Reviews of The Academy Theater (Movie Theater)

7818 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215

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Super Shopper

Another great movie, 3rd time to see it here, Spirted Away.

margarita pardo

We love this place. It's Cheap and the people that work there are great.

Heather Williams

Love this place. Prices are fair. Always a good time.

Ken Vanslyke

Great venue! Great food n beer! Coney Island hot dogs are amazing!

Sasha Brown

Clean, nice ppl, great price, well curated! I have no complain about this place. Thanks for being there!!!

Alexandria Austin

Love this place, good prices and I love old theaters! A couple times the projector hasn’t worked though - oops!

Christopher McKillop

Get there early. This place fills up fast.


Excellent local movie house. Love to see the classics all summer long!

Tyler Roscoe

Very good, cheap and clean. But make sure to definitely be there on time! Unlike most theaters who have already 10+ minutes of previews this place does not. They only show one or two so make sure to not miss your movie!

Monique Dock

Great place!

Miranda Bickford

Went and saw a movie here last week with my family. 4 dollar adult tickets and 3 dollars children's tickets are unbeatable! The theaters are spacious and have a cool classic feel. The food and drink menu is rad. They even serve Sushi for dinner! Great concession prices and they are always showing awesome classic movies, along with newer stuff. Oh and they offer child care for cheap! The Best!

Lori Ammann

Employees are friendly and helpful. The theaters are clean. The only problem is parking!

Duc Le

Wonderful old school, neighborhood theatre. Good selection of light food and drinks.


No one batted an eye when I brought in my drink and snacks from bipartisan. Great showing times for difficult to find movies. Surrounded by awesome food and exploration.


The best place to see second run movies in Portland. Beer and kombucha on tap and good food options.

Aaron Walraven

Cheep movies cool seats good pizza

Mike Lamb

Great place to see movies for a lower cost before they come out of the theaters. Good food options, beer & cider on tap, and cozy theater rooms. Highly recommended!

Jeffrey M


Tony Thepkaysone

Laid back theatre, pizza slices from flying pie and lots of local beers on drafts.

Shelly Webb

Nice employees, great food, nice theater with leg room. Great price!


Love this place! It's been around for ages and is a historic piece of Montavilla. My mother worked there when she was a teenager in the early 50's. Great selection of food and drink, great prices on the movies. They even offer baby sitting. Check it out!

emilio ramirez

Very inexpensive but a nice place to watch a movie. Good selection of food and drinks. I wish there was more than one aisle for the seats, though.

Asa Wooten

Great atmosphere with good beer on tap and a delightful selection of movies. A beer and a ticket is only slightly more expensive than a ticket at Regal. People always hang out after movies in the front, and I've had interesting conversations with some of them. Good times.

Mark McIntire

Great theater with cheap tickets and food from the restaurants next door!

yaboi aj

Beer, normal prices popcorn. Oldschool and new movies. Cheap 4$ tickets??? Need I say more??


This place is cool. You get to watch movies for cheap. They also have flying pie pizza which is pretty good. It’s definitely a good place to go especially if your on a budget

erin schmidt

It is amazing here. Great food from flying pie pizza, good beer, they also play old movies like back to the future.

Ireland Covey

comfy theater area. Great prices. Could have more organic food.

Mitchell Jacky

Intimate setting with a bar, good and cheap food options! Newer movies in addition to lots of throwback movies to pacify any film aficionado. A Portland classic!

Thomas Kay

THe variriety of movies shown is awsome. The stadium style seats mean noones head is ever in your way. I saw an amazing print of "The Third Man" on a big screen.

Justin Gardner

Fun 2nd run theater. Clean, good sound. Love the atmosphere, and I am sad I'm not local to view the classic movie showings.

Eric Dotson

We really enjoyed going to the Academy Theater today. It was our first visit, and the only thing we didn't like was the popcorn! A movie without popcorn is like swimming without a suit in a public pool. This place needs better popcorn with real butter.

Eric Furlong

Hope the fire did not do to much damage. Cheap films, great beer, great pizza and all the popcorn and snack of a theater experience. A great way to enjoy a night out. They offer babysitting as well!

