March 13, 2015

5th Avenue Cinema Runs The Maltese Falcon in Portland

The 5th Avenue Cinema, Oregon’s only student-run movie theater, will show a 35mm print of The Maltese Falcon (1941) this weekend on March 13, 14, and 15, 2015.

On Friday and Saturday, Mar. 13 and 14, the movie will begin at 7 and 9:30 pm.

On Sunday, Mar. 15, the movie will begin at 3 pm.

Admission is free for Portland State University students, faculty, staff, and alumni with ID. For all other students and seniors, admission is $3. General admission is $4. The theater takes cash only.

And free popcorn is offered at every show!

The 5th Avenue Cinema is located at 510 SW Hall Street in Portland, Oregon.

Parking is available on the streets near the cinema, as well as several Portland State University parking decks.

For more information, please call the cinema at (503) 725-3551.

Portland State University purchased the theater in the 1980s. In 1989, a group of students formed the PSU Film Committee and opened the former Cini-Mini as the 5th Avenue Cinema, with the intention of providing a fun venue for PSU students interested in film, as well as for the general public.

The Maltese Falcon introduced Peter Lorre to Humphrey Bogart, with whom he became lifelong friends and appeared in an additional four movies, three at Warner Bros. The movie also introduced Peter Lorre to Sydney Greenstreet, his partner-in-crime; the two actors – popularly known as the Abbott and Costello of Crime – went on to entertain audiences in eight more movies at Warner Bros. and also appeared on radio together.

In The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen D. Youngkin discusses the friendship of Peter and Bogie, as well as the nine movies of Lorre and Greenstreet. The book is available in hard-back, soft-bound, Kindle, and Nook editions.

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