The CineMagic is a single screen movie theater that originally opened in 1914 as the Palm. It has since seen a succession of owners and name changes, including:
– the Hawthorne (1915),
– the Star Hawthorne (1934),
– the Zephyr (1937),
– the Plaza (1938),
– the Fine Arts (1957),
– the Columbia (1987), and finally
– CineMagic (1991).
Today, the CineMagic plays an eclectic mix of films, and does things just a little differently. Tasty popcorn with real butter, local beer, soda with real sugar, and a tiny 1950’s restrooms are just a few things that set the 100 year old cinema apart.
The Cinema’s owner, Chuck Nakvasil, grew up in Scappoose, Oregon, and currently resides in SE Portland. He is proud to be a part of the local community. The owner and staff of the The CineMagic Theater look forward to seeing you at the movies!
Do you accept credit cards?
Yes! We accept credit cards for both tickets and concessions.
Do you serve beer?
Yes, as well as hard cider and wine.
Are college students eligible for student tickets?
Yes, as are trade school students. Generally speaking, pretty much any kind of student with a valid student ID can get the discounted student rate.
Are minors allowed?
Minors are welcome for all shows.
Is your popcorn vegan?
If left un-buttered, the popcorn is vegan.
Do you have a soda fountain?
Nope, sorry. We have have an assortment of chilled bottled soda, and we’ll gladly pour them over ice for you.
Can I rent the auditorium for a private event?
Yes and no. We’re happy to rent out the auditorium for private events, but our showtimes limit availability to early in the day, or very late at night. If you’re still interested, get in touch via our contact page, and we’ll see what we can do.