Laurelhurst Theater
Laurelhurst Theater and Pub
Special Events
3/30 - 4/2
» Donnie Darko
During the presidential election of 1988, teenager Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal in his break-out role) sleepwalks out of his house one night. He meets Frank, a giant, demonic-looking rabbit who tells him the world will end in 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes, and 12 seconds. He returns home the next morning to find that a jet engine has crashed through his bedroom. He struggles to figure out why he survived the accident and attempts to deal with the awful people in his town like the school bully, his conservative health teacher, and self-help guru Jim Cunningham (Patrick Swayze). Frank continues to turn up in Donnie's mind, causing him to commit acts of vandalism and worse. This quasi-time-travel Sci-Fi freak-out is written and directed by Richard Kelly and it holds a spot in the top five of longest runs that we've ever played. "I hope that when the world comes to an end, I can breathe a sigh of relief, because there will be so much to look forward to." (2001)
Donnie Darko

4/3 - 4/9
» The Breakfast Club
They were five students with nothing in common, faced with spending a Saturday in detention together at their high school library. At 7 a.m., they had nothing to say, but by 4 p.m., they had bared their souls to each other and become good friends. Anthony Michael Hall, Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy, Molly Ringwald, and Judd Nelson star in writer and director John Hughes' cult classic which was a coming-of-age movie for the actors and the audience alike. "Saturday, March 24, 1984. Shermer High School, Shermer, Illinois, 60062. Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. What we did *was* wrong. But we think you're crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. What do you care? You see us as you want to see us - in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. You see us as a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess and a criminal. Correct? That's the way we saw each other at 7:00 this morning. We were brainwashed." (1985)
The Breakfast Club

4/17 - 4/23
» Total Recall
What is reality when you can't trust your memory? Douglas Quaid (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is a construction worker who has reoccurring dreams about being on Mars. He takes a trip to a Rekall Inc. where he gets a memory implant of an imaginary trip to Mars with a "Secret Agent" upgrade. However, it all goes terribly wrong and Hauser, another personality surfaces. When his old self returns, he finds that his friends and several strangers have orders to kill him. He finds a recording his other self left him that tells him to get to Mars to join the underground. The reality of the situation is constantly in question. Who is he? Which personality is correct? Which version of reality is true? Based on Philip K. Dick's novel, this action-packed Sci-Fi freak-out was written and directed by Paul Verhoven (of the original RoboCop). "What's B.S., Mr. Quaid? Afraid to admit that you're having a schizo paranoid episode, or are you really an invincible secret agent from Mars, who is in the middle of an interplanetary conspiracy to make him think that he's a lonely construction worker." (1990) Sponsored by Ninkasi Brewing Company and the release of their new beer that will have an Earthly ingredient with an out of the world element to it. Their “Ground Control” beer is brewed with yeast that has traveled to space!
Total Recall

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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
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December features Holiday films

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  Laurelhurst Theater & Pub
  2735 East Burnside Street
  Portland, Oregon

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