The Harris Theater, at 809 Liberty Ave in downtown Pittsburgh, first opened its doors as the Avenue Cinema in September of 1931. From the start, It specialized in showing ‘unusual and artistic films from other lands’, a mission that stayed when it was renamed the Art Cinema in 1933. For over 30 years the Art Cinema showcased a schedule of films that swung back forth across multiple genres. Exploitation classics like REEFER MADNESS, ASSASSIN OF YOUTH, and THE DEVIL'S SLEEP shared screen time with foreign films like TALES OF HOFFMAN, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and OPEN CITY, all reaching Pittsburgh audiences for the first time in an auditorium that still shows films to this day. Join us for two weeks as we celebrate the high and low art of cinema in a historic single screen theater. All screenings are free and open to the public!
110 min / Not Rated / Starring Peter Lorre, Otto Wernicke, Gustaf Gründgens / Thriller Directed by Fritz Lang / Germany 1931
In German with subtitles