The Parkway Theater Screening Room reopens with New Movies starting Friday July 10th (limited seats available)
– Seats are social distanced away from each other. and sanitized between screenings.
– Up to groups of 4 can sit together. (only 15 seats available per screening)
– Bar drinks & beer will be available during the screening
– MUST ORDER TICKETS IN ADVANCE – if no tickets are sold we will not open up – NO WALK INS
Tickets must be purchased online or call for reservations 412-766-1668
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Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of those Things
July 10th, 11th, 17th & 18th
Friday 7/10 – 6pm & 8pm
Saturday 7/11 – 5pm & 7pm
Friday 7/17 – 6pm & 8pm
Saturday 7/18 – 5pm & 7pm
The film uses never-before-seen images and unheard interviews to bring Ella Fitzgerald to life and to tell the story of her music. – a black woman who makes her career in the face of horrifying racism.
Here is an Ella the world never knew – tough, thoughtful, funny, a dazzling musical innovator. The film also uncovers Ella’s commitment to the battle for Civil Rights; and it explores the conflicts that always haunted this intensely private woman: the struggle to reconcile her hunger for adoring audiences with her longing for a domestic life with her husband and son. At a time when she was the biggest singing star in the world, her pianist and friend Oscar Peterson said Ella was “the loneliest woman in the world”. But as Jamie Cullum says “her music is one of the reasons it’s worth being on this planet”.
Featuring interviews with: Tony Bennett, Jamie Cullum, Laura Mvula, Johnny Mathis, Smokey Robinson, Cleo Laine, Andre Previn, Norma Miller, Patti Austin, Izsak Perlman, Margo Jefferson, Will Friedwald and a rare interview with Ella’s son, Ray Brown Jr.
Why Don’t You Just Die
July 24, 25, 31 & August 1st
Shades of early Tarantino, Edgar Wright and Sam Raimi abound in this violent, stylish and riotously entertaining slice of family life, Moscow style, described as “a splatterpunk action comedy drenched in gleefully dark Russian humor” (The Hollywood Reporter) and “an amazing first feature from a filmmaker to watch” (Screen Anarchy).
Friday 7/24 – 6pm & 8pm
Saturday 7/25 – 5pm & 7pm
Friday 7/31 – 6pm & 8pm
Saturday 8/1 – 5pm & 7pm
Matvey (Aleksandr Kuznetsov) has just one objective: to gain entry to his girlfriend’s parents’ apartment and kill her father Andrey (Vitaliy Khaev) with a hammer to restore her honor. But all is not as it initially seems, and Matvey’s attempts to bludgeon the family patriarch to death don’t quite go to plan as Andrey proves a more formidable – not to mention ruthless – opponent than he anticipated… and Matvey, for his part, proves stubbornly unwilling to die.
Making his feature debut, writer/director Kirill Sokolov presents a rousing tale of family, modern relationships and the dark places they can take you to when things turn sour.Featuring a soundtrack that veers between Ennio Morricone-esque western riffs and toe-tappingly catchy pop numbers, Why Don’t You Just Die delivers laughs, shocking twists and copious quantities of blood and gore, and establishes Sokolov as one of cinema’s brightest rising stars.
Coming August 2020
Gordon Lightfoot Documentary Trailer: https://youtu.be/Ftmy3xjup8c
CREEM Documentary Trailer: https://youtu.be/GUcCMNRTZpI
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Lucky Grandma (2020)
available May 22nd
Currently holds a 92% on Rotten Tomatoes
In the heart of Chinatown, New York, an ornery, chain-smoking, newly widowed 80-year-old Grandma (Tsai Chin) is eager to live life as an independent woman, despite the worry of her family. When a local fortune teller (Wai Ching Ho) predicts a most auspicious day in her future, Grandma decides to head to the casino and goes all in, only to land herself on the wrong side of luck…suddenly attracting the attention of some local gangsters. Desperate to protect herself, Grandma employs the services of a bodyguard from a rival gang (Corey Ha) and soon finds herself right in the middle of a Chinatown gang war. Director Sasie Sealy brings to life a dark comedy about immigrant life, the vulnerabilities of aging and an unexpected friendship. Set in alleyways and underground mahjong parlors with a cast of richly drawn characters (including Taiwanese movie star Corey Ha), Lucky Grandma is a love letter to Chinatown and an homage to all the badass elderly women who inhabit it.
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THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF (2020)
Desperate for answers about the theft of her two paintings, a Czech artist seeks out and befriends the career criminal who stole them. After inviting her thief to sit for a portrait, the two form an improbable relationship and an inextricable bond that will forever link these lonely souls.
