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Films will be screened at Lloyd Center, virtually and via Comcast, giving movie lovers more ways than ever to watch.

This story is part of our ongoing series on the Portland Film Festival. Click here for more coverage.

The Portland Film Festival returns to Portland Oct. 11-27, giving viewers three options to watch the more than 400 films on display during the festival.

The festival features movies divided into several themes, including films about women, Asian, Black, Indigenous, Latin American, LGBTQIA+ and Muslim communities and from people with disabilities, veterans, athletes and more. The festival also includes a selection of films made by Portland-area filmmakers.

Live screenings

In-person screenings will take place at Lloyd Center mall in Northeast Portland. In the east wing of the mall, including at the location of the old Marshalls store, there'll be a large theater seating 100 to 125 people, called the Xfinity Screening Room, and three smaller venues seating 50 to 75 people. The former Ulta space will be the festival office.

There'll also be director's chats, networking events and educational workshops at the Lloyd Center space.

On opening night at Lloyd Center, it's "The Latin from Manhattan" at 7 p.m. and "Wonderfully Made" at 9 p.m.

Virtual screenings

Virtual screenings take place at the Portland Film Festival website,, through Nov. 27.

In-person tickets range from matinee screenings for $7 (before 5 p.m.) to $15 for all movies from 5 to 10 p.m.; and, it's $15 for the "Date Night" special for two tickets after 10 p.m. using the discount code "DATENIGHT." Virtual tickets for $15 provide a viewing window of 72 hours.

There are movie marathon tickets for $59 to $99. Passes are $149 (industry), $249 (students, seniors), $299 (all-access) and $450 (VIP).

X1 Voice Remote virtual access

Comcast subscribers with an X1 voice remote or Flex streaming service will have easy and free access to a collection of films, about 100. Simply say "Portland Film Festival" into the X1 or Flex voice remote during the festival.

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