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.

What's New

Celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Hollywood theatre with silent movie that opened the theatre in 1926.
Saturday, July 23, 2016, 2:00 PM

MORE PAY, LESS WORK (1926) Albert Gran and E.J. Ratcliffe are warring San Francisco shipping magnates; Mary Brian is Gran's daughter and Charles (Buddy) Rogers is Ratcliffe's athletic son. The result is a swift, exhilarating comedy, full of laughs and a nonchalant charm.

CRTOS and the Hollywood theatre present the only known 35mm print of the film that played at the Hollywood Theatre on opening day! We'll also be running short films from 1926 before the movie. Dean Lemire will provide live organ accompaniment on the Beverly Ruth Nelson memorial organ.

The 35mm print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Film Archive. The short films are courtesy of film archivist Gary Lacher.

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

Tickets are $12.00 at the door of the Hollywood Theatre or online at

The Hollywood is located at 4122 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97212.