Let’s all go to the movies, dahling. Pop-Up Cinema, a series of complimentary semi-impromptu screenings of some of our favorite films, takes place approximately twice per month in our private Screening Room, where a state-of-the-art projector, expansive 16 ft. screen, gold leaf ceilings, historic architectural details and plush surroundings provide the perfect setting for a memorable movie-going experience.
Dates, times and film selections are posted here when announced. Pop Up Cinema is always FREE to the public! Pop Up Cinema has limited seating. Due to popular demand we require reservations. Please reserve your seat by calling the hotel at 503-219-2094.
The Driftwood Room bartenders select a specialty cocktail to complement each Pop Up Cinema screening and wine, craft beer, cocktails and non-alcoholic sips are available for purchase at happy hour prices. Plus, Pop Up Cinema-goers can order tempting movie-friendly nibbles at happy hour prices for the duration of the film.
Join us in Gracie’s for Afternoon Tea service after the film. Reservations required, please call 503) 820-2063.
Sunday, January 31st: All About Eve (1950) Starring Bette Davis – Doors open at 3:00 p.m., screening starts at 3:30 p.m. Starts 30 minutes early due to 138 min running time
All About Eve is an elegantly bitchy backstage story revolving around aspiring actress Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter). Tattered and forlorn, Eve shows up in the dressing room of Broadway mega-star Margo Channing (Bette Davis), weaving a melancholy life story to Margo and her friends. Taking pity on the girl, Margo takes Eve as her personal assistant. Before long, it becomes apparent that naïve Eve is a Machiavellian conniver who cold-bloodedly uses Margo, her director Bill Sampson (Gary Merill), Lloyd’s wife Karen (Celeste Holm), and waspish critic Addison De Witt (George Sanders) to rise to the top of the theatrical heap. Also appearing in All About Eve is Marilyn Monroe, introduced by Addison De Witt as “a graduate of the Copacabana school of dramatic art.” This is but one of the hundreds of unforgettable lines penned by writer/director Joseph L. Mankiewicz, the most famous of which is Margo Channing’s lip-sneering admonition, “Fasten your seat belts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.” All About Eve received 6 Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
Sunday, February 7th: Singin’ in the Rain (1952) Starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Conner – Doors open at 3:00 p.m., screening starts at 4:00 p.m.
If Singin’ in the Rain isn’t the greatest of the classic American film musicals, then it’s at least so close as to make no difference. Sweet, earnest and genial, and very entertaining. The characters are fun, and the music is incredibly infectious. If you’ve never seen it, there’s no way you’ll avoid finding yourself singing “Make ’Em Laugh,” “Moses Supposes,” “Good Morning” or the title track in the days that follow. The movie is like a well-worn pair of jeans that fits perfectly.
Sunday, February 21st: His Girl Friday (1940) Starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell - Doors open at 3:00 p.m., screening starts at 4:00 p.m. When hard-charging New York newspaper editor Walter Burns (Cary Grant) discovers that his ex-wife, investigative reporter Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell), has gotten engaged to milquetoast insurance agent Bruce Baldwin (Ralph Bellamy), he unsuccessfully tries to lure her away from tame domestic life with a story about the impending execution of convicted murderer Earl Williams. But when Hildy discovers Williams may be innocent, her reporter instincts take over.