Online tickets-sales for this show are closed at this time. If tickets are provided at the door, arrive at the venue before the show.


Thursday, July 22, 2021

Doors open: 8:00 pm
Event begins: 8:45 pm


Hairspray - Hairspray marked the moment when underground film’s most purposeful provocateur, John Waters, finally broke through to the mainstream–with his madcap, camp-heavy sensibilities still amazingly intact. 1960s Baltimore teenager Tracy Turnblad (Ricki Lake) finally gets her big break and lands on the American Bandstand-inspired Corny Collins Dance Show. As a girl of noble ideals, Tracy soon forces the issue of integrated dancing on the previously all-white program, much to the horror of her square parents (Waters’ longtime muse Divine and comedian Jerry Stiller). Hairspray is the perfect melding of the bad taste genius of its maker with a 1960s coming-of-age narrative…and has a crackin’ soundtrack to boot. “In a very real sense, Hairspray is Waters’ most daring movie. It took more courage and judgment to make a comedy like Hairspray (rated PG for a few four-letter words) with its bigots and fat people than it did to make Pink Flamingos.”—Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times.


Tickets are $40 per car, $50 for Trucks, Vans, and SUVs, and $60 for Premium. Ticket prices include a $5 venue fee. 

Premium - VIP Parking, (2) Food & (2) Drink Vouchers.    

Bike Parking available for $15 per bike. 

CINEMA UNBOUND DRIVE-IN THEATER THE BRIDGE LOT AT OMSI - The Northwest Film Center has announced programming for its Cinema Unbound Drive-In at OMSI running in July 2021. The series will offer drive-in screenings of great movies at OMSI with food, drink, fun weekend themes, and costumes.

Last year, the Portland Art Museum’s Northwest Film Center (NWFC) began a creative reimagining dubbed “Cinema Unbound,” a new artistic vision that redefines the notion of cinema to expand beyond the walls of a theater and include cinema, TV, media arts, audio, and immersive storytelling.

Building upon last year’s wildly successful Cinema Unbound Drive-In, the Northwest Film Center and Portland Art Museum is again collaborating with community partners to connect with audiences and bring innovative film and new media exhibitions to life. 

As part of The Cinema Unbound Summer Movie Series, the Northwest Film Center welcomes guests to safely gather and experience the power that truly radical and entertaining cinematic storytelling can bring. Unbound from the traditional movie theater setting, we’re creating new venues throughout the city.


Enjoy great movies, food, drinks!

Doors open at 8 pm with food and beverages available for purchase. Music begins at 8 pm and films begin at dusk.

There are no refunds or exchanges for arrivals after the film begins (9 pm) or for entirely missed screenings. Please, no pets or outside food or drink.

NW FILM CENTER - Established in 1971, the Northwest Film Center is a Portland, Oregon-based year-round organization and space where artists and audiences explore our region and the world through cinema and cinematic storytelling in all its forms.

MEMBERSHIP - Silver Screen Club

DONATE - NW Film Center Donations

PORTLAND ART MUSEUM - Founded in late 1892, the Portland Art Museum is the seventh oldest museum in the United States and the oldest in the Pacific Northwest. The Museum is internationally recognized for its permanent collection and ambitious special exhibitions, drawn from the Museum’s holdings and the world’s finest public and private collections.

COVID OVERVIEW - The Northwest Film Center will comply with any Federal or State health precautions that may be in place at the time of the event. This may include wearing a mask and/or social distancing.

Ticket sales end at 7 p.m. day-of-show.

PG |  1h 57min | Comedy, Music | USA

Advance Purchase Only. Movies Subject to Change.  This event is cashless.
Tickets are Non-Refundable.

Date / time Thu, July 22nd, 2021 Doors open: 8:00 pm Event begins: 8:45 pm

Online tickets-sales for this show are closed.