Hollywood Movies

Space Cinema: Gravity | 3D

In celebration of the final weeks of our current museum exhibition Journey to Space, the Empirical Theater offers a selection of films that explore humankind's relationship with the vastness of outer space. Written, produced and directed by acclaimed Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón, the 2013 release Gravity won seven Academy Awards for its intense portrayal of astronauts stranded in space after the mid-orbit destruction of their space shuttle. 

 

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

From visionary director Tim Burton, and based upon the best-selling novel, comes an unforgettable motion picture experience. When Jake discovers clues to a mystery that spans alternate realities and times, he uncovers a secret refuge known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As he learns about the residents and their unusual abilities, Jake realizes that safety is an illusion, and danger lurks in the form of powerful, hidden enemies. Jake must figure out who is real, who can be trusted, and who he really is.

 

Sully

On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the "Miracle on the Hudson" when Captain "Sully" Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.

 

Storks

Storks deliver babies…or at least they used to. Now they deliver packages for a global internet retail giant. Junior, the company’s top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when he accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine, producing an adorable and wholly unauthorized baby girl.

 

Suicide Squad

It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do.

Anime At OMSI

Anime at OMSI returns to the Empirical Theater just in time to celebrate the Oregon Convention Center debut of Kumoricon, the Pacific Northwest's annual showcase of anime and Japanese culture. Among the films to be featured on the Empirical's four-story screen are a mix of classic and recent anime releases including an evening devoted to the Rebuild of Evangelion film series and the latest work from acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda, The Boy and the Beast.

 

The Boy and the Beast

When Kyuta, a young orphan living on the streets of Shibuya, stumbles into a fantastic world of beasts, he’s taken in by Kumatetsu, a gruff, rough-around-the-edges warrior beast who’s been searching for the perfect apprentice. Despite their constant bickering, Kyuta and Kumatetsu begin training together and slowly form a bond as surrogate father and son.

Psycho-Pass: The Movie

In a futuristic Japan, the Sibyl System is charged with keeping the peace. Using extensive surveillance and biological monitoring to gauge the likelihood that individuals will commit a crime, the police are able to use weapons called Dominators to remove potential criminals from the population before they become a problem. Confident with the success of the System within their own borders, the Japanese government has begun to export the technology to other countries, planning to ultimately spread the System across the globe.