A drive-in movie fest is coming to Portland next month

Jul 24 2020, 11:31 am

In a partnership between Northwest Film Center and Portland Arts Museum, the metro area is getting a drive-in movie festival with an amazing lineup.

“The Drive-In was created in our post-COVID world as a way to gather, untether and dissolve implied boundaries, wrap our arms around and uplift cinema — and each other — in all our many forms,” writes NW Film Center in the announcement.

“When we are unbound we are open to seeing stories from different places, people, and perspectives. Blending cinema classics, indie favorites, new releases, non-fiction, animation, and art across genres and styles speaks to the unboundedness of where we’re headed next.”

Featuring classics like Creature from the Black Lagoon, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, E.T., Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Xanadu, and more, the newly minted Cinema Unbound Drive-In will have something for the retro film lovers.

Newer critically acclaimed films such as Lost in Translation, Moonlight, Milk, Sword of Trust, Love and Basketball, and more are also on the schedule.

NW Film Center has posted some health and safety guidelines including that attendees traveling in one vehicle must be from the same household, only legal (seat and belt) seating caps may be filled within those vehicles, and no sitting outside or on your vehicle will be permitted.

You can find all the guidelines on the website, and we suggest you read it before you attend.

The drive-in kicks off on August 6 and will run until September 27. The festival will take place at Zidell Yards, just under the Ross Island Bridge. Tickets can be purchased in advance.

Cinema Unbound Drive-In Theater

When: August 6 to September 27
Time: 9:00 pm
Where: Zidell Yards – 3121 SW Moody Avenue, Portland
Admission: $35 to $55 – Online

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