Laurelhurst Theater
Laurelhurst Theater and Pub
Special Events
2/21 - 2/23
» 40th Portland International Film Festival
Since 1977, the Portland International Film Festival has been the Northwest Film Center’s annual showcase of new world cinema. Through the exhibition of nearly 100 feature films and 60+ short films, PIFF audiences across the City of Portland travel the globe in theater seats through our celebration of the world’s filmmakers and cinephiles. The Laurelhurst Theater & Pub is proud to be a PIFF venue from Friday February 10-Thursday February 23. The print schedule for the festival is available in our lobby.
40th Portland International Film Festival

2/24 - 3/2
» Glengary Glen Ross
David Mamet's award-winning play about a group of desperate real estate agents comes to the big screen from director James Foley. In a role created specifically for the movie, Alec Baldwin appears as a sales motivator, informing the group of hard-luck salesmen that they must compete in a sales contest where the losers will be fired. The agents work their same tired leads, until one hatches a scheme to burglarize the office, steal the leads, and sell them to a rival. Featuring a cast that includes Al Pacino as the office's sales leader, Jack Lemmon as an elderly loser, Alan Arkin and Ed Harris as frustrated salesmen, Kevin Spacey as the harassed office manager, and Jonathan Pryce as a client, Glengarry Glen Ross is, at its core, a character study about a group of men whose time has passed. Synopsis by Matthew Tobey (1992)
Glengary Glen Ross

3/3 - 3/9
» Starship Troopers
In the distant future high school kids are encouraged to become citizens by joining the military. What they don't know is that they'll soon be engaged in a full scale war against a planet of alien insects. The fight is on to ensure the safety of humanity. Directed by Paul Verhoeven. (1997)
Starship Troopers

3/10 - 3/16
» Big Trouble in Little China
When trucker Jack Burton (Kurt Russell) agreed to take his friend Wang Chi to pick up his fiancee at the airport, he never expected to get involved in a supernatural battle between good and evil. Wang's fiancee has emerald green eyes, which make her a perfect target for an immortal sorcerer named Lo Pan (James Hong) and his three invincible henchmen. Lo Pan must marry a girl with green eyes so he can regain his physical form. Now, Jack must save Wang's fiancee and green-eyed stranger Gracie Law (Kim Cattrall), who also wandered into the dicey situation. Plus he needs to get back his stolen truck - the Porkchop Express! But how can he defeat an enemy who has no body? Directed by John Carpenter (who also did the soundtrack). "I'm a reasonable guy. But, I've just experienced some very unreasonable things." (1986)
Big Trouble in Little China

3/17 - 3/23
» Edward Scissorhands
This is a modern day fairy tale which tells the story of Edward (Johnny Depp), a man created by an inventor who died before finishing him and unfortunately, left him with scissors where he should've had hands. One day when Peg Bogs (Dianne Wiest), the local Avon lady, calls at the historic mansion where Edward live in solitude, she takes him home to stay with her and her daughter, Kim (Winona Ryder). He has to adapt to an entirely new life and strange environment. Soon he shows a talent for cutting hair and hedges and wins every body's heart. But life isn't always so sweet. This charmingly dark comedy is written and directed by Tim Burton. "It's not heaven he's from! It's straight from the stinking flames of hell! The power of Satan is in him, I can feel it. Can't you?" (1990)
Edward Scissorhands

3/24 - 3/30
» The Road Warrior
A former Australian policeman now living in the post-apocalyptic Australian outback as a warrior agrees to help a community of survivors living in a gasoline refinery to defend them and their gasoline supplies from evil barbarian warriors. The sequel to the original Mad Max, directed by George Miller and starring Mel Gibson. (1981)
The Road Warrior

4/7 - 4/13
» Miller's Crossing
Tom Reagan (played by Gabriel Byrne) is the right-hand man, and chief adviser, to a mob boss, Leo (Albert Finney). Trouble is brewing between Leo and another mob boss, Johnny Caspar (Jon Polito), over the activities of a bookie, Bernie Bernbaum (John Turturro) and Leo and Tom are at odds on how to deal with it. Meanwhile, Tom is in a secret relationship with Leo's girlfriend, Verna (Marcia Gay Harden), who happens to be the sister of Bernie. In trying to resolve the issue, Tom is cast out from Leo's camp and ultimately finds himself stuck in the middle between several deadly, unforgiving parties. Directed by the Coen brothers. (1990)
Miller's Crossing

4/14 - 4/20
» Barton Fink
In 1941, New York intellectual playwright Barton Fink comes to Hollywood to write a Wallace Beery wrestling picture. Staying in the eerie Hotel Earle, Barton develops severe writer's block. His neighbor, jovial insurance salesman Charlie Meadows, tries to help, but Barton continues to struggle as a bizarre sequence of events distracts him even further from his task. Directed by the Coen brothers. (1991)
Barton Fink

4/28 - 5/4
» Goodfellas
The lowly side of New York's Italian mafia is explored in this crime biopic of wiseguy Henry Hill (Ray Liotta). As he makes his way from strapping young petty criminal, to big-time thief, to middle-aged cocaine addict and dealer, the film explores in detail the rules and traditions of organized crime. Watching the rise and fall of Hill and his two counterparts, the slick jack-of-all-trades criminal Jimmy Conway (Robert De Niro) and the brutish, intimidating Tommy DeVito (Joe Pesci), this true story realistically explores the core, blue-collar part of the mob. Based on the novel by Nicholas Pileggi and written for the screen and directed by Martin Scorsese. "You know, we always called each other good fellas. Like you said to, uh, somebody, 'You're gonna like this guy. He's all right. He's a good fella. He's one of us.' You understand? We were good fellas. Wiseguys." (1990)

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  2735 East Burnside Street
  Portland, Oregon

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