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Moving to Oregon
Topic by: AKrizman
Posted: July 28, 2007 - 6:11 PM PDT
Last Reply: July 31, 2007 - 10:28 PM PDT

author topic: Moving to Oregon
AKrizman
post #1  on July 28, 2007 - 6:11 PM PDT  
My boyfriend is going back to school (just like Jerry Blank!) He's now a grad student as OSU in Corvallis. So we're moving to Oregon.

Are there any Oregonian Ciners? What's the movie scene like there? I'd be interested in corresponding with fellow Ciners and movie buffs when I get there.

I'm also hoping the move to the left coast means faster shipping times from GreenCine.

Go Beavers!
woozy
post #2  on July 28, 2007 - 8:11 PM PDT  
> On July 28, 2007 - 6:11 PM PDT AKrizman wrote:
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>
> Go Beavers!
>

Go !!!!!DUCKS!!!!!! you backwood outwater derelict!

>
> Are there any Oregonian Ciners? What's the movie scene like there?

It's a university town so it should be okay. Portland Oregon is fine.

Eugene had one arthouse type theater and a bunch of mall theaters and a few decent but not great video stores. But then again it was 19 years ago that I was there. All I can say with certainty is that it still beats the hell out of Corvalis. (I kid!)


> I'm also hoping the move to the left coast means faster shipping times from GreenCine.

*Snort* good luck! Well, it might.


artifex
post #3  on July 29, 2007 - 4:41 PM PDT  
I lived in Portland for a while. I remember some theater on the east side, take Burnside over the bridge, you go down far enough, it's a little revamped theater that does stuff like sell pizza and beer for the movies. There's also a great theater downtown that got remodeled, part of a chain I haven't seen elsewhere, but that shows a lot of art house stuff. It's where I saw "A Time For Drunken Horses." There's also a great international film festival there. Well, it seems more lively than the one here in Dallas, at least.
Oh, and there was some really big movie rental store in town, too. I forgot the name, but it was cavernous. Probably still there.
woozy
post #4  on July 29, 2007 - 8:37 PM PDT  
> On July 29, 2007 - 4:41 PM PDT artifex wrote:
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> Oh, and there was some really big movie rental store in town, too. I forgot the name, but it was cavernous. Probably still there.
>
Corvalis is about an hour and a half from Portland. That's okay for going out to movies on the weekend but might be a bit much for renting movies.

Hope you have a good and pleasant move and that Corvalis has all you desire! Part of me misses Oregon.
speakreflection
post #5  on July 30, 2007 - 11:36 AM PDT  
> On July 29, 2007 - 4:41 PM PDT artifex wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I lived in Portland for a while. I remember some theater on the east side, take Burnside over the bridge, you go down far enough, it's a little revamped theater that does stuff like sell pizza and beer for the movies. There's also a great theater downtown that got remodeled, part of a chain I haven't seen elsewhere, but that shows a lot of art house stuff. It's where I saw "A Time For Drunken Horses." There's also a great international film festival there. Well, it seems more lively than the one here in Dallas, at least.
> Oh, and there was some really big movie rental store in town, too. I forgot the name, but it was cavernous. Probably still there.
>
> ---------------------------------

Sounds like Cinema 21
artifex
post #6  on July 30, 2007 - 1:32 PM PDT  
> On July 30, 2007 - 11:36 AM PDT speakreflection wrote:

> Sounds like Cinema 21

I think you're right!

I never visited Corvallis. Heck, I never visited Mt. St. Helens. :)
woozy
post #7  on July 30, 2007 - 2:08 PM PDT  
> On July 30, 2007 - 1:32 PM PDT artifex wrote:
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> > On July 30, 2007 - 11:36 AM PDT speakreflection wrote:
>
> I never visited Corvallis. Heck, I never visited Mt. St. Helens. :)
> ---------------------------------

I drove through Corvallis once at night. (I was stuck behind a car going 40 with two dead deer asses staring at me for a half an hour.) Then I went there once for a Polish Folk Dance professor and saw someone who looked a heck of a lot like my Algebraic Topology Professor.

