Wednesday, May 22, 2019

If you're not going out in the woods this weekend, check out the Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy surprises happening in the Pacific Northwest this week!


If you live in the United States and you have a three day weekend, you might be heading out to a campground or finding some other way to get out in the woods.  Have fun, but be careful, as the woods can be a scary place. 

Holy hell, Smokey!  I promise I'll make sure
the campfire's out before I leave!! 

But if you're just staying home, or have to work on Monday, you might be looking for something to do during the weekend, and this edition of the Weekly Update is full of great Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy events happening in the Pacific Northwest.  From films to stage events and cons, you'll find something to attend near you!

Don't forget to check out the Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Calendar for more great things coming to the Pacific Northwest.  I've got a list of events running through January of next year.  And I've even added an event happening during THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR in 2020!  Don't forget, I update the calendar every few days, so check back for all the details on the films, stage events, cons and bazaars you don't want to miss!!

If you want to have your event listed on the site, just email me at shadowoverportland@live.com with all the details and promotional artwork, and I'll have it posted ASAP.  Best of all, you won't have to worry about any unexpected bills, as listings are FREE!

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

Now Showing

The Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR) presents the dystopian sci fi film V For Vendetta through Thursday, May 23.  For more details, including showtimes, visit the Academy Theater website.

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The Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St in Seattle, WA) presents the sci fi film Aniara through Thursday, May 23.  The story follows a human transport ship leaving a destroyed Earth for Mars, when it is knocked off course and doomed to travel past the red planet and into the deep reaches of space.  The film is in Swedish with English subtitles.  For more details, including showtimes, visit the Grand Illusion website.

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Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave in Seattle, WA) continues a month long celebration of the films of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli with Ponyo, presented in both subtitles and dubbed versions.  The film runs through Wednesday, May 22.  For more details, including showtimes and advance ticket sales, visit the Central Cinema website.

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The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR) brings John Carpenter's sci fi classic They Live back to the big screen through Thursday, May 23.  For more details and showtimes, visit The Joy Cinema website.

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Cinema 21 (616 NW 21st Ave in Portland, OR) will be screening Aniara through Thursday, May 23.  For more details, including showtimes and advance ticket sales, visit the Cinema 21 website.

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The Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR) will also be showing Us through Thursday, May 23.  For more details and showtimes, visit the Academy Theater website.

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The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) will screen the documentary Hail Satan? through Thursday, May 23.  Filmmaker Penny Lane gained unprecedented access to The Satanic Temple and explores the Temple's fight for free speech and equality.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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The Darkside Cinema (215 SW 4th St in Corvallis, OR) is showing Hail Satan? through Thursday, May 23.  For more details, visit the Darkside Cinema website.

Check This Out!

Patron of Horror deluxe packages for the Portland Horror Film Festival (June 5 to 8 at The Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) are now available.  The sale runs through May 31, or until supplies run out, at the Patron of Horror link.

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Applications for Horrific: A Night of Horror Themed Belly Dance (January 25 at the Temple Theatre, 47 St Helens Ave in Tacoma, WA) are open through May 31.  For all the details and to submit your idea for an act, visit the Horrific website.

May, 2019

Wednesday, May 22

In response to the regressive abortion laws springing up across the nation, The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) will summon the spirit of Furiosa with a screening of Mad Max: Fury Road-Black and Chrome tonight at 7:30 pm.  100% of ticketing proceeds will go to Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette.  For more details, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

UPDATE: This event is SOLD OUT.

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Weird Wednesday at The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR) brings Christopher R. Mihm's House of Ghosts to the big screen tonight at 9:15 pm.  Mihm is the director of several wonderful homages to the classic horror and sci fi films of the 50s, including The Giant Spider and Weresquito: Nazi Hunter, and seeing one of his films in theaters is a rare treat, so don't miss out!  Admission is FREE, but you must be 18 or older to attend.  And don't forget to show your support of the Weird Wednesday screenings by stopping at the concession stand for some tasty treats and beverages before the film.  For more details, visit The Joy Cinema website.

Thursday, May 23

Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave in Seattle, WA) gives you the chance to verbally smack down Kevin Costner as the theater presents Waterworld in Hecklevision tonight at 8 pm.  For more details, including showtimes and advance ticket sales, visit the Central Cinema website.

Friday, May 24

Miss Pamela Voorhees invites you to Get Your Geek On! at 8:30 pm tonight at the Crush Bar (1400 SE Morrison St in Portland, OR).  You never know what the performers will bring to tickle your nerdy fancy, so be ready for a night of fabulous entertainment.  For more details, including a list of performers and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave in Seattle, WA) month long celebration of the films of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli concludes with Princess Mononoke, presented in both subtitles and dubbed versions.  The film runs through Wednesday, May 29.  For more details, including showtimes and advance ticket sales, visit the Central Cinema website.

