Academy Theater

7818 SE Stark Street,
Portland, OR 97215

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Academy Theater

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Originally launched in 1948, the Academy Theater was a popular Southeast Portland destination until its closure in the 1970’s. After its closure, the once charming Streamline Moderne gem fell into disrepair, but a full-scale renovation was completed in 2006, including careful restoration of the glittering rounded lobby with its soaring, metallic two-story dome.

Great attention has been paid to every detail of the project. Using vintage photos from the original opening night, even the theater’s signature marquee has been recreated to imbue the building with authentic 1940’s charm.

The new and improved Academy Theater features three theaters with Dolby sound, as well as reclining stadium seating with generous leg room. Also available is a plentiful selection beer, wine and tasty offerings from Flying Pie Pizzeria. On-site babysitting is offered as well, at a cost of $5 per child. There is ample free parking in the rear.

Contributed by Heyward Stewart

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 28, 2006 at 7:55 am

This is a recent photo of the Academy Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 18, 2007 at 4:30 pm

Here is a more recent photo of the Academy Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 12, 2007 at 10:21 am

A recent night view of the Academy Theater can be seen here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 18, 2008 at 7:21 am

This one is for the marquee fans.

pugcrawler
pugcrawler on December 28, 2008 at 9:23 pm

The Academy Theater recently received a Preservation in Action award from the Architectural Heritage Center. More information about the award, and before & after photos of the renovation/restoration can be found here: View link

byrdr
byrdr on August 30, 2010 at 10:04 am

You can get pizza from flying pie pizzaria while you are there.

Mikeyisirish
Mikeyisirish on June 26, 2012 at 9:18 am

Recent photos can be seen here, and here.

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