Embracing cinematic storytelling in all its forms — from film, series, and animation to gaming, XR, performance, and audio stories — many nights will also be enhanced to include artists across many disciplines including poetry and spoken word, music, performance, dance, culinary arts, and more.
All to say, who knows what Tomorrow will bring!
The idea is to create an evolving and flexible place and space where at least two art forms — and two+ audiences — collide with artists to create a unique experience each night.
PAM CUT has consulted with Full Aperture, a premiere cinema tech company that works with Sundance and Telluride Film Festivals, and museums throughout the country, on modern, flexible approaches to venue and experience. The Tomorrow Theater features:

    • 8,744 sq. ft. with 250 seats designed with modular fixtures to encourage maximum flexibility
    • A fully digital event and experience, powered by the ticketing and theater experience company FilmBot
    • Accessible amenities such as gender-neutral restrooms, prime seating for guests with disabilities, and more.

The Tomorrow Theater will occupy many roles, functioning as:

  • A creative space. Programming will go beyond film and emphasize intersectionality across art forms, with each night a unique experience designed for the culturally curious. The space will host international cross-media performances, screenings, exhibitions, immersive theater, game nights, workshops, and more.

  • A community space. Along with new partner programs, the theater will host guest-curated programs, Museum partner programming, and quarterly local offerings and experiences by legendary Portland performers Izohnny to media artists-in-residence partners The Numberz FM.

  • An event space. Many local and regional celebrations, events, and conferences have taken place over the decades at the Museum’s main campus downtown, and with The Tomorrow Theater, the Museum, and PAM CUT will have an east-side space for the community to gather.
    Tomorrow Theater Sponsors & Partners include: National Endowment for the Arts, Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission, Ritz Family Foundation, Anish Savjani, Travel Portland, Mary and Don Blair, and The Lamb Baldwin Foundation.
    Portland Art Museum membership will include access and discounts to Tomorrow Theater programming and events.