Saturday, June 25, 2022

Well, it's going to be the perfect weekend to head for a cool theater.

This weekend is going to be very warm in parts of the Pacific Northwest, with some areas under a heat advisory warning.  And while the temperatures won't climb as high as last summer's heat dome days, it still feels like the perfect weekend for heading to a nice, dark, air conditioned theater.  

I'm one of those "lucky" people who'll be working outside during this hot weekend, so I'll be MEEEELTING!

If spending time in a cool theater theater sounds good to you, this edition of the Weekly Update is full of great movies for Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Fans.  I've even got a few outdoor movie suggestions, for when the sun and temperature goes down.  

Of course, should you want to see what's happening in the next couple of months, head over to the Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Calendar, where you find news on events coming up in the second half of 2022, and beyond!

Hope everyone stays safe, and keeps cool.  I'll be back next week with more events happening under The Shadow Over Portland!

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Happening This Week   

Director Scott Derickson's (Sinister) latest horror film, The Black Phone (based on a Joe Hill story) opens today at  CineMagic (2021 SE Hawthrone Blvd in Portland, OR; plays through Thursday, July 7), the Laurelhurst Theater (2735 E Burnside St in Portland, OR; plays through Thursday, June 30), the Yelm Cinemas (201 Prairie Park Lane SE in Yelm, WA; plays through Wednesday, June 29), Studio One Theaters (3945 SE Powell Blvd in Portland, OR; plays through Thursday, June 30), the Sandy Cinema (16605 Champion Way in Sandy, OR; plays through Wednesday, June 29), and the Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR; plays through Thursday, June 30).
 
The Haunted Tavern: A Dark Pop-Up Cocktail Experience will be hosting four part interactive cocktail journeys through Sunday, June 26, at the Shanghai Tunnel Bar (211 SW Ankeny St in Portland, OR).  Click on the link for more details and ticket purchases.  Of course, you have to be 21 or older to attend.

VFX artist Phil Tippett's stop motion film Mad God is playing at the Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St in Seattle, WA; plays through Thursday, June 30) and the Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland OR; plays through Thursday, July 30).
 
Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave in Seattle, WA) will show the 1982 animated classic The Last Unicorn through Thursday, June 30.

Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave in Seattle, WA) will show the camp classic Barbarella through Wednesday, June 29.  You know it's gonna be a "psychedelia" good time.  
 
Crimes of the Future, David Cronenberg's return to body horror, opens tonight at the Broadway Metro (888 Willamette St in Eugene, OR; plays through Thursday, June 30) and the Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St in Bellingham, WA; plays through Thursday, June 30)
 
The Sci Fi comedy Brian and Charles is playing at Cinema 21 (616 NW 21st Ave in Portland, OR; plays through Thursday, June 30), the Salem Cinema (1127 Broadway NE in Salem, OR; plays through Thursday, June 30), the Broadway Metro (888 Willamette St in Eugene, OR; plays through Thursday, June 30), the Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St in Bellingham, WA; plays through Thursday, June 30), the Darkside Cinema (215 SW 4th St in Corvallis, OR; plays through Thursday, June 30), The Grand Cinema (606 Fawcett Ave in Tacoma, WA; plays through Thursday, June 30), and the SIFF Cinema Uptown (511 Queen Anne Ave N in Seattle, WA; plays through Thursday, June 30). 
 
Michelle Yeoh fighting to save the multiverse?  I'm SOLD!  Also starring the amazing James Hong and Jamie Lee Curtis, Everything Everywhere All At Once continues this week at the Darkside Cinema (215 SW 4th St in Corvallis, OR; plays through Thursday, June 30), the Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR; plays through Thursday, June 30), the Salem Cinema (1127 Broadway NE in Salem, OR; ends on Thursday, June 30), the Broadway Metro (888 Willamette St in Eugene, OR; plays through Thursday, June 30), Cinema 21 (616 NW 21st Ave in Portland, OR; plays through Thursday, June 30), The Grand Cinema (606 Fawcett Ave in Tacoma, WA; plays through Thursday, June 30), and Studio One Theaters (3945 SE Powell Blvd in Portland, OR; plays through Thursday, June 30).
 
