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Weekly Movie Roundup: August 15th – August 21st

August 17th

Maverick – AMC Loews Waterfront

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AMC Loews Waterfront will screen the 1994 comedy western Maverick as part of their Classic Movie Nights series. Based on the popular TV series, the film stars Mel Gibson as a charismatic gambler who cons his way into a high stakes poker tournament. Also stars Jodie Foster, Alfred Molina and James Garner. The film will begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5, $10.50 for VIP Seating.

August 19th

Essential American Cinema: The 1970’s – Row House Cinema

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Row House Cinema will devote a week to showcasing definitive disco era films. Selections include director Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 mafia classic The Godfather, the 1973 Depression era crime comedy The Sting and the 1975 cult documentary Grey Gardens. Showtimes continue through August 25th.

Lights Out – Hollywood Theater

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Hollywood Theater will screen the new horror film Lights Out. The chilling tale stars Teresa Palmer as a woman haunted by a creature that only appears when the lights go out. Showtimes continue through August 25th.

Our Little Sister – Harris Theater

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Director Hirozaku Kore-eda,’s screen adaption of Yoshida Akimi’s best-selling graphic novel follows three 20-something sisters – Sachi, Yoshino and Chika – who live together in a large old house in the seaside town of Kamakura. When they learn of their estranged father’s death, they decide to travel to the countryside for his funeral. There they meet their shy teenage half-sister Suzu for the first time and, bonding quickly, invite her to live with them. Amidst the many and varied colors of Kamakura’s four seasons, the four sisters cause each other emotional anguish, and support each other through life’s trials, developing a very special bond in the process. Showtimes continue at the Harris Theater through August 25th.

The Secret Life of Pets – Hollywood Theater

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Hollywood Theater will screen the new hit animated feature The Secret Life of Pets. The comedy from director Chris Renaud (Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2) about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day features voicework by Louis C.K., Eric StonestreetKevin Hart and many others. Showtimes continue through August 25th.

August 20th

An American in Paris – Kelly Strayhorn Theater

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Kelly Strayhorn Theater will celebrate the birthday of one of its namesakes, Gene Kelly, with a screening of his 1951 film An American in Paris. The movie musical stars Kelly as an American World War II vet who becomes a painter in Paris, where he falls in love with a beautiful French woman (Leslie Caron). The screening begins at 2 p.m. Doors open at 1 p.m. Tickets are available at the Kelly Strayhorn website or at the door.

August 21st

Breakfast and a Movie: Roman Holiday – Hollywood Theater

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Hollywood Theater will present a special brunch screening of the 1953 romance Roman Holiday. Brunch tickets must be ordered by 11 p.m. on August 18th, online at Showclix or at theater. Doors open for the brunch at 10:15 a.m. followed by the film at 11 a.m. Film only tickets cost $8 can be purchased at the door after 10:40 a.m.

North By Northwest – Regent Square Theater

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Regent Square Theater will screen North By Northwest as part of their August series Reds: When Russians Were Scary. Starring Cary GrantJames Mason, Martin Landau and Eva Marie Saint, Alfred Hitchcock‘s suspense thriller follows a hapless New York advertising executive who’s mistaken for a government agent and relentlessly pursued across the country by foreign spies. The screening begins at 8 p.m.

Weekly Movie Roundup: August 8th – August 14th

August 10th

Fight Club – AMC Loews Waterfront

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AMC Loews Waterfront will screen director David Fincher‘s 1999 dark comedy Fight Club as part of their Classic Movie Nights series. The big screen adaptation of author Chuck Palahniuk‘s hit novel depicts an office drone (Edward Norton) lured into a secret world of underground fighting by a charismatic stranger (Brad Pitt). The film will begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5, $10.50 for VIP Seating.

August 12th

Ghostbusters – Hollywood Theater

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Hollywood Theater will screen the highly anticipated reboot from writer/director Paul Feig and co-writer Katie Dippold. When New York City comes under a supernatural threat, it’s up to two physicists (Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig), a kooky scientist (Kate McKinnon) and a savvy transit worker (Leslie Jones) to save it. Tickets are available for purchase at Showclix. Showtimes continue through August 18th.

Kid’s Fest – Row House Cinema

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Row House Cinema will present a week of animated films for Kid’s Fest. Selections include the 1982 fantasy The Last Unicorn, the 2015 stop-motion work Shaun the Sheep, the premiere of GKIDS’ Phantom Boy and a national touring program from the New York International Children’s Film Festival. Showtimes continue through August 18th.

