Monday, December 19, 2011

The Official 2012 FdL Calendar!

Dearest friends, fiends and  fans--
It has been a HUGE year for us at Fleur de Lethal. Our screenings saw record breaking numbers and the addition of family friendly screenings brought so much more fun in the door.

With the closing of the 2011 season we have some BIG announcements to make. After 4 lovely years at The Bagdad,FdL has decided to take the party to The Hollywood Theater 

With this big move we are allowed to offer more weekend events and all ages seating.
In addition to the FdL "Sing Out!" series we will also be bringing you a 6 part music and film series centered around punk rock called "Marquee Moon" AND weekly screenings of Season 5 of Mad Men starting in March.

We kick off our new partnership Feb. 14th with our Second Annual "Truly Romantic" Valentines screening of True Romance.

Here's the rest of our calendar so you can plan ahead!

February 14th - True Romance
March 24th - Hedwig and the Angry Inch

April 14th - A Night to Remember ( A Titanic Costume Ball commemorating the 100th anniversary of the sinking of The Titanic)

May DATE TBD Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory

June 1st & 2nd - 4th Annual Pee Wee's Big Adventure Weekend

July 21st - the return of Xanadu!

August 18th - Purple Rain

September 15th - O' Brother Where Art Thou w/ Old Timey Musical Guests

October 20th -5th Annual Moulin Rouge Spectacular Spectacle

November 10th - the return of Cabaret

December 15th & 16th - Wizard of Oz

Friday, December 2, 2011

Wizard of Oz - ALl Ages "Sing Out!"

"Are you a good witch, or a bad witch?"
"I'm not a witch at all. I'm Dorothy Gale from Kansas."

Our holiday event now becomes tradition as we stage our 3rd annual interactive,all ages screening of The Wizard of Oz.
Though not a traditional "holiday movie" this film truly embraces the holiday spirit with a
classic story of friendship, adventure and the eternal truth that "there's no place like home"

Though dedicated to "the young at heart" this event is especially fun for the little ones because they are
allowed to sing,dance and interact with the film. Boo and hiss when the Wicked Witch arrives!
Blow bubbles to summon Glinda, It's all part of the fun!

Attendees are encouraged to bring their "Play a Long" props of a kazoo,lollipops,bubbles,
and a magic wand to join in with the movie.
If you forget,don't worry!
Glinda the Good Witch will have goodie bags for sale for $1.00 at the theater.
Costumes and fancy dress are encouraged and all dressed up guests can join Glinda, Dorothy
and The Wicked Witch of The West for a costume parade before the film.

Fleur de Lethal would like to thank the citizens of our magical city for another
great year- truly there is no place like OUR home.

Fleur de Lethal Cinematheque Presents
An All Ages "Sing Out" Screening of
Saturday December 17th,2010
The Bagdad Theater
3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, Or  97214
Doors @ Noon
Film @ 1:00 ( Doors at Noon, Costume Parade @ 12:45)
All Ages
Admission is $3.00, $1.00 for children under 12

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The 4th Annual MOULIN ROUGE ! Spectacular Spectacle 10/22

 “This story is about truth, beauty, freedom; but above all things, this story is about love”

 For one night only the legendary Bagdad Theater
transforms into a champagne and absinthe drenched Montmarte as
Fleur de Lethal plays host to the 4th Annual
"Sing Out" screening of Baz Lurhmann's 2001
musical epic starring Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman.

At long last! You will not be asked to leave the theater if you sing at the
top of your lungs and dance in the aisles!
In fact,at this interactive screening, we may turn you away if you don't!


This year we celebrate not only 4 years of the legendary FdL event but 10 years of the spectacular film it revolves around.
This dazzling night night will play host to pre-show cabaret performances, a costume contest and a Can Can Showdown where you can win cash and prizes!

So gentlemen, dust off your monacles and toppers.
Ladies,fluff those skirts and snap your garters!
A dazzling,decadent night dedicated to "La Vie Boheme" held in
one of Portland's most beautiful theaters awaits you

Saturday October 22nd
Doors 8:30 PM Show 9:30
3702 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.
$5 general admission

$25 "Ooh La La V.I.P." package
This includes:
2 tickets, a BOTTLE of sparkling wine and
a commemorative portrait booth photo.

Advance tickets are available click HERE for secure online purchase!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

FdL Presents: SHOWGIRLS- The Peaches Christ Experience: PDX Edition.

"We're all whores, darlin'...we take the cash, we cash the check, we show 'em what they wanna see..."