I spent two years in Eugene. Oh, Mt. Pisgah Arboretum in Eugene is really nice. Makes up for the entirity of Springfield. (Only place I've lived near where the school board cancelled a school production, Blithe Spirit, on the basis it promoted occultism. Then again, the outskirts Eugene was the only place I lived were I so a "The Family that Prays together Stays Together" placard on a front lawn.

{When I was there there was a state proposition to remove the clause "sexual orientation" from the anti-discrimination artical of the state constitution, thus to re-legalise anti-homosexual discrimination. It failed but barely. It's interesting because in their voter's guide they don't just have official arguments and rebuttals; any group submitting campaign money can publish an argument. So there'd be 13 pages of incoherent rambling. For some reason they all thought the trace amount of feces homosexuals ingest in their lifetimes-- I have no idea where they got their figures nor did the cite the amount of feces hetero-sexuals ingest in their lifetimes-- was somehow relevant.})

speakreflection
post #8  on July 30, 2007 - 3:29 PM PDT  
> On July 30, 2007 - 1:32 PM PDT artifex wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On July 30, 2007 - 11:36 AM PDT speakreflection wrote:
>
> > Sounds like Cinema 21
>
> I think you're right!
>
> I never visited Corvallis. Heck, I never visited Mt. St. Helens. :)
> ---------------------------------

Great theater.
I saw Life is beautiful there. (the pre-dub version)
AKrizman
post #9  on July 31, 2007 - 10:03 PM PDT  
> On July 30, 2007 - 3:29 PM PDT speakreflection wrote:
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> > On July 30, 2007 - 1:32 PM PDT artifex wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > > On July 30, 2007 - 11:36 AM PDT speakreflection wrote:
> >
> > > Sounds like Cinema 21
> >
> > I think you're right!
> >
> > I never visited Corvallis. Heck, I never visited Mt. St. Helens. :)
> > ---------------------------------
>
> Great theater.
> I saw Life is beautiful there. (the pre-dub version)
> ---------------------------------

It sounds cool. I certainly expect to spend time in Portland, so I'll definitely check it out.

I love that sort of theater. Here in Denver, we have The Cinema Grill (which sounds better in concept than it is in actuality) and another cafe/movie house has been "opening soon" since January. The art houses here have started serving cocktails and/or coffee drinks in the lobby.

My fantasy is I'd like to open a movie theater that shows classic or obscure films. And instead of regular movie seats, we'd have sofas and coffee tables. And we'd have cafe food and coffee and/or cocktails. And there'd be a stage/podium and microphone up front so we could have speakers introduce the film and lecture or lead discussion. It would be an academic experience as well as an entertaining one.

When I visited Corvallis, I checked out a theater called "Darkside Cinema" that showed indie/art films (I saw The Black Book - not a bad film for Verhoeven). It looked like it was designed for a coffee-house scene in the lobby, but nobody was chilling; perhaps it was just because it was there on a week night. They also don't show commercials or previews before their films.
AKrizman
post #10  on July 31, 2007 - 10:28 PM PDT  
> On July 28, 2007 - 8:11 PM PDT woozy wrote:
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> > On July 28, 2007 - 6:11 PM PDT AKrizman wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> >
> > Go Beavers!
> >
>
> Go !!!!!DUCKS!!!!!! you backwood outwater derelict!
>
> >

> ---------------------------------

I love football, but I've never followed College football - the mathematician in me doesn't like the subjectivity of 'polls' determining championships. Also there are too many blow outs, and players never stay around for more than 4 seasons. And there are too many teams.

But a football fan in Corvallis doesn't have much else to follow; the nearest NFL team is 5 hours aways (Seattle Seahawks), the nearest Arena Football team is 9 hours away (the Arena Bowl champion San Jose Sabercats), and the nearest Canadian team is 8 hours away (defending Grey Cup Champs BC Lions).

So I've been reading up on the Beavers and the have a great rivalry with the Oregon Ducks*

*copyright Disney Corporation

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