Things to do in Hood River
Cold rainy winter nights. Don’t we mostly want to be inside–cozy and entertained after stimuli-overload during holidays? The remedy: I can’t think of one much better than to hit the flicks for some fun evening entertainment. Our little Hood River offers 2 great venues for your movie-viewing pleasure:
Hood River Cinemas offers the more traditional movie theater set up complete with 5 screens, stadium seating & classic concessions (buckets of popcorn, candy enticingly displayed, cookies, soda pop, also a good selection of beers). This is the spot for first run features and kid films. Always fun to run into friends and kids of friends out in the main lobby. Post-film debriefing is just the ticket in the spacious lobby. It also the place to check out the posters for the films coming soon. For more debriefing or just plain visiting with your movie date, Double Mountain Brewpub is just around the corner and Full Sail Brewing is down the street…
Skylight Theatre & Pub is the place to go to sink into big comfy chairs (think pedicure style) or couches to enjoy a movie in a more laid back, less traditional arena. Order up some fine New York style pizza and a microbrew, soda or vino of choice and settle in for some good movie-viewing escapism.
Skylight offers some specialty films and fun promos like those from Teton Gravity Research, Warren Miller, Inspired Media and other such ski films and inspiring sports flicks on huge variety of cool activities. The Columbia Center for the Arts hooks up with the Skylight to roll some always interesting films when the Mt Hood Independent Film Festival comes to town.
It’s nearly impossible to go the movies with out running into friends. That’s half the fun, especially in this social mecca on the Columbia. If, however, a quiet non-engaged movie sesh is more to your liking, the muted lighting of both theaters allow for slinking into the comfort of a theater seat to escape social encounters and just enjoy Hollywood’s latest.