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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.
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 Old Oak
Harris Theater
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The 28th feature directed by master of social realism Ken Loach, THE OLD OAK follows a once-vibrant mining town’s response to the arrival of a group of Syrian refugees.
Kes (1969)
Harris Theater
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Ken Loach's 1969 drama KES, considered one of the finest examples of British social realism, tells the story of Billy, a working class boy who finds escape and meaning when he takes a fledgling kestrel from its nest.
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.
The Wind that Shakes the Barley
Harris Theater
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Cillian Murphy stars in Ken Loach's Irish epic and Cannes Palme D'Or winner.

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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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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.

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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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