Old Chelsea Tri Cinema

514 NW 5th Avenue,
Portland, OR 97209

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The most notorious theater in Portland in the 1970’s. It showed straight porn in cinemas 1 and 2 and gay porn in cinema 3. It was downtown in the sleaziest area of the city.

Contributed by David DeCoteau

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kencmcintyre on March 6, 2007 at 2:04 pm

At least they were in step, according to the court:

David DeCoteau
David DeCoteau on April 15, 2007 at 3:29 am

The Theatre was located at
514 NW Fifth Avenue

David DeCoteau
David DeCoteau on June 23, 2007 at 3:49 pm

Just went to where this old theatre once stood. Its gone. The address doesn’t even exist anymore. A limo service building stands there. The address goes from 508 then to 540.

Douglas on July 22, 2010 at 6:17 pm

I seem to remember in the 70s they also ran offbeat art films. I’m certain I saw Polanski’s REPULSION there one Friday night, circa ‘71.

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