The Events and Film Office at Prosper Portland will showcase several productions filmed and/or produced here in Portland in a series that activates vacant storefronts in downtown Portland.
Movies on Morrison celebrates Portland’s production and media industry, supports local businesses and is intended to boost engagement within the Central City.
In connection with Every Wednesday’s lunch hour, starting October 11 and running through November 8, downtown street windows will come alive with screenings of locally produced film and TV content including: LAIKA’s The Story So Far (from Coraline to ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls to Kubo and the Two Strings, and Golden Globe-winning Missing Link), James Beard Award-winning All the Homies Network, and NBC Universal’s Grimm.
The windows will highlight content and visuals exclusive to Portland local businesses and filming locations featured in the films and TV shows. The activated storefronts will elevate Portland’s love, fandom and connection to locally produced TV and film. Pedestrians can use their own headphones or those provided by Heartbeat Silent Disco to experience more personal viewings; and each location features food and drink giveaways from Deadstock Coffee, Baon Kainan, Hey Day, Portland Ca Phe, and Poplandia.
“This series offers a glimpse into the diversity of Portland’s creative local tv and film community,” said Prosper Portland Executive Director Kimberly Branam. “We’re excited to see these events spark additional engagement and support of local businesses in the Central City as we head into the holiday season.”
Storefront locations are 206 SW Morrison and 301 SW Morrison. Showtimes are between 11 am and 1 pm. Additional Central City locations will be announced.
The Portland Events and Film Office facilitates Portland-based events and activations, captures the film industry’s economic impact for the city, promotes Portland as a film location, and supports the industry’s success locally and internationally. The office showcases Portland’s cultural landscape and celebrates the diversity of Portland’s talent, businesses, and communities.
Working collaboratively with city offices, the Events and Film Office deploys grants and sponsorships to elevate the economic value of cultural programming and local production in our community.