Hollywood Theatre at PDX Will Soothe Travel Jitters

Air travel is just plain stressful. Of course, you know that.

Portland International Airport (PDX) offers the perfect antidote: movies.

Waiting for the plane to begin a three-week trip to visit friends and relatives, I discovered The Hollywood Theatre, a microcinema.

I walked in, sat down for 20 minutes, and the tension just melted away. I totally forgot I was at the airport. When I got up to head back to my gate, I was relaxed and had a smile on my face. The feeling was amazing.

A bonus: the movies are free. Just walk in and sit down. Stay for one of the short films (by Oregon filmmakers) or watch them all.

Here’s some background on its founding:

For the current movie line up, click here.