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The Hollywood Theatre educates emerging artists about filmmaking, partners with independent filmmakers indigenous to Oregon to produce new works, and engages diverse audiences by exhibiting independent, foreign and classic films at the Hollywood Theatre.
The Hollywood Theatre was built in 1926. Over the years, the Theatre has seated audiences for vaudeville shows, silent films accompanied by live orchestration, Cinerama and more. Currently, more than 70,000 people visit the historic Hollywood Theatre each year.
Film Action Oregon (FAO) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit best known for owning and operating the Hollywood Theatre in NE Portland. We are one of the only arts-based nonprofits in Oregon that offer cultural programs year-round.
Our preservation efforts and programming of the Hollywood Theatre have created support from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and recognition from The Sundance Institute.
Each year FAO provides educational programming and film screenings at the Hollywood Theatre for over 2,000 young people via Project Youth Doc, Animate It!, the PDX Teen Filmmaking Collective, and special screenings at the Theatre for students in partnership with nearby schools, taking advantage of the Theatre's diverse programming to bring lessons to life on the big screen. FAO is one of the leading fiscal sponsor for independent film projects in Oregon, providing valuable assistance in fundraising, distribution, and exhibition of these new works.
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The Art Co-operative will honor the gorgeous Columbia Gorge at the First Thursday Art Walk between 4-6 p.m. on September 6, 2018. The 50-foot frontage windows will artfully play on the mighty Columbia River that helped formed the region. Many of the 40 member artists will be present to talk about their latest works and will again encourage visitors to express their own creativity for free by painting a ceramic bisque-fired bowl. The very popular Community Bowl Project is sponsored by…See More
The Oregon State Fair is back for its 153rd year, with 10 days of traditional family fun! Favorite attractions are back — street performers, horse competitions, games, carnival rides, and music. Enjoy more modern offerings such as dog-agility shows and even robots. The Fair is the perfect grand finale to the summer!See More
Join us for Multnomah Village's Sixth Annual Northwest Wine and Food Festival!Over 25 superb NW wine and food stars will provide an afternoon of wine tastings paired with sweet & savory bites.Guests will taste wines and chat with our local winemakers and chefs. Purchase bottles of the wines you love to go!VIP Tickets are available, providing early entry, access to special wines, and one-one-one time with makers of some of the most stunning wines in the Northwest.100% of the proceeds from…See More
The Art Co-operative will make a splash into August at the First Thursday Art Walk between 4-6 p.m. on August 2, 2018. Many of the member artists will be present to talk about their latest works and will encourage visitors to express their own creativity by painting a ceramic bisque-fired bowl. Georgie's Ceramic & Clay is sponsoring by providing the raw clay and the rest will be supplied by the Co-op. Once glazed, the bowls will be fired and available for $10 with all proceeds going to…See More
Ages 6-9 • September 15, 22, 29Saturdays • 11:15am - 12:15pm & 12:30pm - 1:30pmLEARN MORE >The Free Pre-Ballet Series introduces young dancers, ages 6-9, to the fundamentals of ballet. These free classes help children decide if ballet is right for them. We welcome all new dancers in this commitment-free, three-class series, with the goal of giving students the basic…See More