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Satyricon movie remembers infamous Portland nightclub

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"It was just so open to random elements," Mike Lastra said of the infamous Portland nightclub Satyricon. "It was just so open to random elements," Mike Lastra said of the infamous Portland nightclub Satyricon.
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A documentary chronicling Portland's rich music history will hit the big screen Wednesday night.

Mike Lastra, the movie's director and executive producer, spent more than 30 years collecting material for his film centered around the iconic Portland nightclub Satyricon.

Lastra filmed all the bands that played at the club, including Nirvana and Pearl Jam before they hit it big, as well as many local bands.

He said the club was a magical place where no one ever knew what to expect.

"You knew if you went there, even if you didn't know what was happening, you knew it would be an adventure," Lastra said. "Something might explode. There might be some pyrotechnics. Someone might have their shift off. You just never knew and I think that was part of the attraction."

Satyricon: Madness and Glory is playing at Cinema 21 in northwest Portland.

The movie will be as close as one can get to the club, which closed its doors for good back in 2010.

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