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Cinema 21

616 Northwest 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209 (Northwest District)
503 223 4515
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Ranked #54 of 189 Activities in Portland
Type: Movie Theaters, Amusement
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Type: Movie Theaters, Amusement

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Long Beach, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 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
67 helpful votes 67 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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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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162 reviews 162 reviews
65 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
Senior Contributor
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
1 review
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2011 via mobile

We visited this cinema on a whim as we noticed they were showing an old Hitchcock in 3D!!! The ticket price was very cheap and the snack bar staff very friendly and helpful. They were kind enough to take a photo of us crazy Katoomba people. We really enjoyed the atmosphere of this old style cinema, intermission and all.

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