Once we are back up and operational and have had time to catch our breath, we hope to reschedule the special events that have had to be postponed during our closure. We will announce new dates and will honor your tickets for those dates if they work for you. If the new dates do not work for you, we will be happy to discuss options for refunds, exchanges or donations of your ticket purchase back to Salem Cinema to help with our continued climb back.

Thank you so much for your patience and support!










English National Ballet: Akram Khan's Giselle
All seats $15 in advance or $18 day of the event

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UK. 2020. Directed by Ross MacGibbon. (103 mins.) Not Rated.

One of the greatest romantic ballets of all time, Giselle has been reimagined by celebrated choreographer Akram Khan. In this retold story of love, betrayal and redemption, Tamara Rojo, Lead Principal and Artistic Director of English National Ballet, dances the role of Giselle, one of a community of migrant workers cast out of their jobs in a condemned garment factory.

With staging and costumes by Academy Award winning designer Tim Yip (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon), the ballet has won an Olivier Award, received rapturous 5-star reviews and was sold out when performed at London’s renowned Sadler’s Wells Theatre. Filmed live at the Liverpool Empire in October 2017, Akram Khan’s Giselle is directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon.


The Library That Dolly Built

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United States. 2020. Directed by Nick Geidner. (76 mins.) Not Rated.

THE LIBRARY THAT DOLLY BUILT, directed by Land Grant Film's Nick Geidner, goes behind the scenes of Dolly Parton’s literacy-focused non-profit, Imagination Library, to show how one of the most famous and beloved performers of the world has developed an efficient, effective and impactful program for developing the love of reading in children. Imagination Library started as a gift for the children in Dolly’s hometown, Sevierville, Tennessee, and is now active in all 50 states, and 5 countries, delivering more than 1.4 million free, age-appropriate books to children every month. The film also provides a glimpse of the profound impact the Imagination Library has on the people through original interviews with authors, policy makers, Imagination Library staff, recipients, and the legend herself, Dolly Parton. 

Dolly Parton has sold over 100 million albums and has won 10 Grammy Awards. Her biggest challenge to date goes beyond imagination. In 1995 Dolly Parton founded The Imagination Library and the foundation has become one of the largest children’s literacy programs in the world. 

Join Dolly for a one day only exclusive theatrical event and go behind the scenes of her greatest adventure yet: The Library that Dolly Built.


The Goonies
$9 general admission or $8 seniors 62+

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United States. 1985. Directed by Richard Donner. (114 mins.) Rated PG.

Filmed in Oregon! A group of young misfits who call themselves The Goonies discover an ancient map and set out on a quest to find a legendary pirate's long-lost treasure.

We are proud to participate in the Oregon Film and Travel Oregon celebration of the 35th anniversary of The Goonies in support of the upcoming events taking place in Astoria in June!

It’s been 35 years since audiences went in search of treasure with a lovable band of kids from Astoria into the caves beneath the northern Oregon coastline and Ecola State Park. To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the film, Oregon Film and Travel Oregon will offer public screenings of the movie in five cities around the state—from Salem Cinema to BendFilm, Baker City, La Grande and Coos Bay. This combined effort and tour is to support The Goondocks and Goonies Day in Astoria June 4-7, 2020.

Possibly the most renowned of all #OregonMade films, “The Goonies” remains a seminal experience for generations of filmgoers and self-described Goonies around the world who never say die. Each year, thousands of people gather in Astoria to celebrate the film and iconic setting of the movie through combined efforts spearheaded by the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce, the Clatsop County Historical Society and the Oregon Film Museum (who’s building is the actual set for the opening jail-break scene of the film) with support from dozens of community members.

“This celebration is dedicated to the amazing Goonies fans and the special places where it was filmed,” said Todd Davidson, Travel Oregon CEO. “We hope this June's events will find Goonies lovers on location reliving one of the most beloved coming-of-age stories of the 1980s.”

About The Goondocks and The Goonies Day
Annual Goonies Day 2020 will coincide with The Goonies 35th Anniversary Celebration in Astoria, Oregon. Activities will primarily occur on Friday to Sunday, June 5 to 7, 2020, and this year's celebration will include light programming on Thursday, June 4. For all event details, visit TheGoondocks.org/2020.

About Oregon Film
The Film Office’s mission is to promote, grow, and celebrate the film, television, creative content industries, and crew personnel within the state of Oregon, and strengthen its reputation among the industry both nationally and internationally. Find out more at OregonFilm.org

About Travel Oregon

The Oregon Tourism Commission, dba Travel Oregon, works to enhance visitors' experiences by providing information, resources and trip planning tools that inspire travel and consistently convey the exceptional quality of Oregon. The commission aims to improve Oregonians' quality of life by strengthening economic impacts of the state's $12.3 billion tourism industry that employs 115,400 Oregonians. Visit Industry.TravelOregon.com to learn more about the industry's positive impacts and go to TravelOregon.com to be inspired.


