Bagdad Theater & Pub
This McMenamin brothers movie house is a classic. Its 1927 construction was financed by Universal Pictures, which spared no expense. There was a fountain. The usherettes wore Arabian-style uniforms seemingly plucked from central wardrobe. It had an orchestra (until the advent of talkies) with a renowned conductor. It showed Golden Age films and hosted vaudeville and other theatrical events.
Today, the theater’s restored Mediterranean-style exterior hints at the grand interior, replete with mosaic tiles, wrought-ironwork, and Moorish-style chandeliers. You can catch second-run Hollywood blockbusters, reruns of classics, and the occasional indie---all for under 5 bucks! But that’s not all. Grab a full meal in the adjoining Back Stage Bar before your flick, or enjoy pizza or burgers and a McMenamins brew during the show. Oh yeah, and the theater is reportedly haunted, which might explain any unsettling experiences you have with mysterious flickering lights and sudden chills.
3702 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.
- Portland, Oregon 97214
- 45.51185000, -122.62545200
- Show times vary. Back Stage Bar: Mon.--Thurs. 5 pm--1:30 am, Fri.--Sat. 5 pm—2:30 am, Sun. noon--1:30 am.
- Visit Website
- (503) 467-7521