Ready to save on a trip to the movies? Some of Portland’s best movie theaters offer cheap tickets.
Portland has an abundance of movie options and most with a great selection of food and drinks. First- and second-run movies play at these cheaper theaters. You can see independent, foreign, new release and classic films for $7 or less. Most offer these low prices every day of the week.
Here are great places to enjoy cheap Portland movies:
8 Places in Portland to See a Movie for $7
The Academy Theater opened in 1948 and offers an awesome historic theater setting in the heart of the Montavilla neighborhood. The theater shows first-run movies.
Tickets are $6 for showings starting before 3 p.m.
Academy Theater is located at 7818 SE Stark Street.
Avalon Theatre, originally the Sunnyside Theatre, opened in 1912. It is the oldest operating movie theater in Portland. Today, it has a movie theater showing second-run blockbusters along with a game room and a 3D interactive movie experience.
Tickets are $5.75 per person. On Tuesdays, pay only $4.75 per person.
Avalon Theatre is located at 3451 SE Belmont St. in Portland.
Kennedy School Theater
The theater inside the historic McMenamins Kennedy School is filled with comfy sofas, armchairs and tables for two, which make it a unique movie-going experience. The former school auditorium shows second-run feature films every night. Before the show, you can place an order for appetizers, drinks or a full meal to enjoy with your movie.
Tickets are $6 every day.
Kennedy School Theater is located at 5736 N.E. 33rd Ave.
Laurelhurst Theater and Pub
I love Laurelhurst! This theater shows independent, new releases and classic films. They have a varied beer selection and all food and drinks are at very reasonable prices (the pizza is delicious).
Shows that start before 5:30 p.m. are $6 every day.
Laurelhurst Theater is located at 2735 East Burnside Street.
On Sundays, The Movie Madness miniplex has free community screenings programmed by a staff of movie experts. Films include everything from cult classics to family favorites to unstreamable oddities.
Movies are screened at 11:30 a.m., 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Sundays.
Movie Madness is at 4320 SE Belmont St. in Portland.
St. Johns Theater & Pub
If you’re looking for a unique setting for your next new release movie, head to McMenamins St. Johns Theater & Pub. The theater features a spectacular domed roof and eclectic decor. This building has deep roots in the community. Dating back to 1905, it was the National Cash Register Company’s exhibit hall for Portland’s Lewis and Clark Exposition. Before watching a first-run show, place an order of food and drinks to enjoy in the theater.
Tickets are $7 per person before 5 p.m.
St. Johns Theater & Pub is located at 8203 N. Ivanhoe St.
5th Avenue Cinema
This is Oregon’s only student-run cinema and has been operating as a nonprofit since 1989. Portland State University’s cinema screens a selection of camp, cult, classic, and contemporary independent and mainstream films. The general public is always invited to watch the shows.
Tickets are $7.
5th Avenue Cinema is located at 510 SW Hall St. in Portland.
More Cheap Movie Options
Tickets to these Portland movie theaters are slightly higher than $7, but they still offer cheap tickets in awesome theater settings with menus full of tasty food and drinks.
Living Room Theater
If you live downtown, make this your go-to theater. Comfortable seating, great food and drinks. The theaters are small so arrive with plenty of time to spare to select your seat and order food and beverages. I like the variety of movies this theater offers: foreign, independent, documentaries, second-run, new release and more.
Normally tickets are $13+ but on Mondays and Tuesdays, they are $7.50.
The only downside to this theater is the location as you’ll need to pay for parking if driving. Luckily, it’s on the streetcar line.
Living Room Theater is located at 341 SW 10th Avenue.
I know what you’re thinking: “Isn’t Jubitz a truck stop?” Trust me. This facility will make you rethink everything you know about truck stops. Plus, they have a newly remodeled movie theater. Get a snack from the convenience store or a freshly made sandwich from the deli to enjoy with your movie.
Tickets are $9 per person.
Jubitz Cinema is located at 10210 N Vancouver Way.
Opened in 1926, the 675-seat Moreland Theater is a single screen cinema showing new releases.
Tickets are $8 per person before 6 p.m.
Moreland Theater is located at 6712 SE Milwaukie Ave. in Portland.
OMSI’s Empirical Theater
See movies on a giant 4-story screen at OMSI. Our city’s science center screens a variety of documentaries every day along with new releases. Food and beverages available at the Empirical Café. If you visit during OMSI discount day, you can get theater entrance for about half the price.
Tickets are $7.50 per person. Parking is $5.
OMSI’s Empirical Theater is located at 1945 SE Water Ave. in Portland.
Power Station Theater
Located at McMenamins Edgefield, the theater shows new releases in the former boiler room. The Power Station features luxury movie rocker seats and a deluxe sound system. Multiple showtimes are offered in the afternoons and evenings every day.
Tickets are $8 per ticket before 5 p.m.
The Power Station Theater is located at 2126 S.W. Halsey St. in Troutdale.
St. Johns Twin Cinema and Pub
This place has that old timey neighborhood cinema feel. Located in the heart of St. Johns and just blocks from Cathedral Park, this afternoon movie trip can easily turn into a full day of fun. The cinema plays select first-run movies and serves beer, wine and pizza for cheap.
Tickets are $9 before 6 p.m.
St. Johns Twin Cinema and Pub is located at 8704 N Lombard Street.
As long as you’re flexible, there are many affordable movie options in the Portland area. Happy watching!