The 5,000 Fingers OF Dr. T

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Join us atop the Hotel deLuxe’s parking structure at SW 15th and Yamhill for the Northwest Film Center's 10th annual program of cinema under the stars.

US, 1953

The magnificently eccentric mind of Theodor Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss) broke its children’s literature leash to conjure up this outrageous delight. Young Bart Collins, living with his widowed mother, detests the piano lessons administered by tyrannical Dr. Terwilliker. Cue a dream sequence in which Bart is held captive with 499 other boys at the Terwilliker Institute, where they are all forced to practice piano 24 hours a day. Dr. T. has built a serpentine piano so large that it will take all their 5,000 fingers to play it, and the premiere concert is just days away! This cold war nightmare is a wild ride through childhood fears in a wigged-out world only Dr. Seuss could design. (89 mins.)

Music by Grand Style Orchestra

Band sponsor: KBOO.

Doors open at 7 PM with food and beverages available for purchase from Gracie’s Restaurant, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, and Honest Tea. The music begins at 8 PM, and the films begin around dusk.

Entry for advance ticket holders is guaranteed until 8:30 PM. Advance tickets ensure that you will not have to wait in the ticket purchase line but do not guarantee entry after 8:30 PM. A limited number of chairs are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so feel free to bring a chair, pillow, or blanket, along with a light sweater or jacket. Advance ticket holders who arrive after 8:30 PM but are not admitted to the screening (in the case of a sell-out) may exchange their tickets for another Top Down screening. There are no refunds or exchanges for arrivals after the film begins (c. 9 PM) or for entirely missed screenings. We appreciate your understanding. Please, no pets or outside food or drink. Day-of weather updates at

Advance tickets are $9 general; $8 student/senior/Portland Art Museum member; $6 Silver Screen Club Friend.
Top of the Hotel deLuxe’s parking structure at SW 15th and Yamhill


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