October 7th, 2023 – 1 pm & 4 pm

Organ Grinder 50th Anniversary Concerts

Join us for one of two concerts filled with nostalgic tunes as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Organ Grinder — get ready to party!

Saturday, October 7th – 1 pm and 4 pm
Cleveland High School
3400 SE 26th Ave., Portland, OR

BUY TICKETS ($10 per person): organgrinder50.eventbrite.com

Join us for a groovy celebration of the Organ Grinder’s 50th anniversary! on Saturday, October 7th, 2023. It’s gonna be a blast from the past, filled with music, memories, and good vibes. Don’t miss out on this epic event happening at Cleveland High School in Portland, OR, USA. Get ready to rock and roll with some of the best theatre organ music you’ve ever heard. This concert is a one-of-a-kind experience featuring original organists with a surprise or two that you won’t want to miss. So mark your calendars and get ready to celebrate 50 years of Organ Grinder magic while raising money through ticket sales for Cleveland’s Choral and Music Departments!

NOTE: The top of your ticket will clearly indicate the concert you select (1 PM EARLY AFTERNOON or 4 PM LATE AFTERNOON) even though the time indicates 1 pm beneath. This is because there are two different concert time tickets sold under a single event.

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Portland remembers the celebrated Organ Grinder Pizza Restaurant located on SE 82nd and Foster. This afternoon’s performances help bring back those electric times with family and friends including 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Wars medley, a short clip from one of the famous silent movies accompanied by the organ and some bubbles thrown in for good measure. Enjoy!

March 25th, 2023 – 2:00 pm

Buster Keaton’s One Week & Sherlock Jr.

Saturday March 25th, 2023 – 2:00 pm at The Hollywood Theatre

4122 NE Sandy Blvd.,Portland, OR 97212

Back by popular demand…Buster Keaton “The Great Stoneface.”  We are screening two of his best and most comedic films plus a special cartoon!

ONE WEEK (1920): Buster and Sybil exit a chapel as newlyweds. Among the gifts is a mail order house kit you can “easily put together in one week”  It doesn’t help that Buster’s rival for Sybil switches the numbers on the crates containing the house parts.

SHERLOCK JR. (1924): Local movie theatre projectionist (Buster Keaton) longs to be a detective, and puts his meagre skills to work when he is framed by a rival for stealing his girlfriend’s father’s pocketwatch.

“Self-referentiality, impeccable stunts and eye-popping cinematography: Keaton’s grace and visual wit are unmatched even today.” Tom Shone – London Times

Organist Dean Lemire will be performing his original score on the Hollywood’s Mighty Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ.

Run Time: 77 minutes

Tickets Available here

Safety Last (1923)

PDX Drive-In SILENT Movie Spectacular!

Friday, August 20, 2021 at 8:30 pm

The first EVER Drive-In silent film! Hollywood organist Dean Lemire, will be performing his original LIVE music score at the EXPO Center.

Starring Harold Lloyd in his most famous and iconic film. SAFETY LAST! was highly successful and critically hailed, and it cemented Lloyd’s status as a major figure in early motion pictures. It is viewed today as one of the great film comedies of all time. Get ready for an action-packed romantic comedy that will keep you on the edge of your “car”seat! 

Tickets available from Tickets West PDX