For one night only Fleur de Lethal Cinematheque welcomes SF's Midnight Movie Maven PEACHES CHRIST
for the Portland edition of her legendary interactive, heckle-a-long screening of "SHOWGIRLS" Sept. 17th at The Mission Theater.

This tale of back stabbing, nail painting, pole licking ambition pits the driven Nomi Malone ( Elizabeth Berkley)
against leading lady Cristal Connors (Gina Gershon) in a competition for top billing, power and Zack Carey ( a very SLEAZY Kyle MacLachlan)

As if this wasn't enough, Peaches Christ brings with her the legendary Midnight Mass pre-show full of lap dances ( free with every large popcorn!) drag performances,fierce tackiness,a Nomi vs. Cristal costume contest and your chance to compete in the ULTIMATE Nomi-thon.

Ultimate Nomi-thon, is this true? What say you,Fleur de Lethal?
YES! It is true!
Brave contestants can compete in our 5 level obstacle course that includes
pulling switchblades, "angry fries", floor thrusts, lip gloss application and lap dancing
*sabotage and interference will be entirely encouraged.
The winner will be crowned "Goddess" for the night and win a gift basket of Showgirl worthy prizes!

For more information about our guest star Peaches Christ please visit

For more information on Fleur de Lethal or to purchase tickets please visit

"SHOWGIRLS": The PEACHES CHRIST Experience! *PDX Edition
Saturday September 17th,2011
The Mission Theater
1624 Northwest Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97209
10:00 Doors
10:15 Preshow starring Peaches Christ w/ Chi Chi & Chonga and Carla Rossi
11:00 "Showgirls"

Buy tickets in advance and avoid the line! click HERE


32 years before we knew of "GTL"," DTF" and" T Shirt Time" on The Jersey Shore
Tony Manero and his buddies made their mark as the O.G.'s ( Original Guido's) of the club scene in NYC.

Too often Saturday Night Fever has been too often been dismissed as a " corny dance movie".

This snapshot of NYC circa 1977 goes far beyond the disco dance floor and explores racial stigmas,urban living,the sexual revolution,family dynamics and social mores set to an unforgettable soundtrack by The Brothers Gibb

Come cheer for and cry with Tony Manero as he struggles with his desire to break free of the pressures and expectations of the people around him and maybe, just maybe make something out of himself.

Thursday Sept.15th, 2011
The Bagdad Theater
Doors@ 8 Film @ 9
5.00/21+ w/i.d.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

8/18: "Sing Out!" Grease 2

"That's the way it's gonna be and that's the way that I feel.
I want a whole lot more than the boy next door, I want hell on wheels."
- Cool Rider

Here at Fleur de Lethal we pride ourselves on our versatile taste that runs the spectrum of exceptional to downright questionable.
So far this year we have delighted audiences with cinema classics such as Funny Girl and Singin' In the Rain
and even accomplished the un-doable and pleased a few hipsters with True Romance and Purple Rain.

Now, in the interest of keeping it balanced, we swing the other direction and invite you to join us in a trip to Rydell High NOT for the tale of Danny and Sandy, but for the tale of Stephanie and Michael.

Yes indeed, Grease 2.

The 1982 "sequel" to the wildly successful Grease stars a Michelle Pfeiffer as bad girl Stephanie Zinone. The film was universally panned
when it was released and rightfully so. With only secondary cast members returning, implausible ( even for a musical) song and dance numbers
and blase acting it is hard to even consider this a sequel to the 1978 blockbuster.

However, in all it's cringe-worthy glory, it is hilarious. With songs like "Cool Rider", Reproduction", and "We're Gonna Score Tonight" ( a musical number set in a bowling alley)
and cameos by once great teen heart throbs Connie Francis and Tab Hunter- it somehow endears itself  transcending bad movie  to "guilty pleasure"

Come join Fleur de Lethal in singing, mocking and otherwise enjoying this little slice of wonderfully terrible film Thursday August 18th.

Check out Michelle Pfeiffer in all her bad gal glory performing "Cool Rider":

Fleur de Lethal Cinematheque Presents
Sing Out!
"Grease 2"

Thursday August 18th, 2011
The Bagdad Theater
3702 Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR 97214
Doors @ 8:00
Film @ 9:00pm

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

July 17th Special FROBC/FdL Summer Sunday Sing Out "Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory"

Our Summer Sunday Sing Out shares the month of July with our sister company First Rule of Book Club.
Here are some fine words from FROBC about our exciting event on July 17th!:

  The First Rule of Book Club is excited to celebrate summer with our younger friends!

