Laurelhurst Theater
Laurelhurst Theater and Pub
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7/1 - 7/2
» Psycho
Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) is a Phoenix, Arizona working girl fed up with having to sneak away during lunch breaks to meet her lover, Sam Loomis, who cannot get married because most of his money goes towards alimony. One Friday, Marion's employer asks her to take $40,000 in cash to a local bank for deposit. Desperate to make a change in her life, she impulsively leaves town with the money, determined to start a new life with Sam in California. As night falls and a torrential rain obscures the road ahead of her, Marion turns off the main highway. Exhausted from the long drive and the stress of her criminal act, she decides to spend the night at the desolate Bates Motel. The motel is run by Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins), a peculiar young man dominated by his invalid mother. After Norman fixes her a light dinner, Marion goes back to her room for a shower... Directed by Sir Alfred Hitchcock. "It's not like my mother is a maniac or a raving thing. She just goes a little mad sometimes. We all go a little mad sometimes. Haven't you?" (1960)

7/3, 7/5 - 7/9
» Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factorty
The world is astounded when the famously reclusive Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder) announces that five lucky people will be given a tour of his factory, shown all the secrets of his amazing candy, and one will win a lifetime supply of Wonka chocolate. Nobody wants the prize more than young Charlie, but as his family is so poor that buying even one bar of chocolate is a treat, buying enough bars to find one of the five golden tickets is unlikely in the extreme. But when Charlie turns luck into magic the Golden Ticket is his! Now, along with four somewhat odious other children, he gets the chance of a lifetime and a tour of the factory. During the mind-blowing tour, mild disasters befall each of the snotty little children and soon Charlie is second guessing his choice. "But Charlie, don't forget what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he always wanted." (1978)
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factorty

7/10 - 7/16
» Young Frankenstein
After living in the shadow of his family's disgrace, a young neurosurgeon (Gene Wilder) inherits the castle of his grandfather, the famous Dr. Victor von Frankenstein. In the castle he finds a odd little hunchback called Igor (Marty Feldman), a pretty lab assistant named Inga (Teri Garr) and the old housekeeper, frau Blucher -iiiiihhh!- . Young Frankenstein believes that the work of his grandfather is merely crap, but when he discovers the book where the mad doctor described his reanimation experiment, he suddenly changes his mind. However, things go awry when they put the wrong brain in the Monster (Peter Boyle) and bring it to life! Directed by Mel Brooks and co-written by Mr. Brooks and Mr. Wilder, this comic fable is shot in black and white. "STAND BACK, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD! HE'S GOT A ROTTEN BRAIN!" (1974)
Young Frankenstein

7/10 - 7/16
» Jaws
It's a hot summer on Amity Island, a small community where the beach is a huge draw for tourists. When the new Sheriff, Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) discovers the remains of a shark attack victim, his first inclination is to close the beach to swimmers. This doesn't sit well with Mayor Larry Vaughn and several of the local businessmen. Brody backs down to his regret as that weekend a young boy is killed by the predator. The dead boy's mother puts out a bounty on the shark and Amity is soon swamped with amateur hunters and fisherman hoping to cash in on the reward. A local fisherman with much experience hunting sharks, Quint (Robert Shaw), offers to hunt down the creature for a hefty fee. Soon Quint, Brody and Matt Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) from the Oceanographic Institute are at sea hunting the Great White shark. As Brody succinctly surmises after their first encounter with the creature, they're going to need a bigger boat. Directed by Steven Spielberg, this summer classic is turning 40! Sponsored by Quint's favorite lager, Narrangansett and Maletis beverage - who's throwing a raffle on opening night. "Honor the man, smash the can." (1975)

7/17 - 7/23
» Frenzy
Bob Rusk (Barry Foster) is a wholesale fruit merchant but under the surface there is something rotten. He's also a serial killer who strangles women with his necktie. One of his victims is Brenda Blaney, the ex-wife of his best friend, Richard Blaney (Jon Finch), who becomes the prime suspect. Fearing discovery, Rusk kills Blaney's girlfriend in an attempt to frame the poor guy and Blaney ends up getting arrested. Escaping from jail, Blaney's followed by the police to Rusk's flat where he's headed to seek revenge for his wrongful conviction of the crimes. Adapted from Arthur La Bern's novel and directed by Sir Alfred Hitchcock. "Men like this leave no stone unturned in their search for their disgusting gratifications." (1972)

7/24 - 7/30
» Alien
In the near future, the Nostromo, a commercial spaceship returning to earth intercepts a distress SOS from a distant planet. The seven-member crew are woken up from their hyper-sleep as the ship descends on the planet. While exploring the planet, a three-member team of the crew discovers a derelict spaceship and a huge chamber inside containing thousands of alien eggs. When a curious team member gets a little too close to one of the eggs a parasite inside the egg attacks him, rendering him unconscious. He's brought back aboard and the spaceship takes off. After a while the parasite dies and his host wakes up seemingly unruffled. Everything returns to normal - but not for long. This Sci-Fi classic that launched a franchise is directed by Ridley Scott. "Final report of the commercial starship Nostromo, third officer reporting. The other members of the crew, Kane, Lambert, Parker, Brett, Ash and Captain Dallas, are dead. Cargo and ship destroyed. I should reach the frontier in about six weeks. With a little luck, the network will pick me up. This is Ripley, last survivor of the Nostromo, signing off." (1979)

7/31 - 8/6
» Aliens
Ripley, the sole survivor of the alien attack on the mining ship Nostromo, awakens half a century later when she is found by a salvage ship. The welcome given to her by the "Company" officials is far from warm, since they refuse to believe her discovery of alien existence. She also discovers, much to her horror, that the planet LV-426 where her crew had encountered an alien species for the first time, is now colonized by the company. But when all contact from the planet is lost Ripley's called back into action as an adviser to a team of tough space marines. To get rid of her recurrent nightmares about the alien creature, Ripley prepares for a final battle with the monsters - and this time, there are hundreds of them out there. Directed by James Cameron. "I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure." (1986)

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February is Cult Favorites Month
March is Sci-Fi
April is Action Month
May is Classics Month
June is the 1960's Month
July is 1970's Month
August is the 1980's Month
September is employees' picks Month
October is Fright Film Month
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December features Holiday films

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  Laurelhurst Theater & Pub
  2735 East Burnside Street
  Portland, Oregon

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