Portland Theaters in 1940

Here’s what was playing on the big screen in Portland theaters back in 1940 — some true classics.

Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece, “Rebecca,” was at the State Theater.  You could see Mae West and W.C. Fields in “My Little Chickadee,” for only 20¢ at the Rio Theater on N. Mississippi!

Henry Fonda, Ginger Rogers, Bing Crosby, Dorthy Lamour, Errol Flynn, Boris Karloff, Marlene Dietrich, Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, and James Cagney — it was a cornucopia of silver screen superstars.

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Portland Theaters in 1940

Portland Theater Listing in 1940


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