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore is playing at the McMenamin Kennedy School (5736 NE 33rd Ave in Portland, OR; plays through Thursday, June 30).
 
The latest Disney/Pixar toy commercial animated feature, Lightyear, opens today at the Sandy Cinema (16605 Champion Way in Sandy, OR; plays through Thursday, June 23), the Laurelhurst Theater (2735 E Burnside St in Portland, OR; plays through Thursday, June 30), the St Johns Twin Cinema (8704 N Lombard St in Portland, OR; plays through Thursday, June 30), the Laurelhurst Theater (2735 E Burnside St in Portland, OR; plays through Thursday, June 30), Studio One Theaters (3945 SE Powell Blvd in Portland, OR; plays through Thursday, June 30), the Yelm Cinemas (201 Prairie Park Lane SE in Yelm, WA; plays through Thursday, June 30), the Sandy Cinema (16605 Champion Way in Sandy, OR; plays through Thursday, June 30), the Cameo Theatre (304 E 1st St in Newberg, OR; plays through Monday, June 27), the Granada 3 Theatre (1311 Adams Ave in La Grande, OR; plays to Thursday, June 30), the Liberty Theatre (315 NE 4th Ave in Camas, WA: plays through Thursday, June 30), the Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR; plays through Thursday, June 30), the Kelso Theater Pub (214 S Pacific Ave in Kelso, WA: plays through Thursday, June 30) and the following McMenamins locations: the Grand Lodge (3505 Pacific Ave in Forest Grove, OR; plays through Wednesday, July 6), Old St. Francis (700 NW Bond St in Bend, OR; plays through Wednesday, July 6), Olympic Club (112 N Tower Ave in Centralia, WA; plays through Thursday, June 30), the Power Station at Edgefield (2126 SW Halsey St in Troutdale, OR; plays through Wednesday, July 7). .
 
Jurassic World: Dominion, the *cough cough* "epic conclusion," is playing at the Mt. Hood Theatre (401 E Powell Blvd in Gresham, OR; plays through Thursday, June 30), the Yelm Cinemas (201 Prairie Park Lane SE in Yelm, WA; plays through Wednesday, June 29), the Sandy Cinema (16605 Champion Way in Sandy, OR; plays through Thursday, June 30), the Sandy Cinema (16605 Champion Way in Sandy, OR; plays through Thursday, June 30), Studio One Theaters (3945 SE Powell Blvd in Portland, OR; plays through Thursday, June 30), the Broadway Metro (888 Willamette St in Eugene, OR; plays through Thursday, June 30), the Granada 3 Theatre (1311 Adams Ave in La Grande, OR; plays to Thursday, June 30), the Liberty Theatre (315 NE 4th Ave in Camas, WA: plays through Thursday, June 30), the OMSI Empirical Theater (1945 SE Water Ave in Portland, OR; plays through Sunday, June 26), the Milton-Freewater Drive-In (84322 Oregon-Washington Highway in Milton Freewater, OR; plays through Wednesday, June 29).
 
The Hourglass Escapes Mystery at Innsmouth (located in Seattle, WA) is now open.  Play as one of seven characters from the Fantasy Flight Games Arkham Horror as you try to solve why you and your fellow investigators have been summoned to a dingy ocean side hotel with a view of Devil's Reef.

Or, check out the Hourglass Escapes Evil Dead 2 room (located in Seattle, WA), where you and your fellow paranormal investigators visit Knowby Cabin to add Ash in his attempt to vanquish the Deadites.

Explore the spooky side of Vancouver, WA, by attending one of the Ghostly Vancouver Tours.  You can choose either Ghostly Gastown Tour, or the Ghostly Downtown Tour.  Or, better yet, check them both out this summer!  You can also follow them on Facebook.

ScareGrounds PDX is now hiring for the building crew, walkaround actors and management positions, with other jobs to be announced in the future.  Mandatory auditions for walkaround cast members will take place on Saturday, June 18, at Oaks Park.  Visit the link above for all the details.
 
The Bleedingham Horror Film Festival is taking submissions through September 1, 2022.  The event takes place on Saturday and Sunday, October 22 and 23, in Bellingham, WA.
 
