August 16


The film for Weird Wednesday at The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR) is a mystery, as it's time for Joy Cinema's Choice!  There might be a monster, or space travel, or maybe a bit of both!  The film will start at 9:15 pm and admission is FREE, but you must be 21 or older to attend.  Remember to do your part to help keep Wednesdays WEIRD by picking up some tasty snacks and beverages at the concession stand before the film!  For more details, visit The Joy Cinema website.

Thursday, August 17


It's Mary Poppins, y'all!  Eugene Rec presents the Disney classic tonight at Park Blocks (8th Ave and Oak St in Eugene, OR) at 9 pm.  For more details, visit the Eugene, OR, website.

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Seattle Outdoor Movies presents Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them today at Magnuson Park (NE 65th at Sand Point Way NE in Seattle, WA).  The event starts at 6:30 pm with entertainment, trivia, furry critters, vendors and more, with the movie starting at dusk.  Admission is $5, children 5 and under are free.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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If you think August in Portland is hot, imagine how the Nazis felt once the Ark was opened!  Portland Movies in the Park presents Raiders of the Lost Ark tonight at Oregon Park (NE 30th and Oregon St in Portland, OR) at dusk.  The musical guests that open Movies in the Park events have yet to be announced, so check the website below closer to the screening for more information.  The parks are tobacco free zones and dogs must be on a leash.  For more details on this event, and other Movies in the Park, visit the City of Portland website.  Remember, the event can be cancelled due to rain.

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The Northwest Film Center presents Army of Darkness at Top Down: Rooftop Cinema at Hotel deLuxe (729 SW 15th Ave in Portland, OR).  Things start at 7 pm with food and drinks available for purchase, music starts at 8 pm, and the film starts at dusk.  A limited number of chairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis, but feel free to bring your own chair, pillow or blanket.  You might also consider bringing a light sweater or jacket, in case the night is a bit chilly.  Please note, no pets or outside food or drinks are allowed.  Advance tickets guarantee admission until 8:30 pm.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Friday, August 18



Friday Night Frights presents one of the best horror comedies of the 80s, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, at the Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N Proctor St in Tacoma, WA) tonight at 10 pm.  The film is chocked full of great clown gags and I bet you'll be singing the theme song on the way home!  Admission is $6 and tickets are available 30 minutes before showtime.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) pays tribute to the late Martin Landau with a screening of Ed Wood tonight at 6:30 pm.  Landau won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his portayal of Bela Lugosi in the film.  This one might sell out, so get your tickets early!  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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Eugene Rec presents Dive-In Movie: The Book of Life at Echo Hollow Pool (1655 Echo Hollow Rd in Eugene, OR) tonight at 9 pm.  Swim and enjoy this fantasy adventure, presented in Spanish.  For more details, visit the Eugene, OR, website.

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Portland Movies in the Park presents the George Lucas/Ron Howard fantasy Willow tonight at Dawson Park (N Stanton and Williams Ave in Portland, OR) at dusk.  The music of Lauren "Lo" Steele opens the event at 6:30 pm.  The parks are tobacco free zones and dogs must be on a leash.  For more details on this event, and other Movies in the Park, visit the City of Portland website.  Remember, the event can be cancelled due to rain.

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The City of Tigard, Oregon, presents Movies in the Park - Star Wars: Rogue One tonight at Cook Park (17005 Southwest 92nd Ave in Tigard, OR).  The event starts at 5 pm, with the movie beginning at dusk.  You are asked to bring school supplies to give to the Tigard/Tualatin School District.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event page.

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Kitty Glitter and The Geekenders return to the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) tonight at 8 pm with Lord of the Schwings: A Tolkien Burlesque Night.  In this "XXX-tended" edition, the show features more performers than before!  Audience costumes are encouraged, as there will be a costume contest and lots of raffle prizes!!  For more details, including a list of performers and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The classic fairy tale movie The Princess Bride plays through August 24 at The Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR).  Showtimes have yet to be announced, so check back here, or at The Academy Theater website, later.

