I spend a lot of time in airports, which basically means I’m constantly bored. A while back Jim listed a bunch of ideas on how to improve the airport experience. He included things to engage the mind, body, and spirit such as butterfly gardens, movie theaters, and gyms. Movie theaters in particular seemed like a no brainer to me, which is why I’m so excited for Portland International Airport’s new mini movie theater that’s opening this spring, as reported by the Oregonian.

PDX has always been a little bit less boring than most other airports: we’ve seen mini art exhibits and buskers performing on it’s famed carpet corridors.

They even have slightly more interesting merchandise based on their iconic carpet. So it’s no surprise to me that of all airports PDX is the one coming out with a mini movie theater.


Here are the details about the new mini-movie theater:

  1. It really is mini —the movie theater will seat only about 18 people and show a series of short films that are only one to five minutes in length.
  2. It’s very Portland — The airport theater will be a branch of Portland’s iconic and historic Hollywood Theater, and will showcase short films created by regional artists and filmmakers.
  3. It’ll be located near gate C5.
  4. It’s slated to open Spring 2016
  5. And best of all, it’s free!

— Laura Rowley


Written by Laura Rowley

I am an artist, flight attendant, and travel blogger.

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