June, 2022
 
Saturday, June 25 

The Sisters of Lilith are hosting a Summer Solstice Market at Prindle Mountain (1622 Ryan-Tavelli Rd in Washougal, WA) from noon to 7 pm.  The event takes place on private property, so please read and follow the rules, which you find at the link above.  Also, you need to order a ticket, which gives you a time window to attend, to help prevent overcrowding.  Tickets are donation-based, and donations will be given to the Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership and you can get one at the link above.
 
The International Mermaid Museum (7 S Arbor Rd in Aberdeen, WA) will present an outdoor screening of the new mermaid movie Erzulie tonight at 7 pm.  The film will be shown in the event tent at the Westport Winery Garden Resort (1 S Arbor Rd in Aberdeen, WA).  The film is rated PG-13, and director Christine Chen suggests the film is not for young children, likening it to "Goonies, meets Jaws and Splash."  Chen and Leila Annastasia Scott (who plays Erzulie) will be present for a Q and A.  Advance tickets are $10 and required to attend, and you can purchase them at this link.

The musical Sci Fi film Neptune Frost will be show at the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) today at 1 pm and on Tuesday, June 27, at 8:45 pm.

The Beacon (4405 Rainier Ave S in Seattle, WA) will show Jean Rollin's Fascination tonight only at 10:15 pm.

Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema returns to the Fairhaven Village Green (1207 10 St in Bellingham, WA) with a screening of Back to the Future tonight only.  Pre-show starts at 8:15 pm.

The Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St in Bellingham, WA) series It's Alive! continues with Edgar Ulmer's 1934 horror classic The Black Cat, with Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi, today at noon. 

Fathom Events brings G.I. Joe: The Movie back to theaters nationwide in celebration of the film's 35th anniversary.  The film screens today and on Saturday, June 25.  Visit the link to find a theater near you screening the film.

In celebration of 100 years of Oregon State Parks, the Hollywood Theatre has set up Summer Movies at Oregon State Parks, starting tonight with the original Jurassic Park.  The screening takes place at Rooster Rock State Park (located in Corbett, OR).  Admission is FREE, with free day-use parking after 7 pm.  The show starts at dusk.

It's Satanageddon! at the Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St in Seattle, WA), starting tonight at 8 pm.  Presented by Bat City Cinema, the American Genre Film Archive and support from the Sprocket Society, this explosion of evil trailers, cartoons and shorts from the Satanic Panic era will be presented in GLORIOUS 16mm.  And the program includes two films, Satan War (this is one of only two prints in existence!) and Gene Roddenberry's failed pilot film Spectre
 
UPDATE: This event has been CANCELLED due to a COVID exposure. 

All's Faire, a fun medieval fantasy world for the whole family, takes place this weekend at the Thurston County Fairgrounds (3054 Carpenter Rd SE in Lacey, WA).  You can follow the event on Facebook.
 
The Kiggins Theatre (1011 Main St in Vancouver, WA) will show The Rocky Horror Picture Show, with the Denton Delinquents Time Warping across the stage, tonight at 10 pm.  Doors open at 9 pm.  

The Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton St in Portland, OR) presents a screening of The Rocky Horror Picture at midnight designed for virgins.  Doors open at 11 pm.

Sunday, June 26

VFX artist Phil Tippett's stop motion film Mad God will play at the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) tonight at 6:45 pm and Tuesday, June 28, at 9:30 pm.

It's Satanageddon! at the Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton St in Portland, OR), starting tonight at 6 pm.  Presented by Bat City Cinema, the American Genre Film Archive and support from the Sprocket Society, this explosion of evil trailers, cartoons and shorts from the Satanic Panic era will be presented in GLORIOUS 16mm.  And the program includes two films, Satan War (this is one of only two prints in existence!) and Gene Roddenberry's failed pilot film Spectre
 
UPDATE: This event has been CANCELLED due to a COVID exposure.

Fathom Event's Studio Ghibli Fest 2022 brings The Cat Returns back to the big screen for its 20th anniversary on Sunday and Monday, June 26 and 27.  Monday's screening is subtitled, the other is dubbed.  Visit the link to find a theater near you.
 
Dig out your multipass and head to the theaters, as Fathom Events brings The Fifth Element back to the big screen nationwide in celebration of the film's 25th anniversary.  Screenings take place today and on Wednesday, June 29.  Visit the link to find a theater near you screening the film. 
 