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Frightmare on Main Street presents John Carpenter's classic The Thing at 9:30 pm at the Kiggins Theatre (1011 Main St in Vancouver, WA).  After the film, the members of local podcast The Horror Aisle will discuss the film.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Kiggins Theatre website.

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The 99W Drive-In (Highway 99/AKA Portland Rd, just West of N. Springbrook Rd in Newberg, OR) will screen the Northwest favorite, The Goonies, with Detective Picachu through Sunday, May 26.  Show starts after dusk.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The BEST SUMMER MOVIE ever made, Jaws, opens today at The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR).  For more details and showtimes, visit The Joy Cinema website.

Saturday, May 25

The 17th Vampire's Masquerade Ball takes place at 9 pm tonight at the Portland Art Museum Kridel Grand Ballroom (1219 SW Park Ave in Portland, OR).  This is a formal event, with a dress code, so pull out your best tux or evening dress.  You must be 21 or older to attend.  You can visit the Facebook Event Page for updates on the event, or head to the Vampire Masquerade Ball website for more details, a list of FAQ, and advance ticket sales.

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The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) presents Alfred Hitchcock's 1927 silent film The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog today at 2 pm.  The film follows a mysterious tenant (Ivor Novello) who might be responsible for a series of Jack the Ripper-style murders.  Organist Dean Lemire will perform an original score on the Beverly Ruth Nelson Memorial pipe organ.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

Sunday, May 26

The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) will screen the classic fairy tale The Princess Bride tonight at 6:30 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Church of Film presents the surreal horror film The Killer Butterfly, by South Korean independent auteur Ki-Young Kim, at 8:30 pm tonight at Psychic (3560 N Mississippi in Portland, OR).  Admission is FREE, but you must be 21 or older to get in.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Tuesday, May 28

Castle Thunder Cinema presents Night of the She's!  50s Sci-Fi Femmes Double-Feature starting at 7 pm tonight at the Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton St in Portland, OR).  Catch The Astounding She-Monster first, followed by She Demons after a brief intermission, in GLORIOUS 16mm.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Wednesday, May 29

The Wonder: A Women in Sci Fi/Fantasy Film Class series at the Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave in Seattle, WA) presents a screening of the Goro Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli film Tales from Earthsea, based on the series by Ursula K. LeGuin tonight only at 7 pm.  The film will be presented in Japanese with English subtitles.  For more details, including advance ticket sales, visit the Central Cinema website.

Thursday, May 30

The Broadway Rose Theatre Company (12850 SW Grant Ave in Tigard, OR) presents the Tony Award-winning Into The Woods through Sunday, June 30.  For more details, including showtimes and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters opens tonight at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  The film is currently scheduled to run through Thursday, May 6.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

Friday, May 31

The Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR) presents the 1951 sci fi classic The Day the Earth Stood Still through Thursday, June 6.  For more details, including showtimes, visit the Academy Theater website closer to the opening date.

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The 5th Avenue Cinema (510 SW Hall St in Portland, OR) will screen the Japanese horror story Onibaba tonight and tomorrow at 7:30 pm and on Sunday, June 2, at 5:30 pm.  The film will be in Japanese with English subtitles.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Olympia Film Society will host the 2nd Annual Northwest Horrorfest at 9 pm tonight at the Capitol Theater (206 5th Ave SE in Olympia, WA).  For more details, including a list of films to be shown and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

June, 2019

Saturday, June 1

The Lilac City Comicon takes place this weekend at the Spokane Convention Center (334 W Spokane Falls Blvd in Spokane, WA).  For more details, visit the Lilac City Comicon website or the Facebook Page.

UPDATE: Randy Havens (Stranger Things) is scheduled to appear.

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Wyrd War celebrates co-founder Dennis Dread's birthday with a rare screening of Abel Ferrara's The Driller Killer in GLORIOUS 35mm at 7:30 pm tonight at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  This film was one of the UK's infamous "video nasties" back in the 80s, and this is your chance to find out why on the big screen!  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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The Olympia Film Society celebrates the 15th anniversary of Howl's Moving Castle with screenings of the film on Saturday, June 1,8, 15 and 29.  The show starts at 11 am at the Capitol Theater (206 5th Ave SE in Olympia, WA) and admission for kids 12 and under is FREE!  And no, it doesn't count if you consider yourself a kid at heart!!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Sunday, June 2

The Northwest Film Center presents Frank Henenlotter's Basket Case at 7 pm tonight at the Portland Art Museum Whitsell Auditorium (1219 SW Park Ave in Portland, OR).  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Northwest Film Center website.

