Enjoy a cheap date at Portland’s Academy Theater, a fully renovated classic movie theater that re-opened in 2006. While preserving the 1940s character of the building and love of film, renovations outfitted the building with all the modern conveniences—except the price! Tickets are just $4, and date nights get even more affordable with “Two for Tuesday,” a buy-one, get-one ticket special. The owners set out to make the theater enjoyable for adults. Not only do they offer babysitting services with advanced reservations, but anyone under 21 must be accompanied by a parent.
If that isn’t enough to convince you of this theater’s date night worthiness, Academy boasts a great beer and wine selection. You can snack on food from nearby restaurants that include Flying Pie Pizzeria, Bipartisan Café, and Miyamoto Sushi. The Academy Theater shows a mix of new movies, '80s throwbacks, classics, and documentaries.