The film is also playing at 9 pm tonight at the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC).
 
Monday, June 27
 
Ari Aster's folk horror tale Midsommar plays at 9 pm tonight at the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC).
 
Wednesday, June 29
 

The Portland Horror Film Festival 2022 takes place through Sunday, July 3, with evening theatrical screenings at the Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) and weekend matinees at the Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton St in Portland, OR).  You can also stream it all at home anywhere in the US!  Check out the Facebook Event Page for more details.
 
July, 2022
 
Friday, July 1
 
"It's your one way ticket to Midnight; Call it Heavy Metal!" The adult animated camp classic screens tonight at 10:30 pm tonight at the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC).
 
The fantasy Legend, featuring a legendary Tim Curry performance, will screen at Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave in Seattle, WA; plays through Thursday, July 7).
 
 A new 4K restoration of David Lynch's Lost Highway opens tonight at the SIFF Cinema Uptown (511 Queen Anne Ave N in Seattle, WA; dates and showtimes to be announced).
 
 
The Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton St in Portland, OR) will screen the sci fi action flick Demolition Man tonight only at 7 pm.
 
VHS Night at  CineMagic (2021 SE Hawthrone Blvd in Portland, OR) presents the zombie/comedy/cop action flick Dead Heat tonight.  Show time has yet to be announced. 
 
Saturday, July 2
 
The Beacon (4405 Rainier Ave S in Seattle, WA) will show Mario Bava's Blood and Black Lace tonight only at 7:30 pm.
 
Joe Bob Briggs returns to the Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) tonight at 7 pm for Joe Bob's Indoor Drive-In Geek-Out.  He'll be hosting a Cerebellum Double Feature, with The Brain and Brain Damage on the big screen.  I'm sure Joe Bob will agree when I say you should check it out.  As his last appearance sold out, get your tickets early!

UPDATE: This event has SOLD OUT.   Told you tickets were going to go quick.
 
The Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton St in Portland, OR) presents a screening of The Rocky Horror Picture at midnight with the Clinton Street Cabaret.  Doors open at 11 pm.
 
Monday, July 4
 
The fireworks aren't in the sky tonight, they're at Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave in Seattle, WA), where you can catch Independence Day at 3 pm, or at 6 pm in a Hecklevision version.
 
The Beacon (4405 Rainier Ave S in Seattle, WA) will show Stanley Kubrick's The Shining tonight only at 7:30 pm. 

Saturday, June 18, 2022

This week might have been rough, but not bad enough to derail the Weekly Update!

Well, it's been quite a week.  Craziness on the bus, computer hiccups, an unexpected trip to the bike shop and more stress than I needed at the day job.  Thank Cthulhu my weekend starts in a few hours, as all I want to do is sit in a nice, dark movie theater and enjoy a flick.

Yep, that about sums up the start of my week.  Hope yours was better.

Of course, I've got a list of great films to chose from, as well as some live events if I'm feeling a bit more social.  And, as I do every week, I'm sharing my list with you!  Check it out down below!

And while this edition of the Weekly Update covers all the events I've found for the month of June, you can always go to the Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Calendar and see what's coming in the second half of 2022.  But you'll want to keep checking back, since I'm always adding more exciting events!

Well, I'm going to keep this short, as my brain is a bit fried and I still have four hours to go at the day job.  Stay safe and I'll be back next week with another update from The Shadow Over Portland!

If you'd like to help support the site, please visit my Ko-fi page.  Thank you.

 
Happening This Week   
 

Faerieworlds Music and Arts Festival takes place through Sunday, June 19, at the Cuthbert Amphitheater in Alton Baker Park (2300 Leo Harris Pkway in Eugene, OR).  You find a list of performers and a link to purchase tickets at the site.  You can also get details at the Facebook Page.

The Washington State Summer Con takes place from June 17 to 19 at the Washington State Fair and Events Center (110 9th Ave SE in Puyallup, WA).  Ian McDiarmid (Emperor Palpatine in the Star Wars movies), Jen Taylor (Cortana in the Halo games), Steve Downes (The Master Chief in the Halo games) and Robert Patrick (T2, The X Files) are scheduled to attend.  You can follow the event on Facebook.
 