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● Date: May 22nd, 12:01am
Parkway Theater & Film Lounge has partnered with Academy Award-winning studio NEON to present SPACESHIP EARTH, The true, stranger-than-fiction, adventure of eight visionaries who in 1991 spenttwo years quarantined inside of a self-engineered replica of Earth’s ecosystem called BIOSPHERE 2.ONLY $3.99 Opens May 8th
Available to Stream May 1st
Parkway Theater will receive 50%of the ticket sales
“Killer Style Takes On A New Meaning”
In this black comedy of middle-aged masculinity gone awry, Academy Award winner Jean Dujardin (The Artist) is a recent divorcee who becomes obsessed with a vintage fringed deerskin jacket that begins to exert an uncanny hold on him. Set in a sleepy French alpine village, he falls into the guise of an independent filmmaker and befriends a trusting bartender and aspiring editor (Adèle Haenel, Portrait of a Lady on Fire) who becomes his collaborator on a movie that will document a surprising new goal he sets himself.
Directed by Michael Bully Herbig – In German with English subtitles – $10
After a very successful award-winning festival run, BALLOON is available to stream
A thriller-like true story of one of the most spectacular escapes of the 20th Century.
With a theatrical release to coincide with the 30th anniversary of Germany’s reunification, BALLOON is based on the true events of one of the most daring escapes of the Cold War in which two families living in Communist East Germany sailed over the heavily fortified border in a homemade hot-air balloon.
In the summer of 1979, the Strelzyk and Wetzel families—who had been working on their audacious plan for more than two years—try to flee East Germany in a self-made hot-air balloon. But after the balloon crash-lands just before the West German border, the Stasi find traces of the attempted escape and immediately launch an investigation. In a nerve-wracking race against the clock, the two families attempt to build a new escape balloon as the Stasi get closer and closer each day…
Vitalina Varela (2020)
5 Star – Rating: 98% – Rotten Tomatoes
Vitalina Varela, 55-year-old, Cape Verdean, arrives in Lisbon 3 days after her husband’s funeral. She’s been waiting for her plane ticket for more than 25 years.
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A film of deeply concentrated beauty, acclaimed filmmaker Pedro Costa’s Vitalina Varela stars nonprofessional actor Vitalina Varela in an extraordinary performance based on her own life. Vitalina plays a Cape Verdean woman who has travelled to Lisbon to reunite with her husband, after two decades of separation, only to arrive mere days after his funeral. Alone in a strange forbidding land, she perseveres and begins to establish a new life. Winner of the Golden Leopard for Best Film and Best Actress at the Locarno Film Festival, as well as an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival, Vitalina Varela is a film of shadow and whisper, a profoundly moving and visually ravishing masterpiece.
THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFES – Documentary
In 1956, four years before Jane Goodall ventured into the world of chimpanzees and seven years before Dian Fossey left to work with mountain gorillas, 23-year-old biologist Anne Innis Dagg made an unprecedented solo journey to South Africa to study giraffes in the wild. When she returned home a year later, the insurmountable barriers she faced as a female scientist proved hard to overcome. In THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFES, Anne (now 86) retraces her steps, offering an intimate window into her life as a young woman, juxtaposed with a first-hand look at the devastating reality that giraffes are facing today. Anne and the species she loves have each experienced triumphs as well as setbacks. THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFES gives us a moving perspective on both.
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Aaron & Jackie Stubna
Owners and Operators of Parkway Theater/ Film Lounge
Welcome to Pittsburgh’s first Movie Theater, Brewery, full service Bar/Lounge & Eatery housed under one roof!
We decided to bring a new kind of entertainment experience to Pittsburgh: think movie theater meets bar and brewery. It’s everything you need for a fun night out, and it’s all under one roof. Not only do we show a selection of independent films and documentaries, but we also host live events, like stand-up comedy, music, and open mic nights. Our film lounge has teamed up with Abjuration Brewing to bring you local craft beer. Plus, we offer a range of expertly crafted cocktails, too! This is what nightly entertainment is supposed to be.
The Parkway Theater/Film Lounge is OPEN for Happy Hour, sports games and short run film screenings. We can’t wait for you to experience the Film Lounge, Abjuration Brewing a 45 seat theater screening room!…..And now serving Food! – City Fresh Pasta Cafe!
We want the Parkway Theater to be the definitive cinema of choice for ﬁlm lovers and ﬁlmmakers alike. The Parkway Theater will get you excited about learning more about the ﬁlms you see, showing a variety of new domestic independent ﬁlms, documentaries and foreign ﬁlms. Come celebrate ideas and promote the appreciation and understanding of ﬁlm.
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The Last Porno Show (2020)
Postponed – to be rescheduled
Premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival
& Has been a real crowd pleaser and has sold out the festival screenings.