Rent the Venue

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to high demand, we are not accepting rental requests for any events prior to July 2018. Openings remain for private events during off-hours (prior to 6:00pm on weekdays). 

Show your film at the beautiful historic Hollywood Theatre!

The Theatre's Rental 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 Rental 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 Rental Program provides the community with access to one of Portland’s most unique and recognizable venues and is primarily 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.

Click here for a rate sheet and technical specifications.

*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.  Additionally, 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.

To be considered for the Rental Program, please compile the following information:

  • Brief description of event, with estimated run time and number of attendees
  • Links to any relevant websites or video clips
  • List of technical needs (i.e. type of media presented, microphones on stage, etc.)
  • Your preference for dates and/or times of the week
  • The name of the presenting organization or party, as well as any sponsoring or participating organizations or parties

and submit to connor [at] hollywoodtheatre [dot] org.