The Land – Harris Theater

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Harris Theater will screen the new film The Land. The debut from director Steven Caple Jr. presents a coming-of-age film set on the streets of Cleveland. Teenage buddies Cisco, Boobie, Junior and Patty Cake skateboard the streets of Cleveland, Ohio, dreaming of getting discovered by a sponsor and skating their way out of poverty. That is until the boys discover a bag full of pills in the back of a stolen car. Cisco’s entrepreneurial instincts take over, and in a flash their lives get better. But no one counted on having to come face to face with the cold, calculating, and notorious drug queenpin Momma (Linda Emond) who runs the toughest gang in town. The film stars newcomer Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Erykah Badu, Machine Gun Kelly and Michael K. Williams.Showtimes continue through August 17th.

August 14th

Invasion of the Body Snatchers – Regent Square Theater

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Regent Square Theater will screen Invasion of the Body Snatchers as part of their August series Reds: When Russians Were Scary. The 1956 sci-fi horror film – which has been interpreted as a reaction to the Red scare and McCarthy Era mass hysteria – stars Kevin McCarthy and Dana Wynter as a young couple who discover the inhabitants of their small town have been replaced by alien duplicates. The screening begins at 8 p.m.

Weekly Movie Roundup: August 1st – August 7th

August 1st

Breaking a Monster – Hollywood Theater

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Hollywood Theater will screen the documentary Breaking a Monster. The film follows the three middle school-aged members of the heavy metal/speed punk Unlocking the Truth, who, after being discovered by a major label, must grow up fast as they deal with the music industry and a record deal. Tickets are available for purchase at Showclix or at the door. Showtimes continue through August 4th.

August 2nd

Manchester Growing Together – City of Asylum

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City of Asylum will screen Manchester Growing Together, a documentary about the Northside community farm. What started out as a school project at the Manchester Elementary School has grown into a revitalizing force in the Manchester neighborhood. The film will screen at 8 p.m. in the Alphabet City Tent. Includes food by Bistro to Go. The event is free and open to the public. Guests can register at the City of Asylum website.

August 3rd

Rooftop Shindig: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – Theater Square Garage

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Head outside for a Rooftop Shindig screening of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off on top of the Theater Square Garage. Directed by the late John Hughes, the 1986 comedy stars Matthew Broderick as a teenage bon vivant who embarks on an epic skip day with his girlfriend (Mia Sara) and neurotic best friend (Alan Ruck). The event begins at 6 p.m. and includes a live music performance by Brightside at 7 p.m. Guests can also enjoy handcrafted food, cocktails and beer. The movie screens at sundown. Admission is free.

The Terminator – AMC Loews Waterfront

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AMC Loews Waterfront will screen the 1984 film The Terminator as part of their Classic Movie Nights series. Directed by James Cameron, the iconic action sci-fi movie stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as an indestructible cyborg sent back in time from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a woman (Linda Hamilton) whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines. The film will begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5, $10.50 for VIP Seating.

August 4th

Summer Fun – Row House Cinema

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Escape from the heat with Summer Fun week at Row House Cinema. Selections include the 1965 movie musical Sound of Music, the 1975 classic blockbuster Jaws and the 1995 big budget disaster Waterworld. Showtimes continue through August 11th.

August 6th

The Rocky Horror Picture Show – Hollywood Theater

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The Junior Chamber of Commerce Players return for another Rocky Horror Picture Show midnight shadowcast screening at the Hollywood Theater. The show begins at 11:45 p.m. Tickets cost between $5 to $8 and are available for purchase at Showclix.

Weekly Movie Roundup: July 25th – July 31st

July 27th

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 – AMC Loews Waterfront

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Weekly Movie Roundup: July 11th – July 17th

July 12th

Film Kitchen – Melwood Screening Room

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The latest Film Kitchen at Melwood Screening Room will feature a Greatest Hits lineup of 15 locally-made short films and videos from the past few years. The event begins with a reception at 7 p.m. followed by the films at 8 p.m. Admission is $5.

