Prices:

$5 per person, $3 children 12 & under - kids 2 & under are free
Minors are welcome to all shows when accompanied by a parent or adult guardian

 Closed Caption

Movie Specials


Baby Blockbusters:
We’re Bringing back our parent/guardian friendly Matinees here at the Kennedy School Theater. We’ll be showing (PG-13/R) rated movies at lower volumes and slightly brighter lighting so that adults can bring their infants/little ones in for a more comfortable viewing experience.  Come on in and enjoy some food and drinks while watching a film. It’s not for the babies, it’s for you! There’s no need to feel guilty if your baby cries during the movie, because that’s the point!
 

Now Playing

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Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile

(TBC) Running time: 107 minutes

Feature film based on the children's book about a crocodile that lives in New York City.

Buy Tickets For Saturday, December 10
See all dates & showtimes
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Scrooged

(PG-13) Running time: 101 minutes

Frank Cross runs a US TV station which is planning a live adaptation of Dickens' Christmas Carol. Frank's childhood wasn't a particularly pleasant one, and so he doesn't really appreciate the Christmas spirit. With the help of the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, Frank realizes he must change.

Buy Tickets For Saturday, December 10
See all dates & showtimes
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The Polar Express

(G) Running time: 100 minutes

A young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express. During his adventure he learns about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.

Buy Tickets For Saturday, December 10
See all dates & showtimes

Coming Soon

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Inside Scofield

() Running time: 87 minutes

INSIDE SCOFIELD presented by PDX Jazz and McMenamins A subjective view upon the past, present and future of modern jazz. INSIDE SCOFIELD is the in-depth portrayal of the life of the acclaimed musician John Scofield. Entirely narrated by himself, Scofield takes us on an inspiring trip into the mind and soul of one of today’s greats of contemporary jazz. Shaped and inspired by Scofield‘s work, the film is simultaneously a celebration of his creative impact as of true friendship, free communication and courage towards human imperfection, an essential element in jazz. From the fast-paced life on the road, to the seclusive life at home in Katonah, to memorable times in his old neighborhood in New York, where Jazz moved on to another level and where he kicked off his career. Along the way Scofield provides answers to the important questions of music: What is improvization? What has changed over the last 40 years of constant touring around the globe as a “Road Dog”, how has this change affected the music and how can one sustain its quality? It‘s an incredibly close portrayal about the devotion to maintain a career in music, while appreciating being a human playing together with other humans. The film features performers at this years Festival Dave Holland, Bill Frisell, and Jon Cleary as well as prior PDX Jazz event and Festival artists John Scofield, Pat Metheny, Gerald Clayton, Joe Lovano, Vicente Archer. PDX Jazz is honored to have presented the legendary John Scofield multiple times in Portland with the most recent standout performance at The Reser on April 23, 2022 with Vicente Archer, Jon Cowherd and Josh Dion. JOHN SCOFIELD MUSICIAN, COMPOSER, ROAD DOG Over the course of his long and successful musical career, John Scofield crossed paths with like minded greats such as Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Gerry Mulligan, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson and Chet Baker. With his unique style and sound he became one of today’s most influential master guitarists and composers of jazz and fusion music. His œuvre includes jazz, funk, rock and blues music. Reflecting on his long career, he calls himself a road dog, a jazz term for musicians with a long touring history. JOERG STEINECK – Director Joerg Steineck is a German filmmaker, cinematographer, editor, writer and painter. His films have been well-received and awarded at international film festivals by a global audience. As an independent filmmaker he has developed a distinctive, unconventional style of storytelling and realization, which is often characterized by contrasting naturalistic and stylistic elements to emphasize each others significance. His documentaries often focus on cultural and social commitment and its impact on society. Inside Scofield is his third completely self-produced feature-length music documentary.

Starting On Saturday February 18
See all dates & showtimes

About Kennedy School Theater

Feature films with a slice and a brew...

Comfy old sofas, armchairs and tables for two make for memorable movie-going experiences at Kennedy School. And we're not talking about science class documentaries, either. Nowadays, this former school auditorium is home to nightly showings of second-run feature films and more.

The auditorium features murals representing the remarkable history of Kennedy School and its surrounding neighborhood. Ample space allows up to 300 fans of the silver screen to take in a flick — made all the more enjoyable with the addition of our handcrafted ales, wines and spirits along with pub fare, delivered to you during the show from the adjacent Theater Bar.

Whether visiting Kennedy School Theater to enjoy the movies you missed at the big cinema multiplex or taking in a movie as part of an overnight stay, you're bound to have a different experience at the Kennedy School than at just about any other movie theater around.

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. 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. Our theater is wheelchair accessible. Please inquire if you need assistance.

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) 249-3983 for assistance.

Menus

Menu

As the lounge and lobby of Kennedy School's movie theater, the Theater Bar (set in a former classroom) is an inviting location for a quick drink before the show or slices of pizza at a table for two.

We serve everything from pizzas to burgers to popcorn and candy. Orders are delivered to your table during the show so you don't miss the movie.

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    Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile

    (TBC) Running time: 107 minutes

    Feature film based on the children's book about a crocodile that lives in New York City.