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The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) presents Hellboy tonight at 11:30 pm.  Watch Ron Perlman, in the role he was borne to play, in Guillermo del Toro's take on the supernatural superhero.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Idaho Horror Film Festival's summer Scream Series presents Scream at 8 pm tonight at the Payette Brewing Co. (733 South Pioneer St in Boise, ID).  Your $10 ticket gets you a night on the lawn watching Wes Craven's classic AND a frosty Bayette brew!  And you can join in the not-so-deadly trivia game before the movie!!  You must be 21 or older to attend.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Edgar Wright concluded his "Cornetto Trilogy" with the sci fi/kung fu comedy The World's End, which screens at the Laurelhurst Theater and Pub (2735 East Burnside St in Portland, OR) through Thursday, August 24.  It's also heavily influenced by Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and has plenty of Easter eggs for viewers to find.  Head to the Laurelhurst Theater website for more details and showtimes.


Saturday, August 19




The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) pays tribute to the late George A. Romero with what some consider his masterpiece, 1978's Dawn of the Dead.  Showtime is 6:30 pm.  This event will probably sell out, so visit The Hollywood Theatre website for more details and a link to advance ticket sales.

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Oregon Bigfoot Festival 2017 takes place today at Glenn Otto Park (1102 E Historic Columbia River Highway in Troutdale, OR) from 9 am to 5 pm.  This "Whimsical Bigfoot" themed event features unique food and merchandise, carnival-style games, the chance to cast your own Bigfoot mold and more.  The event asks for a $5 donation for adults, $2 donation for kids.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page

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Big Bug Mayhem continues at the Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St in Bellingham, WA) today at noon, with a screening of Tarantula.  Okay, it's not a bug, but you know what I mean.  Admission is only $3.  For more details, and advance ticket sales, visit the Pickford Film Center website.

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Glitterpants Productions brings Urban Unglued - The Dark Themed Market to the Ballroom at Sanford and Son (744 Commerce St in Tacoma, WA) from 11 am to 5 pm.  Admission is free.  For more details, and a list of vendors (which is still growing), visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Vicarious Theatre Company and The Rendezvous Seattle host The Rocky Horror Picture Show at The Jewelbox.  The event takes place at 10 pm tonight at The Rendezvous Seattle (2322 2nd Ave in Seattle, WA), with the Vicarious Theatre Company performing in classic shadow cast fashion.  Prop bags can be purchased on site for just $2.  For more details, including a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Get ready for a xenomorph double feature tonight at the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC).  First up is the original horror classic, Alien, at 8 pm, followed by the action filled bug hunt Aliens around 10:20 pm.  You could by a ticket for a single feature ($10 in advance, $12 at the door), but you really should spend a few dollars more and make it a double feature ($13 in advance, $15 at the door).  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Goth Book Club discussion of the novel John Dies at the End takes place at The Dreaming Comics and Games (5226 University Way NE in Seattle, WA) today from 1 to 4 pm.  Read the book, than stop by, join the discussion and be sure to support The Dreaming before you leave by purchasing a game or some comics.  Be aware, some of the topics to be discussed might not be suitable for all ages.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Sunday, August 20


The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) presents a screening of Critters 2: The Main Course, with director Mick Garris in attendance for a Q and A, today at 6:45 pm.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page

Tuesday, August 22



The Horror Brew Pub Quiz! takes place tonight at 7:30 pm at Home, A Bar (719 SE Morrison St in Portland, OR).  Gather your team and show off your horror trivia knowledge for some great prizes!  For additional details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Wednesday, August 23



Portland Movies in the Park presents the original Ghostbusters tonight at Khunamokwst Park (NE 52nd and Alberta St in Portland, OR) at dusk.  The music of Son de Cuba opens the event at 6:30 pm.  The parks are tobacco free zones and dogs must be on a leash.  For more details on this event, and other Movies in the Park, visit the City of Portland website.  Remember, the event can be cancelled due to rain.