July 13th

Pulp Fiction – AMC Loews Waterfront

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AMC Loews Waterfront will screen the 1994 film Pulp Fiction as part of their Tarantino in July series. Regarded as one of the decade’s most memorable, most quotable, most influential movies, the Oscar winner revolves around the intertwining narratives involving two philosophizing hitmen (John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson), a corrupt boxer (Bruce Willis), and a gangster and his wife (Ving Rhames and Uma Thurman). The film will begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5, $10.50 for VIP Seating.

July 14th

STEM on Screen: Pacific Rim – Hollywood Theater

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Hollywood Theater will open to the public the latest event in their STEM on Screen series, a program for area school children that combines cinema with STEM education. The featured film is Pacific Rim, a 2013 monster movie that pits giant, man-made robots against giant, destructive creatures known as kaiju. A special guest speaker will present a pre-screening talk on CGI and special effects. STEM on Screen: Pacific Rim begins at 11 a.m. Admission is free.

July 17th

Meditation and a Movie: Gurukulam – Hollywood Theater

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Hollywood Theater will combine yoga and film for Meditation and a Movie. The event will feature the documentary Gurukulam, which follows a group of students and their teacher as they confront fundamental questions about the nature of reality and self-identity at a remote forest ashram in southern India. Guests can participate in a Restorative Yoga/Meditation Class from 9:45 a.m.to 11 a.m. at nearby Sterling Yoga. Also included are chair massages, Life Eye Readings and a free 15-minute Guided Meditation session at the Hollywood. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. followed by the guided meditation a 12:30p.m. and the film at 1 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at Showclix. Gurukulam will also screen on July 15th and July 21st.

The Untouchables – Regent Square Theater

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Regent Square Theater returns to the days of Prohibition with The Untouchables. Directed by Brian De Palma, the stylish 1987 gangster film depicts the violent clash between G-men (Kevin Costner and Sean Connery) and crime boss Al Capone (Robert De Niro) in 1930 Chicago. The screening begins at 8 p.m.

Weekly Movie Roundup: July 4th – July 10th

July 6th

Back to the Future with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra – Heinz Hall

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The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will provide live musical accompaniment by playing the soundtrack to a screening of Back to the Future. The 1985 sci-fi comedy stars Michael J. Fox as a teen who gets whipped back in time to 1950s, where he must ensure his young parents unite in order to save his own existence. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Heinz Hall. Tickets are available at the PSO website.

Reservoir Dogs – AMC Loews Waterfront

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AMC Loews Waterfront will screen the 1992 heist thriller Reservoir Dogs as part of their Tarantino in July series. The breakthrough film from Quentin Tarantino follows a police informant (Tim Roth) who infiltrates a group of jewel thieves. The film will begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5, $10.50 for VIP Seating.

Rooftop Shindig: Anchorman– Theater Square Garage

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Head downtown for a Rooftop Shindig screening of Anchorman on top of the Theater Square Garage. The 2004 comedy stars Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy, the macho head of a 1970s San Diego news team who falls apart when a woman (Christina Applegate) is hired as a new anchor. The event begins at 6 p.m. and includes live music performances by Donora and Meeting of Important People at 7 p.m. Guests can also enjoy handcrafted food, cocktails and beer. The movie screens at sundown. Admission is free.

July 8th

Fathers and Daughters – Hollywood Theater

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Hollywood Theater will screen the Pittsburgh-shot drama Fathers and Daughters. After a mental breakdown, an award-winning writer (Russell Crowe) copes with being a widower and a father while, 27 years later, his grown daughter (Amanda Seyfried) struggles to forge connections of her own. Showtimes will continue through July 14th.

Music on the Big Screen – Row House Cinema

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Row House Cinema will spotlight rock, hip-hop and punk culture with Music on the Big Screen. Selections include the harrowing 1970 concert doc Gimme Shelter, the 1983 hip-hop doc Wild Style, the 1984 Talking Heads doc Stop Making Sense and the 2011 punk dad doc The Other F Word. Showtimes will continues through July 14th.

July 9th

Angels in the Outfield – Hollywood Theater

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Hollywood Theater will screen the classic family baseball movie Angels in the Outfield. The 1951 film from director Clarence Brown follows a young reporter who blames the Pittsburgh Pirates losing streak on their abusive manager, who begins hearing the voice of an angel promising to help the team if he changes his ways. The film begins at 11 a.m.

