Weekly Movie Roundup: November 23rd – November 29th

November 25th

Planes, Trains and Automobiles


AMC Loews Waterfront 22 will serve a large helping of comedy this holiday season when it screens the 1987 John Hughes classic Planes, Trains and Automobiles. The film stars Steve Martin as a frustrated businessman who, during a disastrous trip home for Thanksgiving, begrudgingly teams up with an annoying, but helpful traveling salesman (John Candy). Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost between $5 to $10 and are available for purchase online or at the theater.

November 27th

Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans


The Parkway Theater will spotlight a turbulent period in the life of a beloved star with Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans. By 1970, Steve McQueen ruled Hollywood. He was the King of Cool and the world’s most notorious ladies’ man. Hot off the back of classics like The Thomas Crown Affair and Bullitt, the racing fanatic began production of his passion project, Le Mans, centered on the 24-hour car race in France. But the infamously troubled production was plagued with financial troubles, on-set rivalries and the star’s own personal issues. The documentary interweaves newly discovered footage and McQueen’s private recordings with original interviews to reveal the true story of how this cinema legend would risk everything in pursuit of his dream. Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans opens at the Parkway Theater on November 27th and screens through December 3rd.

November 28th

The Ruckus Bros. & Tracksploitation Present Purple Rain


Pittsburgh DJ duo Tracksploitation will join The Ruckus Bros. at the Rex Theatre for a tribute to the 1984 rock n’ roll cult classic Purple Rain. The event will incorporate the film into a live musical performance of its bestselling soundtrack, which spawned such hits as  “When Doves Cry,” “Let’s Go Crazy,” and the chart-topping title track. Doors open at 8 p.m. with the show starting at 9 p.m. Tickets are $12 and are available for purchase at Ticketfly.

The Rocky Horror 80s Show


The Hollywood Theater and Junior Chamber of Commerce Players will put an 80s spin on The Rocky Horror Picture Show with a special midnight shadowcast. The performance includes an appearance by Jaime of New Jersey-based Rocky Horror shadowcast group, Home of Happiness. Guests are encouraged to wear their best 80s gear. Tickets cost between $5 to $8 and are available for purchase at Showclix.

RiffTrax Titanic


Your heart will go on at Row House Cinema when Titanic gets the RiffTrax treatment. The 1997 romantic disaster mega-hit depicts the famous 1912 shipwreck through the story of two lovestruck passengers, the beautiful socialite Rose (Kate Winslet) and starving artist Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio). Though the blockbuster film went on to win multiple Academy Awards, its schmaltzy soundtrack, outdated CGI, and overblown production make it perfectly riff-worthy. The show begins at 9:20 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available for purchase at the Row House website. The event is part of the theater’s We Love Leo! week.


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