Laurelhurst Theater
Laurelhurst Theater and Pub
Special Events
4/27 - 4/30
» Conan the Barbarian
Conan (Arnold Schwarzenneger) was still a child when he saw his parents murdered and his village burned by a horde of savages, lead by the semi-god Thulsa Doom (James Earl Jones). They took him to the north, where he grew up working like an animal, and was later sold as a slave. His master trained him to be a warrior, and made a fortune by using him in fights. But there comes one day, when he gives Conan his freedom, and the chance to take his revenge after so many years. Directed by John Milius (of Red Dawn) and based on the characters from pulp fiction legend Robert E. Howard. "Crush your enemies. See them driven before you. Hear the lamentations of their women." (1982)
Conan the Barbarian

5/1 - 5/7
» Lost Horizon
In 1935, seasoned diplomat Robert Conway (Robert Coleman) is sent to rescue a group of British nationals who find themselves in China the midst of a rebellion. Robert and his brother George manage to get them all out and escape on the last airplane only to find that they are being flown far into the Himalayas. They eventually find themselves in Shangri-La, a Tibetan monastery in a beautiful mountain valley. It soon becomes clear that they are not there by chance and that were in fact kidnapped! Robert and his fellow travelers are keen on leaving but slowly, they come to appreciate their new surroundings. Everyone that is except George who's desperate to leave. As Robert learns the true secret of Shangri-La and his reason for being there, he's faced with having to leave in order to protect his brother who will be setting off with or without him. Directed by Frank Capra and based on James Hilton's novel. "Gentlemen, I give you a toast. Here's my hope that Robert Conway will find his Shangri-La. Here's my hope that we all find our Shangri-La." (1937)
Lost Horizon

5/8 - 5/14
» The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Two American ex-pats, Fred C. Dobbs (Humphrey Bogart) and Bob Curtin (Tim Holt), are down on their luck in Tampico, Mexico in 1925. The pair meet up with a grizzled old prospector named Howard (Walter Huston) and decide to join up with him in search of gold in the wilds of central Mexico. Through enormous difficulties, they eventually succeed in finding gold, but bandits, the elements, and most especially greed threaten to turn their success into disaster. This Oscar winning gem was written and directed by eccentric rebel filmmaker John Huston (of The African Queen and The Maltese Falcon) and based on the novel by B. Traven. "When the piles of gold begin to grow... that's when the trouble starts." (1948)
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

5/15 - 5/21
» The Bridge on the River Kwai
During World War II, British prisoners were ordered to build a bridge to accommodate the Burma-Siam railway. Their instinct was to sabotage the bridge but under the leadership of Colonel Nicholson (Sir Alec Guinness), they were persuaded that the bridge should be constructed as a symbol of British morale, spirit and dignity in adverse circumstances. At first, the prisoners admire Nicholson when he bravely endures torture rather than compromise his principles for the benefit of the Japanese commandant Saito. He's an honorable but arrogant man, who's slowly revealed to be a deluded obsessive. Saito convinces himself that the bridge appears to be a monument to British character when actually it should be a monument to himself. Unbeknownst to him, the Allies have sent a mission into the jungle to blow up the bridge and rescue the prisoners. Directed by David Lean (of Doctor Zhivago and Lawrence of Arabia). "Do not speak to me of rules. This is war! This is not a game of cricket!" (1957)
The Bridge on the River Kwai

5/22 - 5/28
» The Man Who Knew Too Much
Dr. Ben McKenna (Mr. James Stewart), his wife Jo (Doris Day) and their son Hank are on a touring holiday of Africa when they meet the mysterious Louis Bernard on a bus. The next day Bernard is murdered in the local marketplace, but before he dies he manages to reveal details of an assassination about to take place in London. Fearing that their plot will be revealed, the would-be assassins kidnap Hank in order to keep the McKenna's silent. Now, Ben and Jo head to London and to take matters into their own hands. Directed by Sir Alfred Hitchcock, the master of suspense. "A man... a statesman... is to be killed... assassinated in London. Soon... very soon. Tell them in London... tell them..." (1956)
The Man Who Knew Too Much

5/29 - 6/4
» The Birds
Melanie Daniels is a rich socialite, part of the jet-set who always gets what she wants. When lawyer Mitch Brenner sees her in a pet shop, he plays something of a practical joke on her, and she decides to return the favor. She drives from San Francisco to Bodega Bay, where Mitch spends the weekends with his mother and younger sister. Soon after her arrival, the birds in the area begin to act strangely. A seagull attacks Melanie as she's crossing the bay in a small boat. Then a neighbor is found dead, obviously the victim of a bird attack. Soon, birds in the hundreds and thousands are attacking anyone they find. There's no explanation as to why this might be happening! As the birds continue their vicious attacks, survival becomes questionable. Again, directed by the master of suspense, Sir Alfred Hitchcock. "Why are they doing this? Why are they doing this? They said when you got here the whole thing started. Who are you? What are you? Where did you come from? I think you're the cause of all of this. I think you're evil. EVIL!" (1963)
The Birds

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  Laurelhurst Theater & Pub
  2735 East Burnside Street
  Portland, Oregon

  Movieline (503) 232-5511
  Office Number (503) 238-4088