Columbia River
Theatre Organ Society

3439 N.E. Sandy Blvd., #259
Portland, OR 97232

Upcoming Events

Board Meeting
August 28, 2018, 7:00 PM
Stanford's Lloyd Center
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September 25, 2018, 7:00 PM
Stanford's Lloyd Center
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Calendar of all CRTOS events


CRTOS is dedicated to theatre organ preservation and promotion of this uniquely American instrument. We sponsor theatre organ concerts, silent films screenings, music workshops and theatre organ restoration projects in Oregon and Southern Washington. Click here for more information.

The Cat And The Canary

2PM, Saturday September 22, 2018

Mark your calendar for the next Hollywood Theatre silent film with live organ accompaniment! We will be showing the 1927 haunted mansion classic "The Cat And The Canary" with music by Dean Lemire at the Beverly Ruth Nelson Memorial Organ.

An unusual will and testament, an escapee from an insane asylum, and a creepy mansion are ingredients for a crazy mixture of horror and humor in this mystery story.

This film is one of a number of comedy horror films inspired by 1920s Broadway stage plays. This play has been filmed five other times, with the most notable in 1939 starring comedic actor Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard.

80 minutes - Director: Paul Leni
Stars: Laura La Plante, Creighton Hale, Forrest Stanley

2PM, Saturday September 22, 2018
The Hollywood is located at: 4122 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97212.

Free parking for theatre patrons at the Broadway Medical Parking lot (located behind the theatre) during the clinic's non-office hours.

The Hollywood MAX station is two blocks from the theatre.

Pipe Organ Pictures Series

Each of these films presented as they were meant to be experienced - with live organ accompaniment! Every film in this series is complemented by an original score, created and performed live by a professional musician.

The Hollywood organ is dedicated to the memory of Beverly Ruth Nelson and is the result of a partnership between the Hollywood Theatre and the nonprofit Columbia River Theatre Organ Society. It is the only such instrument in a public theatre in Portland.

Live organ accompaniment provided by Dean Lemire on the Beverly Ruth Nelson Memorial Organ.

Tickets are $12.00 at the door of the Hollywood Theatre.