The Theatre is funded in part with a Facility Operating Grant from the City of Salem’s Transient Occupancy Tax Funds


The Historic Elsinore Theatre and Chemeketa Community College

The Wednesday Evening Film Series


The Historic Elsinore Theatre, in partnership with the Chemeketa Community College Humanities Department & Film Studies Program, presents a program of classic movies.

Our spring 2015 series Classic Program begins April 15th with Alfred Hitchcock’s Spellbound.  It’s the first of three movies by great American directors about identity and purpose and finding one’s way.  Self-discovery is explored in these three films, first through psychoanalysis in Hitchcock’s suspense thriller, then fiery psychodrama in Elia Kazan’s East of Eden, and finally the regenerating, purifying chaos of screwball comedy in Preston Sturges’ The Palm Beach Story.

We are also presenting three terrific movies famously shot in our region of the world:  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Bend of the River, and McCabe & Mrs. Miller.  The locations are Salem, Mt. Hood, and Vancouver, B.C. in our three-week mini-series entitled, Filmed in the Pacific Northwest: The Path of the Anti-hero.  Notable for much more than their location filming, each acclaimed movie introduces us to a nonconformist loner or misfit with a dark past –– yet harboring a latent civilizing impulse.  A former outlaw leading pioneers along the Oregon trail, a shady gambler with big business dreams, and a small-time convict with an “insanity” scheme are the fascinating heroes in these three movies, each of whom believes his fortune is looking up when he ventures into unfamiliar territory.  Program notes offering commentary are provided at the six sound-era Classic Program screenings.

The Silent Program will offer three movie evenings, beginning April 22nd with the first thriller made by the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock’s The LodgerSilent Program presentations feature the latest digital restorations from archival discoveries whenever possible and live musical accompaniment by Rick Parks on the “Mighty Wurlitzer Organ.”

Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the Historic Elsinore Theatre and at all Tickets West locations.  Phone 503.375.3574 for information.  Box office and doors open at 6:15 pm, movies start at 7:00 pm. 

Series Coordinator:  Robert Bibler, Chemeketa CC Film Studies Program
Silent Films Organist:  Rick Parks
Series Sponsor:  Illahe Vineyards
Sustaining Partner: 
Allied Video Productions  

The Film Studies program at Chemeketa Community College offers courses in film appreciation.  See the College website www.chemeketa.edu for further information.

Historic Elsinore Theatre
170 High St SE, Salem OR 97301  

All films at the Historic Elsinore Theatre.  Box office and doors open at 6:00 pm, movies begin at 7 pm.

Films subject to change.


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