Marcus Brown

Always a good time. My favorite!

David Gilchrist

A neighbor gem. Low priced tickets, loads of seat legroom for tall people, great almost cheaply priced snack bar. My senior ticket was three dollars for an evening show.

Corey Branstrom

Great little neighborhood theater of the type you just don't see much of anymore. I paid $4 to see Nightmare on Elm Street. Super to see it on the big screen. They do lots of second run and revival movies. The sound system is better than it used to be, but don't expect the big cinema experience. They also have pizza!

Pearblossom 13

It was a really fun theater to go to. Smaller, quaint. quieter, less of all the prices were family friendly. Don't go without trying the "flying pie pizza" that's brought in by the Pizzaria 2 doors down. Also have a nice selection of adult, wine and my favorite Cider!

Bonnie Meeder

2-for-1 Tuesdays! Can't beat the price!

Nadia Greene

Chill and relaxed, clean

Melanie Carroll

Love this little neighborhood theater! Clean, friendly, and serves beer/wine/pizza!

Daniel Bello

I live in Montavilla and this is my go-to theater! It's great, with great popcorn, fair prices, and consistent throwbacks that keep me coming. Very clean and great service too.

Laura Perry

Great prices nice beer selection and Flying Pie pizza by the sllice.

Jaime Fantauzzi

Unique retro-theater. Just a classic pieces of art.

Margot Jones

One of my favourite places, and the reason I have stayed in the neighborhood!

Flow Flowerz

Great, simple, affordable. Pizza & beer!!

Matthew Laue

I always enjoy my visits to the Academy, the movies are good and

Katrina Voll

This is my favorite movie theater in Portland. Nice sized screens, comfy seats inside the rooms. Great concessions that includes fresh pizza from the place next door and a number of microbrews and ciders. Great atmosphere, great restoration of the building, consistently good film choices ranging from arthouse to mainstream to classics, affordable tickets, & excellent staff.

paul bond

Very cool theater affordable and comfortable. Awesome prices good pizza and beer

Tom Welsh

Always love the Academy! Great prices, decent movie selection, and only one preview...!

Aaron Duran

One of the best second run theaters in the city. Great screens with local pizza and beer offerings. Plus, they kept a 35mm projector and always have some classic film on weekly rotation. And, some of the matinee showings have an on sight and trained babysitter so parents can pay a few extra bucks and enjoy a film knowing their kid is safe. I can't recommend the place enough.

Eli Ortega

Great prices movies with great amenities.

Patrice Flynn

Clean and comfortable

Adam Troxel

Always a great experience. Sometimes tough to find a good seat with 3 or more people if you don't show up early. But that's my fault. Not theirs.

Frank Rodriguez

I'm jubilant to have an inexpensive theater that plays old movies and independent movies, as well as current movies. We saw Spirited Away last night and I couldn't be more pleased with the picture and sound quality, the cleanliness of the theater and the comfort of the seats. We didn't get any concessions last night, but it looked they had a large selection. We'll be back very soon to see The Princess Bride!

Rachel Augie

Really good 2 for 1 Tuesday deal. Certainly worth checking out. Cool waiting area with big old chairs and fairly small, but not crowded theater space.

Tony Wallace

Concessions not bad good craft beer choice and local pizza. Sound was not bad the screen pic not bad. But the chairs were awful dirty and sticky.

Bridget Letcher

Nice place. Good prices & a nice variety of food options

Damon Kupper

Great little local theatre. Good snack and drinks, pleasant environment. Nice hood.

Joe English

This is a really nice environment to see a movie. It's inexpensive compared to the big chains and much more friendly. It's a great place to bring the kids for a Saturday afternoon matinee on a rainy day. The staff was super friendly. Looked like good pizza and beer (although I didn't partake).

Jacobo Werba

Love this place a hidden gem

chris bloom

Great theater.

Jamin Rak

I love this historical movie theater! I've been coming here for over a decade. It's comfortable seating, beer on tap, decent pizza (flying pie), and good movie titles only for $4!!! They play retro movies frequently which are a blast to see on the big screen again. Please support local businesses like this one. They're doing it right. Staying reasonable on their pricing. Nice and polite staff (hard to find in most trendy Portland establishments). They also offer the theaters (5 of them in total) as rental for big groups.


