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The Darkside runs the best films, independent and otherwise. Munch on frozen junior mints! (And... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Megan C
Corvallis, Oregon
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The theater is fun because it’s unique and they show either old movies or indie type movies. It’s a... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Corvallis, Oregon
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Darkside runs the best films, independent and otherwise. Munch on frozen junior mints! (And easily recycle the box!) Share the quirky experience with other friendly folk!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Megan C
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

The theater is fun because it’s unique and they show either old movies or indie type movies. It’s a fun date or just a fun place to go with a group of old friends.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank parker347
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We watched RBG recently. Interesting "documentary". Popcorn was delicious. Seats are o.k. and good screen visibility. The person staffing the ticket taking was friendly and courteous. Have been to this theater several times to view films that only this theater offers. Handicapped accessible. On street...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Hazel S
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Funky local indie cinema located upstairs (there is an elevator if you need it) on top of a local bookstore in downtown Corvallis. Great choices of movies...he gets the indie ones but also often succeeds in booking Oscar contenders before the other 2 chain movie...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed January 21, 2018

The Darkside is a unique experience. Run by some of the nicest people I've met, their policies are gentle and generous, fair prices, and unusual movies that are often excellent. They have a generous assortment of pleasantly priced goodies to eat, and popcorn won't be...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Natalie D
Reviewed December 21, 2017

A fun, funky place to watch a variety of interesting movies. Fun with a group, couple, or by yourself!

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank periwinkle10
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

Killer place for flicks with couches! Different movies you don't see in regular cinemas. Love this place.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Jonathon B
Reviewed July 10, 2017

An independent, locally owned three-screen theatre next to/above a local bookshop... Keeping it Local to the max! This theatre shows great/weird/smaller-budget independent, foreign and art films in a fun and funky atmosphere. I love the movie poster collages and the snarky pricing list (don't say...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Maiaxgaia
Reviewed April 28, 2017

Went to see a movie at the Darkside Cinema! Never been there before! It's on the second level! I enjoyed the movie and found this theater very interesting and unique !!

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank George Z
Reviewed April 10, 2017

I think the Darkside is a gem. I don't know how I'd live in Corvallis without it. They always show the best movies in town (not the big box-office, Hollywood type of films), but the lower-budget, smaller production company films, foreign films, and documentaries. You...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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