Renting 5th Avenue:

The Film Committee provides auditorium rentals for Portland State University and the general public, Friday through Sunday during Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer terms.

Rental Time Periods:

  • Friday Rentals: 7:00 PM - 11:30 PM

  • Saturday Rentals: 7:00 PM - 11:30 PM

  • Sunday Rentals: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • The maximum rental time for any group or individual is 4 hours.

Rental Rates:

  • PSU Students and Student Groups: $15 /hr

  • PSU Staff and Departments: $30 /hr

  • Non - Profit Groups: $30 /hr

  • General Public: $50 /hr

Popcorn Service:

Providing free popped popcorn for your patrons during your rental is also an option. For an additional $25 per day, popcorn will be provided for all patrons of your screening. Otherwise, popcorn will be available to patrons for $1 per bag.


Payment is due the day of the event. Cash or check is accepted. Please make checks payable to “Portland State University”. Cancellation of your event occurring less than a week in advance will render any fees associated with the event to be non-refundable.

Auditorium Equipment:

The 5th Avenue Cinema’s auditoriums are equipped with digital projectors, surround sound, Blue ray players and computers. If you would like to tour our facilities prior to booking or prior to your screening, please let us know. Formally arranging a time with the PSU Film Committee is necessary to view the auditoriums. The maximum capacity for both of our auditoriums is 100 persons.

Outside Hours:

If you would like to host your event Friday through Sunday but outside the cinema’s normal hours, the PSU Film Committee may consider your proposal. If approved, $20 per hour will be charged in addition to the daily rental fee for use of the cinema outside normal operating hours.

Monday through Thursday Rentals:

The PSU Film Committee is not responsible for 5th Avenue Cinema Monday through Thursday and is not available to coordinate or provide assistance for any auditorium rentals occurring on these days.Campus Scheduling, not the PSU Film Committee, handles auditorium organizes rentals Monday through Thursday. They can be reached at


The 5th Avenue Cinema necessitates securing a public performance license for any film screened at the cinema. It is the renter’s responsibility to secure the films rights as to comply with federal laws regarding copy write infringement. In nonacademic settings, screening films without obtaining the license is a crime and punishable offense.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a screening, please fill out the form HERE.