PDX indie theater expands cross-country

Portland’s Living Room Theaters extends its reach to Florida Atlantic University.

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Portland independent cinema upstart Living Room Theaters will soon be playing to an East Coast audience in Boca Raton, Florida.

The independent theater plans to open a new movie complex on the Florida Atlantic University campus this fall.

The theater, part of a $19 million complex that also features classrooms and offices, would be used by film students during the day, then become a venue for the kind of independent and foreign films Living Room specializes in on nights and weekends. But, unlike at its Portland sibling, no alcohol will be served.

“The university is hoping to build up cultural life on campus, and it creates a captive audience for us,” [co-owner Diego Rimoch] said. “It’s a win-win situation.”

Read the full story at OregonLive.com.

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