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Pittsburgh, PA: The Oaks Theater Announces Late Night Film Festival Schedule

Posted on Monday, April 27th, 2009 2:30 PM by Scott Jentsch

Movie lovers in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area have another reason to look forward to the oncoming summer season with the announcement today by The Oaks Theater in nearby Oakmont of their "Moonlit Matinee Film Festival" lineup for 2009.

The 71-year-old theater is going to be showing a series of 18 movies on Friday and Saturday nights from May 22nd through August 29th. The movie selection includes Monty Python's The Life of Brian, Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo, and more.

See the press release below for the full schedule.

Press Release

The Oaks Theater Announces 'The ScareHouse Moonlit Matinee Film Festival' Schedule

PITTSBURGH, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The historic Oaks Theater is pleased to announce the schedule for its 7th Annual "Moonlit Matinee Film Festival," Pittsburgh's only summer-long, late-night film festival. This year's festival consists of 18 films covering everything from beloved teen comedies to 80's horror films, cult comedies to family favorites, critically acclaimed masterpieces and some of the "worst movies ever made" (such as the Pittsburgh Premiere of the recent "so bad it's good" sensation THE ROOM).

A gloriously refurbished 430-seat single-screen movie house now in its 71st year of operation, the Oaks Theater offers its patrons a truly unique cinematic experience. "It is always our goal to provide people with an entertainment option that is inexpensive, unique, and just plain fun," said Oaks Theater Manager Randy Collins. "This festival is created with the aim of preserving the kind of theater-going experience only offered by the increasingly rare single-screen movie house."

This year's festival is presented by The ScareHouse(R), the popular haunted attraction located in Etna, just a few miles from the Oaks Theater. "This festival is always a highlight of the summer for much of our cast and crew," said ScareHouse creative director Scott Simmons. "We jumped at the chance to not only support a great independent theater like the Oaks, but also to encourage fans to experience these highly entertaining films in the way they're meant to be experienced: on the big screen and surrounded by an enthusiastic audience."

Unless noted, each film screens on Friday at 10pm and on Saturday at Midnight. Tickets are $7.00 in advance or $8.00 at the door (cash only). Advance ticket sales begin online (www.theoakstheater.com) and at the Oaks Theater box office Friday, May 8.

Schedule of films:

 

    Friday May 22 and Saturday May 23:       The Room (2003) (Local Premiere!)
                                              (Also showing Sat 7/11 & Sat
                                              8/15 @ 10PM)
    Friday May 29 and Saturday May 30:       Monty Python's The Life of Brian
                                              (1979)
    Friday June 5 and Saturday June 6:       Vertigo (1958)
    Friday June 12 and Saturday June 13:     Sixteen Candles (1984)
    Friday June 19 and Saturday June 20:     Road House (1989)
    Friday June 26 and Saturday June 27:     Bubba Ho-tep (2003)
    Friday July 3 and Saturday July 4:       Jaws (1975)
    Friday July 10 and Saturday July 11:     Friday the 13th Part 3 - in 3-D
                                              (1982)
    Friday July 17 and Saturday July 18:     Showgirls (1995)
    Friday July 24 and Saturday July 25:     DOUBLE FEATURE begins @ 10PM both
                                              nights
                                             Black Devil Doll (2008)
                                              (Local Premiere!)
                                             Dolemite (1975)
                                             Black Devil Doll filmmakers Jon &
                                              Shawn Lewis at both screenings!
                                             Special Admission $9.00 in
                                              advance/$10.00 at the door
    Friday July 31 and Saturday August 1:    Return of the Living Dead (1985)
    Friday August 7 and Saturday August 8:   Pulp Fiction (1994)
    Friday August 14 & Saturday August 15:   Karate Kid (1984)
    Friday August 21 & Saturday August 22:   Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
                                              (1982)
    Friday August 28 & Saturday August 29:   Willy Wonka and the Chocolate
                                              Factory (1971)

    ONE TIME ONLY: Friday August 14:         Midnight show: Repo! The Genetic
                                              Opera (2008)
                                             Live floor show with shadow cast
                                             $10 in advance/$11 at the door

    ONGOING: last Friday of every month      Midnight show: The Rocky Horror
                                              Picture Show (1975)
    (May 29, June 26, July 31 & August 28)   Live floor show with shadow cast

Source: The ScareHouse Press Release



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