UPDATE: William Shatner (Star Trek, as if you didn't know), Sean Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy, The Suicide Squad), Amy Allen (Jedi Aayla Secura in Star Wars Episode II and III) and Ray Park (Star Wars: Episode 1, Sleepy Hollow, X-Men) are scheduled to attend. 

VFX artist Phil Tippett's stop motion film Mad God opens at the Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St in Seattle, WA; plays through Thursday, June 30) and CineMagic (2021 SE Hawthrone Blvd in Portland, OR; plays through Thursday, June 23)  Just need to mention, CineMagic is advertising this as an exclusive Oregon engagement, so make your plans accordingly.
 
 
Crimes of the Future, David Cronenberg's return to body horror, opens tonight at the Broadway Metro (888 Willamette St in Eugene, OR; plays through Thursday, June 23), the Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR; plays through Thursday, June 23), Cinema 21 (616 NW 21st Ave in Portland, OR; plays through Thursday, June 23) and SIFF Cinema Uptown (511 Queen Anne Ave N in Seattle, WA; plays through Thursday, June 23).
 
The Sci Fi comedy Brian and Charles is playing at Cinema 21 (616 NW 21st Ave in Portland, OR; plays through Thursday, June 23), the Salem Cinema (1127 Broadway NE in Salem, OR; plays through Thursday, June 23), the Broadway Metro (888 Willamette St in Eugene, OR; plays through Thursday, June 23), the Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St in Bellingham, WA; plays through Thursday, June 23), the Darkside Cinema (215 SW 4th St in Corvallis, OR; plays through Thursday, June 23), and the SIFF Cinema Uptown (511 Queen Anne Ave N in Seattle, WA; plays through Thursday, June 23). 
 
Michelle Yeoh fighting to save the multiverse?  I'm SOLD!  Also starring the amazing James Hong and Jamie Lee Curtis, Everything Everywhere All At Once continues this week at the Darkside Cinema (215 SW 4th St in Corvallis, OR; plays through Thursday, June 23), the Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR; plays through Thursday, June 23), the Salem Cinema (1127 Broadway NE in Salem, OR; ends on Tuesday, June 21), the Broadway Metro (888 Willamette St in Eugene, OR; plays through Thursday, June 23), Cinema 21 (616 NW 21st Ave in Portland, OR; plays through Thursday, June 23), the Laurelhurst Theater (2735 E Burnside St in Portland, OR; plays through Wednesday, June 22), The Grand Cinema (606 Fawcett Ave in Tacoma, WA; plays through Thursday, June 23), and Studio One Theaters (3945 SE Powell Blvd in Portland, OR; plays through Thursday, June 23).
 
If you're looking for a film to take Dad to on Father's Day weekend, head to Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave in Seattle, WA) for Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, playing through Thursday, June 23.
 
Wes Craven's underrated classic The People Under the Stairs is playing at Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave in Seattle, WA; plays through Wednesday, June 22). 
 
Alex Garland's (Ex Machina, Annihilation) latest horror film, Men, is playing at the Broadway Metro (888 Willamette St in Eugene, OR; plays through Thursday, June 23). 
 
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore is playing at the McMenamin Kennedy School (5736 NE 33rd Ave in Portland, OR; plays through Thursday, June 23).
 
The latest Disney/Pixar toy commercial animated feature, Lightyear, opens today at the Sandy Cinema (16605 Champion Way in Sandy, OR; plays through Thursday, June 23), the Laurelhurst Theater (2735 E Burnside St in Portland, OR; plays through Thursday, June 23), the St Johns Twin Cinema (8704 N Lombard St in Portland, OR; plays through Thursday, June 23), the Laurelhurst Theater (2735 E Burnside St in Portland, OR; plays through Thursday, June 23), Studio One Theaters (3945 SE Powell Blvd in Portland, OR; plays through Thursday, June 23) the Yelm Cinemas (201 Prairie Park Lane SE in Yelm, WA; plays through Thursday, June 23), the Sandy Cinema (16605 Champion Way in Sandy, OR; plays through Thursday, June 23), the Cameo Theatre (304 E 1st St in Newberg, OR; plays through Monday, June 20), the Granada 3 Theatre (1311 Adams Ave in La Grande, OR; plays to Thursday, June 23), the Liberty Theatre (315 NE 4th Ave in Camas, WA: plays through Thursday, June 23) and the Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR; plays through Thursday, June 23).
 