    Buy Tickets For Saturday, December 10
    See all dates & showtimes
    {posteralt}

    Scrooged

    (PG-13) Running time: 101 minutes

    Frank Cross runs a US TV station which is planning a live adaptation of Dickens' Christmas Carol. Frank's childhood wasn't a particularly pleasant one, and so he doesn't really appreciate the Christmas spirit. With the help of the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, Frank realizes he must change.

    Buy Tickets For Saturday, December 10
    See all dates & showtimes
    {posteralt}

    The Polar Express

    (G) Running time: 100 minutes

    A young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express. During his adventure he learns about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.

    Buy Tickets For Saturday, December 10
    See all dates & showtimes
  • {posteralt}

    Inside Scofield

    () Running time: 87 minutes

    INSIDE SCOFIELD presented by PDX Jazz and McMenamins A subjective view upon the past, present and future of modern jazz. INSIDE SCOFIELD is the in-depth portrayal of the life of the acclaimed musician John Scofield. Entirely narrated by himself, Scofield takes us on an inspiring trip into the mind and soul of one of today’s greats of contemporary jazz. Shaped and inspired by Scofield‘s work, the film is simultaneously a celebration of his creative impact as of true friendship, free communication and courage towards human imperfection, an essential element in jazz. From the fast-paced life on the road, to the seclusive life at home in Katonah, to memorable times in his old neighborhood in New York, where Jazz moved on to another level and where he kicked off his career. Along the way Scofield provides answers to the important questions of music: What is improvization? What has changed over the last 40 years of constant touring around the globe as a “Road Dog”, how has this change affected the music and how can one sustain its quality? It‘s an incredibly close portrayal about the devotion to maintain a career in music, while appreciating being a human playing together with other humans. The film features performers at this years Festival Dave Holland, Bill Frisell, and Jon Cleary as well as prior PDX Jazz event and Festival artists John Scofield, Pat Metheny, Gerald Clayton, Joe Lovano, Vicente Archer. PDX Jazz is honored to have presented the legendary John Scofield multiple times in Portland with the most recent standout performance at The Reser on April 23, 2022 with Vicente Archer, Jon Cowherd and Josh Dion. JOHN SCOFIELD MUSICIAN, COMPOSER, ROAD DOG Over the course of his long and successful musical career, John Scofield crossed paths with like minded greats such as Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Gerry Mulligan, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson and Chet Baker. With his unique style and sound he became one of today’s most influential master guitarists and composers of jazz and fusion music. His œuvre includes jazz, funk, rock and blues music. Reflecting on his long career, he calls himself a road dog, a jazz term for musicians with a long touring history. JOERG STEINECK – Director Joerg Steineck is a German filmmaker, cinematographer, editor, writer and painter. His films have been well-received and awarded at international film festivals by a global audience. As an independent filmmaker he has developed a distinctive, unconventional style of storytelling and realization, which is often characterized by contrasting naturalistic and stylistic elements to emphasize each others significance. His documentaries often focus on cultural and social commitment and its impact on society. Inside Scofield is his third completely self-produced feature-length music documentary.

    Starting On Saturday February 18
    See all dates & showtimes
  • Prices:

    $5 per person, $3 children 12 & under - kids 2 & under are free
    Minors are welcome to all shows when accompanied by a parent or adult guardian

    Entertainment Weekly magazine named this spot one of the "Top 10 Theaters Doing it Right."

    Movie Specials


    Baby Blockbusters:
    We’re Bringing back our parent/guardian friendly Matinees here at the Kennedy School Theater. We’ll be showing (PG-13/R) rated movies at lower volumes and slightly brighter lighting so that adults can bring their infants/little ones in for a more comfortable viewing experience.  Come on in and enjoy some food and drinks while watching a film. It’s not for the babies, it’s for you! There’s no need to feel guilty if your baby cries during the movie, because that’s the point!
     

    Feature films with a slice and a brew...

    Comfy old sofas, armchairs and tables for two make for memorable movie-going experiences at Kennedy School. And we're not talking about science class documentaries, either. Nowadays, this former school auditorium is home to nightly showings of second-run feature films and more.

    The auditorium features murals representing the remarkable history of Kennedy School and its surrounding neighborhood. Ample space allows up to 300 fans of the silver screen to take in a flick — made all the more enjoyable with the addition of our handcrafted ales, wines and spirits along with pub fare, delivered to you during the show from the adjacent Theater Bar.

    Whether visiting Kennedy School Theater to enjoy the movies you missed at the big cinema multiplex or taking in a movie as part of an overnight stay, you're bound to have a different experience at the Kennedy School than at just about any other movie theater around.

    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. 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. Our theater is wheelchair accessible. Please inquire if you need assistance.

    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) 249-3983 for assistance.

  • Menu

    As the lounge and lobby of Kennedy School's movie theater, the Theater Bar (set in a former classroom) is an inviting location for a quick drink before the show or slices of pizza at a table for two.

    We serve everything from pizzas to burgers to popcorn and candy. Orders are delivered to your table during the show so you don't miss the movie.