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04-27-2009, 02:40 PM
Going to be in Pittsburgh at all this summer? Why not check out some of "the most awesome movies ever made?" back on the big screen?

Here's the official press release that came out today:


The Oaks Theater announces “The ScareHouse Moonlit Matinee Film Festival” Schedule

(Pittsburgh, PA) -- The historic Oaks Theater is pleased to announce the schedule for "The ScareHouse 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®, 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 ( http://theoakstheater.com ) and at the Oaks Theater box office Friday, May 8.

Schedule of films:

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

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

Last Friday, each month@ midnight: The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Live floor show with shadow cast!
(May 29, June 26, July 31 & August 28)

04-27-2009, 02:59 PM
hell yeah!

04-27-2009, 03:19 PM
REPO!!! I LOVE that musical... awesome! If I lived in Pittsburg, I'd be there every night! This sounds awesome! -Tyler

Matt Marich
04-27-2009, 04:34 PM
Nice Scott! Some of my most favoritous movious on that list!

04-27-2009, 08:17 PM
I'm 2 hours north of Pittsburgh!
July 10th and 11th are looking like possibilities!
Always wanted to see it 3D on the big screen!


04-27-2009, 09:54 PM
NO WAY!! The Life of Brian??!! I love that movie.

"The little wascal has SPIWIT!... Has what sir? SPIWIT!!!... Yes. He did, sir... No no no, Spiwit! Um, bwavado, A touch of dewwing-do... Oh. Ahh, about eleven, sir."

04-28-2009, 02:48 PM
REPO should be very fun because there will be a Rocky-Horror style floor show along with the actual presentation. Well worth seeing...

Matt Marich
04-28-2009, 04:50 PM
My favorite character in Repo is the brother to Bill Moseley, the one with the skin graft!

04-28-2009, 05:38 PM
No... I believe the best character is Blind Mag, perfectly portrayed by Mrs. Sarah Brightman! (LOVE HER)... Hahahaha...

Bill is awesome as well... the Largo Bros. are so messed up! hahahaha.. -Tyler

Matt Marich
04-28-2009, 10:49 PM
O.K. your right , she is very hot in that role!

04-28-2009, 10:54 PM
This still makes me laugh every time I see it - but it will likely further confuse and confound the non-Repo civiilians out there:


04-28-2009, 11:00 PM
The film fest actually starts with the local premiere of a movie I've been dying to see for months - a modern "so bad it's good" classic that's been playing to sold-out crowds in LA for quite some time.

Witness just a taste of the drama from THE ROOM:


05-11-2009, 11:40 AM
Here's a handy schedule of our summer-long film fest, for anyone planning to be in or near Pittsburgh at all this summer...

05-28-2009, 12:44 PM
This was probably the most fun I've had in the edit suite in months ...


07-01-2009, 01:29 AM

07-17-2009, 12:52 PM
Our summer film festival continues to be a blast, and continues to lead to new opportunities for fun promotion:

07-17-2009, 05:32 PM
Sounds great but I must admit I've never heard of Repo. :(

07-17-2009, 05:36 PM
I forgot to mention that you did an excellent job putting together that preview of clips. That was great!

08-07-2009, 11:15 AM