Weekly Movie Roundup: May 23rd – May 29th

May 23rd

Dough – Manor Theatre

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An old Jewish baker’s failing business gets an unexpected boost when his young Muslim apprentice, also a part-time cannabis dealer, accidentally drops a load of dope in the dough, and the customers suddenly can’t get enough of his bread. Stars Jonathan Pryce, Ian Hart, Jerome Holder and Pauline Collins. Dough will screen at the Manor Theatre through May 26th.

May 25th

Mission: Impossible – AMC Loews Waterfront

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AMC Loews Waterfront will screen the 1996 action thriller Mission: Impossible as part of their Classic Movies Night series. Directed by Brian De Palma, the first film in the successful MI franchise stars Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, a government operative who goes on the run after he’s blamed for the death of his mentor (Jon Voight). He then recruits a hacker (Ving Rhames) and maverick pilot (Jean Reno) to help him retrieve a confidential CIA computer file that will prove his innocence. The film will begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5, $10.50 for VIP Seating.

May 26th

Deuce Comes to Dormont: Velvet Smooth – Hollywood Theater

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Hollywood Theater will present a Deuce Comes to Dormont screening of the 1976 blaxploitation film Velvet Smooth. Filled with plenty of action and martial arts, it stars Johnnie Hill as a female detective hired by a crime lord to figure out who’s taking his business. The event will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets cot $5 and are available for purchase at Showclix.

May 27th

Alfred Hitchcock Week – Row House Cinema

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Row House Cinema will honor the master of suspense with a week of Alfred Hitchcock films. The selections include Sabotage (1936), Shadow of a Doubt (1943), Strangers on a Train (1951) and Psycho (1960). Showtimes will continue through June 2nd.

May 28th

Pink Floyd: The Wall – Hollywood Theater

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Hollywood Theater will present a screening of Pink Floyd: The Wall. Based on the album of the same name, and written by Pink Floyd vocalist and bassist Roger Waters, the 1982 film combines surreal live-action and animated sequences to depict the downfall of a rocker driven to insanity by various forces. Tickets cost between $5 and $8 and are available for purchase at Showclix.

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