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Cinema 21

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Address: 616 Northwest 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209
Phone Number: 503 223 4515
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One of Portland's Finest!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2014
Dan W
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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258 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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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Thank Myra Y
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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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Thank stric75
Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 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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Thank newroads
Portland, Oregon
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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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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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Thank Steve H
Copenhagen, Denmark
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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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Thank Nicole F
Portland, Oregon
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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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Thank KathK519
Hillsboro, Oregon, United States
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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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 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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