We invite our young friends ( and young at heart friends as well!) to join us in reading the Roald Dahl classic

On July 17th we will meet at  Noon in The Bagdad Cafe for a
 special book club meeting for kids to talk about
the book and share our ideas.
At 2:00  there will be a special all ages Sing a Long matinee of the 1971 classic starring Gene Wilder.

**All kids who participate in the book club get to see the movie and have popcorn for FREE as special guests of Fleur de Lethal.

Regular Admission is 3.00 for adults and 1.00 for kids.

July 21st-- Sing Out!/Rock Out! "PURPLE RAIN"

"Dearly beloved we are gathered here today 2 get through this thing called life"

On June 25th,1984 a soundtrack by one Mr. Prince Rodgers Nelson and his Revolution exploded on to the radio airwaves and altered the audio landscape forever.
This soundtrack spawned 2 number one hits "When Doves Cry" & "Let's Go Crazy" and every single song broke into the Top 40.

Join Fleur de Lethal Cinematheque on July 21st at
The Bagdad Theater for a very special Rock Out/Sing Out! of  the Prince classic Purple Rain.
Sing a long with "The Kid"  in his epic struggle against the forces of family, his own ego and Morris Day (Jerome, bring me my mirror!) to rise to the top and make music his way.

Fleur de Lethal Cinematheque Presents
Thursday July 21st , 2011
The Bagdad Theater
3702 Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR 97214
Doors @ 8:00
Film @ 9:00pm
$5 per person

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Summer Sunday Sing Out! We've got" ANNIE!"

One of our main missions at Fleur de Lethal is to keep the entertainment levels high and the prices low.
It is with that and our love of having fun that we introduce Summer Sunday Sing Out!
We had such a great time with you @ Pee Wee's Big Adventure that we want to see all you great kids all
the time!

We kick off our summer with ANNIE ( your hostess's favorite movie when she was a kid) the 1982 musical starring Albert Finney,
Carol Burnett, Tim Curry, Bernadette Peters,Ann Reinking and Eileen Quinn as Annie.

DOORS @ 12 FILM @ 1
ADULTS $3.00 KIDS UNDER 12 $1.00

Coming June 23rd Sing Out - "FUNNY GIRL"

Hello Gorgeous!

This year we honor Pride month with a special sing out screening of
The 1968 musical magic of FUNNY GIRL

FUNNY GIRL was the film debut of our Miss Streisand where she dazzled in the role
of 1930's comedienne Fanny Brice ( a role she originated on Broadway)

Barbra made an indelible mark on the  world of cinema with her heartbreaking portrayal of Fanny and forever
etched herself on to the hearts ( and  lips) of drag queens with her famous opening line..."Hello Gorgeous"

Come revel in the splendor of our Barbra ( that voice! those nails! that nose!)  because people, who sing a long with people are the most wonderful people in the world!

THURSDAY JUNE 23rd, 2011
"Sing Out!" FUNNY GIRL
9 PM

Monday, May 9, 2011

3rd Annual Pee Wee's BIG Weekend! 5/28 &5/29, 2011

"Simone: I know you're right, Pee-wee, but...
Pee-wee: But what? Everyone I know has a big "But...? C'mon, Simone, let's talk about *your* big "But"."

There are a fond of a few things in this town-movies,beer and dressing in silly costumes to name a few.
But the bicycle- oh the bicycle- how we love the bicycle!
It is with our love of two wheeled chariots in mind that Fleur de
Lethal Cinematheque brings Pee Wee's Big Adventure to
The Bagdad Theater May 28th and 29th
for the 3rd Annual Pee Wee's Big Weekend

In keeping with tradition we provide 2 screenings-
A late night for big kids and a family friendly matinee.
As with all Fleur de Lethal screenings the movie is only HALF the show!
This time, bust out your gray suits and Amazing Larry Hawaiian shirts
to enter our costume contest and limber up your toes for the "tequila" dance off!!

This screening goes out to the kids,the kid in all of us and the willingness
to go to the end of the earth for something you love...especially your bike.

Fleur de Lethal Cinematheque Presents
2 screenings!
5/28 & 5/29
The Bagdad Theater
3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

5/28-Late Night Big Kid Screening 21+
Doors @ 9:00pm
Dance and Costume Contest @ 9:45pm
Film @ 10:00pm
$5 per person

5/29-All Ages Family Friendly Matinee
Doors @ 12:00pm
Costume Parade 12:45
Film @ 1:00pm
Adults $3.00, kids under 12 $1.00.

