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Tickets can be purchased online or at the door at the time of screening.

Crimes of the Future
Harris Theater
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
In a not-so-distant future, humankind is learning to adapt to its synthetic surroundings and, as humans alter their biological makeup - some naturally, some surgically - the body itself becomes art.
Neptune Frost
Harris Theater
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Multi-hyphenate, multidisciplinary artist Saul Williams brings his unique dynamism to this Afrofuturist vision, a sci-fi punk musical that’s a visually wondrous amalgamation of themes, ideas, and songs.
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.
Cosplay Universe
Harris Theater
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
An award winning documentary that gives viewers a window into the ever growing and evolving world of cosplay. Get a front row seat to a truly unique art form dedicated to fantasy and the people who make it a reality.
Mad God
Harris Theater
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
From the warped mind of master creature-maker and special effects guru Phil Tippett, Mad God is a visually inventive, hand-crafted cinematic creation—decades in the making.

Coming Soon

Mark your calendar with these upcoming Harris Theater screenings.

Flux Gourmet Poster 

Flux Gourmet
July 8

    
Mississippi Masala Poster 

Mississippi Masala
July 22

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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

Updated June 10, 2022: Due to Allegheny County COVID-19 Community Level changing to “medium” status, starting June 14, masks will not be required while attending indoor events taking place at Pittsburgh Cultural Trust theaters and facilities. Masking is required in Trust venues only when the Community Level reaches “high” status. County status can be monitored here.

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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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