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1624 N.W. Glisan, Portland, OR 97209

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Mission Theater 105th Birthday

(30th McMenamins Birthday)
History Presentation
Free screening of Casablanca

2 p.m. 'til 10 p.m.
Free admission
All ages welcome

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Mission Theater 105th Birthday

Come celebrate our historic building and our 30th year as a theater-pub – after all, this was the first place in the country to show big-screen movies while serving handcrafted beer and food!

2 p.m. ‘til 7 p.m. - Bring your McMenamins Passport and go on a Discovery Hunt inside the Mission Theater.

We'll have free movie showings on the big screen all day.

Enjoy birthday cake, and we’ll have a special birthday beer on tap.

7 p.m. - Mission Theater History presentation by McMenamins Historian Tim Hills, and Sam Mowry, esteemed member of Portland's theater community and Co-founder of Willamette Radio Workshop. Sam's Heart Theater Company was housed in the Mission Theater during the mid-1980s, prior to McMenamins' 1987 transformation of the historic building into the city's first theater pub.

The presentation will be followed by a showing of Casablanca -- the first movie shown at the Mission, June 30, 1987.

Free screening of Casablanca

Free screening of Casablanca

In World War II Casablanca, Rick Blaine, exiled American and former freedom fighter, runs the most popular nightspot in town. The cynical lone wolf Blaine comes into the possession of two valuable letters of transit. When Nazi Major Strasser arrives in Casablanca, the sycophantic police Captain Renault does what he can to please him, including detaining a Czechoslovak underground leader Victor Laszlo. Much to Rick's surprise, Lazslo arrives with Ilsa, Rick's one time love. Rick is very bitter towards Ilsa, who ran out on him in Paris, but when he learns she had good reason to, they plan to run off together again using the letters of transit. Well, that was their original plan....

IMDb:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034583/

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About Mission Theater

Featuring Music, Movies & Events

Our historic Mission Theater in Northwest Portland features special movie screenings, live music, engaging talks, select sports event screenings and other fun experiences—join us for the next event! We’ve installed a much larger screen & a thundering new sound system, and have space for you to either sit or stand.  

Food and Drinks at the Mission
We’ve got a full bar, pizza, salad and concessions for you to enjoy.

Theater pricing and policies 
•  All shows are 21 and over unless accompanied by a parent or guardian, or unless stated otherwise.
•  Doors will open approximately 30 minutes before show time, unless stated otherwise.
•  Admission is $2 for adults and children for shows starting before 5pm, $4 for adults and $3 for children after 5pm, unless stated otherwise.
•  Daily ticket specials only apply to standard movies and are not available for special screenings or events.

Accommodations Closed Captioning 

Our theater offers a quality entertainment experience for deaf, hard of hearing and vision impaired guests. Our movie showings are closed captioned, and we offer individual Captiview closed caption devices that sit in your seat’s cupholder. In addition, we offer two types of headphones: hearing impaired headphones that amplify the dialogue, or visual impaired headphones that describe the scenery and action. Just inquire before showtime to use any of these devices.

Please note: Mission Theater is wheelchair accessible.

Online Ticket Questions

If you purchased a ticket accidentally, for the wrong show or theater, or need a refund for any other reason, please call us at (503) 223-4527 for assistance.

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Menu  Dietary Restrictions  Catering

We’ll serve you a meal or a snack to enjoy while you sit and take in the feature film. Enjoy pizza by the slice or whole pie, salads and movie concessions – along with both non-alcoholic beverages and our own handcrafted ales, wines, hard cider and beer (plus guest taps).

History

The location that serves as one of McMenamins favorite neighborhood theater pubs was the locus of great spiritual zeal beginning in the 1890s. That's when the Swedish Evangelical Mission established its church here....

From a church to a theater-pub, the Mission's history ain't exactly saintly. Click here for more info!

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Weddings  Meetings  Social Events

The Mission Theater (ca. 1912) offers historic splendor in the heart of Northwest Portland. The preserved balcony, ornate finishes, woodwork, high ceilings and grand stage all make for a magnificent and memorable wedding venue. Our catering, staff, and sweeping area for a dance floor add the desirable detail to your big day.

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