I should have posted this earlier, but David Poland sussed out the Grindhouse exhibition situation in Portand pretty well last night, and in the process explained how Nikki Finke‘s account missed the bigger picture.

“A simple look at the theaters in Portland via Fandango would show that one of those five non-Regal theaters is, in fact, an independent, one-screen stand-alone theater — the CineMagic,” Poland wrote. “It has been operating under a variety of names since 1914. And, as coincidence would have, less than a mile away from The Clinton. In other words, Weinstein Co did choose a true indie house in that part of Portland√ɬ¢√¢‚Äö¬¨√Ǭ¶ it just wasn√ɬ¢√¢‚Äö¬¨√¢‚Äû¬¢t The Clinton.”

The Oregonian‘s Shawn Levy also weighed in with some local perspective this morning.