 
Jurassic World: Dominion, the *cough cough* "epic conclusion," is playing at the Mt. Hood Theatre (401 E Powell Blvd in Gresham, OR; plays through Thursday, June 23), the St Johns Twin Cinema (8704 N Lombard St in Portland, OR; plays through Thursday, June 23), the Yelm Cinemas (201 Prairie Park Lane SE in Yelm, WA; plays through Thursday, June 23), the Sandy Cinema (16605 Champion Way in Sandy, OR; plays through Thursday, June 23), the Columbia Theatre-Saint Helens (212 S 1st st in St. Helens, OR; plays through Thursday, June 23), the Sandy Cinema (16605 Champion Way in Sandy, OR; plays through Thursday, June 23), Studio One Theaters (3945 SE Powell Blvd in Portland, OR; plays through Thursday, June 23), the Laurelhurst Theater (2735 E Burnside St in Portland, OR; plays through Thursday, June 23), the Broadway Metro (888 Willamette St in Eugene, OR; plays through Thursday, June 23), the Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N Proctor St in Tacoma, WA; plays through Sunday, June 19), the Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Hwy in Tigard, OR; plays through Thursday, June 23), the Granada 3 Theatre (1311 Adams Ave in La Grande, OR; plays to Thursday, June 23), the Liberty Theatre (315 NE 4th Ave in Camas, WA: plays through Thursday, June 23), the Kelso Theater Pub (214 S Pacific Ave in Kelso, WA: plays through Thursday, June 23), the Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR; plays through Thursday, June 23), and the 99W Drive In (3110 Portland Rd in Newberg, OR; plays Friday, June 17, through Sunday, June 19, with Back to the Future), the OMSI Empirical Theater (1945 SE Water Ave in Portland, OR; plays through Sunday, June 26), and the following McMenamins theaters; Anderson School (18607 Bothell Way NE in Bothell, WA; plays through Wednesday, June 22), the Bagdad (3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd in Portland, OR; plays through Thursday, June 23), the Grand Lodge (3505 Pacific Ave in Forest Grove, OR; plays through Wednesday, June 22), Old St. Francis (700 NW Bond St in Bend, OR; plays through Wednesday, June 22), the Olympic Club (112 N Tower Ave in Centralia, WA; plays through Thursday, June 23), the Power Station at Edgefield (2126 SW Halsey St in Troutdale, OR; plays through Wednesday, June 22), and the St. Johns Theater (8203 N Ivanhoe St in Portland, OR; plays through Wednesday, June 22).
 
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness continues at the Yelm Cinemas (201 Prairie Park Lane SE in Yelm, WA; plays through Thursday, June 23).
 
The Hourglass Escapes Mystery at Innsmouth (located in Seattle, WA) is now open.  Play as one of seven characters from the Fantasy Flight Games Arkham Horror as you try to solve why you and your fellow investigators have been summoned to a dingy ocean side hotel with a view of Devil's Reef.

Or, check out the Hourglass Escapes Evil Dead 2 room (located in Seattle, WA), where you and your fellow paranormal investigators visit Knowby Cabin to add Ash in his attempt to vanquish the Deadites.

Explore the spooky side of Vancouver, WA, by attending one of the Ghostly Vancouver Tours.  You can choose either Ghostly Gastown Tour, or the Ghostly Downtown Tour.  Or, better yet, check them both out this summer!  You can also follow them on Facebook.

ScareGrounds PDX is now hiring for the building crew, walkaround actors and management positions, with other jobs to be announced in the future.  Mandatory auditions for walkaround cast members will take place on Saturday, June 18, at Oaks Park.  Visit the link above for all the details.
 
The Bleedingham Horror Film Festival is taking submissions through September 1, 2022.  The event takes place on Saturday and Sunday, October 22 and 23, in Bellingham, WA.
 
June, 2022

Saturday, June 18

The musical Sci Fi film Neptune Frost will be show at the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) today at 3:15 pm, and on Tuesday, June 21, at 6:30 pm.