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OMSI, The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (1945 SE Water Ave in Portland, OR) hosts Reel Science: Indiana Jones at The Empirical Theater at 6:30 pm.  The event starts with a lecture from Meg Roland, PhD, Associate Professor of English and Department Chair, English at Marylhurst University, entitled The Search for the Holy Grail.  At 7:30 pm, sit back and watch Dr. Jones on his quest to reach the fabled grail in Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Thursday, August 24



Seattle Outdoor Movies presents The Princess Bride today at Magnuson Park (NE 65th at Sand Point Way NE in Seattle, WA).  The event starts at 6:30 pm with entertainment, trivia, furry critters, vendors and more, with the movie starting at dusk.  Admission is $5, children 5 and under are free.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Queer Horror, featuring  Portland's premier drag clown Carla Rossi and the film Death Becomes Her, in GLORIOUS 35mm at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) has sold out.

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Spend an evening with the creatures of the night at the Greenlake Bat Watching, tonight near the Bathhouse Theater on the northwest side of Green Lake (address listed is 7312 W Green Lake Dr N in Seattle, WA).  The event runs from 7 to 10 pm, so dress appropriately.  The viewing will take place rain or (moon)shine.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Sorry for the late Weekly Update, but it's been a hellacious couple of days.


Well, the heat seems to have been the least of my problems this week.  The day job that keeps the lights on at The Shadow Over Portland office heaped a lot of issues my way last week, so I spend a good deal of time regrouping over the weekend.  Okay, that translates to laying about and watching movies, but I though a good start on Monday would take the edge off.

Boy, was I mistaken.

 You thought Monday would be a new start.
Well, I've got a few more friends to send your way,
BOOOOOY!

This week was tough, but today was especially painful.  It started off with a major computer glitch that occupied my entire lunch break, as I hope to find a way to keep my laptop from becoming a massive paperweight.  I'm still not sure what happened, but I've got it working again and have figured out some shortcuts should the problem reappear.  Add in another "stellar" day at work and it all led to a late start on this post.  I just hope I didn't miss anything, and apologize if something fell through the massive cracks I had to navigate around during the past few days.

But I've also made a few steps forward on some personal projects (more to come on those!) and, best of all, I found out I will be a guest at the H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival and Cthulhucon this year!  I'll be sure to post what panels I'll appear on, so stay tuned and please stop by to listen to my ramblings of all thing Lovecraft!  Or just stop me and say hello at the festival.  I'm the big bald guy in the black kilt and Lovecraft Festival tee shirts.  It's hard to miss me!

It's my favorite place to be on the
first weekend in October!

Also, I will be on the Universal Unite! panel at Rose City Comic Con on Saturday, September 9, at 4:30 pm.  I'll be joining panel creator Derek M. Koch, podcasting legend and host of Monster Kid Radio podcast (if you don't listen to his weekly shows, you should!), local author and incredible monster kid Dominique Lamssies and former writer for Living Dead Magazine and Mothra fan Jeff Dean, to discuss the history of the classic Universal Monster Rallies and how the Dark Universe might move forward.  Stop by and check it out!!

 I can't think of a better way to spend a Saturday afternoon,
at a comic con talking Universal Monsters!

Enough self promotion, let's get to the Weekly Update you're waiting for.  You'll find a lot of great stuff happening this week, including lots of movies, stage productions and a toy and geek con!  Be sure to check out the Buy Tickets Now! section below, as I've added a few upcoming events you'll want to get tickets for before they sell out.

On the Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Calendar, I've added a few films in the Kubrick on Film series at The Hollywood Theatre in Portland, OR, and the schedule for Friday Night Frights in Tacoma, WA, through the rest of the year!

And visit the Open Auditions page, as I've added a few Pacific Northwest haunted attractions looking for actors and behind the scene people this Halloween season.  I'll be adding more information as it becomes available, so be sure to keep checking back!

