Venue Access Program


Show your film at the beautiful historic Hollywood Theatre!

PLEASE NOTE: Venue Access rentals are only considered for Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. We are currently booked through October 2016 for regular slots and will only be accepting requests for public screenings for November 2016 and thereafter. Openings remain for private events during off-hours (prior to 6pm on weekdays). 

The Hollywood Theatre is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to entertain, inspire, educate and connect the community through the art of film while preserving a historic Portland landmark.

We take this mission seriously, and endeavor to create unique programming that sets us apart from other venues and provides the community with a space to actively engage with all manner of film. One way that we integrate the community’s input with our programming is through the Venue Access Program. This program grants access to the Theatre via a four-wall rental to organizations, filmmakers and other individuals who wish to present a film  that is in line with our mission and image. Event requests are vetted through our programming staff to ensure continuity with our current offerings.

Approved Venue Access Program events are presented by outside individuals and organizations, rather than the Theatre. While ticket sales are frequently run through our ticketing system, ticket prices are set by the renter and ticket sales (minus nominal fees) are the renter’s to keep.  The Venue Access Program provides the community with access to one of Portland’s most unique and recognizable venues and is a very popular option for independent filmmakers premiering their new work, fellow nonprofits in need of space to host a fundraising event, and community organizations wanting to educate the public about environmental, health, or social issues through film.

To be considered for the Venue Access Program, please complete the following INQUIRY FORM.

The Hollywood Theatre offers the following amenities:

  • Three auditoriums with a seating capacity that ranges from 111 to 384
  • A wide variety of projection capabilities, including digital, 35mm and more
  • State-of-the-art audiovisual systems
  • P.A. systems
  • Stage lighting
  • Dressing rooms
  • Folding tables & chairs
  • A full-service concessions stand serving a variety of drinks (including draft beer, cider and wine) and sundry snacks, including our acclaimed popcorn (voted the best in Portland!)
  • Technical staff
  • Front-of-house staff to take tickets and manage comp-lists
  • Ticketing set-up and sales

Rates are competitive, with special discounts for nonprofits and independent filmmakers. Click here for Hollywood Theatre Venue Access rates.

*Please note that the Hollywood Theatre is available for events which are considered, based on the sole judgment of management, to be consistent with our mission and image.  The space is not available for ceremonial events such as weddings, funerals, wakes, graduations or religious services.  Events that include a live band are discouraged, although acoustic musicians may be permissible provided that they play at a volume that doesn’t interrupt the film-viewing experience of audiences in other auditoriums.  Please notify us during your initial inquiry if your event will require performance by a musician.

Contact us by filling out this form to tell us more about your event.

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