For more information contact Nico Bella
@ or
via telephone @ 503.975.5854
or be our fan on facebook

Friday, March 4, 2011

Oscar results... yeah, about that..

the accounting firm of Bella,Miller,Smalls,Vanderbacon, Silverheimer and Weasley is extending the announce date til Tuesday.
We overestimated how quickly we could get through OVER 400 BALLOTS!
Stay tuned!

Monday, February 28, 2011

The First Rule of Book Club ( a FdL sanctioned event)

Lascivious Literates and Prurient Page Turners,

I would like to invite you to join Portland's first book club to
combine lit life, nightlife and movies.

Our Mission: To put books in hands more accustomed to cocktails.

Membership is simple,
-Show up to a meeting.
Our 2011 roster focuses on novels that have spawned iconic films and thanks
to our friends at The Bagdad Theater members will be treated to
special screenings of the titles after each discussion.

Read a book.See a movie.Meet like-minded monsters.

Our current title is 

Breakfast @ Tiffany's by Truman Capote
the meeting and screening will be held 
Monday March 14th,2011
McMenamin's Backstage Bar
3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd.( behind Greater Trumps)
21+/ 7:00pm

 for a complete list of titles and meeting dates please visit our website

"Sing Out!" Hedwig and The Angry Inch- March 24th 2011

Wear it up- Let it down-This is the best way that I've found-to be the best you've ever seen."

Fleur de Lethal Cinematheque hosts it's 2nd Annual Sing Out! screening of this epic tale of lost love,
lost parts and the trans formative power of an amazing hair-do.

As always with FdL screenings,the movie is only half the show
and the night will also play host to a Costume Contest- So get out that blonde wig (or your butchers apron)
and glitter those eyelids for a chance to win cash and prizes.

From The Instigatrix: This screening is dedicated to everyone who has felt like they didn't fit in, were outcast or on the outside and found their salvation in singing, dancing and rock and roll.-NB

Thursday March 24th,2011
The Bagdad Theater
3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Doors @ 8:00pm
Film @ 9:00pm

$5.00 General Admission
$25.00 VIP Package
tickets for 2,
a bottle of sparkling wine
and chocolate covered strawberries.

The "Sing Out" Series

With the rise of shows like GLEE and an ever increasing roster of musical titles being added to
Hollywood's production schedules it is safe to say- The Movie Musical is BACK.

The "Sing Out!" Series is a collection of music based films and musicals that though not
deemed a "sing a long" are certainly films we love to sing to.
Ridiculous,outlandish,lavish,lovely and not plausible-musicals ask us to suspend our disbelief
and embrace not the realities of life as it is but the fantasy of life as it could be
( and if you ask FdL curator Nico Bella "Life as it SHOULD be")

The 2011 Sing Out Calendar includes ,Singin' in The Rain,Grease 2,
The 4th Annual Moulin Rouge Spectacular Spectacle and many more...
These unique screenings encourage audience participation
So when you come out to a show dress up,dance,holler,laugh and most important- SING!

For more information please contact
Nico Bella @

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

FdL and The Bagdad Theater Present The 83rd Annual ACADEMY AWARDS

Fleur de Lethal Cinematheque and The Bagdad Theater Present
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards 
Sunday February 27th ,2011
The Bagdad Theater
3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, Or 97214
Doors @ 4:00
Broadcast @ 5:00
All Ages, FREE
Fleur de Lethal Cinematheque and The Bagdad Theater are rolling out the red carpet and inviting our friends and neighbors of all ages out for Portland's biggest, funnest and FREE-EST Oscar Party.

Since this is Oscar night we encourage all of you to dress to the nines!
The audience will select best dressed  as well as best themed costumes ( Black Swan? The Fighter? True Grit?) winners will be rewarded with treasures, treats and movie passes to The Bagdad and FdL events. 

Pick up your official Oscar Ballot at the door and fill it out and turn it in before the broadcast.
(download your crib sheet here:)

The most correct guesses will win you a 1 night get away to the local McMenamins resort of your choosing and a year long VIP PASS ( that means champagne , movies and chocolates for 2) to every Fleur de Lethal screening (a 250.00 value!)

** Note
The Bagdad offers Happy Hour from 3-6 every day--So on Sunday take advantage of these great prices!

Happy Hour


Small Fresh-Cut Fries $2
Cajun Tots $2
Hummus & Pita $3
Quarter-Pound Cheeseburger $4
Hammerhead Garden Burger $4    


McMenamins Ales
$3.25 pint

PBR $2.25 pint

Well Drinks $3.25

Edgefield Wine $5.50 glass
Black Rabbit Red
White Rabbit

Featured Wine
$6.50 per glass