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September 9 - 25, 2021

The Cinema Unbound Summer Movie Series, running July, August, and September 2021, 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 starting with the Open-Air Cinema at OMSI. The series will offer open-air rooftop screenings of great movies at OMSI with food, drink, fun weekend themes, and costumes, plus outdoor watching at pop-up venues throughout Portland.

Open Air Cinema at OMSI will safely bring together our community to celebrate and explore cinema in all its forms. Bringing together our community—families, artists, front-line workers, partners across the city, cinephiles, and those who simply need a healing night out with popcorn under the stars—is what it’s all about. 

Enjoy great movies, food, drinks (including beer, wine, cocktails) & spectacular rooftop sunsets!

Each night, you will meet storytellers whose narratives spring from a wide variety of building blocks and backgrounds. Some are first features, some are big-budget productions from those with storied creative careers. Some push boundaries in a future-forward way and some just make us flat-out laugh and take us back to our youth. Some were made right here in the Northwest, and the rest hail from New York, Hollywood, and representative communities everywhere.

This summer’s lineup of unbound programming continues to make the best use of the benefits of fresh air as our community recovers from the pandemic.

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