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Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)
Harris Theater
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
“IN A WORLD DIVIDED BY BLACK AND WHITE, EASY RAWLINS IS ABOUT TO CROSS THE LINE” Denzel Washington is absolutely smoldering as novelist Walter Mosley's hard-boiled hero Easy Rawlins in this immaculate, 1940s-set neo-noir.
Robot Dreams
Harris Theater
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Based on the graphic novel by Sara Varon, Robot Dreams tells the adventures and misfortunes of Dog and Robot in 1980s New York. See the 2024 Academy Award Nominee at this one-night-only sneak preview, which will not be released until late spring.
On the Waterfront (1954)
Harris Theater
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Marlon Brando gives the performance of his career as a tough prizefighter-turned-longshoreman in a masterpiece of urban poetry. On the Waterfront won eight Oscar awards, including best picture, director, actor, supporting actress, and screenplay.
Harris Theater
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Two films from contemporary Serbian filmmakers comprise this last presentation in the series running concurrently with the photo exhibit at 937 Gallery. Both films generate dialogues on freedom, anti-fascism, ideology, and architectural heritage.
Repo Man (1984)
Harris Theater
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Celebrate 40 years of the quintessential cult film of the 1980s. Alex Cox’s singular sci-fi comedy stars the captivating Harry Dean Stanton as a weathered repo man and Emilio Estevez as the nihilistic middle-class punk he takes under his wing.
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Harris Theater
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
With the box-office draw of William Holden and Alec Guinness and a thrilling plot, this British-American epic war film was an artistic and financial triumph, taking home seven Oscars, and the first of director David Lean’s wide-screen spectaculars.
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Harris Theater
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Winner of 5 Academy Awards, Kramer vs. Kramer is a ground- breaking drama about the heartbreak of divorce and the struggle between work and family. It is a film of rare emotional insight, of painful images and of questions without answers.
Easy Rider (1969)
Harris Theater
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Easy Rider shows the real and metaphorical journey of two bikers (Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper) as they travel from Los Angeles to Florida. Along the way, they realize the fabric of 1960s American culture is so fundamentally flawed.
Five Easy Pieces (1970)
Harris Theater
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The film that turned Bob Rafelson into the leader of the so-called American New Wave, the film that established Jack Nicholson as the prime actor of his generation, and a beautiful lesson in cinematography by László Kovács.
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.
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.

Coming Soon

Mark your calendar with these upcoming Harris Theater screenings.

How To Have Sex poster 

How To Have Sex
March 8-21

About Dry Grasses poster 

About Dry Grasses
March 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 20

The Peasants poster 

The Peasants
March 22-28


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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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