Weekly Movie Roundup: June 27th – July 3rd

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Jaws – Various Theaters

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the Waterfront, here comes a Classic Movie Nights screening of Jaws. AMC Loews 22 will screen Steven Spielberg‘s iconic 1975 summer blockbuster that pits a small-town police chief (Roy Scheider), a marine biologist (Richard Dreyfuss), and a salty boat captain (Robert Shaw) against a man-eating shark off the coast of Amity Island.  The film will begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5, $10.50 for VIP Seating.

Jaws will also screen from July 1st through July 2nd at the Oaks Theater and from July 1st through July 7th at the Hollywood Theater.

July 1st 

Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth – City of Asylum

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Reel Q and City of Asylum will present a screening of Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth, a feature documentary about an extraordinary woman’s journey from her birth in a paper-thin shack in cotton fields of Putnam County, Georgia to her recognition as a key writer of the 20th century. The event will take place at the Alphabet City Tent at 8 p.m. Admission is free and registration is required.

Fantastical Adventures – Row House Cinema

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Row House Cinema will present a week of beloved magical films for Fantastical Adventures. The selections include the 1982 Jim Henson production The Dark Crystal, the epic 1984 fairytale The Neverending Story, the 1985 Ridley Scott fantasy Legend, and the 2010 Studio Ghibli adaptation The Secret World Of Arrietty. Showtimes will continue through July 7th.

Fursonas – Harris Theater

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Harris Theater will screen the locally-produced documentary Fursonas. Directed by Point Park University alum Dominic Rodriguez (read our interview with him), the film explores the often misunderstood world of furries, a group broadly characterized by its love of anthropomorphic animals. Showtimes will continue through July 7th.

July 2nd

The Rocky Horror Picture Show – Hollywood Theater

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The Junior Chamber of Commerce Players return for another Rocky Horror Picture Show midnight shadowcast screening at the Hollywood Theater. The show begins at 11:45 p.m. Tickets cost between $5 to $8 and are available for purchase at Showclix.

Weekly Movie Roundup: June 13th – June 19th

June 13th

Fantastic Planet – Harris Theater

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Harris Theater will screen the restored 1973 cult classic Fantastic Planet. Set on a distant planet called Ygam, director René Laloux’s animated sci-fi feature depicts tiny enslaved human Oms rising up against their giant blue Draag overlords. The film includes cutout animation by Roland Topor, a psychedelic jazz score by Alain Goraguer and wondrous creatures and landscapes. Fantastic Planet will screen at 7:30 p.m. from June 13th through June 16th.

June 14th

Film Kitchen – Melwood Screening Room

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The latest Film Kitchen at Melwood Screening Room will feature three short animations by Kristen Lauth ShaefferAndrew Halasz and Paul Hluchan. Also included are two live-action shorts, Zombie Woman by Kevin Hejna and God Is Laughing. The event begins with a reception at 7 p.m. followed by the films at 8 p.m. Admission is $5.

June 15th

Predator – AMC Loews Waterfront

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Get to the choppah for a Classic Movies Night series screening of Predator at AMC Loews Waterfront. The 1987 action film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as the leader of a team of commandos who go on a mission in a Central American jungle, only to find themselves hunted by an extra-terrestrial warrior. The film will begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5, $10.50 for VIP Seating.

Rooftop Shindig: Hairspray – Theater Square Garage

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Head downtown for a Rooftop Shindig screening of Hairspray on top of the Theater Square Garage. The 1988 John Waters film stars Ricki Lake as a spunky Baltimore teenager who fights to desegregate a TV dance show in 1962. The event begins at 6 p.m. and includes live music performances by Beauty Slap and HEAF at 7 p.m. Guests can also enjoy handcrafted food, cocktails and beer. The movie screens at sundown. Admission is free.

June 16th

Iggy Pop Live in Basel 2015 – Hollywood Theater

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Hollywood Theater will present the concert documentary Iggy Pop Live in Basel 2015. The film features punk icon Iggy Pop as he performs at the Baloise Session in Basel, Switzerland, where he was honored with a 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award. Showtimes will continue on June 18th and June 19th. Tickets are available for purchase at Showclix.

June 17th

Body and Soul featuring Jasiri X – Hollywood Theater

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The Hollywood Theater and 1Hood Media will present the 1925 silent film Body and Soufeaturing an original score by hip-hop artist and community activist Jasiri X. Directed by early African-American filmmaker Oscar MicheauxBody and Soul stars actor Paul Robeson in his big screen debut as both an escaped convict posing as the minister of a Southern black church, and as the convict’s upstanding brother. Doors open at 7 p.m. The event will include an introduction by early Black Cinema historian Joseph Kennedy IV and a live performance by Jasiri X. Tickets cost between $10 and $25 and are available for purchase at Showclix.

