Academy Theater Website WordPress Website Design

Academy Theater Website
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The Academy Theater in Portland, Oregon was originally opened in 1948. It was a thriving theater, but after 20 years, it was eventually closed. In 2006, the current owners came in to restore this theater to it’s original working condition with the goal of revitalizing the Montavilla area in Portland.

When the owners contacted us, they were in need of a face-lift for their current website. They were also interested in being able to have their staff manage the website, especially since their showtimes change weekly.

After a visit to their location and meeting with their staff, it was apparent that they had a unique theater and this uniqueness needed to be translated online. They didn’t want another cookie-cutter theater website that just focused on showtimes, they were in need of a website that was as honest as their theater.

We ended up designing and developing a fully custom WordPress website. Their website includes a completely custom back-end that makes content management a breeze. It also includes features like: displaying the current movies that are playing, easy to access movie trailers, news, a dinner menu, photo galleries, and even the ability to poll users on what movies they’d like to see playing in the theater.

All in all, it was great working with the Academy Theater and designing a website that we can be proud of. We hope you like it as much as we do.


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Very able and professional – would definitely recommend.

Patrick G

Owner

Software Company

Surrey, UK

I have worked with Shawn at Graticle for three years, which should speak volumes in and of itself. I am a high school teacher and serve as the Coordinator for the AVID program. Each August-September we create new t-shirts for distribution to all 140 of our students, along with supportive members of the faculty, staff, and administration.

My team of AVID teachers brainstorms ideas for both the front and back of the shirt, and I present the best one or two concepts to Shawn for his expert feedback. We quickly settle on the best design idea and colors, and then Shawn and I bounce more detailed suggestions off each other for a few days. His suggestions always result in significant improvements to my rough concept. He presents me with graphic “rough drafts” at each stage of our discussion until we have a design I’m really happy with.

Shawn then works his magic, and the final design is the work of a consummate professional. We get tons of compliments on our shirts, starting with our t-shirt printer, and usually end up having to do a second print run for additional faculty and staff who want one of the shirts. This year, a middle school in Southern California saw the design and asked if they could use it.

Another positive aspect of working with Graticle is that Shawn is easy to reach by phone or email, and he is very responsive. I hear back from him either the same day or the next day.

Working with Shawn and Graticle has been a pleasure, He produces good work quickly and at a fair price. I recommend him to you without reservation.

Bill Wolfe

Teacher & AVID Coordinator

Taft Union High School

www.taft.k12.ca.us

Taft, California