The Academy Theater in Portland, Oregon, is a great little theater located at 7818 SE Stark Street and it takes you back in time to the late 40's and early 50's. They have completely remodeled it back to that time and it is absolutely beautiful.
Now to give you a little history, I first went to this theater by accident because I promised my daughter if she read the book, "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe", I would take her to see it in the theater. But, the problem was when she finished it, it was already out of the major theaters and the Academy Theater was the only place showing it.
Now, when we got there, I was presently surprised at its charm, and the prices were even a bigger surprise and joy to my pocket book. You see, for adults the tickets were only $3 and for children under 12, only $2. So for a movie that I was expecting to pay $15 for, I ended up only having to spend $5 for my daughter and me.
We have now been there a few times and each time we get the same experience, nothing but good movies in a small little theater at great prices. Yesterday we went to see "Prince Caspian", the sequel to "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe" and we took the whole family as it was so inexpensive. Having to only pay $12 for 5 people couldn't have seemed better to me, but when we got there, we were told it is Tuesday and tickets are buy one, get one free, so our total movie experience was $8! I can't even go see a movie by myself for that at a normal theater and here I was with 3 kids and my wife for that price.
Now, one of the things I love most about this theater is when there is a movie that is way too adult for my seven year old son and my four year old daughter, they offer baby sitting services for $7.50. Yep, you read that correctly. They offer baby sitting services, so there is never a reason I can't go see a movie with the whole family.
If you are ever in the Portland area and want to see great films at even better prices, I suggest you take a step back in time and visit the Academy Theater. You won't be disappointed.
Todd Clark (Principal Broker)