This place is rad. They show older movies from time to time. Great staff, love the food options from the restaurants around the neighborhood you can order in the lobby.

Stephen David

Comfy venue featuring a good selection of second-run movies, including throwbacks from the past several decades. Tickets are happily cheap. Mellow portland atmosphere, with pretty good food and beer selection.

Tim Gregos

Visiting my old haunts . This was a treat every other week as a kid. Go see a movie , watch people ordering candy. Thinking you could be the leading man someday. Most of the movies were positive and uplifting.

Ruth Cohen

Neighborhood cinema. Good balance of current and classic movies. Very affordable


Great atmosphere, friendly staff

I micheal

I do like this place for seeing new movies for cheap, sometimes can hear adjoined movies though

Katherine Custard

I love the Academy theater. The staff is friendly, the popcorn tastes really good, and the movies are fun. Like the 35mm 3D version of Creature from the Black Lagoon! The only downer is the webpage doesn't work anymore for showtimes

john mckeown

tried the sushi (bad), pizza (mediocre), and popcorn (bad). seats were uncomfortable and crowded. employees were surly and inefficient. not even worth the $4 i paid for the movie.

Mary C.

This theater is great! Retro building with modern, comfy seats. Great food from local restaurants and beer! Academy Theater plays mostly second run movies... but also shows old timey movies, occasionally on 35mm(JAWS), some in 3D(Friday the 13th III), and some are both(Creature from the Black Lagoon)! They also have an email list, not a lot of junk, just one each week telling you the new movies and show times.

Ryan Bruce

Absolutely love this place. Cheap movie, good food, nice people. I get burnt out on the fanfare of the mainstream theaters, this place offers a wonderful reprieve. My gf and I look for movies here before pulling up fandango. To the staff, you guys are great, thank you.

T.J. Phoenix

This place is a treasure. I’ve gone here now a few times to watch films with my son, it is the oldest remaining movie theater in the Pacific Northwest, and I love the fact that they have so many movies actually running on film. Snacks are affordable, the lobby is like a blast from the past… And the folks who work there have an enthusiasm for film that I really understand. Movie prices are super affordable, and the surrounding neighborhood is fun to explore… you can’t go wrong on a night or an afternoon matinee out when you go to the academy theater.

Cynthia Alden

A cozy theater w/low ticket prices, parking fairly easy, restaurants aplenty. Clean, delightful decor & 5-6 movies to choose from!

Adam Cruz

I thoroughly enjoy coming here, they have an excellent selection of movies, and the place was clean. The pizza next door is excellent and the entire area around it makes for a great date night. I cannot express how cool it is to watch some cult classic movies on the big screen.

Evan Horback

Family friendly. Good prices.

Ben Johnson

This is one of the best theater's in Portland. Great concessions including pizza beer wine cider kombucha and all the movie staples. They have great weekly specials and the there is almost always one movie worth seeing. The only downside is the hipster patrons who run their mouth during the movies and the woman who is always on her phone and wont show any self control and leave so as not to bother those who want to watch the movie. Once the staff tackle these issues all is perfect.

Tony showalter

Awesome movie theater, Tuesday's night are buy one get one free. Other nights also very affordable. If you want an obscure movie spot I would recommend this establishment.

Scott Duvall

Fun place nice staff

Aaron Potter

Always a good time at this awesome theater!

kelsey salazar

Super cute little theater, enjoyed our movie and the popcorn was DELICIOUS! :D

Matt Pentz

This is the perfect theatre for me. Smaller and more comfortable than most. Lionheart kombucha and flying pie pizza Montavilla institution.

i Park

Love the summer classic series!

Amanda Koughpheer

Great place for a date night, concession stand has a nice selection

Jason Eannarino

Amazing everything was perfect

mckyna haskell

It was fun and the popcorn is bomb

Shawn Pacheco

Great movies, great staff, excellent prices!

