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Pittsburgh Police 1969: COPS AND CAMERAS
Harris Theater
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
It's 1968. In the wake of widespread civil strife, Brandeis University decides to document the realities of law and order in a typical American city. They choose Pittsburgh. The result is a remarkable portrait of a city and its police force.
Pittsburgh Police 1969: CAMERAS AS WITNESS
Harris Theater
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
It's 1968. In the wake of widespread civil strife, Brandeis University decides to document the realities of law and order in a typical American city. They choose Pittsburgh. The result is a remarkable portrait of a city and its police force.
Charlie Chaplin's Red Letter Days
Harris Theater
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
In Charlie Chaplin’s Red Letter Days, Dan Kamin tells the amazing story of how Charlie Chaplin made the world shake with laughter even as the Great War was shaking it with bombs—and how he risked fame, fortune and reputation with his comedy.
Small, Slow But Steady
Harris Theater
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and University of Pittsburgh’s Asian Studies Center
Director Shô Miyake adapts a boxing memoir from Keiko Ogasawara — who turned professional despite the difficulties of lifelong deafness. The film builds on the biopic, as it adopts a focused, in-the-moment approach to Keiko’s life and career.
Dear Tenant
Harris Theater
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and University of Pittsburgh’s Asian Studies Center
Dear Tenant tells the story of Mr. Lin, an apartment tenant who tends to the daily needs of the elderly apartment owner and helps look after her orphaned nine-year-old grandson, whom he has legally adopted.
All That Breathes
Harris Theater
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and University of Pittsburgh’s Asian Studies Center
All That Breathes chronicles the story of two brothers who form a makeshift bird hospital to care for the thousands of black kite—the species of bird they have both fallen in love with—that drop daily due to New Delhi’s heavily polluted skies.
Happiness
Harris Theater
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and University of Pittsburgh’s Asian Studies Center
Wearing radiant orange and a photogenic smile, our protagonist is a successful influencer promoting a product line called “Happiness”—an emotion supposedly guaranteed for the women consumers she is targeting
Rashomon
Harris Theater
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
In March of 1952, Rashomon blazed across the Harris Theater's screen when it was known as the Art Cinema. Join us in the historic auditorium where it first played to relive this stunning film — widely considered one of the greatest ever made.
Punishment Park
Harris Theater
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Rare theatrical screening, by permission of the film's director Peter Watkins! In this fictional documentary, U.S. prisons are at capacity, and President Nixon declares a state of emergency. All new prisoners are now given a difficult choice.
The Timekeepers of Eternity
Harris Theater
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Welcome to your new favorite Stephen King adaptation. A found footage appropriation from filmmaker Aristotelis Maragkos, THE TIMEKEEPERS OF ETERNITY was meticulously crafted by creating a new edit of King's TV mini-series THE LANGOLIERS.
Out There Halloween Mega Tape
Harris Theater
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
From the creator of the WNUF HALLOWEEN SPECIAL. Officially available for the first time since its infamous broadcast, this nostalgic blast of pure Halloween-themed public-access joy will surely become part of your annual spooky season tradition!
Autumnal Oddities
Harris Theater
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
AUTUMNAL ODDITIES rises for one night only! Flea Market Films spends all year searching for the rarest movies capturing the spirit of the autumn season. You've only got one chance to catch Pittsburgh's most unique Halloween movie event!

Coming Soon

Mark your calendar with these upcoming Harris Theater screenings.

Dead for a Dollar Poster 

Dead for a Dollar
October 7

    
Cyril Poster 

Cyril
October 14

    
One Man Dies a Million Times Poster 

One Man Dies a Million Times
October 15

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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: Masks are not required while attending indoor events taking place at Pittsburgh Cultural Trust theaters and facilities. Learn more about current policies below.

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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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