Columbia River
Theatre Organ Society

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

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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.

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CRTOS and the Hollywood Theatre present the fourth film of the Science Fiction silent movie series.

"20,000 Leagues under the Sea"
The original 1916 silent movie with live accompaniment

November 26th, 2016 2:00 pm - Hollywood Theatre, Portland

Continuing our science fiction silent movie series, the Columbia Theatre Organ Society and the Hollywood Theatre present the historic 1916 silent picture "20,000 Leagues under the Sea".

Captain Nemo has built a fantastic submarine for a mission of revenge. He has traveled over 20,000 leagues in search of Charles Denver - a man who caused the death of Princess Daaker. In elaborate flashback scenes to India, Nemo reveals that he is Prince Daaker, and he created the Nautilus to seek revenge on Denver.

Meanwhile, soldiers in a runaway Union Army Balloon are marooned on a mysterious island where they find a wild girl living alone on the island ("a child of nature"). Who is the wild girl and what happens to Denver and Nemo?

Enjoy the splendor of the historic Hollywood theatre, along with concessions and fresh pizza from the theatre's "pie hole".

The Saturday 2:00 pm matinee features live Unit Orchestra accompaniment with a special score created for this showing by Dean Lemire, rock star of the silent movie, playing the Beverly Ruth Nelson memorial organ.

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

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.