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Bad Movies, Good Cause

By Bonnie Roseman, September 3, 2020

When I brag about Portland one of the things I mention are the many wonderful independent movie theaters. My friends will bemoan $15 tickets and over-priced under-sized popcorn while I think fondly of $5 Tuesdays and craft drinks at CineMagic.

These independent theaters have a steep hill ahead of them during the COVID crisis. They can’t open and they’re not what comes to mind first when you think “take-out.” Still, Portland loves its theaters. Watching them adapt and pivot during closure has been inspiring, moving, and often quite humorous.

From gift cards to take out concessions, our theaters are trying all sorts of things. Laurelhurst Theater keeps its marquee up to date with movie quotes and timely calls to justice. The Hollywood Theater, a non-profit itself, set up a drive-in and has ticketed exclusive streaming links to some new and classic movies. Still, my favorite has to be CineMagic’s fantastic new strategy.

While working in Ladd’s Addition with some clients recently, I noticed the CineMagic marquee: “Beer, Popcorn, and Bad Movies To Go”.

What a pitch!

Every Friday and Saturday from 5 to 9 you can stop by their door to pick up the Movie ‘Deal.’ which “includes Beer/Cider Pack of Your Choice, A Tub of Popcorn, A Candy, & A Randomly Chosen DVD that Probably Isn’t Good”. Apparently, the DVDs of dubious quality are cast offs from a similar promo at a friend’s theater in the suburbs.

These theaters make our neighborhoods so special. Give them some love if you can! Plus, a case of drinks, a bunch of snacks, and a bad movie you can own forever will still run you less than the same at a corporate theater.

Bonnie Roseman

Principal Broker | Earth Advantage | ADU Specialist


Since 1991, she's been delighted to assist clients in navigating the ever changing housing market: whether selling a first home or the family home, looking for a starter pad or a forever habitat, downsizing, resizing or buying and selling investment property. Having a symbiotic connection with your real estate agent is key and will help ensure a great experience. Bonnie enjoys consulting with potential clients to discover their wishes and goals, confirming the right client-agent match. Smooth transactions are the target; however, there can be unexpected bumps getting to the closing table. Bonnie excels at finding creative solutions to any mishegoss that pops up and she takes pride in an extremely low sale fail rate. A little more about Bonnie: born in Philly, raised in Berkeley, mom to an incredible young woman; her home is filled with both furry and scaly creatures, the daily driver is all electric, equality is the only pathway; she's embraced veganism for the earth, the animals and her health. Like credentials? Sweet, here you go:
  • At Home with Diversity Certificate
  • Earth Advantage Broker + ADU Specialist
  • Senior Real Estate Specialist SRES)
  • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
  • Five Star Professional Award (9 years)
  • Homelight Top Producer and Top Buyers' Agent
  • Nexdoor Neighborhood Favorite
  • Member of the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP)
Saving the best for last, Bender, her little second chance rescue pup from SoCal is likely to tag along. He’s snuggly, pretty cute and has jumped paws first into the real estate industry. #pet mama, #dog lover, #cat lover, #animal lover, #empty nester, #Leaf driver, #progressive, #SE Portland, #Hawthorne, #97214, #97215, #97202, #97232, #97201,#97206,#97210,#97211, #97212, #97217, #envronmentalist, #local
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