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 food and drinks. Many second-run movies play at these cheaper theaters. You can see independent, foreign and new release films for $6 or less. Most offer these low prices every day of the week.
Here are some of my favorite cheap Portland movie options:
6 Places in Portland to See a Movie for $6
1. 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 $6 before 6 p.m. every day.
St. Johns Twin Cinema and Pub is located at 8704 N Lombard Street.
2. 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.
3. Academy Theater
The Academy Theater opened in 1948 and offers an awesome historic theater setting in the heart of the Montavilla neighborhood. The theater shows a variety of second-run movies, classic repertory films, family-friendly movies and afternoon matinees showing every day.
Tickets are $5 every day.
Academy Theater is located at 7818 SE Stark Street.
4. 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 $5 every day.
Kennedy School Theater is located at 5736 N.E. 33rd Ave.
5. Jubitz Cinema
Jubitz Cinema is temporarily closed.
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. The theater shows two movies daily with four showings starting at noon. Get a snack from the convenience store or a freshly made sandwich from the deli to enjoy with your movie.
Tickets are $6 every day.
Jubitz Cinema is located at 10210 N Vancouver Way.
6. Mission Theater
Mission Theater is temporarily closed.
I check Mission Theater showtimes every so often to see if something catches my eye. More often than not, they show cult classics. They may also show live broadcasts of sporting events, documentaries, snowboard and ski films. You never know what you are going to get at Mission Theater but that’s part of the fun.
Tickets are $6 tickets before 5 p.m. and $5 all day on Monday.
Mission Theater is located at 1624 NW Glisan Street.
Bonus: 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 or 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 Monday and Tuesday, 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.
As long as you’re flexible, there are many affordable movie options in the Portland area. Happy watching!
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