The BoatHouse MicroCinema is a non-traditional 30-seat movie theater dedicated to promoting Portland filmmakers . With screening seasons running in the spring and fall, the BHMC offers weekly screenings of featured local artists  plus additional sporadic events throughout the year.  The fall ’17 screening season kicks off September 16th, sign up for our mailing list now to get updates as the program is released.



Aug 16: In The Shadow Of The Moon

Aug 27: Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 3 with Emily Esperanza in person


Sep 16: BHMC Fall Season Kick-Off Party

Sep 24: Melody Owen and Stephen Slappe


Oct 1: PDX Cinematic Psychogeography

Oct 8: Who is She: a program of emerging women filmmakers

Oct 15: Bryan Boyce + Adrianne Finelli

10-22: PDX ALL-STAR ANIMATORS: Chel White + Jim Blashfield + Joan Gratz

10-29: Howard Mitchell + Karl Lind + Miles Sprietsma


11-5: Getting to know YouTube

11-12: TBD

11-19: PDX Experimental Animation

The Spring 2017 screening season was a smash hit- you can find the archived calendar here.  The fall season begins September 16th, check back soon for complete details of what we have in store.


Tickets are a suggested $8 donation and are available at the door.  There are no advanced ticket sales.  Doors open at 7:30pm, shows start at 8:00 unless otherwise noted.  Seating is limited.

Regretfully, the Boathouse Microcinema is not ADA compliant. Please feel free to contact us about questions regarding accessibility, and how we may be able to help.


A former fire-boat-station, the Boathouse is a long-running collective artist studio headed by Portland filmmaker Matt McCormick, who along with studio-mate Chris Freeman, will be hosting screenings aimed at bolstering Portland’s independent film community. Screenings will be cozy and informal, with ample time for snacks, drinks, questions and conversation.  The BoatHouse MicroCinema is supported in part by The Precipice Fund, Calligram Foundation, and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Special thanks is also due to PICA.