The Pitt News

Pittsburgh’s indie theaters set themselves apart

Manor+Theatre+is+located+on+Murray+Ave+in+Squirrel+Hill.+%28Photo+by+Anna+Bongardino+%7C+Visual+Editor%29
Manor Theatre is located on Murray Ave in Squirrel Hill. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor)

Manor Theatre is located on Murray Ave in Squirrel Hill. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor)

Manor Theatre is located on Murray Ave in Squirrel Hill. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor)

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Chain theaters and popular franchises are fatiguing after a while — remakes, reboots and sequels, oh my — so why not attend a classic film marathon in a single screen theater to refresh your cinematic palette. Here’s a short list of local, independent theaters that offer both mainstream releases, classic throwbacks and a little something extra.

This single-screen Lawrenceville theatre showcases a different theme of movies each week. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Row House Cinema

This single screen theater venue in Lawrenceville selects a theme each week for a marathon of films. This fall, Row House Cinema’s standout weeks include Sept. 15-21, dubbed “Essential American Cinema: 1980s,” and a “George Romero Tribute” from Oct. 13-19, featuring “Day of the Dead” and “Night of the Living Dead.” Row House also offers Midnight Editions, including “Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars” and “Pink Floyd: The Wall” on Sept. 2 and 9, respectively, as well as a midnight showing of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” on Sept. 16.

The Hollywood Theater

The Hollywood Theater in Dormont may be a bit out of the way for most Pitt students, but it still has a few events worth mentioning. The most notable upcoming event is a morning showing of “The Princess Bride” titled “Breakfast and a Movie” on Aug. 20. Also be sure to check out their “Night Out” events, such as “Ladies Night Out” featuring “Dirty Dancing” on Aug. 19 and “Noir Night Out” featuring “Murder, My Sweet” on Aug. 27.

The Manor Theatre

The Manor Theater in Squirrel Hill may not be hosting any festivals or events this fall, but it’s still a cozy and dependable theater for a mix of popular and critically acclaimed films from every genre. This fall, the Manor is showing the highly anticipated remake of Stephen King’s “It,” the star-studded horror “Mother!” and “Blade Runner 2049,” the sequel to the cyberpunk noir 35 years after the original’s release in 1982.

Film Pittsburgh

While not an independent theater, Film Pittsburgh is a local nonprofit organization that focuses on bringing and presenting films from all over the world to Pittsburgh. Two upcoming festivals include the 2017 ReelAbilities Film Festival, which highlights films about individuals with disabilities, and Pittsburgh Shorts, an inaugural event organized in part by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, which will be showing short films from around the world. The ReelAbilities festival will take place from Sept. 6-13 and Pittsburgh Shorts from Oct. 25-29.

Leave a comment.

Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Pittsburgh’s indie theaters set themselves apart

    Culture

    Future Tenant features feminist art in new exhibit

  • Pittsburgh’s indie theaters set themselves apart

    Culture

    Art, music, pets and vets: SouthSide Works Exposed

  • Pittsburgh’s indie theaters set themselves apart

    Culture

    Jimmy Wopo: The man behind the music

  • Pittsburgh’s indie theaters set themselves apart

    Culture

    Duolingo debuts ‘Something Like Home’ documentary

  • Pittsburgh’s indie theaters set themselves apart

    Culture

    Girls who rock: Ladyfest 2018

  • Pittsburgh’s indie theaters set themselves apart

    Culture

    The Incredibles return without skipping a beat

  • Pittsburgh’s indie theaters set themselves apart

    Culture

    Three Rivers Arts Festival music recap: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

  • Pittsburgh’s indie theaters set themselves apart

    Culture

    Three Rivers Arts Festival music recap: Mendelssohn Choir sings Bob Dylan

  • Pittsburgh’s indie theaters set themselves apart

    2. Featured

    People’s Pride passes on corporate sponsorships, focuses on inclusion

  • Pittsburgh’s indie theaters set themselves apart

    Culture

    Photos: Pride across Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper
Pittsburgh’s indie theaters set themselves apart