Cinema 21

★★★★★
  • 616 NW 21st Ave

    Portland, OR 97209

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  • 503-223-4515

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Some older skiers of Portland might like to know that one of the extreme skiers featured in this film, Anselme Baud, was a ski instructor at Timberline Lodge. If I recall correctly it was the winter of l966-67. He went on to become an instructor at the Ecole de Guide in Chamonix and, as you see in the movie, one of the first extreme skiers. One thing he was famous for here was the time he climbed to the top of Mt. Hood and skied down to Timberlline between his morning and afernoon classes! He was repremanded for being a few minutes late, as I recall.

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Some older skiers of Portland might like to know that one of the extreme skiers featured in this film, Anselme Baud, was a ski instructor at Timberline Lodge. If I recall correctly it was the winter of l966-67. He went on to become an instructor at the Ecole de Guide in Chamonix and, as you see in the movie, one of the first extreme skiers. One thing he was famous for here was the time he climbed to the top of Mt. Hood and skied down to Timberlline between his morning and afernoon classes! He was repremanded for being a few minutes late, as I recall.

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This place is great! I saw the opening screening of Shorts 1 for the NW Film Festival here. The box office service was prompt and friendly. The wait to get in wasn't too bad, considering the event. The concession line was, however long, so you might want to get there early to ensure you get some good snacks! Once in the theater, there were plenty of seats, and they were really comfy! I was sitting in the middle of the theater on a side row and the view was great... I don't think there's a bad seat in the house.
The movie selection there was good and audience was responsive.
It's convenient to bus #17, too, which is great if you don't drive. I will definitly go back!

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This place is great! I saw the opening screening of Shorts 1 for the NW Film Festival here. The box office service was prompt and friendly. The wait to get in wasn't too bad, considering the event. The concession line was, however long, so you might want to get there early to ensure you get some good snacks! Once in the theater, there were plenty of seats, and they were really comfy! I was sitting in the middle of the theater on a side row and the view was great... I don't think there's a bad seat in the house.
The movie selection there was good and audience was responsive.
It's convenient to bus #17, too, which is great if you don't drive. I will definitly go back!

Pros: Comfy Seats, Great Movie Selection

Cons: Wait Outside to Get Into Theater, Long Concession Line

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the interesting movies come to Cinema 21 first. If they have a successful run there, they usually go to Fox Tower later. But what if they don't make it to Fox Tower? Your only sure bet is to go to Cinema 21. I usually find a close by parking space even though it is on NW21st. The drinks, etc. are Reasonably Priced! The audience is simpatico, being movie lovers on the whole. Exiting the world of the movie to find yourself back on 21st is not such a shock as facing a huge parking lot.

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the interesting movies come to Cinema 21 first. If they have a successful run there, they usually go to Fox Tower later. But what if they don't make it to Fox Tower? Your only sure bet is to go to Cinema 21. I usually find a close by parking space even though it is on NW21st. The drinks, etc. are Reasonably Priced! The audience is simpatico, being movie lovers on the whole. Exiting the world of the movie to find yourself back on 21st is not such a shock as facing a huge parking lot.

Pros: great movies, unusual movies, cheap treats

Cons: older theater, but who cares?

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This old historic theater is a cool place, and they show the coolest movies. They screen indie films, foreign films, documentaries--some controversial, some not-so-great, but all a refreshing alternative to mainstream hollywood. The location is great, as there are many bars within walking distance to get a cold one after the film.

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This old historic theater is a cool place, and they show the coolest movies. They screen indie films, foreign films, documentaries--some controversial, some not-so-great, but all a refreshing alternative to mainstream hollywood. The location is great, as there are many bars within walking distance to get a cold one after the film.

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21 is my favorite theatre in Portland. The staff is great, they have brewers yeast for the popcorn, its huge inside and most importantly the movies are always good. I dont even bother looking into the movie thats playing, I just go and its a great. If you havnt been, GO!

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21 is my favorite theatre in Portland. The staff is great, they have brewers yeast for the popcorn, its huge inside and most importantly the movies are always good. I dont even bother looking into the movie thats playing, I just go and its a great. If you havnt been, GO!

Pros: staff, atmosphere, films

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Not to be confused with Century 21, this theater is situated on NW 21st, the grittier cousin to NW 23rd, and is one of the city's preeminent art-house screens, and also one of its oldest. Only the artiest of independent films tends to play here, and runs are commonly limited to a week. This is not the place to go for the best in sight and sound or an ocean-sized screen, but then most of these types of films don't require those things.

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Not to be confused with Century 21, this theater is situated on NW 21st, the grittier cousin to NW 23rd, and is one of the city's preeminent art-house screens, and also one of its oldest. Only the artiest of independent films tends to play here, and runs are commonly limited to a week. This is not the place to go for the best in sight and sound or an ocean-sized screen, but then most of these types of films don't require those things.

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And plus it is conviniently located on NW 21st which is one of the happening streets in Portland. After the movie you can enjoy a fine beverage at next door Momos.

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And plus it is conviniently located on NW 21st which is one of the happening streets in Portland. After the movie you can enjoy a fine beverage at next door Momos.

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This theater is one of my favorites in the Portland area. It's a little out of the way, but the quality of the movies and the quality of the theater itsself are both far above average. The only downside I can see is that they only have one screen and only keep movies for one week. If your week is busy and you can't make it up to 21st, then you'll probably miss your movie. Other than that this place is everything.

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★★★★★

This theater is one of my favorites in the Portland area. It's a little out of the way, but the quality of the movies and the quality of the theater itsself are both far above average. The only downside I can see is that they only have one screen and only keep movies for one week. If your week is busy and you can't make it up to 21st, then you'll probably miss your movie. Other than that this place is everything.

Pros: great movies, wonderful atmosphere, out of the way

Cons: , a little pricey, out of the way

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Cinema 21 is my absolutely most favorite place to see a movie. The aisles and seats are big and roomy, you never feel cramped, it brings back nostalgic memories of the days when theaters had yikes only one screen, and the movie selection is awesome. I love this place!

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★★★★★

Cinema 21 is my absolutely most favorite place to see a movie. The aisles and seats are big and roomy, you never feel cramped, it brings back nostalgic memories of the days when theaters had yikes only one screen, and the movie selection is awesome. I love this place!

Pros: so retro chic, lots of room, cool audience

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This theatre shows wonderful foreign and independant films, some of which are played no place else in the Portland area. Most if not all of the seats are rocking-chair comfort and there is even a balcony in this now unusual one-screen cinema.

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This theatre shows wonderful foreign and independant films, some of which are played no place else in the Portland area. Most if not all of the seats are rocking-chair comfort and there is even a balcony in this now unusual one-screen cinema.

Pros: great films, great matinee prices, friendly staff

Cons: sometimes a bit dirty

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When seeking the Independant, this the first place to look.

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★★★★☆

When seeking the Independant, this the first place to look.

Pros: Great Atmosphere, Excellent 4 diversity

Cons: Funky-, not enough advertisin

 

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