The holidays are here again, and Pittsburgh theaters are ready to entertain audiences with new and classic festive films and movie-related events. See below for screening schedule:
Jingle Bell Rocks! – Hollywood Theater
Director Mitchell Kezin delves into the minds of some of the world’s most legendary Christmas music fanatics and hits the road to hang with his holiday heroes – including hip hop legend Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons of RUN-DMC, The Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne, filmmaker John Waters, bebopper Bob Dorough, LA DJ and musicologist Dr. Demento, and Calypso legend The Mighty Sparrow. With rollicking live performances, intimate interviews, and a kaleidoscope of touching and rare archive footage, the documentary is a cinematic sleigh-ride into the strange and sublime universe of alternative Christmas music. It’s also a mix-tape of twelve of the weirdest, wildest, most poignant Christmas songs never heard. Jingle Bell Rocks! will screen at the Hollywood Theater on Dec. 4th, Dec. 7th, Dec. 9th and Dec. 10th.
Midnight Radio Presents It’s A Wonderful Life – Bricolage
Bricolage heads to Bedford Falls for a live performance of the classic 1946 film It’s A Wonderful Life. Join the Midnight Radio players as they recreate the story of a guardian angel who comes to Earth to help George Bailey, a family man at the end of his rope. The event includes interactive games and eggnog. The Midnight Radio presentation of It’s A Wonderful Life will run from Dec. 4th through Dec. 6th, Dec. 11th through Dec. 13th, and Dec. 18th through Dec. 20th. Tickets are $35, $20 for students, seniors, and groups, and are available for purchase at the Bricolage website.
It’s A Wonderful Life – Regent Square Theater
Regent Square Theater will honor a yearly cinematic tradition when they offer free screenings of It’s A Wonderful Life. Guests are encouraged to bring a nonperishable or canned good to support the East End Cooperative Ministry’s food drive. Showtimes will run from Dec. 19th through Dec. 22nd.
Our First Christmas – Row House Cinema
The Row House Cinema will celebrate their first Christmas with a week of classic holiday films. Selections include the Chevy Chase comedy Christmas Vacation, the Macaulay Culkin caper Home Alone, the action film Die Hard, and the Will Ferrell hit Elf. Showtimes run from Dec. 19th through Dec. 25th.