Remember, adding your event to The Shadow Over Portland is easy and FREE!  Just email me at shadowoverportland@live.com, or message me on Facebook, provide me with the details and applicable links, and I'll take care of the rest.

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

Buy Tickets Now!


Powell's Books present Stephen King and his son, Owen King, coauthors of the novel Sleeping Beauties, at the Newmark Theatre (1111 SW Broadway in Portland, OR) on Tuesday, October 3, at 7:30 pm.  The event features a discussion between the two, followed by an audience Q and A.  Tickets are $33.50 and there is a four tickets per order limit.  This event WILL NOT include a public signing; however, each ticket guarantees entry and a hardcover edition of Sleeping Beauties, 400 of which are pre-signed and will be randomly distributed to lucky attendees at the end of the event.  For more details, and advance ticket sales, visit the Portland'5 Centers for the Arts website.  Tickets go on sale Monday, August 14 at 10 am.

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The latest Celluloid Spotlight series at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) is Kubrick on Film, which kicks off on Friday, September 8, at 7 pm with a screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey in GLORIOUS 70mm!  An addition screening takes place at 2 pm on Sunday, September 10.  Tickets are on sale now!  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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The NW Film Center (screenings take place in the Portland Art Museum Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park Ave in Portland, OR) has added two additional screenings of the 35mm, uncut version of Suspiria.  The new showtimes are at 9:15 pm on Friday, December 1, and 7 pm on Sunday, December 3.  Additional tickets for the Saturday, December 2 screening have also been released.  The initial ticket release sold out in two days, so BUY YOUR TICKETS ASAP!  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the NW Film Center website.

UPDATE: The showing on Saturday, December 2, is sold out once again.



Wyrd War presents the digitally restored official theatrical re-release of Rawhead Rex at 9:30 pm on Saturday, September 23, at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  This film, based on a Clive Barker story, has been hard to see, so don't miss the opportunity to watch it on the big screen.  Advance tickets are now on sale at The Hollywood Theatre website.

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The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) pays tribute to the late George A. Romero with what some consider his masterpiece, 1978's Dawn of the Dead on Saturday, August 19, at 6:30 pm.  This event will probably sell out, so visit The Hollywood Theatre website for more details and a link to advance ticket sales.

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The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) pays tribute to the late Martin Landau with a screening of Ed Wood on Friday, August 18  at 6:30 pm.  Landau won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his portayal of Bela Lugosi in the film.  This one might sell out, so get your tickets early!  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.
Ongoing






The Laurelhurst Theater and Pub (2735 East Burnside St in Portland, OR) is showing Get Out, Alien: Covenant, and the cult classic Night of the Comet through Thursday, August 10.  Head to the Laurelhurst Theater website for more details and showtimes.

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It Comes at Night screens through Thursday, August 10, at the Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR).  For more details and showtimes, visit the Academy Theater website.

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Torchsong Entertainment presents Something Wicked This Way Rocks! at The Headwaters Theatre (55 NE Farragut St, Ste 9, in Portland, OR).  This production Macbeth, featuring "excessive spandex" and an 80s rock soundtrack, runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through August 13.  For more details, including showtimes and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

August, 2017

Wednesday, August 9



Paul Naschy returns to Weird Wednesday at The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR) with a screening of The Werewolf Verses the Vampire Women tonight at 9:15 pm.  Admission is FREE, but you must be 21 or older to attend.  Be sure to help keep Wednesdays WEIRD by stopping at the concession stand for some tasty beverages and snacks during the movie.  Remember, werewolves and vampire women don't like patrons who bring in outside food and drinks.  For more details, visit The Joy Cinema website.

