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Bushman (1971)
Harris Theater
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
One of the most important fim restorations in recent years. Truth is stranger than fiction in BUSHMAN, a rare sort of film portrait, part document, part imagined - poetic in its approach to real events.
Do Not Expect Too Much From the End of the World
Harris Theater
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
An overworked, underpaid production assistant must drive around the city of Bucharest to film the casting for a workplace safety video. When one of her interviewees makes a statement that ignites a scandal, she is forced to re-invent the whole story.
The Last Picture Show (1971)
Harris Theater
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Peter Bogdanovich helped usher in the New Hollywood era with this breathtakingly-assured coming-of-age drama. The black and white cinematography shimmers with life and the film is teeming with sharp, atmospheric details and even sharper dialogue.
The Beast
Harris Theater
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
This heady, sci-fi examination of yearning, obsession, and existential dread by visionary French auteur Bertrand Bonello stars Léa Seydoux and George MacKay as two lovers connecting and reconnecting across time and space, all while catastrophe looms.
Reefer Madness (1936)
Harris Theater
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
In 1940, Reefer Madness had a record-breaking 17-week run at the Harris Theater. Now, it returns to 809 Liberty Ave. as it was meant to be seen: with an audience, on 16mm, on 4/20.
Taxi Driver (1976)
Harris Theater
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Winner of the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival and nominated for 4 Academy Awards including Best Picture, TAXI DRIVER stars Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese's classic film of a psychotic New York cabbie driven to violence by desperation.
Maya Deren's 16mm Birthday Party
Harris Theater
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Celebrate legendary experimental filmmaker Maya Deren’s 107th birthday as we present her movies on her format of choice: 16mm film. Admission includes birthday cake for everyone in attendance!
Steel City Spook Show
Harris Theater
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Join host Sean Collier and his co-host, the mysterious Dr. Gielgud, for a mystery movie featuring a live introduction, surprise guests and a few in-theater scares.
The People's Joker
Harris Theater
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
An aspiring clown grappling with her gender identity combats a fascistic caped crusader in writer-director Vera Drew’s uproariously subversive queer coming-of-age origin story.

Coming Soon

Mark your calendar with these upcoming Harris Theater screenings.  

The Old Oak poster 

The Old Oak
May 3-9

Kes poster 

Kes (1969)
May 4 & 7

The Wind That Shakes the Barley poster 

The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
May 5 & 8



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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.

Films For All

The Harris Theater has installed the necessary equipment to provide closed movie captioning and audio description to patrons for digital films that offer these features. Films with captioning and audio description available will be noted when available.

Support the Harris Theater and Become a Member!

Help keep the projectors running at the Harris Theater by making a membership gift to support the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. We are excited to announce new membership benefits at the Harris Theater that you can enjoy all year long!

  • Make a gift of $100 or more to receive $1 off each movie ticket at the Harris Theater (available online and at the door*), and other great benefits!
  • Make a gift of $250 or more to receive one free popcorn at every visit*, and other great benefits!

*Must show membership card to receive these discounts on-site

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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.


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

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