Joy Cinema/99w Drive In: unsung cinema near Portland

Joy Cinema Tigard Oregon
Joy Cinema!

Near one of the worst intersections in town, the Joy Theater is up and thriving. Stuck out where 99w/I-5 meet, the Joy has been back in business for over a year. Another vintage theater saved! Not only do they show second runs and 3d films, they host a whole mess of special features, including $1 kid matinees, and Weird Wednesday! Past Weird Wednesday features include: “She Devil on Wheels”, “The Acid Eaters”, and my fave movie name of all time: “EEGAH!”. Sure it’s out of the way if you live in the Portland Grid, but man – looks like it’s well worth the trip!

Joy Cinema on the Facebook
and IRL:
11959 sw pacific hwy., tigard, Or
(about 1 mile west of I-5 on Highway 99)

Every summer I try to make it out to the 99W Drive In in Newberg. Yes, one of the last drive ins in Oregon and even in the USA! Drive-ins are fading fast.

Why go to the drive-in? The experience is unlike anything else. Take some lawn chairs, or put a sofa in the back of your truck. You get to hang out under the stars, see a HUGE film, and stay up late for the double feature! It may sound dorky, but if you’ve never been, or never taken your kids, check it out! Here’s the 99w FAQ.