Weekly Movie Roundup: July 25th – July 31st

July 27th

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 – AMC Loews Waterfront


AMC Loews Waterfront will screen the 2003 film Kill Bill: Vol. 1 as part of their Tarantino in July series. The homage-filled martial arts action film stars Uma Thurman as The Bride, a former assassin who wakes up from a coma and seeks revenge on those who tried to kill her. The cast includes Lucy Liu, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah and Vivica A. Fox. The film will begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5, $10.50 for VIP Seating.

July 29th

Coen Brothers – Row House Cinema


Row House Cinema pays tribute to the work of the Coen Brothers with a week showcasing four of their films. The selections include the 1987 kidnapping comedy Raising Arizona, the 1998 stoner noir The Big Lebowski, the 2007 slow-burn thriller No Country For Old Men and the 2008 farce Burn After Reading. Showtimes will continue through August 4th.

Science on Screen: Lo and Behold premiere – Regent Square Theater


Master documentarian Werner Herzog spent some time in Pittsburgh shooting his latest work Lo And Behold: Reveries of the Connected World. The film will premiere at the Regent Square Theater as part of their Science on Screen program. The event will include experts from Carnegie Mellon University featured in the film, a self-driving car and a post-screening Q and A. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. following by the screening at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8.

July 30th

Bad Movie Night – Oaks Theater


Oaks Theater continues their Bad Movie Nite series by celebrating some of the cheesiest, most ridiculous, 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.

Can’t Stop the Serenity – Hollywood Theater


Hollywood Theater, along with the group Rivers and Bridges Brigade of the Pennsylvania Browncoats, will host a charity screening of the 2005 space western Serenity. Directed by Joss Whedon, and based off his cult sci-fi series Firefly, the film follows crew of a spaceship as they try to evade an assassin sent to recapture one of their numbers who is telepathic. Doors open at 5 p.m. with the film starting at 7 p.m. The  evening also includes games, raffles and live music. Admission is free, but a minimum $10 donation is required to see the movie. All proceeds go to toward Equality Now.

July 31st

Phantom of the Paradise – Regent Square Theater


Regent Square Theater continues its tribute to director Brian De Palma with a screening of his 1974 rock musical Phantom of the Paradise. Starring songwriting giant Paul WilliamsPhantom of the Paradise rivals Rocky Horror Picture Show as one of the most innovative and entertaining spectacles in its genre. Extrapolating elements from Faust, The Picture of Dorian Gray and, of course, The Phantom of the Opera, the story centers on an egomaniacal music mogul named Swam (Williams) who destroys the life of Winslow Leach (William Finley), a talented balladeer who, after being left penniless and deformed, dons a silver helmet and cape to haunt Swan’s rock club, The Paradise. The screening begins at 8 p.m. 

Purple Rain Movie Party – Hollywood Theater


Hollywood Theater honors Prince with the late night Purple Rain Movie Party. Released in 1984, the musical cult classic features numerous performances from Morris Day and the Time, Apollonia, and, of course, Prince and his band, The Revolution. The film’s soundtrack was a gigantic hit that produced chart-topping singles such as the title ballad, When Doves Cry and Let’s Go Crazy. The screening begins at 10 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at Showclix or at the door.


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