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We are so excited to welcome you back to the movies and will be following all of the recommended safety measures put in place by the the state, the CDC, OSHA and CinemaSafe! Click our Safety Protocol tab up above for more detailed information.
Rated R. (119 mins.) in English [CC,AD]


Mon 9/20 6:45
Tue 9/21 6:45
Wed 9/22 3:15, 6:45
Thu 9/23 3:15, 6:45

Not Rated. (88 mins.) in English

Documentary, Music

Wed 9/22 7:00
all seats $11

"The Talking Heads put on a tremendous show – erudite, funny, funky...Stop Making Sense is a dynamic rock film, as suited to its place in history, musically and visually, as Woodstock was to the 60's."
- Rita Kempley, Washington Post
Rated R. (109 mins.) in English [CC,AD]

Mystery & Thriller, Drama

Mon 9/20 6:30
Tue 9/21 6:30
Wed 9/22 3:30, 6:30
Thu 9/23 3:30, 6:30

Not Rated. (96 mins.) in English [CC,AD]

Documentary, Art, Drama

Mon 9/20 6:15
Tue 9/21 6:15
Wed 9/22 3:45
ENDS Thu 9/23 3:45
Rated PG-13. (126 mins.)
in English [CC,AD]



Thu 9/23 6:15

Starring Jessica Chastain & Andrew Garfield, The Eyes of Tammy Faye opens for its regular theatrical
run on Friday, September 24th!

no coupons, passes or CineBucks are currently being accepted for ticket purchases, but can be used to purchase concessions
click on Pay monthly and select the amount you'd like to send...when you choose $39 or more you will be entered into a drawing to win two movies a month for all of 2022!

We have had a lot of requests from patrons wanting to set up a monthly contribution to Salem Cinema and we are able to offer that service now!

Please consider what amount of money you would normally spend at Salem Cinema each month on tickets and treats and set up an auto payment for that amount until we've made it through the repurcussions of this pandemic. Be sure to click on "Pay monthly" if you want to set up an automated, recurring payment!
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We have heard from so many of you about all of the ways in which Salem Cinema has enhanced our community and your lives. Thank you for those stories and for your fervent hope that we can make it up this big hill. Your love and loyalty has been reflected in the donations that you've sent up to this point and we appreciate each and every one of you!
Contribute to our GoFundMe campaign!

Our wonderful friends and long-time customers, Bruce and Heather Johnson, set up a GoFundMe for Salem Cinema very quickly after we had to shut our doors in March. We are thankful for every one of you who have donated in the past 8 months! Go, little, GoFundMe, go!
We are so excited to be able to continue to offer a virtual screening room of options each week! Studios have been so very generous in the ways in which they've offered their movies to independent movie theaters. Watching our movies from home is as much about supporting Salem Cinema as it is about the movies themselves.

If you value this beloved, community and cultural asset, please consider supporting us during this time by making a donation.

Salem Cinema has been a cultural hub of our thriving city since 1982, dedicated to enriching our community by providing year-round films, educational programs, and a venue for engaging activities. We present the richness of American and world cinema, including live-filmed performances such as theatre, dance, opera and other musical events and see film as a source of cultural literacy, learning and vision for the future as well as a place for discovery, community and delight.

In addition to broadening horizons and cultural awareness and understanding through the art of film, we are proud to offer a fundraising asset to our many local non-profit organizations by way of hosting movie benefit nights in partnership with their own missions.


Please call 503-378-7676 to confirm.


Blue Bayou

United States. 2021. Directed by Justin Chon. (119 mins.) Rated R. [CC,AD] in English

With conviction and clarity from award-winning writer/director Justin Chon, BLUE BAYOU is the moving and timely story of a uniquely American family fighting for their future. Antonio LeBlanc (Chon), a Korean adoptee raised in a small town in the Louisiana bayou, is married to the love of his life Kathy (Alicia Vikander, THE GREEN KNIGHT, THE DANISH GIRL) and step-dad to their beloved daughter Jessie. Struggling to make a better life for his family, he must confront the ghosts of his past when he is threatened with deportation from the only country he has ever called home. BLUE BAYOU, in its quietest moments, illustrates that being an immigrant is not a one-size-fits-all identity but a vast tapestry of different cultures. It is both a passionate examination of injustice and a risky, turbulent ride towards a raw, emotional finale.



The Card Counter opens Friday, September 10th!

United States. 2021. Directed by Paul Schrader. (109 mins.) Rated R. [CC,AD] in English

A hypnotic, slow-burn moral thriller about a tragic and twisted path to redemption, THE CARD COUNTER is told with director Paul Schrader's (FIRST REFORMED, TAXI DRIVER) trademark cinematic intensity. William Tell (Oscar Isaac) is an ex-military interrogator living under the radar as a low-stakes gambler. Tell’s meticulous life is thrown into disarray when he encounters Cirk (Tye Sheridan), a young man looking to commit revenge against a mutual enemy. With backing from mysterious financier La Linda (Tiffany Haddish), Tell takes Cirk on the casino circuit to set him on a new path, but the crazed chaos of the past bleeds into the present. This incredible, taut, supremely compelling tale, leavened by its wry humor, is a winning and incendiary portrait of American life. Oscar's got his eye on this one already!



The Lost Leonardo opens Friday, September 10th!

UK. 2021. Directed by Andreas Koefoed. (96 mins.) Not Rated. [CC,AD] in English

An utterly intriguing art-world detective tale, THE LOST LEONARDO tells the inside story behind the Salvator Mundi, the most expensive painting ever sold at $450 million, claimed to be a long-lost masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci. From the moment it is purchased from a shady New Orleans auction house, and its buyers discover masterful brushstrokes beneath its cheap restoration, the fate of the Salvator Mundi is driven by an insatiable quest for fame, money and power. But as its price soars, so do questions about its authenticity. Unravelling the hidden agendas of the world’s richest men and most powerful art institutions, THE LOST LEONARDO is a wild, stranger-than-fiction ride, not unlike something straight out of a James Bond flick!


in our virtual screening room until Thursday, August 27th


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