Special Events at the Academy Theater

Most Likely to Succeed

October 9 - 7:00

The current educational system in the United States was developed a century ago during the rise of the industrial age and was once the envy of the world. However, the world economy has since transformed profoundly, but the US education system has not. Schools are attempting to teach and test skills, when mastered, that still leave graduates woefully unprepared for the 21st Century. After presenting this problem, the documentary focuses on the story of a school in San Diego that is completely rethinking what the experience of going to school looks like. As we follow students, parents and teachers through a truly unorthodox school experience, the audience is forced to consider what sort of educational environment is most likely to succeed in the 21st century?

Tickets – $5   Buy online: http://bit.ly/mltspdx

Trailer & More Info: http://mltsfilm.org

Presented by OETC & Clarity Innovations

Most Likely To Succeed Poster - newportFILM

Rosemary's Baby (1968)

October 16 - 22

A young couple move into a new apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins controlling her life.


The Exorcist (1973) (Director's Cut)

October 23 - 31

When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.


Frame By Frame

November 11 - 7:30pm

When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, taking a photo was a crime. After the regime fell from power in 2001, a fledgling free press emerged and a photography revolution was born. Now, as foreign troops and media withdraw, Afghanistan is left to stand on its own, and so are its journalists. Set in a modern Afghanistan bursting with color and character, FRAME BY FRAME follows four Afghan photojournalists as they navigate an emerging and dangerous media landscape reframing Afghanistan for the world, and for themselves. Through cinema vérité, intimate interviews, powerful photojournalism, and never-before-seen archival footage shot in secret during the Taliban regime, the film connects audiences with four humans in the pursuit of the truth.
Tickets: http://gathr.us/screening/13388
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/70207830
Film Website: http://www.framebyframethefilm.com/
IMDB:  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4335808/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Presented by Gathr, so screening only happens if a minimum number of people reserve tickets before a screening request expires. More info on Gathr screenings here.


PDXtreme - Portland Underground Film Fest

December 4 - 6, 2015

What is PDXtreme? It’s a celebration of genre film. We want to show horror, crime, dark comedy and even applicable documentaries. Tales of the grotesque, the limits of the psychological, and bumps in the night whatever the cause! Does it take place in space? That’s cool too.
When it comes to blood or nudity and you’re worried other fests can’t handle it, you’re in the right place. The only limits are the law. Originality and diversity are not only encouraged, but celebrated. Submit today!

Official Website      Facebook     Submissions


Rent the Academy Theater

Looking for a place to host a birthday party, film premiere, corporate meeting or other special event? The Academy Theater rents its auditoriums for private or public events and offers great party packages for children and adults. . . . Learn More ⇢


Babysitting is available at the theater for children ages 2 to 8 years at a cost of $9.50 per child for the length of the movie. Services are available Friday for shows after 3:30PM and before 8:00PM and Saturday - Sunday for all shows starting before 8:00 PM. Please call (503) 252-1705 to reserve a spot for y . . . Learn More ⇢