Laurelhurst Centennial Community Fundraiser

The Laurelhurst Theater is thrilled to celebrate our 100th birthday this year! Built in 1923 by Walter Tebbetts (who later built the Hollywood and Roseway theaters) the Laurelhurst had just one screen and a pipe organ. The theater has undergone many renovations and now offers four separate screens, local beer and wine, fresh pizza, salads, cookies, and all the classic movie theater treats.

As we consider what our beloved theater has meant to so many people over the last 100 years, we are incredibly grateful for the continued support from Portlanders and visitors from all over the world. In celebration of our ongoing connection to our city, and to give back to the place that has built us up, we are hosting monthly community fundraisers. Proceeds are donated to various local non-profits every month for the entirety of 2023. Look for announcement of these benefits we are calling “Laurelhurst Centennial Community Fundraisers” on all of our social media platforms and our website.

For the month of January, we donated to the Nation Neon Sign Museum in the Dalles. They’ve supported us, and the neon industry, over the years by helping us keeping our wonderful marquee in working order.
In February, we celebrated black history month with a special week of screening Do the Right Thing and Queen & Slim, with all admission revenue going to Self Enhancement Inc.   
March 8th was International Women’s Day, where we donated 50% of our concessions sales to Rose Haven.
On April 22nd we celebrated Earth Day by donating 50% of concessions sales to SOLVE Oregon.
On May 17th we celebrated Mother's and Womxn by donating 50% of concession sales to Dress for Success Oregon.
On June 19th we celebrated Pride and Juneteenth by donating 50% of concession sales to Black and Beyond the Binary Collective.
On July 19th we donated 50% of concession sales to the Pixie Project.
On August 16th, we donated 50% of our concession sales to Willamette Riverkeeper.
This month we are participating in Hunger Action Day by hosting a food drive for the week of September 15th-23rd, as well as donating 50% of concessions on September 20th to Lift Up.
From September 15 - 23rd we will be hosting a nut butter drive where you can donate a jar of nut butter and get a free small popcorn! Or you can donate funds digitally here.

In addition to these donations, we are investing in the future of the building with plans for big upgrades in our two large auditoriums, centered around brand new seating. The Laurelhurst Theater is also organizing a customer appreciation event to take place later this year! We are excited to celebrate with all of you who have helped shape who we are as a theater. Cheers to 100 more years of movies, beer and pizza!


We are continuing to monitor the situation and will adjust our policies as needed. We still encourage everyone who can, to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Additionally, the Oregon Health Authority still recommends masking for people at higher risk from COVID-19, including unvaccinated people and immunocompromised people. 
Masks Optional
We are no longer requiring the use of masks, though anyone who wishes to wear a mask is welcome to do so in our theater.
Hand Sanitizer is available in the lobby and at the entrance to each auditorium. 
Employees are trained on CDC guidelines for COVID19 safety and are fully vaccinated.
Upgraded HVAC systems 
All ventilation in the theater has been upgraded with commercial grade air filtration. This includes Photohydroionization, Ionization and HEPA filters. (The same type of systems that are used in hospitals and doctors’ offices) This helps to reduce Viruses, Bacteria, Molds, Odors and Particulates.

The Laurelhurst Theater became part of Portland's cultural and architectural history when it first opened in 1923. The original single screen could seat 650 people and was one of the first art deco style theaters of the period. Over the years the Laurelhurst has been added onto and now offers four auditoriums with modern amenities and still maintains its classic appeal. Now celebrating our 20th year as a theater and pub. Thank you Portland!
Enjoy beer, wine, pizza, salads, popcorn and candy. All of which may be brought into the auditoriums to enjoy while you watch your movie.
The theater's four screens offer first run films, bringing the best of modern cinema, Independent, art and classic film to Portland's movie lovers.
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