Updated November 2018. Double-check information before heading out!

Seeing a movie is a fun treat on a rainy day—or a super-hot day for that matter. But taking the whole family to a movie can be so expensive! Luckily, there are lots of discount movie theaters in the Portland area. Here are some of our favorites.

Academy Theater
The Academy Theater not only plays second-run movies at a discount, they also feature classic movies (Goonies is a classic now, deal with it) for the whole family. They also feature snack pack deals for kids and if you want to turn it into a date night, offer babysitting during the movie for kids 2-8 years old.
Cost: $4 for ages 13 and up, and $3 for ages 12 and under and seniors.  Tuesdays are buy one, get one free.
Location: 7818 SE Stark St., Portland

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Avalon Theatre & Wunderland
Come for the movie, stay for the arcade games! The Avalon Theatre shows big hit second-run movies at a steep discount. But just as fun for kids is the nickel arcade.
Cost: $4.00 for ages 13 and up, and $3.50 for ages 12 and under and seniors. Get admission to the game room for an additional $3.25 for ages 13 and up, $2.75 for ages 5 to 12.
Location: 3451 SE Belmont St., Portland

Beaverton Wunderland
A Wunderland cinema with 3D showings, plus game room and laser tag.
Cost: $6.00 all ages before 6:00 pm. Get admission to the game room for an addition $3.25 for ages 13 and up, $2.75 for ages 5 to 12.
Location: 17235 NW Corridor Court, Beaverton

Gresham Cinema & Wunderland
A Wunderland cinema with 3D showings, game room and laser tag.
Cost: $6.00 all ages before 6 pm. $1 additional for 3D. Get admission to the game room for an addition $3.25 for ages 13 and up, $2.75 for ages 5 to 12.
Location: 140 NW Burnside Rd., Gresham

Joy Cinema
Save a bundle heading to this theater for dinner and a movie. In addition to showing second-run movies, you can get more than just popcorn here. Grab a hot dog, nachos or pizza, and grownups can get beer, wine or hard cider.
Cost: $6 for standard films, $7 for 3D; Monday admission is just $2 for standard films, $3 for 3D.
Location: 11959 SW Pacific Hwy., Tigard

McMenamin’s Kennedy School
The Kennedy School theater may be best known for its “Crybaby Matinees” – where you can bring your baby to the first showing of the day Tuesday through Thursday without fear of side glances. But this single-screen theater plays a fun mix of second-run films, classics and independents all week long at heavy discounts. Grab a slice and a pint and you’ve got yourself a great rainy-day outing.
Cost: $5 adults, $3 kids ages 3 to 12.
Location: 5736 NE 33rd Ave., Portland

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Moreland Theater
Westmoreland’s historic single-screen theater shows current movies for less. Drinks and popcorn are also less expensive than at big box theaters.
Cost: $7.00 for matinees, $9.00 general admission for evening shows, $7.00 for children (11 and under), military and senior citizens. Special pricing on Tuesday.
Location: 6712 SE Milwaukie Ave., Portland

Mt. Hood Theatre
You’ll find great prices and snacks at this local neighborhood favorite for second-run movies. They also offer a popular 10-pack of kids movies for $10 through local schools.
Cost: $4.50 for adults; kids & seniors $3.50. Bargain Tuesdays $2.50.
Location: 401 East Powell Boulevard, Gresham

St. Johns Twin Cinemas
This two-screen neighborhood theater shows films from all over, and serves beer and pizza from locals. Pretty much the perfect combo.
Cost: $6 for all matinees (before 6 pm); $8 general admission.
Location: 8704 N. Lombard St., Portland

Milwaukie Cinema & Wunderland
A Wunderland theater with movies, game room and mini golf.
Cost: $6 all ages before 6 pm. Game room admission: $3.25 ages 13 and up; $2.75 ages 5-12 and seniors.
Location: 1011 SE Main St., Milwaukie

You can also check for occasional free, family-friendly movies playing at the Beaverton City Library Main Branch Auditorium, the Village Ballroom and Rose City Futsal.

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