On Oct. 25th, art and film come together for a fundraiser honoring Pittsburgh’s illustrious movie history. Organized by Colin Matthews, Steel City Secret Cinema will feature the work of 13 local artists whose pieces were inspired by films shot in the area. Guests can enjoy food and drink provided by Giant Eagle, Eat N’ Park and the Dormont restaurant, Cain’s Saloon, as well as music spun by DJ duo, Tracksploitation. Vendors like the new zombie-based retailer House of the Dead will also be on hand to add to the fun.
But as the name suggests, the event wouldn’t be complete without the long-awaited surprise screening. Little is known of the selected title, except that it’s an “R-rated comedy that is significant to Western Pennsylvania.” Guess all you want, but you won’t know the answer unless you buy a ticket. [Hollyburgh]
Speaking of which, ticket holders will receive a limited edition screen printed poster of the secret film by featured artist, Brian Holderman. Other perks include a raffle ticket for a chance to win prizes, the likes of which include gift baskets, framed movie posters, gift certificates, signed merchandise, and a Monroeville Zombies jersey. All proceeds go to Friends of the Hollywood Theater and The MGR Foundation.
Steel City Secret Cinema opens at 7 p.m. with the film starting at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $22 in advance, $25 at the door. Advance tickets are available through Showclix.