‘Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure’ Rides In For Rooftop Shindig Screening


I know you are, but what am I? Well, if you’re a Pee-Wee Herman fan, you’re heading downtown to see Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure. On August 13th, Pittsburgh Filmmakers and Bike Pittsburgh will present a special Rooftop Shindig screening of the 1985 cult comedy.

The feature film debut from director Tim Burton stars Paul Reubens as Pee-Wee Herman, a whimsical eccentric who sets off on a journey across the country in search of his stolen bike. Along the way, he befriends an escaped convict, a lonely waitress, a train-hopping hobo, and a biker gang, all of whom aid Herman in his quest. The lighthearted road movie jump started Burton’s career and led to the creation of Reubens’ popular TV show, Pee-Wee’s Playhouse.

Rooftop Shindig will take place on the top level of Theater Square Garage. The event includes a live musical performance by Grand Piano, plus handcrafted food, cocktails, and beer. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with the film starting at sundown. Admission is free. Guests are encouraged to bring a chair or buy an inflatable seat. The screening is presented as part of BikeFest!, so please feel free to ride your own two-wheeled friend to the event.


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