Childhood Friends, Growing Up and Stuff – Row House Cinema

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Row House Cinema will come of age with four adolescent adventures. The selections include the 1985 treasure hunt The Goonies, the 1986 boys’ adventure Stand By Me, the nostalgic 1993 baseball romp The Sandlot and the 1996 ensemble drama Now and Then. Showtimes will continue through June 23rd.

June 18th

The Rocky Horror Picture Show – Hollywood Theater

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The Junior Chamber of Commerce Players return for another Rocky Horror Picture Show midnight shadowcast screening at the Hollywood Theater. The show begins at 11:45 p.m. Tickets cost between $5 to $8 and are available for purchase at Showclix.row

Weekly Movie Roundup: June 6th – June 12th

June 6th

Undertow – City of Asylum

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As part of the Our Stories summer film series presented by Reel Q and Cafe Con Leche, City of Asylum will host a screening of Undertow. In this unique ghost story, handsome young fisherman Miguel (Cristian Mercado) and his beautiful bride, Mariela (Tatiana Astengo), are about to welcome their first child. But Miguel harbors a scandalous secret – he’s in love with Santiago (Manolo Cardona), a painter who is ostracized by the town because he’s gay. After a tragic accident occurs, Miguel must choose between sentencing Santiago to eternal torment or doing right by him and, in turn, revealing their relationship to Mariela—and the entire village. The screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. in City of Asylum’s Alphabet City Tent (318 Sampsonia Way). Guests can also enjoy complimentary food. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

June 8th

Science on Screen: The Man Who Knew Infinity – Regent Square Theater

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As part of a national Science on Screen Program, Regent Square Theater will pair the biopic The Man Who Knew Infinity with relevant discussion from a scientific expert. Growing up poor in Madras, India, Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar (Dev Patel) earns admittance to Cambridge University during WWI, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his professor, G.H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons). The event will include a talk from Po-Shen Loh, founder of the Pittsburgh-based technology startup Expii. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $8 and are available for purchase at Showclix.

Tremors – AMC Loews Waterfront

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AMC Loews Waterfront will screen the 1990 horror comedy Tremors as part of their Classic Movies Night series. Two friends (Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward) and a seismologist (Finn Carter) investigate a series of deaths, only to find themselves battling giant, subterranean monsters picking off the residents of a one-horse desert town. The film will begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5, $10.50 for VIP Seating.

June 9th

Deuce Comes to Dormont: Hot Potato – Hollywood Theater

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Hollywood Theater will present a Deuce Comes to Dormont screening of Hot Potato.The 1976 film stars Jim Kelly as a martial arts expert who, with the help of his crew, must rescue an ambassador’s daughter kidnapped in by warlord in Thailand. The show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $5 and are available for purchase at Showclix or at the door.

June 10th

Four Degrees of Tarantino – Row House Cinema

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Row House Cinema will explore some of the most influential films behind the work of director Quentin Tarantino. Selections include the 1964 French New Wave film Band Of Outsiders, the 1974 blaxploitation classic Foxy Brown and the 1974 Japanese movie The Street Fighter, as well as Tarantino’s 1992 breakout hit Reservoir Dogs. Showtimes will continue through June 16th.

Xanadu – Hollywood Theater

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Hollywood Theater will make all your dreams come true with the 1980 fantasy musical Xanadu. Featuring music by Electric Light Orchestra, the bizarre film follows a struggling artist (Michael Beck) who opens a popular rollerskating disco club with the help of an immortal Greek muse (Olivia Newton-John) and a washed-up bandleader (Gene Kelly). Tickets are available for purchase at Showclix or at the door. Showtimes will continue through June 12th.

June 12th

Alice in the Cities – Regent Square Theater

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Regent Square Theater will show Alice in the Cities as part of their June Sunday Night Series Wim Wenders: Back On the Open Road. The black-and-white 1974 film follows a writer and photojournalist who comes into custody of a nine-year-old girl while traveling through Germany. The screening will begin at 8 p.m.

Weekly Movie Roundup: May 30th – June 5th

June 1st

Hitchcock Tails – Row House Cinema

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.