Fall vibes are officially in the air at Row House Cinema, and if you’re ready to get spooky season started (or just escape the last of the summer heat in a chill theater), now’s the perfect time to pay a visit to one of the ‘Burgh’s best independent cinemas.
Row House just wrapped up their epic Lord of the Rings film festival and is preparing to usher in four new weekly themes that will put you in a fall mood, whether you’re a classic horror fan, a medieval-loving cosplayer, or even a seasonal latte lover. Visit Row House Cinema’s website to check showtimes and get your tickets ASAP!
Things are going to get medieval at Row House, but it’s all in good fun! Starting on Friday the 16th, you can catch three cult favorites that capture the vibes of ye olden days, starting out with family favorite Shrek, AKA “the greatest fairytale never told.” Next up is Sam Raimi’s 1992 horror-comedy Army of Darkness, followed by famed director George Romero’s 1981 renaissance fair drama Knightriders.
Pumpkin Spice Latte
You already KNOW the vibes – we’re talking classic romance dramedies that have become cozy classics perfect for the first official week of fall. 1985 cult classic Clue is up first, followed by sentimental favorite Good Will Hunting. Meryl Streep’s unparalleled performance in The Devil Wears Prada is giving exceptional 2005 fall fashions, and to close it out, the ultimate “if a pumpkin spice latte were a movie” film: Rob Reiner’s 1989 hit When Harry Met Sally…
When Animals Attack
September 30-October 6
Okay, “animals” really just means “non-humans” in this case, but with that exception being made for Jordan Peele’s latest horror flick Nope, we don’t mind at all. Vintage doggy horror film Cujo also joins the lineup, and no theme week involving animals gone bad would be complete without Hitchcock’s The Birds. Last up is An American Werewolf in London, which is a perfect transition into proper spooky season.
Kicking off Row House’s Vampire Week is the ultimate 80s vampire film: The Lost Boys. Next up is A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, directed by Ana Lily Amirpour in 2014 and billed as the first Iranian vampire western. Closing out the week is Ganja & Hess, a 1973 experimental horror film starring Duane Jones, who is perhaps best known for his role in Night of the Living Dead.
Looking for even more fall films? Keep an eye out on Row House Cinema’s social media to see if they’ll announce any outdoor drive-in pop-ups for Halloween this year! They’re some of Pittsburgh’s favorite fall cinematic events, and we sure hope they’ll be back and better than ever in 2022.This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.