The Grand Cinema (606 Fawcett Ave in Tacoma, WA) will present a Free Family Flick screening of The Princess Bride today at 10 am.  Later, Weird Elephant at The Grand Cinema will host quote-friendly screenings of the film at 10 pm tonight and tomorrow.

CineMagic (2021 SE Hawthrone Blvd in Portland, OR) will show The Dark Crystal today only at 4:30 pm.
 
CineMagic (2021 SE Hawthrone Blvd in Portland, OR) will show RoboCop, featuring stop-motion work from Tippet Studios, tonight only at 9 pm.

The Whiteside Theatre (361 SW Madison Ave in Corvallis, OR) will screen the Pixar film Luca today only at 3 pm.  I assume this film about fish people is more family friendly than anything H. P. Lovecraft wrote about.

VHS Uber Alles presents a Cyborg vs. Cyborg Fight Night in GLORIOUS VHS at 9 pm tonight at the Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St in Seattle, WA).  Don't know the title of the film, but a plot summery is available at the link.  And it's NEVER been released on DVD!

The Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton St in Portland, OR) screens The Rocky Horror Picture show at midnight with a shadowcast by the Clinton Street Cabaret.  Doors open at 11 pm.
 
Sunday, June 19
 
CineMagic (2021 SE Hawthrone Blvd in Portland, OR) will show the animated feature Corpse Bride today only at 2:30 pm.
 
CineMagic (2021 SE Hawthrone Blvd in Portland, OR) will show Ray Harryhausen's Clash of the Titans today only at 4:30 pm.
 
Fathom Events brings John Carpenter's The Thing back to theaters nationwide for the film's 40th anniversary.  The film plays today, and on Wednesday, June 22, and includes the Terror Takes Shape documentary.  Click on the link above to find a theater near you showing the film. 

Monday, June 20

It's Monster Monday at the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC), and this month, the Critters are coming by for a bite!  The show starts at 9:30 pm.   

Grab your multipass and head to the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) for The Fifth Element, playing tonight at 6:40 pm, and on Sunday, June 26, at 9 pm.

Tuesday, June 21

Darkside Cinema (215 SW 4th St in Corvallis, OR) and CMNYK presents the Sci Fi Extravaganza tonight at 7 pm  Tonight's feature is Warriors of the Wasteland (AKA The New Barbarians), featuring Fred Williamson.  Preshow starts at 6:15 pm.
 
Wednesday, June 22
 
BECU Drive-In Movies at Marymoor Park will show Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle at Marymoor Park (6046 W Lake Sammamish Parkway NE in Redmond, WA) tonight at 9:30 pm.  For more details and to buy tickets, visit the link above.
 
Thursday, June 23
 
The Haunted Tavern: A Dark Pop-Up Cocktail Experience will be hosting four part interactive cocktail journeys through Sunday, June 26, at the Shanghai Tunnel Bar (211 SW Ankeny St in Portland, OR).  Click on the link for more details and ticket purchases.  Of course, you have to be 21 or older to attend.
 
The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) will present a 15th anniversary screening of Death Proof tonight at 9:30 pm.
 
BECU Drive-In Movies at Marymoor Park will show Moana at Marymoor Park (6046 W Lake Sammamish Parkway NE in Redmond, WA) tonight at 9:30 pm.  For more details and to buy tickets, visit the link above. 

Fathom Events brings G.I. Joe: The Movie back to theaters nationwide in celebration of the film's 35th anniversary.  The film screens today and on Saturday, June 25.  Visit the link to find a theater near you screening the film.
 
Friday, June 24

The International Mermaid Museum (7 S Arbor Rd in Aberdeen, WA) will present an outdoor screening of the new mermaid movie Erzulie tonight and tomorrow at 7 pm.  The film will be shown in the event tent at the Westport Winery Garden Resort (1 S Arbor Rd in Aberdeen, WA).  The film is rated PG-13, and director Christine Chen suggests the film is not for young children, likening it to "Goonies, meets Jaws and Splash."  Chen and Leila Annastasia Scott (who plays Erzulie) will be present for a Q and A.  Advance tickets are $10 and required to attend, and you can purchase them at this link.

