Special Events at the Academy Theater

Amélie (2001)

February 12 - 18

Amelie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love.


Dirty Dancing (1987)

February 19 - 25

Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances “Baby” Houseman falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle.


Selma - Free Screening with Community Discussion Following

February 20 - 1:00

You are invited to watch a free screening of Selma and join AARP Oregon for a community conversation.


Selma is an award-winning historical film directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb, starring David Oyelowo as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The film is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led Dr. King, James Bevel, Hosea Williams, and John Lewis.


The community conversation will be led by AARP Oregon Diversity Advisory Council Chair Dr. Geneva Craig. Dr. Craig will share her experiences and insights as a young teenager in Selma who participated in the historical marches and her journey from Selma to Oregon.


RSVP for Tickets Today: Call 1-844-418-2281 or register online https://aarp.cvent.com/ScreeningofSelma22016


Who Took Johnny

March 21 - 7:30 - $11

WHO TOOK JOHNNY is an examination into the infamous thirty-year-old cold case behind the disappearance of Iowa paperboy Johnny Gosch, the first missing child to appear on a milk carton. The film focuses on the heartbreaking story of Johnny’s mother, Noreen Gosch, and her relentless quest to find the truth about what happened that tragic September morning in Des Moines when Johnny never returned from his paper route. Along the way there have been mysterious sightings, strange clues, bizarre revelations, and a confrontation with a person who claims to have helped abduct Johnny.


Presented by Gathr Films, so screening only happens if reservation quota is met.

Reserve your ticket.

More about Gathr Films.


Healing Voices

April 29 - 7:00 - $10

HEALINGVOICES is a new feature-length documentary which explores the experiences commonly labeled as “psychosis” through the real-life stories of individuals working to overcome extreme mental states, and integrate these experiences into their lives in meaningful ways.  The film follows three subjects – Oryx, Jen, Dan – over a period of nearly five years and features interviews with notable personalities, including: Robert Whitaker, Dr. Bruce Levine, Will Hall, Marius Romme, and others.


Presented by Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care.


Trailer and more info: http://healingvoicesmovie.com


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 ⇢