CINEMA 21 BENEFIT SCREENING SERIES

July 18 at 6:00 pm

CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS in 3D

July 24 at 6:00 pm

Y TU MAMÁ TAMBIÉN

July 25 at 6:00 pm

TOUCHING THE VOID

July 30 at 6:00pm

THE DEATH OF STALIN

Like many small businesses in Portland… 

…and across the country, Cinema 21 has been forced close by Covid-19 since March. While we’ve found ways to bring in a small amount a revenue, it has not covered our fixed operating expenses. Until very recently, we hoped to reopen on July 10. But now that appears unlikely and there’s considerable doubt that Portland will move into Phase II of reopening in the near term.

So while we try to hold on until we can restart our regular operation, we decided to try something different that’s permitted under the current Phase I safety guidelines. We’re launching a series of benefit screenings for Cinema 21. We’re hosting four screenings of modern classic films for up to 25 people in our vast 500 seat auditoriumwhich allows for extreme social distancing. 
 
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The films are:

Werner Herzog’s CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS in 3D, the survival docudrama TOUCHING THE VOID, Alfonso Cuarón’s bawdy but tender coming-of-age road trip film Y TU MAMÁ TAMBIÉN, and the satirical black comedy THE DEATH OF STALIN.

Tickets for each individual show are $99 and include:
  • One admission w/reserved seat
  • An exclusive Cinema 21 tote bag
  • A Cinema 21 gift card
  • And all concessions are complimentary during the screening
 
CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS in 3D – Saturday, July 18 at 6:00pm
Y TU MAMÁ TAMBIÉN – Friday, July 24 at 6:00pm
TOUCHING THE VOID – Saturday, July 25 at 6:00pm
THE DEATH OF STALIN – Thursday, July 30 at 6:00pm
 

SAFETY PROTOCOLS

Following the Oregon State guidelines for Phase I openings and the latest updates plus best practices for
reopening from theater organizations across the country, the following is a list of our safety protocols at Cinema 21:
  • social distancing throughout the theater
  • hand sanitizer stations throughout
  • mandatory customer face masks in all common areas
  • gloves and masks for all employees
  • employee pre-shift wellness check in  
  • enhanced cleaning and sanitizing prior to each show 
  • restrooms sanitized hourly 
  • touchless credit card processing
  • clear dividers in the box office and at the concessions counter
  • no cash sales for now
  • advance online ticketing strongly recommended

Virtual Theater

We are dedicated to theatrical exhibition, but while we are shut down, we’ve partnered with distributors and filmmakers to offer streaming of first-run indie and art film. This will help support the theater through this crisis. We’ll share in the revenue with distributors. 

JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE

Using interviews and rare archival footage, JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE chronicles Lewis’ 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration.

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JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE

Using present-day interviews with Lewis, now 80 years old, Porter explores his childhood experiences, his inspiring family and his fateful meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1957. In addition to her interviews with Lewis and his family, Porter’s primarily cinéma verité film also includes interviews with political leaders, Congressional colleagues, and other people who figure prominently in his life.

Immediately following the feature, there will be a pre-recorded discussion between Representative Lewis and Oprah Winfrey, filmed last month and being made available exclusively for virtual cinema and in-theater engagements of the film. This is a wide-ranging, informal, 16-minute conversation that’s a perfect follow-up to the documentary.

PROUD

In 1981, it was still illegal to be gay in France. Today, same-sex marriage is recognized and has paved the way for legalizing the adoption of children by LGBTQ families. Proud tells the story of Charles, Victor and Diego, three generations of the same family who represent the seismic social changes that took place in just three decades.

RUNNER

When he was only eight, Guor Mading Maker (known as Guor Marial) ran from capture in war-torn Sudan to eventually seek safety in the US. In his new life, Maker began running again, participating in high school track and field and eventually becoming a sensation and qualifying for the 2012 Olympics. But because the newly formed South Sudan was not recognized by the International Olympic Committee, Maker had to fight to compete independently, refusing to run for Sudan and taking a stand against its oppression.

LEONARDO: THE WORKS

Leonardo da Vinci is acclaimed as the world’s favorite artist. This documentary focuses on his peerless paintings and drawings.

DIANA KENNEDY: NOTHING FANCY

Featuring extensive interviews with Diana Kennedy and famed chefs José Andrés, Rick Bayless, Gabriela Camara and Alice Waters, Diana Kennedy provides an intimate look at the leading expert on Mexican cuisine.

COMING SOON