The Mothman Prophecies

The Mothman Prophecies

  Although the story of the The Mothman Prophecies is set briefly in Washington, D.C., and mostly in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, the film was shot primarily in Western Pennsylvania. So we consider this a “Pittsburgh movie.” The Mothman Prophecies was released in 2002 and is based on a book by the same name written by parapsychologist John Keel. The movie stars Richard Gere as

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Dominick and Eugene

Dominick and Eugene

Dominick and Eugene premiered in 1988 and features Tom Hulce as Dominick and a relatively new actor back then Ray Liotta as his twin brother, Eugene. Dominick is mentally impaired from a previous head injury while Eugene is in training to become a physician. We learn that their mother is dead, and their father “went away.” Dominick supports the two of them by collecting garage

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Fences

Fences

Adapted from a play written by August Wilson, Fences is the story of a middle-aged black man and his extended family during the 1950s. It is set in the Hill District of Pittsburgh against the backdrop of the racial realities of that time. The story pits the forces of bitterness versus the desire for love. Fences, ultimately, leaves the audience with a sense of hope.

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Pittsburgh’s Theater Scene

Pittsburgh's Theater Scene

Pittsburgh has a long and vibrant theatrical history. It is reported that as early as 1765, plays, comedies and concerts were held at Fort Pitt. We’ve come a long way since those days, but Pittsburghers still love a theatrical production, and the proliferation of theatrical venues is a testament to that. Below is a list of some of the theaters in our area offering entertainment.

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Attack Theatre Conquers Pittsburgh

Attack Theatre Conquers Pittsburgh

Attack Theatre, which creates original collaborative dance-based performances, was founded in 1994 by Michele de la Reza and Peter Kope. In honor of the theatre’s 20th anniversary (in 2014), Popular Pittsburgh asked Michele to reflect on the theatre’s two decades of success. Q. What was it about Pittsburgh that made you decide to found Attack Theatre here? A. Originally from Houston, Texas, I moved to

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Pittsburgh’s Cultural District

Pittsburgh's Cultural District

The Cultural District as we know it today took shape in the early 1980s.  Pittsburgh was suffering from industrial decline and the downtown area was vacant.  It was at that time a group of leaders joined together to transform downtown.  One man that led this revitalization was the late John Heinz.  He was the chairman of the H.J. Heinz Company and an art lover.  Mr.

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Pittsburgh Movie History: You Ought to Be in Pictures

Pittsburgh Movie History: You Ought to Be in Pictures

When it comes to movies, Pittsburgh is no understudy.  Since the early 1900s, the city has played a starring role in the film industry.  Whether it’s movies about Pittsburgh or movies filmed in the area, Pittsburgh and the movies have a long and storied relationship. First Theater Dedicated to Movies: the Nickelodeon Although movies weren’t invented in Pittsburgh, the city boasts the first theater dedicated

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