Bobi Moore

Love this place. Comfy ample seats, good view of the screen, good popcorn, and great price. My husband had to answer an emergency call from a friend before feature started and $ was refunded.

Evangeline Charles

The place is kept very cold. I enjoyed the movie but kept hoping it would end because I was so cold. Also the upholstery was smelly.

robert goble

Good films at can't beat prices.

Tsering Wangden

Food we wanted was sold out since we came five minutes before Showtime. What we got was good. Wine selection was good.

Sara Segura

I love this place! We saw Casablanca. Small theaters are really nice, almost all the seats are great. The $4 price is unbeatable anywhere I know of, and there's lots of great food in the neighborhood. Parking isn't easy, but you can't expect that anywhere in Portland, so it doesn't merit decreasing a star.


Great theater, love to see movies here once they're out of the bigger theaters

Lysa Rae

I love this place. Retro movies and fairly new releases. Great prices, totally worth it.

Courtney Roberts

Good pizza, nice selection of beverages and candy. Prices are reasonable and the staff are friendly. They also have a 2 for 1 special on Tuesdays and childcare.

Christopher Sanborn

Nice feeling movie theater

jason williams

This place is awesome, was here from California and found this little movie theater. This is the coolest place to watch a movie!! Very comfortable, plenty of leg room for tall people just over all relaxing and safe environment.

Rob Earle

Very inexpensive place to catch fairly recent movies in relatively comfortable surroundings. Snack bar is cheaper than most.

J Chiles

Love this family owned theater. Beer, wine, pizza and sushi. Winning all around.

Sevak Kaur

The price is great, at $4 dollars per adult BUT they didn't have any kind of air flow on, so I felt like I was seeing the movie in a sauna. It was also very dirty in the lobby. So, not sure if the ticket price decrease is worth the unpleasat environment.

Netra Ninen

Nice place to see a movie without it costing a lot of money.

ray shanler

Go there food great movies new remodeled clean friendly

Norma Lilia

First time visiting this movie theatre. I love the real vintage vibes. Went to go watch Labyrinth and only payed $4 for the ticket which is something I’m not used to. They show newer films in addition to older films so there’s something for everyone. Very nice employees and cheap popcorn as well. Highly recommend if you are into these vibes.

Avery Leinova

Good second run theatre, only $4 show in town, $3 for senior citizens. Great food and beverages. Comfy seats.

Cris Littrell

The concessions are good, some parts of the theaters have tables, and there's alcohol served as well as pizza. I find that a beer or cider and some pizza can make any second run movie a pleasure to watch.

Rachelle Crites

Great theater. Cheap prices.

Andy French

This is a great little old-school theater with comfy seats and beer and pizza to boot!

Ryan Cherewich

My favorite local second run theater. Cozy and comfortable, good popcorn and beer selection. Great special event movies.

G Ramos

Our go to 2nd run cinema. Love the 2 for 1 Tuesday deal. Pizza and beer is served here, I'm not a drinker but the pizza is pretty good. The seats are a little worse for wear, a bit sunken, and because I am short I always bring a pillow to sit on. (What do you want for 4 bucks?) They run great classic films every week as well, and the theater is in a nice area within walking distance to restaurants and shops.

Linn Davis

One of only a couple remaining 2nd-run theaters in this gentrifying city. That means $4 movies, great local beer & 'za, in a newly refurbished historic theater.

Nestor Reyes

Great second run theater with very cheap pricing. One of the theater's screens is awful though. It's far too high and the seats in front of you are also too tall.

ali hussain

amazing local theater that plays really great near term movies. This theater does a lot of work in the community and holds events that benefit Montavilla.

TC Holmes

It's nice to have a local theater that shows cheap movies. My favorite thing is that there's always some classic movie on the bill. Also when I lost my phone they were both helpful about notifying me but diligent about verifying they were giving it to the right person.

Fiona Simms

Love this place. Pretty good food, beer, and a great selection 9f new and old movies at a really affordable price. We usually pay $4 per ticket, and are more than happy to spend on food and support a great local spot.