Friday, May 17, 2019

The weather has cooled down, but the Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy events in the Pacific Northwest are still HOT!


Well, things have cooled down around the Pacific Northwest, but the Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy events are still smoking HOT!  Just take a look at this edition of the Weekly Update and you'll see what I mean!!

Damn, he wasn't kidding.
This edition really is HOT!

But if you can handle the heat, check out the Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Calendar, which is loaded with even MORE amazing events coming to the Pacific Northwest.  I've even added an event taking place in October, 2020!  If you're into advance planning, you'll want to keep checking back, as I update the site every few days.

If you want your event listed on the site, all you need to do is email me at shadowoverportland@live.com with all the details and promotional art, and I'll do the rest!  And that's it!  You don't even have to check the mailbox for a bill, as posting on the site is FREE!!

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

Now Showing



The 20th annual Mcmenamins Hotel Oregon UFOfest takes place through Saturday, May 18, at McMenamins Hotel Oregon (310 NE Evans St in McMinnville, OR).  For more details on speakers and other events, as well as advance ticket sales, visit the UFOfest website or the Facebook Event Page.

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The Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR) will also be showing Us through Thursday, May 23.  For more details and showtimes, visit the Academy Theater website.

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The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) will screen the documentary Hail Satan? through Thursday, May 23.  Filmmaker Penny Lane gained unprecedented access to The Satanic Temple and explores the Temple's fight for free speech and equality.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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The Darkside Cinema (215 SW 4th St in Corvallis, OR) is showing Hail Satan? through Thursday, May 23.  For more details, visit the Darkside Cinema website.

May, 2019

Friday, May 17

The Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR) presents the dystopian sci fi film V For Vendetta through Thursday, May 23.  For more details, including showtimes, visit the Academy Theater website closer to the opening date.

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Be careful using the toilets at the Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N Proctor St in Tacoma, WA) tonight, as Friday Night Frights presents the horror/comedy Ghoulies.  Showtime is at 10 pm and, as always, there will be loads of horror goodies to give away!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Lilac City Comicon and First Interstate Center presents William Shatner, live on stage, following a screening of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, tonight starting at 7:30 pm.  The event takes place at the First Interstate Center for the Arts (334 W Spokane Falls Blvd in Spokane, WA).  Tickets are on sale now at the TicketsWest website.

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The Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St in Seattle, WA) presents the sci fi film Aniara through Thursday, May 23.  The story follows a human transport ship leaving a destroyed Earth for Mars, when it is knocked off course and doomed to travel past the red planet and into the deep reaches of space.  The film is in Swedish with English subtitles.  Showtimes have yet to be announced, so visit the Grand Illusion website later in the month.

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Cinema 21 (616 NW 21st Ave in Portland, OR) will be screening Aniara through Thursday, May 23.  For more details, including showtimes and advance ticket sales, visit the Cinema 21 website.

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Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave in Seattle, WA) continues a month long celebration of the films of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli with Ponyo, presented in both subtitles and dubbed versions.  The film runs through Wednesday, May 22.  For more details, including showtimes and advance ticket sales, visit the Central Cinema website.

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The Mondo Trasho series at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) presents the 1971 sensual warlock cult classic Simon, King of the Witches tonight at 9:30 pm.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR) brings John Carpenter's sci fi classic They Live back to the big screen through Thursday, May 23.  For more details and showtimes, visit The Joy Cinema website.

Saturday, May 18

The 12th Annual Spring Fairy Festival takes place from 11 am to 7 pm today at Crescent Moon Gifts (2502 6th Ave in Tacoma, WA).  Details will be announced closer to the date, so check back here or at the Facebook Event Page later.

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The Family Pictures series at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) presents Joe Dante's loving tribute to the films of William Castle, Matinee, in GLORIOUS 35mm!  Showtimes are today and tomorrow at 2 pm.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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The Geekenders return to the Rio Theatre for a show that will put you between a "roc" and a "bard" place.  Get ready for Dungeons and Draglesque tonight at 8 pm, a tribute to a wold populated by elves, tieflings, orcs and owlbears.  Doors open at 7 pm.  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 Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR) will be showing Us today and tomorrow at 4 pm.  For more details and showtimes, visit The Joy Cinema website.

Sunday, May 19

TSD's Hi-Cap presents a screening of The Princess Bride at 2 pm today at the Capitol Theater (205 5th Ave SE in Olympia, WA).  Doors open an hour before the show.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Kiggins Theatre (1011 Main St in Vancouver, WA) will screen the 1922 silent classic Nosferatu, with live musical accompaniment by the Austin band The Invincible Czars, tonight at 7 pm.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Kiggins Theatre website.

