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The Innocents
Harris Theater
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Four children become friends during summer holiday and discover they have hidden powers. While exploring their newfound abilities in the nearby forests and playgrounds, their innocent play takes a dark turn and strange things begin to happen.
Happening
Harris Theater
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
France, 1963. Anne is a bright young student with a promising future ahead of her. But when she falls pregnant, she sees the opportunity to finish her studies and escape the constraints of her social background disappearing.
Introducing Brian Broome
Harris Theater
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Intimate and raw conversations between Brian Broome and fellow Black Pittsburgh writers as they all simultaneously reach fame. The documentary examines what it means to be a Black writer living in the rust belt today.
Freakscene
Harris Theater
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
FREAKSCENE: THE STORY OF DINOSAUR JR. is an homage to one of the most influential bands on the American East Coast, which inspired the rock scene — including Nirvana and Sonic Youth — in the 1990s.
Nanook of the North
Harris Theater
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Nanook of the North tells the story of Inuit hunter Nanook and his family as they struggle to survive in the harsh conditions of Canada’s Hudson Bay. For this 100th anniversary screening, live accompaniment will be provided by Ben Opie and Josh Wulff.
Memoria
Harris Theater
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
In Memoria, director Apichatpong Weerasethakul weaves his signature serene narrative style into a carefully designed land- and soundscape that captures the elusive genius of the locus with precise, perfect simplicity.

Coming Soon

Mark your calendar with these upcoming Harris Theater screenings.

RRR Poster 

RRR
June 1

    
Neptune Frost Poster 

Neptune Frost
June 10

    
Crimes of the Future Poster 

Crimes of the Future
June 24

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About The Harris Theater

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Harris Theater is one of the most active arts facilities in the region showing art films nearly every day of the year.

Formerly known as the Art Cinema, the Harris Theater represents a milestone in the redevelopment of Liberty Avenue. The Art Cinema was the first moving picture house in Pittsburgh to commercially show art movies until competition from other city theaters led to its conversion to an adult movie house in the 1960s. As part of its mission to transform the Cultural District, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust purchased and restored the facility leading to further conversions of run-down properties along the Liberty Avenue corridor. With a total of 194 seats, including a fully restored balcony, the Harris Theater officially opened to the public for movies and live performances on November 9, 1995. The theater is one of the few that has retained 35mm film projectors that are utilized regularly.

The Harris was named through a gift from the Buhl Foundation after John P. Harris, co-founder of the Nickelodeon—the first theater solely dedicated to the showing of motion pictures—and a Pennsylvania State Senator. The Harris Theater features contemporary, foreign, and classic films.

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Venue entry requirements

Effective April 4, 2022, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust venue entry requirements including proof of vaccination and masking will be determined on a per event basis, as set by the artist or promoter. Entry requirements will be provided on individual event pages as well as outlined in pre-show communications.

Learn more about venue entry

Concessions

Concessions are available for all screenings and the Harris Theater is now BYOB. Guests who bring alcoholic beverages must be 21 years or older and provide valid photo ID upon request, a $5 charge will be issued per guest.

Directions

The address is 809 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Call the Harris directly at 412-930-8053.


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