Catering to discerning fans of fine film with personal attention to every customer...we are Salem's only independently owned & operated movie theater specializing in art, foreign, independent & exceptional film.

ONLY IN OREGON lists Salem Cinema as the #1 theater in Oregon to offer an unforgettable viewing experience!


Salem Cinema has been a beloved and highly respected part of Salem’s cultural, educational and entertainment community since December 25, 1982!

We are proud to be ranked the number one theater in Oregon to provide an unforgettable viewing experience!

We cater to a diverse and educated audience who appreciates the role local business plays in sustaining a thriving city. It has been proven that Salem Cinema patrons support the arts and prefer to shop and dine locally.


Now, more than ever, it is important for local, independent business to rely on each other. Together we can ensure stability and growth in our unique and remarkable community!


Placement & Frequency of Display

Ads run on a Friday through Thursday schedule. Your ad will be projected onto our screens in front of an average of 5000 customers each month. Generally, Salem Cinema has 15-20 minutes seating time between shows and with a 10-15 second screen ad rotating approximately every 3-5 minutes, you are guaranteed visible promotion in all auditoriums a minimum of 3 times before each film, 7 days a week. Salem Cinema cannot guarantee the placement of any ad in the rotation order. (Watch our sample below of a 10-second spot!)

In addition, we will provide a link to your business on our website.


• $300 per month (when paid in full)
• $250 per month w/6 month commitment (when paid in full)
• 20% discount offered to non-profits
• Special rates for one-time or annual events
additional monthly fee included when paid in installments

You have the opportunity to change your ad up to once a month during your six month contract at no additional charge. Any additional changes will incur a $35 charge per change.

We can create an ad for you at an additional cost of $50, however you must provide a high resolution logo and/or image (300dpi). Any additional changes you request us to make to an ad we have created for you during the 6 month commitment (one per month) will incur a fee of $25 per change.

Artwork Specifications

• All ads are to be submitted as 300dpi
• Aspect ratio 1920 (w) x1080 (h) pixels
• File format .pdf or .jpg
At this time Salem Cinema is not accepting video ads other than those contracted through Spotlight Cinema Networks, our national ad agency.

Design recommendations:
• Use a solid color background
• Keep text to a minimum and use a large, engaging photo for best effect. Use high resolution photos in your ad
• For best results, use light text on dark background, or dark text on light background
• Make sure all text is crisp and clear
• Image or background color can extend to the border, but please leave a 1/4'' area within the ad with NO TEXT to ensure that it does not get cut off.

Payment Terms

We will a send you a PDF invoice by email. Invoices are due and payable on receipt. Please mail your payment to:

Salem Cinema
Attention: Ads
1127 Broadway NE, Suite 170
Salem, OR 97301

Or pay by credit card or check in person at Salem Cinema.


Ad artwork is due on Wednesday by noon for Friday start. Ads run on a Friday through Thursday schedule.


We reserve the right to refuse advertisers. Material must be suitable for all ages. We do not accept political or religious ads.

No refunds or credits will be issued.


Salem Cinema, owner, Loretta Miles at ads@salemcinema.com

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