Thursday, August 10



Cinebago Events presents They Live tonight at 8 pm at Columbia City's Ark Lodge Cinemas (4816 Rainier Ave S in Seattle, WA).  Not only will they screen John Carpenter's sci fi classic, but you'll be able to score a free pair of "Obey" sunglasses at the door!  Also, artist and designer Marc J. Palm will present a specially curated "They Live" art show, with local artists offering fan art in the lobby.  Tickets to the event are $13.  For more details, including a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page

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Eugene Rec presents Dive-In Movie: Warm Bodies at Echo Hollow Pool (1655 Echo Hollow Rd in Eugene, OR) tonight at 9 pm.  Swim and enjoy this PG-13 zombie romance, in which a zombie absorbs the love for a still-living girl after eating her beau's brains.  Just to let you know, some of the attacks are a bit strong for younger viewers.  For more details, visit the Eugene, OR, website.

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The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) presents a double dose of Kurt Russell tonight starting at 6:45 pm with the romantic comedy Overboard, with Goldie Hawn.  But at 9 pm, you can catch a ride on the Pork Chop Express as Big Trouble in Little China hits the screen.  Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door, for a single movie, or you can attend both features for just $13 in advance, $15 at the door.  For more details, visit either the Facebook Event Page for Overboard, or the Facebook Event Page for Big Trouble in Little China.

Friday, August 11



Go Back to the Future tonight at Trainsong Park (2775 Edison St in Eugene, OR), as Eugene Rec screens one of the best time travel movies made.  The event starts at 9 pm.  For more details, visit the Eugene, OR, website.

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The Three Dollar Bill Cinema Parental Advisory? series presents Beetlejuice tonight at Cal Anderson Park (1425 Broadway in Seattle, WA).  The film starts around dusk, but get there early to find a great spot and enjoy the concessions and music starting at 7 pm, as well as the ghost-themed relay race starting at 8 pm.  Admission is free, but be aware, the event is smoke free.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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If you've never seen Nobuhiko Obayashi's 1977 film House (Hausu), you do not want to miss tonight's 11 pm screening at the Rio Theatre (1600 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC).  The only way I can discribe this film is to imagine watching a haunted episode of H. R. Pufnstuf on acid.  Yes, it's that demented and wild!  For more details, including a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The nerdlesque troop The Geekenders present A Bawdy Night of Bardlesque Revelry at the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) tonight at 8 pm.  Celebrate the works of William Shakespeare "just the way he wanted it - with bawdy wenches, obscure dick jokes and terrible, terrible puns."  And one has to assume a few witches and ghosts might show up as well!  Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.  You must be 18 or older with ID to enter.  For more details, including a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Don Siegel's 1956 classic, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, comes to the Laurelhurst Theater and Pub (2735 East Burnside St in Portland, OR).  Though the film, and star Kevin McCarthy, have been lampooned multiple times over the decades, the film is still a chilling sci fi thriller.  The film runs through Thursday, August 17.  Head to the Laurelhurst Theater website for more details and showtimes.

Saturday, August 12


Eugene Rec presents Monty Python and the Holy Grail tonight at Bethel Community Park (5700 Babe Ruth Lane/Avalon St at Legacy St in Eugene, OR).  The event starts at 6:30 pm with games, trivia, boffing and a bounce house.  Costumes are welcome.  The film starts at 9 pm.  For more details, visit the Eugene, OR, website.

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Portland Movies in the Park presents local stop-motion studio Liaka's latest film, Kubo and the Two Strings tonight at King School Park (3655 NE 6th and Humboldt St in Portland, OR) at dusk.  The music of Oleada starts the event at 6:30 pm.  The parks are tobacco free zones and dogs must be on a leash.  For more details on this event, and other Movies in the Park, visit the City of Portland website.  Remember, the event can be cancelled due to rain.

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The Pierce County Toy and Geek Festival takes place today at the Washington State Fair and Events Center - Red Gate (110 9th Ave NW in Puyallup, WA) from 10 am to 5 pm.  Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for kids 2 to 10.  Early access is at 8 am.  For more details, visit the PCTGF website.