Jasmin Pierzina

I love this theater! It's a great price! They've got decent seats and there's a lot of classic second runs! I went here to watch Aquaman with my sister last week and we had a great time!

EANM Rachel

This place was amazing! We had no idea that we were going to such a fascinating old fashioned theater, we loved it! Serving food to your seats, with plenty of personal space and tables.

Kevin Davidson

Such a great atmosphere. Buy one get one Tuesdays! I took the girlfriend to Vintage across the street for happy hour before seeing A Christmas Story. Even with loading up on popcorn and getting beer it was a cost effective date and we had the best time. Love you guys!

Malcolm Hutchinson

Saw Solo, one of the best movies I've seen in a while. Priced for seniors @ $3 AND 2 for 1 Tuesday... Such a deal! We'll be back.

Daniel Lama

Can't beat those prices. Watched Avengers with the family and even got a beer for under $20 total

David B

Awesome value, have some food, beer, or wine and a movie. Great to have the old theater brought back to life.

Imolene Eagan

Clean, serves

Miranda Sheperd

Cant say enough about this place. Love it!

Auddy Groom

Really neat theater. Small theater rooms but their popcorn tastes amazing.

Dan Cossette

A little of everything. Second-run bigs and arthouse gems, all for nearly-nothing of admission price, and cheap eats.

Kelly coogan

Very cool theater and wonderful vibe. They have food too, and it is very good.

Marsh Santoro

Great prices, nice comfy seats, good local.

Nancy Capron

Excellent Theater, Fantastic Staff, Great Concessions. All at Bargain Prices. The theater really is solid. It's a great thing to do during the day..

Martin Stephenson

Great place.

Michael Evans

The Academy Theater is a gem. It is one of those places that makes you love Portland. They have a thoughtfully curated selection of movies... And food and beer.

Laura Taylor

Very cute historical theater! Comfy chairs and good snacks. Highly recommend!

O Hill

Always a good time

Seth West

I absolutely love this place. It's so awesome to be able to walk into an old fashioned movie theater, watch an old movie, and get the whole experience that in many cities people if my generation would never get to experience. Academy Theater is my favorite theater just because of the unique experience that it gives you. I'd choose this over going to see Avengers Episode 500000 at IMAX any day.

mitchell pittillo

Best low price theater in town Great pizza & Beer selection. Stadium seating, comfortable seats.

phil sanstrum

Cool "old school" theater.

micki josi

My favorite place to see a movie. Great price and awesome food choices! Love this old Portland theater!! Charming!

Paul R. Long III

We love the cozy atmosphere of smaller theaters, and the Academy is close by. Always a fun time and priced right!

BeeBee Tan-Beck

Love the friendly staff and popcorn seasoning

Anders Pearson

Film buffs will rise their cheaply sewn eyeballs for this Buffy Buffy screen looks like it bring us joy

Tyler David

Great local theatre and all shows just $4

Maniacal Gerbil

My wife and I love this place! Great movies, relaxed atmosphere, great pizza and way more affordable than mainstream theaters.

Michael Fernandez

Great little theater, you can order pizza from next door at the theater concession stand and eat it in the theater. Great prices too!

Shaun Bryan Padgett

Such an awesome theater playing some good titles and inexpensive. Let alone PIZZA and BEER! I recommend this place for sure. Seats are much wider too, more leg room.

Wendi Makuch

Love this little neighborhood theater. For $4 you can see a nearly new flick without breaking the bank.

Jether Gunberg

Love this place. Affordable, quaint. Good times.

Shalimar MacKinnon

This my favorite theater in Portland. One of the very few neighborhood theaters that show second-run movies at a half the price! They have their 2 for the price of one on Tuesdays, they offer childcare, have local art for sale, good snacks and beverages, friendly staff...I could go on! This is the kind of theater I want to support and will continue to support over any other big multi-plex like Regal. I'm grateful for this beautifully restored theater that is well cared and I hope it remains a fixture in the community far into the future.

Ron Antlitz

Beautiful, quaint old theater. Great price! We had a wonderful time.

Phyllis D'Agostine

$3 for Senior Citizens!!

Karen Clotworthy

This is such a fun, funky theatre experience!


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