Monty Python's Life of Brian
All seats $10 in advance or $12 day of the event

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UK. 1979. Directed by Terry Jones. (92 mins.) Rated R.

Monty Python delivers the group's sharpest and smartest satire of both religion and Hollywood's epic films. Set in 33 A.D. Judea where the exasperated Romans try to impose order, it is a time of chaos and change with no shortage of messiahs and followers willing to believe them. At it's center is Brian Cohen, born in Bethlehem in a stable next door, who, by a series of absurd circumstances is caught up in the new religion and reluctantly mistaken for the promised messiah, providing ample opportunity for the entire ensemble (Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin) to shine in multiple roles as they question everyone and everything from ex-lepers, Pontius Pilate and haggling to revolutionaries, crazy prophets, religious fanaticism, Roman centurions and crucifixion, forever changing our biblical view.


Through The Lens: Spotlight On Ground Water
A Focus On The Power Of Still & Motion Picture Imagery

All seats
$20 with proceeds to benefit Lakota People's Law Project

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We are thrilled to present the next event in our new Cinema Series Through The Lens, an evening featuring the prominent work of local documentary photographer Diane Beals followed by the incredible film HOT WATER and an informative discussion with co-director Liz Rogers about our current water crisis and the Dakota Pipeline.

United States. 2015. Directed by Liz Rogers, Kevin Flint. (80 mins.) Not Rated.

Filmmakers Lizabeth Rogers and Kevin Flint travel to South Dakota following a story about uranium contamination—only to discover that the problem flows much farther and runs much deeper than they could have imagined.

Three years and thousands of miles later, Hot Water tells the story of those impacted by uranium mining, atomic testing, nuclear energy and the subsequent contamination that runs through our air, soil and—even more dramatically—our water.

From Fat Man and Little Boy to Duck and Cover, we believed it was safe to eat, drink and breathe in the shadow of the atomic age.

Hot Water offers this question: Are the thirty-eight million people in the American Southwest aware that their water supply is filtered through 16 million tons of radioactive waste lying on the banks of the Colorado River?

Our ground water, air and soil are contaminated with some of the most toxic heavy metals known to man, and the subsequent health and environmental damage will take generations and 100's of billions of dollars to heal.

Follow Liz, Kevin and their team as they travel the American West and expose uranium mining and our nuclear legacy for what it is, and for what it's left behind.

About Diane Beals

Diane resides in Salem Oregon and has been a professional photographer for over 20 years having experience in many areas of photography. She currently specializes in Documentary / Street & Landscape Photography. Visit her website to learn more about her work.

Graduated from Oregon State University / Fine Arts 2000


Enormous: The Gorge Story
All seats
$12 in advance or $15 day of the event

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United States. 2020. Directed by Nic Davis. (85 mins.) Not Rated.

Enormous: The Gorge Story carves out the never-before-told story of the world’s most iconic music venue, The Gorge Amphitheatre. This music film investigates the venue’s unlikely evolution from a small winery created by a neurosurgeon to becoming one of the greatest outdoor music destinations in the world.

Despite being 150 miles from Seattle, The Gorge became "a pilgrimage for the artist and the audience," according to Jason Mraz, who first played at the amphitheater with his band in the parking lot during one of Dave Matthews' epic three-day shows. And if you've ever been to The Gorge, you know exactly what he means. There's something undeniably exhilarating about witnessing your favorite band perform with the Columbia Gorge as the backdrop.
But did you know this renowned venue started on the backs of two locals, Vince and Carol Bryan, who only wanted to share their wine (which, in their own words, wasn't very good at first) while listening to live music? The "Champs de Brionne Summer Music Theater" gained notoriety when the Bryans got their first big act in August 1988: Bob Dylan. Weaving together stories from famous artists (like Steve Miller and Train's Pat Monahan) and from the people who love their music, this documentary reveals how The Gorge, geologically and musically, became The Gorge while personalizing the experience with insight from the people who live in the surrounding community and work the events year after year.
If you've never been to a show at The Gorge, you'll want to find one, and if you have, you'll be reminded why it might've been the best show of your life.
Featuring Musical Performances by …
- Mumford & Sons
- Elvis Costello
- Heart
- Deep Sea Diver
- Hibou
- Bob Dylan
- Stevie Ray Vaughn
- Shakey Graves
- Joseph John
- Mark Nelson
- Lake Street Dive
- Manatee Commune


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