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The Othello Park Pictures-Outdoor Cinema Series ends the season with a free screening of the Northwest home grown classic, The Goonies, tonight at Othello Park (4351 S Othello St in Seattle, WA).  Get all the details at the Facebook Event Page.

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The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) The screening of An American Werewolf in London at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR), with actor David Naughton in attendance, has sold out.

Sunday, August 13



Shriek: A Women of Horror Film Class screens the surprise horror hit of the year (so far), Jordan Peele's Get Out at the Naked City Brewery and Taphouse (8564 Greenwood Ave N in Seattle, WA).  As always, a discussion will follow the film.  You must be 21 or older to attend.  For more details, including advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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

Monday, August 14



Depths August Edition at Substation (645 NW 45th St in Seattle, WA) features Videodrome with a live improvised score.  Doors open at 8 pm, film starts at 8:30 pm.  Admission is free, but you must be 21 or older to attend.  For more details, including a list of the musicians performing the score, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Thursday, August 17


It's Mary Poppins, y'all!  Eugene Rec presents the Disney classic tonight at Park Blocks (8th Ave and Oak St in Eugene, OR) at 9 pm.  For more details, visit the Eugene, OR, website.

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Seattle Outdoor Movies presents Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them today at Magnuson Park (NE 65th at Sand Point Way NE in Seattle, WA).  The event starts at 6:30 pm with entertainment, trivia, furry critters, vendors and more, with the movie starting at dusk.  Admission is $5, children 5 and under are free.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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If you think August in Portland is hot, imagine how the Nazis felt once the Ark was opened!  Portland Movies in the Park presents Raiders of the Lost Ark tonight at Oregon Park (NE 30th and Oregon St in Portland, OR) at dusk.  The musical guests that open Movies in the Park events have yet to be announced, so check the website below closer to the screening for more information.  The parks are tobacco free zones and dogs must be on a leash.  For more details on this event, and other Movies in the Park, visit the City of Portland website.  Remember, the event can be cancelled due to rain.

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The Northwest Film Center presents Army of Darkness at Top Down: Rooftop Cinema at Hotel deLuxe (729 SW 15th Ave in Portland, OR).  Things start at 7 pm with food and drinks available for purchase, music starts at 8 pm, and the film starts at dusk.  A limited number of chairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis, but feel free to bring your own chair, pillow or blanket.  You might also consider bringing a light sweater or jacket, in case the night is a bit chilly.  Please note, no pets or outside food or drinks are allowed.  Advance tickets guarantee admission until 8:30 pm.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Friday, August 18



Friday Night Frights presents one of the best horror comedies of the 80s, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, at the Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N Proctor St in Tacoma, WA) tonight at 10 pm.  The film is chocked full of great clown gags and I bet you'll be singing the theme song on the way home!  Admission is $6 and tickets are available 30 minutes before showtime.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) pays tribute to the late Martin Landau with a screening of Ed Wood tonight at 6:30 pm.  Landau won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his portayal of Bela Lugosi in the film.  This one might sell out, so get your tickets early!  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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Eugene Rec presents Dive-In Movie: The Book of Life at Echo Hollow Pool (1655 Echo Hollow Rd in Eugene, OR) tonight at 9 pm.  Swim and enjoy this fantasy adventure, presented in Spanish.  For more details, visit the Eugene, OR, website.

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Portland Movies in the Park presents the George Lucas/Ron Howard fantasy Willow tonight at Dawson Park (N Stanton and Williams Ave in Portland, OR) at dusk.  The music of Lauren "Lo" Steele opens the event at 6:30 pm.  The parks are tobacco free zones and dogs must be on a leash.  For more details on this event, and other Movies in the Park, visit the City of Portland website.  Remember, the event can be cancelled due to rain.