Monday, May 20

The #OregonMade Film Series at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) starts summer with a screening of The Goonies, in GLORIOUS 35mm, tonight at 7:30 pm.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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Church of Film presents continues their Monster Movies-Cinema in Franco's Spain with a screening of The Exquisite Corpse at Century (930 SE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) tonight at 9:30 pm.  The story involves a wealthy publisher who receives a package containing a human hand, then a not asking if he'd like a forearm.  What follows is a trip to a gloomy mansion, LSD and memories leading to a hallucinatory tale of masculine mediocrity judged by women.  Things won't end well, as you might expect.  Admission and popcorn is FREE, but you must be 21 or older to attend.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Tuesday, May 21

Tacky Wacky Inc presents The Curse of Ursula Major!  A Monster Themed Drag Show at 9 pm tonight at Crush Bar (1400 SE Morrison St in Portland, OR).  The show promises cult classic monster, new monsters, My Pet Monster and MORE!  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 Repressed Cinema series at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) presents Larry Buchanan's Creature of Destruction in GLORIOUS 16mm.  This is an uncredited, made-for-TV remake of The She Creature and features Texas rockabilly singer Scotty McKay singing a Batman tribute song.  Showtime is 7:30 pm and features special pre-show material also in 16mm.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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The Sci-fi Extravaganza #23 at The Darkside Cinema (215 SW 4th St in Corvallis, OR) is Once Upon A Superhero, the story of a self-proclaimed superhero waiting for his lost powers to return.  The preshow starts at 6, with the feature starting at 7 pm.  Admission is $5, with includes credit for food items.  For more details, visit the Darkside Cinema website.

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The Portland Horror Trivia Massacre takes place at 7:30 pm tonight at Home, A Bar (719 SE Morrison St in Portland, OR).  Get your team together and try to win one of two bar gift certificates, or you might score a horror themed raffle prize!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Wednesday, May 22

In response to the regressive abortion laws springing up across the nation, The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) will summon the spirit of Furiosa with a screening of Mad Max: Fury Road-Black and Chrome tonight at 7:30 pm.  100% of ticketing proceeds will go to Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette.  For more details, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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Weird Wednesday at The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR) brings Christopher R. Mihm's House of Ghosts to the big screen tonight at 9:15 pm.  Mihm is the director of several wonderful homages to the classic horror and sci fi films of the 50s, including The Giant Spider and Weresquito: Nazi Hunter, and seeing one of his films in theaters is a rare treat, so don't miss out!  Admission is FREE, but you must be 18 or older to attend.  And don't forget to show your support of the Weird Wednesday screenings by stopping at the concession stand for some tasty treats and beverages before the film.  For more details, visit The Joy Cinema website.

Thursday, May 23

Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave in Seattle, WA) gives you the chance to verbally smack down Kevin Costner as the theater presents Waterworld in Hecklevision tonight at 8 pm.  For more details, including showtimes and advance ticket sales, visit the Central Cinema website.

Friday, May 24

Miss Pamela Voorhees invites you to Get Your Geek On! at 8:30 pm tonight at the Crush Bar (1400 SE Morrison St in Portland, OR).  You never know what the performers will bring to tickle your nerdy fancy, so be ready for a night of fabulous entertainment.  For more details, including a list of performers and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave in Seattle, WA) month long celebration of the films of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli concludes with Princess Mononoke, presented in both subtitles and dubbed versions.  The film runs through Wednesday, May 29.  For more details, including showtimes and advance ticket sales, visit the Central Cinema website.

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Frightmare on Main Street presents John Carpenter's classic The Thing at 9:30 pm at the Kiggins Theatre (1011 Main St in Vancouver, WA).  After the film, the members of local podcast The Horror Aisle will discuss the film.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Kiggins Theatre website.

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The 99W Drive-In (Highway 99/AKA Portland Rd, just West of N. Springbrook Rd in Newberg, OR) will screen the Northwest favorite, The Goonies, with Detective Picachu through Sunday, May 26.  Show starts after dusk.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, May 25

The 17th Vampire's Masquerade Ball takes place at 9 pm tonight at the Portland Art Museum Kridel Grand Ballroom (1219 SW Park Ave in Portland, OR).  This is a formal event, with a dress code, so pull out your best tux or evening dress.  You must be 21 or older to attend.  You can visit the Facebook Event Page for updates on the event, or head to the Vampire Masquerade Ball website for more details, a list of FAQ, and advance ticket sales.

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The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) presents Alfred Hitchcock's 1927 silent film The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog today at 2 pm.  The film follows a mysterious tenant (Ivor Novello) who might be responsible for a series of Jack the Ripper-style murders.  Organist Dean Lemire will perform an original score on the Beverly Ruth Nelson Memorial pipe organ.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

Sunday, May 26

The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) will screen the classic fairy tale The Princess Bride tonight at 6:30 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.