The Sprout Fund is a Pittsburgh non-profit that has been giving out grants to project big and small that make this city a better place to live. This year the Sprout Fund has put together a special round of grants for film and video projects.
On Monday, November 25, the public is invited to watch the trailers and vote for their favorites. Afterwards you will have a chance to vote for your favorites. Voting will be factored into the decision of which projects receive funding from the Sprout Fund. This event is open to the public and free to attend.… Read the rest
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The Dollar Bank Cinema in the Park series resumes for the 2013 season this Saturday, June 8 at dusk. The free event, hosted at various local city parks, invites movie-goers to lay back, relax, and enjoy weekly movie screenings.
The series features both kid-friendly G- and PG-rated flicks, such as Finding Nemo and Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, as well as popular PG-13 films like The Dark Knight Rises, The Hobbit, and The Hunger Games.
Guests are asked not to bring alcoholic beverages, but snacks, drinks, and chairs and blankets are encouraged.
Flagstaff Hill also has… Read the rest
Summertime and warm weather bring the indoor activities outside with concerts, markets, and movies. The iconic drive-ins are opening for the Summer 2013 season. While many aren’t around anymore, Pittsburgh and the surrounding area boast several spots to watch the flicks under the stars.
A unique and affordable activity (most theaters charge under $10 a ticket), drive-ins are a creative alternative to the megaplex where you get gum stuck to your shoe, and people answer their phones in the middle of the movie. Plus, they have those fun animations before the feature films begin.
Unfortunately, many of these spots are… Read the rest
The Oaks Theater
310 Allegheny River Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15139
The Oaks Theater is a 430-seat single-screen movie house, presents the best in current, classic, and non-traditional cinema entertainment.
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I have been wanting to do a series of posts (maybe even a whole blog) about movies with a Pittsburgh connection -filmed in Pittsburgh, written by Pittsburghers, Pittsburgh actors, etc. as there are lots of great films to add to this list.
What are your favorite films with a Pittsburgh connection? Favorite movies filmed in Pittsburgh?
Anyone have a good idea for a term or hashtag to use for movies with a Pittsburgh connection?
Want to help write some blog posts about Pittsburgh movie? just contact us using the handy contact form here.… Read the rest