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The City of Tigard, Oregon, presents Movies in the Park - Star Wars: Rogue One tonight at Cook Park (17005 Southwest 92nd Ave in Tigard, OR).  The event starts at 5 pm, with the movie beginning at dusk.  You are asked to bring school supplies to give to the Tigard/Tualatin School District.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event page.

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Kitty Glitter and The Geekenders return to the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) tonight at 8 pm with Lord of the Schwings: A Tolkien Burlesque Night.  In this "XXX-tended" edition, the show features more performers than before!  Audience costumes are encouraged, as there will be a costume contest and lots of raffle prizes!!  For more details, including a list of performers and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The classic fairy tale movie The Princess Bride plays through August 24 at The Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR).  Showtimes have yet to be announced, so check back here, or at The Academy Theater website, later.

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The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) presents Hellboy tonight at 11:30 pm.  Watch Ron Perlman, in the role he was borne to play, in Guillermo del Toro's take on the supernatural superhero.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Idaho Horror Film Festival's summer Scream Series presents Scream at 8 pm tonight at the Payette Brewing Co. (733 South Pioneer St in Boise, ID).  Your $10 ticket gets you a night on the lawn watching Wes Craven's classic AND a frosty Bayette brew!  And you can join in the not-so-deadly trivia game before the movie!!  You must be 21 or older to attend.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Edgar Wright concluded his "Cornetto Trilogy" with the sci fi/kung fu comedy The World's End, which screens at the Laurelhurst Theater and Pub (2735 East Burnside St in Portland, OR) through Thursday, August 24.  It's also heavily influenced by Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and has plenty of Easter eggs for viewers to find.  Head to the Laurelhurst Theater website for more details and showtimes.


Saturday, August 19




The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) pays tribute to the late George A. Romero with what some consider his masterpiece, 1978's Dawn of the Dead.  Showtime is 6:30 pm.  This event will probably sell out, so visit The Hollywood Theatre website for more details and a link to advance ticket sales.

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Oregon Bigfoot Festival 2017 takes place today at Glenn Otto Park (1102 E Historic Columbia River Highway in Troutdale, OR) from 9 am to 5 pm.  This "Whimsical Bigfoot" themed event features unique food and merchandise, carnival-style games, the chance to cast your own Bigfoot mold and more.  The event asks for a $5 donation for adults, $2 donation for kids.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page

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Big Bug Mayhem continues at the Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St in Bellingham, WA) today at noon, with a screening of Tarantula.  Okay, it's not a bug, but you know what I mean.  Admission is only $3.  For more details, and advance ticket sales, visit the Pickford Film Center website.

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Glitterpants Productions brings Urban Unglued - The Dark Themed Market to the Ballroom at Sanford and Son (744 Commerce St in Tacoma, WA) from 11 am to 5 pm.  Admission is free.  For more details, and a list of vendors (which is still growing), visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Vicarious Theatre Company and The Rendezvous Seattle host The Rocky Horror Picture Show at The Jewelbox.  The event takes place at 10 pm tonight at The Rendezvous Seattle (2322 2nd Ave in Seattle, WA), with the Vicarious Theatre Company performing in classic shadow cast fashion.  Prop bags can be purchased on site for just $2.  For more details, including a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Get ready for a xenomorph double feature tonight at the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC).  First up is the original horror classic, Alien, at 8 pm, followed by the action filled bug hunt Aliens around 10:20 pm.  You could by a ticket for a single feature ($10 in advance, $12 at the door), but you really should spend a few dollars more and make it a double feature ($13 in advance, $15 at the door).  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Goth Book Club discussion of the novel John Dies at the End takes place at The Dreaming Comics and Games (5226 University Way NE in Seattle, WA) today from 1 to 4 pm.  Read the book, than stop by, join the discussion and be sure to support The Dreaming before you leave by purchasing a game or some comics.  Be aware, some of the topics to be discussed might not be suitable for all ages.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Sunday, August 20


The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) presents a screening of Critters 2: The Main Course, with director Mick Garris in attendance for a Q and A, today at 6:45 pm.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page