The Hollywood Theatre at Portland International Airport is a free, 17-seat microcinema located in the Portland International Airport (PDX), Concourse C.
Developed by Portland's nonprofit Hollywood Theatre, in collaboration with the PDX Art program at the Port of Portland, the airport theater will offer an hour-long program of short films from Pacific Northwest filmmakers, including documentaries, music videos, animations, and short fiction. The program, which will play on a loop, will be updated quarterly with new films. The theater will be open to travelers around the clock.
The microcinema features state-of-the-art projection and sound, thanks to a top-notch crew of technical partners, many of whom donated equipment and time. CEDIA has adopted the Hollywood Theatre project as its own to create a special cinematic experience at PDX.
CEDIA assembled a group of manufacturer members to donate equipment for the cinema. These include Portland-based speaker manufacturer Triad Speakers' Cinema Reference nine-speaker surround system; (CEDIA chair) Dennis Erskine Group for design; Barco's Optix Cinemascope M Projector; Portland-based Planar digital displays and media servers; Stewart Filmscreen Cinemascope screen; Middle Atlantic rack and power isolation; Crestron processor, amplifiers, and control system; Access Networks secure network; and Milestone AV Technologies mounting hardware.
Locally based CEDIA home technology professional member Lewis AV lead the installation of the Hollywood Theater and Utah-based CEDIA member REAL AV handled its calibration.
The theater's inaugural program includes a Pink Martini-inspired video from HouseSpecial; a circus-themed story of love gone wrong from animator Chel White; and a hip-hop video from Portland rapper Mic Capes.
In addition to presenting short films from regional filmmakers, the Hollywood Theatre will collaborate with regional filmmakers to develop original content for the theater. The microcinema will also present occasional live performances and other special events.