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Cinema 21

Address: 616 Northwest 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209 (Northwest District)
Phone Number: 503 223 4515
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Ranked #52 of 229 Activities in Portland
Type: Movie Theaters, Fun & Games
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Type: Movie Theaters, Fun & Games

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New York City, New York
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187 reviews 187 reviews
100 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This great cinema has expanded and is now three times better than before! It's always been one of the most interesting and enjoyable cinema experience in Portland and it certainly continues to be so.

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Long Beach, CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The movie theater located in NW district near many good restaurants. Before 6pm cost only $7.5. Though only 3 movies at a time, but they are unique and good taste.

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212 reviews 212 reviews
89 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Portland's Cinema 21 is one of the best deals in NW Portland. The cinema itself is quite old so you're not going to get any fancy chairs or flashy interiors. But this is the place where you get to see some of the best new, independent, arthouse, and foreign films in the Pacific Northwest. It's also located in a popular... More 

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65 reviews 65 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

This movie house has been around for years, and recently added 2 new screens with improved sound. They feature independent films that are interesting and timely. At times, they will have classic older films. Very reasonable. Parking on the street (NW 21st).

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Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

This old popular theatre which shows interesting international, intellectual, art nouveau, sometimes pre-release films has added two new theaters!! You need to be alert to what is showing - sometimes the line to get in is more than a block long. Located in a part of town near great shopping and a plethora of restuarants and bars. Fun, stimulating, inexpensive,... More 

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Belmar, New Jersey
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166 reviews 166 reviews
65 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I went here for the 4th Anniversary screening of The Room, that modern classic of horrible filmmaking. This is a nice theater. Takes me back to my childhood and some of the theaters we used to frequent. The event was fun (although due to technical difficulties it got started about 30 minutes late.)

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

My friends and I saw Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing here. It's located in a great area with pubs and atmosphere. The theater is old but comfortable. All in all, a very good experience.

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Portland, Oregon
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Cinema 21 is an older theater with a lot of charm . The staff is friendly , seats comfortable and surrounding area beautiful . It is easy to get to by tram and NW 21st has many varieties of restaurants and shops to support local business. The price of movies are inexpensive and always a great selection of indie films... More 

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Hillsboro, Oregon, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Most of the movies run here are not mainstream big theatre movies but they tend to be well written and well acted.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

Cinema 21 is noted for showing classics, indies, foreign, and controversial films. The theater is older, and doesn't feel like the new multiplexes with plush rocking seats. However, it is often the only place in town to see films I want to see. I follow their listings to find out what is playing.

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