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Northern Lights Theater Pub

American, Bar, Pub
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3893 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR 97302-3834
+1 503-585-4232
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90 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

I've been coming to the Northern Lights Theater Pub for almost 10 years now. The prices that they have are WAY cheaper than at the regular "big box" theaters. Sure, they raised the price from $3 to $4, but it is still very affordable to come here for dinner and a movie. Where else can you see a movie, get... More 

Thank Noodles913
Salem, Oregon
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Wonderful place for date night! For only $3 you can watch a movie with your significant other (or family, friend etc)...add on a couple more dollars and you can experience the BEST movie theater popcorn in Salem! A few more dollars added and you can have one of their delicious meals freshly prepared and delivered to you during the movie.... More 

Thank MomDSa
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124 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

After all these years they are still only three dollars per movie. It's so amazing that they're able to keep this price. The movies are second run, which means they are roughly 4 to 8 weeks old most of the time. Half of each auditorium has the seats removed and a row of tables in front of you so you... More 

Thank oregonbeach
Tualatin, Oregon
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This is such a steal when seeing a movie. $3 any time. However the last time we went we couldn't get in because it was too crowded. Theaters are pretty small. A previous time we had gone very early and the theater wasn't ready yet so people started just filling the small lobby. There was no real order to it... More 

Thank Ndmercer
Eureka, California
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

This place proves that going to the movies can still be affordable and they up the experience by having tables and beer/wine. They're also very supportive of our veterans -- something extremely important to me. Keep doing what you're doing!

Thank DarlaDazzle
Salem, OR
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151 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

I enjoy the nachos at Northern Lights so much I wish I could go there just to eat. In my opinion the only cons here are the servers do not deliver drinks, the seats are a bit hard for my back and people tend to take the handicap seats before I can get in the theatre since I can't stand... More 

Thank TheTickTockMan
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

This is the place to really enjoy a show and great food. The popcorn is the best in town and their salads are incredible and all for a great price.

Thank Mark T
Keizer, Oregon
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562 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 321 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

I love Northern Lights. The price is right for instance today my wife and I saw a movie and shared a large Ice Tea all for $8. The seats are comfy with plenty of leg room, the food is good and reasonable and the movies although not first run are very good. So if you don't have to see a... More 

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Salem, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Loved northern lights theater. I went with my partner in march. the tickets were very reasonable and the food was fantastic.

Thank Clara O
Kiev, Ukraine
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72 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

For only $3, you may watch a movie. It get's better. Then there are the traditional food items at the concession. You will go into shock when you see how far your $20 will go: couple of sodas, a large popcorn and a main dish or two. The kitchen is like a tiny galley, and it's amazing to see what... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3893 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR 97302-3834
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 503-585-4232

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?