Weekly Movie Roundup: May 30th – June 5th

June 1st

Hitchcock Tails – Row House Cinema


Row House Cinema will mix alcohol and suspense for Hitchcock Tails. The evening begins with four cocktail tastings in the Bierport Tap Room and appetizers from Dive Bar & Grille, followed by a screening of Hitchcock’s Sabotage in the theater. The 1936 film follows a Scotland Yard undercover detective on the trail of a saboteur who is part of a plot to detonate a bomb in London. Cocktails begin at 7:30 p.m. followed by the film at 9:45 p.m. Tickets cost $25 and are available for purchase at the Row House website

Top Gun – AMC Loews Waterfront


AMC Loews Waterfront will satisfy their need for speed with a Classic Movie Nights screening of Top Gun. The 1986 film stars Tom Cruise as a young hotshot pilot who experiences love and loss as a student at the United States Navy’s elite fighter weapons school. The film will begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5, $10.50 for VIP Seating.

June 3rd

Brew Cinema: Fargo – Hollywood Theater


Cinema 412 will host their final Brew Cinema screening at the Hollywood Theater with a special presentation of the 1996 Coen brothers film Fargo. The dark comedy follows a pregnant Minnesota police chief (Frances McDormand) as she investigates a kidnapping involving a car salesman (William H. Macy) and two goons (Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare). The event will include brews from Voodoo Brewery and feature a limited edition screenprinted poster by AJ Frena. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. followed by the film at 8 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at Showclix. All proceeds benefit Leadership Pittsburgh, Inc. and the Hollywood Theater.

Luc Besson Week – Row House Cinema


Row House Cinema will dedicate a week to one of cinema’s most colorful action directors, Luc Besson. The selections include the classic 1994 actioner The Professional, the 1997 sci-fi romp The Fifth Element, the 2001 Jean Reno vehicle Wasabi, and the 2004 parkour thriller District B13. Also included are screenings of the RiffTrax take on The Fifth Element. Showtimes will continue through June 9th.

June 4th

The Blue Kite – City of Asylum


The Warhol and City of Asylum will present a screening of The Blue Kite in conjunction with the Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei exhibition. Directed by Tian Zhuangzhuang, the story is told from the perspective of a young boy growing up in 1950s/1960s era Beijing. Though banned by the Chinese government upon its completion, and causing Tian to receive a ten-year ban on filmmaking, the film soon gained an audience worldwide. The film will screen at 8 p.m. in the Alphabet City Tent, 318 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh PA 15212. Admission is free. Reserve a seat at the City of Asylum website or call 412-323-0278.

Heavy Metal Parking Lot – Hollywood Theater


Hollywood Theater will celebrate the 30th anniversary of a cult classic with a screening of Heavy Metal Parking Lot. In 1986, filmmakers John Heyn and Jeff Krulik shot Judas Priest fans in a concert arena parking lot in suburban Maryland. Hailed as one the greatest rock documentaries ever, the underground film went on to become a definitive cultural touchstone for the 1980s metal scene: spandex, big hair, denim, mullets, muscle cars, and beer. The event will also include a showing of Heavy Metal Picnic, which focuses on a 1985 weekend field party so raucous it made the evening news. The event begins at 8 p.m. Costumes are encouraged and the best hair metal head banger gets a prize. Tickets are available for purchase at Showclix or at the door.


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