Laurelhurst Theater
Laurelhurst Theater and Pub
Special Events
The Annual Viewers' Choice Series:
11/27 - 12/4
» Good Will Hunting
A janitor at MIT, Will Hunting (Matt Damon) has a gift for math and chemistry that can take him light-years beyond his blue-collar roots. However, he doesn't realize his potential and can't even imagine leaving his childhood Boston South End neighborhood, his crappy job, or his best friend. Several strangers enter the equation to complicate matters... Gerald Lambeau (Stellan SkarsgÄrd) a brilliant math professor who discovers, even envies, Will's gifts. Out of sheer desperation to connect with Will, Lambeau calls on Sean Maguire (the late Robin Williams), an estranged old friend and MIT classmate of his. Then there's Skylar (Minnie Driver) a beautiful, gifted pre-med student who shows him, for the first time in his life, the possibility of love. Co-written by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck and directed by Gus Van Sant. "Most days I wish I'd never met you 'cause then I could sleep at night. I didn't have to walk around with the knowledge that there was someone like you out there. I didn't have to watch you throw it all away." (1997)
Good Will Hunting

12/5 - 12/11
» Nationan Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
It's Christmas time - Clark (Chevy Chase) decided to invite all the family to have "the most fun-filled old-fashioned family Christmas" which nobody shall ever forget. But when the first relatives arrive, Clark flees to the roof to rig the lighting. The one thing the loving father wants to surprise the whole family with is the installation of a pool, which he already ordered. Unfortunately, the bonus check Clark expects at any minute is overdue - and tempers rise. To aggrivate the situation further there's the arrival of uninvited cousin Eddie (Randy Quaid) with his family in their mobile home, some dangerous sledding with a new lubricant from Clark's company, and the constantly shifting relationship with the very hip and clean neighbors. Cousin Eddie goes rogue and chooses to top it all off with a special creation of his very own. "Oh, Eddie... If I woke up tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet, I wouldn't be more surprised than I am now." (1989)
Nationan Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

12/12 - 12/18
» Home Alone
It is Christmas time and the McCallister) family is preparing for a vacation in Paris, France. But Kevin (Macaulay Culkin), the youngest in the family got into a scuffle with his older brother Buzz and was sent to his room on the third floor of the house. The next morning, while the rest of the family was in a rush to make it to the airport on time, they completely forgot about Kevin who now has the house all to himself. Being home alone was fun for Kevin, having a pizza all to himself, jumping on his parents' bed, and making a mess. But Kevin discovers two burglars, Harry and Marv (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern), are about to rob his house on Christmas Eve. Kevin acts quickly by wiring his own house with makeshift booby traps to stop the burglars and to bring them to justice! This surprisingly dark Christmas flick is written by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. "Bless this highly nutritious microwavable macaroni and cheese dinner and the people who sold it on sale. Amen." (1990)
Home Alone

12/19 - 12/23
» Die Hard
A tough New York City Detective, John McClane (Bruce Willis), has just arrived in Los Angeles to spend Christmas with his estranged wife and their kids. Unfortunately, it is not going to be a very Merry Christmas for anyone involved. A group of terrorists, led by Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman), is holding everyone in the Nakatomi Plaza building hostage. There's no way to get in or out and McClane's the only one to elude capture. Now he launches a one man war in an attempt to stop the terrorists and save all hostages including his wife. This action-packed/comedy/adventure is directed by John McTiernan (of Predator and The Hunt for Red October). "Do you really think you have a chance against us, Mr. Cowboy?" (1988)
Die Hard

January is Comedy Month
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
November is Viewer's Choice Month: Vote for your favorite next time you see a movie here!
December features Holiday films

A Laurelhurst Theater Gift card is a great gift for the movie enthusiast. Gift cards can be used for both admission movie tickets and concession items. Proceed to the secure check out and we will mail the gift card anywhere you would like.
  Laurelhurst Theater & Pub
  2735 East Burnside Street
  Portland, Oregon

  Movieline (503) 232-5511
  Office Number (503) 238-4088