The PDX Drive-In Movie Spectacular!

The Portland Expo Center is pairing two of America’s great passions this summer – the automobile and the silver screen. If you grew up going to drive-in movies, you know what a treat it is to travel with your family or date to see a movie in your car. Many think those days are long since gone, but worry not! The Portland Expo Center is creating an authentic drive-in movie experience to be played on a giant screen this summer on Expo’s 53 acre campus. The PDX Drive-In Movie Spectacular! is an all-ages event that has all the familiar fun with a modern twist. Unlike the traditional drive-ins of days gone by, The PDX Drive-In Movie Spectacular! allows families and friends to enjoy watching clear digital projection from inside the comfort of their own car or outside in lawn chairs. In place of the rustic speaker box, sound will be accessible via car radio through a special FM frequency, in addition to outdoor speakers for bicyclists and pedestrians.  

The summer movie series is slated for 5 days:  August 24- 28, 2016. Features include musical entertainment and support for a local community non-profit parnter Paint Paul PDX


  Main Feature Music Entertainment
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 Twister The Groove
Thursday, August 25, 2016  Psycho  Big Yellow Taxi 
Friday, August 26, 2016 Close Encounters of the Third Kind  Peasant Revolution Band 
Saturday, August 27, 2016 Smokey and the Bandit  Love You Orchestra 
Sunday, August 28, 2016 The Big Lebowski  The Touchables 



Presale tickets for cars are available online and are $13.00 (plus service charge) for carloads up to six people. Tickets day-of event are $15 per carload. Those walking, riding their bicycles or taking MAX, the entry fee is $5 per person (OR the Carload price for 3 or more people). TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW! Space is LIMITED - BUY TODAY 

Each night there will be different activities, car clubs, entertainment, short films and more – plus a beer garden, plenty of food vendors, and music. In order to provide the best sight-lines possible, large vehicles will be placed accordingly. For more information, check out our Frequently Asked Questions.