Queer Horror at the Hollywood Theatre will screen All About Evil, with writer/director Peaches Christ in attendance for a Q and A and to autograph copies of the new Severin Blu-ray release of the film.  The event is hosted by Carla Rossi and includes a preshow featuring Portland drag all-stars.  The show starts at 8:30 pm.

Get ready for A Marvel-ous Comic Strip, as The Geekenders bring one of their most popular past shows back to the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) tonight at 8 pm.  Doors open an hour before showtime.

Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave in Seattle, WA) will show the 1982 animated classic The Last Unicorn through Thursday, June 30.

Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave in Seattle, WA) will show the camp classic Barbarella through Wednesday, June 29.  You know it's gonna be a "psychedelia" good time. 

The Kiggins' Cult of Horror series brings the podcast Horror Movie Talk to the Kiggins Theatre (1011 Main St in Vancouver, WA) to introduce the final film in the series, Hereditary, tonight at 9:30 pm.
 
Saturday, June 25 

The Beacon (4405 Rainier Ave S in Seattle, WA) will show Jean Rollin's Fascination tonight only at 10:15 pm.

The Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St in Bellingham, WA) series It's Alive! continues with Edgar Ulmer's 1934 horror classic The Black Cat, with Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi, today at noon. 

In celebration of 100 years of Oregon State Parks, the Hollywood Theatre has set up Summer Movies at Oregon State Parks, starting tonight with the original Jurassic Park.  The screening takes place at Rooster Rock State Park (located in Corbett, OR).  Admission is FREE, with free day-use parking after 7 pm.  The show starts at dusk.

The Sisters of Lilith are hosting a Summer Solstice Market at Prindle Mountain (1622 Ryan-Tavelli Rd in Washougal, WA) from noon to 7 pm.  The event takes place on private property, so please read and follow the rules, which you find at the link above.  Also, you need to order a ticket, which gives you a time window to attend, to help prevent overcrowding.  Tickets are donation-based, and donations will be given to the Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership and you can get one at the link above.

It's Satanageddon! at the Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St in Seattle, WA), starting tonight at 8 pm.  Presented by Bat City Cinema, the American Genre Film Archive and support from the Sprocket Society, this explosion of evil trailers, cartoons and shorts from the Satanic Panic era will be presented in GLORIOUS 16mm.  And the program includes two films, Satan War (this is one of only two prints in existence!) and Gene Roddenberry's failed pilot film Spectre.

All's Faire, a fun medieval fantasy world for the whole family, takes place this weekend at the Thurston County Fairgrounds (3054 Carpenter Rd SE in Lacey, WA).  You can follow the event on Facebook.
 
The Kiggins Theatre (1011 Main St in Vancouver, WA) will show The Rocky Horror Picture Show, with the Denton Delinquents Time Warping across the stage, tonight at 10 pm.  Doors open at 9 pm.  

The Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton St in Portland, OR) presents a screening of The Rocky Horror Picture at midnight designed for virgins.  Doors open at 11 pm.

Sunday, June 26

It's Satanageddon! at the Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton St in Portland, OR), starting tonight at 6 pm.  Presented by Bat City Cinema, the American Genre Film Archive and support from the Sprocket Society, this explosion of evil trailers, cartoons and shorts from the Satanic Panic era will be presented in GLORIOUS 16mm.  And the program includes two films, Satan War (this is one of only two prints in existence!) and Gene Roddenberry's failed pilot film Spectre.

Fathom Event's Studio Ghibli Fest 2022 brings The Cat Returns back to the big screen for its 20th anniversary on Sunday and Monday, June 26 and 27.  Monday's screening is subtitled, the other is dubbed.  Visit the link to find a theater near you.
 
Dig out your multipass and head to the theaters, as Fathom Events brings The Fifth Element back to the big screen nationwide in celebration of the film's 25th anniversary.  Screenings take place today and on Wednesday, June 29.  Visit the link to find a theater near you screening the film. 
 
The film is also playing at 9 pm tonight only at the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC)
 
Wednesday, June 29
 

The Portland Horror Film Festival 2022 takes place through Sunday, July 3, with evening theatrical screenings at the Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) and weekend matinees at the Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton St in Portland, OR).  You can also stream it all at home anywhere in the US!  Check out the Facebook Event Page for more details.