Camas, WA — The historic Liberty Theatre turns 91 on June 14, and the operators are having a low-key celebration with a special showing of Steven Spielberg’s “Raiders of the Lost Ark.”

“This isn’t a benchmark year, so we’re not not having all the hoopla and swag bags like we did last year,” said the theatre’s operator, Rand Thornsley. “We’re having a 6 pm special showing of ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark,’ which is a community pick. We put out a poll and that was the top pick of our customers. Last year was very successful.”

For the record, “Wizard of Oz” placed second in the poll.

Thornsley’s group took over theatre operations in 2011 on St. Patrick’s Day, which is their operational anniversary, but the community is more in tune with the historic anniversary — and its opening in 1927.

This summer, the Liberty will present a Drones concert, as well as some “Beatles” programs. And, they have a few anniversary classics coming: such as “American Graffiti” to coincide with the downtown Camas Car Show in July; Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo” celebrate its 6oth anniversary in July; and “Treasure of Sierra Madre,” which celebrates its 70th anniversary.

Liberty

The theatre opened in 1927.

A few fun Liberty facts:

  • It’s classic vintage, not a multiplex. “We don’t do things like Regal does. We show a lot of different movies at a lot of different times,” says Thornsley.
  • Prices are more family friendly. General admission is $4.50 and $5.50 for adults. Tuesdays are $4.50.
  • Concessions are at a price point that’s affordable.
  • The big theatre seats 300. The little theatre has 29 seats.
  • They make it all happen with a staff of five.
  • Concessions — popcorn is simple, with no artificial ingredients. It’s quality popcorn, made with sea salt, and canola oil, plus butter if you want it.

To learn more, visit www.CamasLiberty.com

Immerse yourself in the creative world of cycling at the 14th Annual Filmed by Bike, a film festival featuring the world’s best bike movies May 6-8 at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland, Oregon. The festival will host a diverse array of movies, a lively street party, filmmaker Q+As, a Festival Lounge with craft beer and fine coffee, VIP screenings and a brewery tour with the filmmakers.

Fifty-nine short films will show for three days, with five unique programs. The work of 55 filmmakers representing 19 countries will be showcased, including Slovenia, India, Russia, Switzerland, and Italy.

The opening night features a New Belgium Street Party from 5:00-9:30 p.m. The free event is all ages and features a beer garden, live entertainment, a video storytelling booth, a photo booth and a gigantic bike parking arena. The Street Party takes place behind Velo Cult Bike Shop and Tavern, 1969 NE 42nd Avenue.

The event benefits NW Documentary, a non-profit organization that helps people tell their stories through film.

The film festival showcases the world’s best bicycle movies with this huge film festival in Portland every year, then the curated movie collections travel the world. Filmed by Bike is inspiring a culture with cycling is woven seamlessly into everyday life.

Filmed by Bike Film Festival KOM

“King of the Mountain” by Orlando von Einsiedel | London, Great Britain.

 

2016 Filmed By Bike Highlights + Background

  • Filmed by Bike was founded in 2003 by Ayleen Crotty.
  • 59 films. 55 filmmakers. 19 countries.
  • The festival features film genres including documentaries, animation, dramas and comedies from Czech Republic, Russia, Poland, Australia, Brazil, Denmark, Italy, India, Slovenia and, of course, Portland.
  • Awards ceremony will honor top filmmakers with the Golden Helmet Award, presented by Travel Oregon, and the Independent Music Award, presented by Radio Room.
  • The festival occurs each May in Portland, Oregon. The new Filmed by Bike Traveling Program is open for screenings in host cities. For more details, please contact info@filmedbybike.org.
  • Filmmaker Q&A sessions.
  • Intermission Speed Raffle with over $3,000 in prizes presented by Solemates Socks.
  • Brewery Bike Tour on Sunday, May 8 with visiting and local filmmakers.

Tickets + Information

  • Showtimes and complete schedule are available online at FilmedByBike.org
  • Cost: $11 per show; $55 for VIP Festival Pass that offers exclusive screenings and events, unlimited access to all screenings and a VIP-only screening, Filmmaker Brewery Bike tour and beer garden discounts.
  • Screenings and events are open to all ages.
  • Tickets are on sale now at FilmedByBike.org or at the Hollywood Theatre box office on opening night, space allowing.
  • Contact Info: 971-221-7228

Filmed by Bike benefits NW Documentary, a non-profit organization that helps people tell their stories through film. Sponsors include: New Belgium Brewing, Amtrak, Travel Oregon, Brompton, Yakima, Portland Design Works, Showers Pass and Radio Room.

Filmed by Bike Film Festival Kazbegi

“Trail to Kazbegi” by Joey Schusler | Boulder, Colorado.

This is a one-night only event at the Liberty Theater in downtown Camas, beginning at 8 pm Thursday. According to the Liberty, “The funniest movie you’ll see this year is actually nine movies. In the style of traditional film festivals, the second annual Laugh Out Loud Short Film Fest, features nine hilarious short comedies from some of the world’s best unknown filmmakers.” The directors of these nine films share their outrageous views on familiar topics, such as relationships, drinking, and careers.

As a competition, audience voting will determine which short comedy will win the coveted “Audience Choice Award.” Get in on the fun and vote for your favorite short comedy. Edgy adult humor is the norm, so this film is not for the easily offended.