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Hollywood Blockbusters

Catch the biggest movies on the biggest screen in Portland. Hungry? Food and beverages are available at our cafe.

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Showing Today at The Empirical

Alien Covenant movie scene

Alien: Covenant


Despicable Me 3


Dinosaurs Alive

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Dream Big

A volcano erupting

Forces of Nature

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Great White Shark


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 | 3D

7:00pm 3D
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Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean | 3D

2:00pm 3D
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National Parks Adventure

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Wild Africa

All Ages | 40 min

Daytime Documentaries

Take a break and watch science unfold in front of you on our four-story screen.

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Theater Events

From film festivals to Reel Science, we're bringing fascinating events to the silver screen. 

Big movies, giant screen.

Dual Christie 4K projectors and Dolby Atmos audio make this the biggest sounding, most-tech forward theater in the state.

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Private Events

Join the ranks of these fine companies who have thrown their favorite parties and events with us. 

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