Harris Theater

harris theater at home

We’re excited to open the Harris Theater @ Home, a virtual cinema accessible through this website. While we know this doesn’t compare to the experience of coming to the Cultural District for a visit to the Harris Theater, we hope to continue to celebrate the diversity of cinematic artistry by providing the best of independent, international and documentary films.

Through our website, patrons will be able to purchase tickets to films currently unavailable for public rental or sale. The film distributor will share a portion of your ticket payment with the Harris Theater, meaning patrons can continue to support the Harris Theater while watching high-quality independent film from home. Thank you for your continued support of the Harris Theater, and we can’t wait for the opportunity to open our doors, turn on the lights in our lobby, and share the collective experience of cinema once again.

show poster for Up From the Streets  

Up From the Streets

Available to stream May 15

Hosted by Oscar-nominated and six-time Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard, Up From the Streets explores the unparalleled musical heritage of New Orleans. The film weaves archival and newly filmed performances by legends Louis Armstrong, Fats Domino, Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, The Neville Brothers, and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band between conversations with influential New Orleans musicians as Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Harry Connick, Jr. and more. “This music documentary from filmmaker Michael Murphy is as ambitious as it is audacious, setting out to chronicle the history of New Orleans music — all of it, from the first slave-driven drum circles at Congo Square through to the arrival of Bounce music…. a fitting tribute to the city’s sonic history. ” – Mike Scott, The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate.

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show poster for Mr. Jones

 

Mr. Jones

Available to stream May 22

Agnieszka Holland’s thriller, set on the eve of World War II, sees Hitler’s rise to power and Stalin’s Soviet propaganda machine pushing their “utopia” to the Western world. Meanwhile, an ambitious young journalist, Gareth Jones (Norton) travels to Moscow to uncover the truth behind the propaganda, but then gets a tip that could expose an international conspiracy, one that could cost him and his informant their lives. Jones goes on a life-or-death journey to uncover the truth behind the façade that would later inspire George Orwell’s seminal book Animal Farm.

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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 194 seats for movies and 178 seats for live performances, the Harris Theater officially opened to the public on November 9, 1995.

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 address is 809 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.


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