Weekly Movie Roundup: May 16th – May 22nd

May 18th

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom – AMC Loews Waterfront

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AMC Loews Waterfront will screen the 1984 adventure film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom as part of their Classic Movies Night series. The second installment of the iconic Indiana Jones franchise finds the titular hero (Harrison Ford), his precocious kid sidekick (Jonathan Ke Quan) and a lounge singer (Kate Capshaw) tangling with an evil cult in India. The film will begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5, $10.50 for VIP Seating.

May 19th

A Night at the Movies: The Princess Bride – Hollywood Theater

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The Western PA chapter of the National Pancreas Foundation will host a semi-annual movie night at Hollywood Theater with The Princess Bride. The beloved 1987 film from director Rob Reiner weaves a romantic, fun-filled tale about Princess Buttercup (Robin Wright) and her rogue love (Cary Elwes) as they tangle with bandits, monsters and a weird cast of characters. A cocktail hour will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by the film at 7:30 p.m. A presentation will also take place. Tickets cost $20, $30 for couples, $10 for kids 10 and under. Adults tickets includes two alcoholic beverages and appetizers.

May 20th

Bad Movie Night – Oaks Theater

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The Oaks Theater continues their Bad Movie Nite series by celebrating some of the cheesiest, most ridiculous, and weirdest scenes ever filmed. The event will take place at 8 p.m. The bar opens at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7, $10 for table seats, and are available for purchase at the door on the day of the show.

Belladonna of Sadness – Hollywood Theater

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Hollywood Theater will screen the long-lost 1973 anime feature Belladonn of Sadness. The last film in the adult-themed Animerama trilogy produced by the godfather of Japanese anime and manga, Osamu Tezuka and directed by his long time collaborator Eiichi Yamamoto, unfolds as a series of spectacular still watercolor paintings that bleed and twist together. An innocent young woman, Jeanne is violently raped by the local lord on her wedding night. To take revenge, she makes a pact with the Devil himself (voiced by Tatsuya Nakadai from Akira Kurosawa’s Ran) who appears as an erotic sprite and transforms her into a black-robed vision of madness and desire. The film was newly restored by Cinelicious Pics using the original 35mm camera negative and sound elements, and includes over 8 minutes of new footage. Showtimes will continue through May 22nd. Tickets are available for purchase at Showclix.

Fossil Free – Phipps Conservatory

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Phipps Conservatory will show Fossil Free as part of its Environmental Film Series. In the Netherlands, pension fund ABP—one of the world’s largest funds, with more than 350 billion euros in investments—is an attractive target for the divestment movement. Through campaigns and conversations with pensioners and supervisors, the fossil free activists urge ABP to pull large sums out of companies responsible for high carbon emissions. And with success. But for the divestment movement, the mission won’t be accomplished until ABP and other pension funds make even more radical choices and completely stop investing in the fossil fuel industry.  VPRO Backlight follows activists and stock traders in search of the benefit and necessity of this new way of campaigning. The screening begins at 7 p.m. and includes a conversation with Phipps Director of Sustainability 350.org Pittsburgh member Jason Wirick.

Over the Top Action – Row House Cinema

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Fists, bullets and various other dangerous things will fly when Row House Cinema presents their Over the Top Action week. The selections include the 1968 Steve McQueen classic Bullitt, the 1985 Vietnam War fantasy Rambo: First Blood Part II, the 1988 Jean-Claude Van Damme debut Bloodsport, and the 2010 Mexploitation film Machete. Also featured is the RiffTrax version of the 1987 arm wrestling film Over The Top. Showtimes will continue through May 26th.

May 21st

1948 Matinee – Hollywood Theater

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Hollywood Theater goes back in time to 1948 with a day full of family-friendly activities. The event includes a performance by organist Dale Abraham, a program of comedy shorts, cartoons and serials, and a screening of the 1948 horror comedy Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. Ticket and concession prices will also reflect the time period, with admission at 25 cents for kids 12 and under, 40 cents for adults. Popcorn, candy, and soda will cost 15 to 25 cents. The 1948 Matinee begins at 12 p.m.

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