Pittsburgh Movie Theaters: A Complete Guide

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In a city as big and bountiful as Pittsburgh, there are so many local movie theaters near you to choose from that it can be hard to know where to start. Just searching “movie theaters near me” is overwhelming AF––what’s the difference between one theater and another? Is it worth the trek across town to go to one local movie theater with reclining seats versus the one around the corner? Do I want to ball out and get drinks served at my seat, or keep it chill at an independent movie theater with drinks and unique food offerings? With dozens of movie theatres within the Pittsburgh area, it’s no wonder you don’t know where to start!

Don’t worry, we’re here to help make your decision easier. We’ve narrowed it down to 10 of our favorite local movie theaters in Pittsburgh to help you make the most of your Pittsburgh movie theater experience.

Grab some movie theater popcorn and get comfy as we dive into our Pittsburgh movie theater guide!

Pittsburgh movie theaters: Row House Cinema

Row House Cinema is a single-screen movie theater in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood. Row House Cinema holds 84 guests and hosts themed movie weeks that include classic and contemporary films. The theater also screens new documentaries and locally-made movies!


 
 
 
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Row House Cinema is located next to Bierport, a taproom and bottle shop where guests can purchase craft and local beers that you are allowed to bring into your movie with you! Row House Cinema also serves all-natural popcorn, chocolate popcorn, and other locally-made concessions.


 
 
 
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Row House Cinema hosts a variety of events including Brews and Views where guests are brought beer during key points in the film, and Cereal Cinemas which features an all-you-can-eat cereal bar for morning movies. The theater is also home to film festivals, lectures, and a film club that guests can join!


 
 
 
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One reviewer on Google wrote of their visit to Row House Cinema: “I liked that they were taking care of their customers and workers by requiring vaccination or proof of testing. The experience as a whole was amazing and will definitely be back in the future!”

Row House Cinema

4115 Butler Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15201

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Pittsburgh movie theaters: Cinemark Monroeville Mall and XD

The Cinemark Monroeville Mall and XD offers Cinemark XD, an enhanced viewing experience with a screen stretching wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling, a state-of-the-art projector, and custom sound with increased speakers. The theater has stadium seating and shows the latest Hollywood releases, as well as foreign films with subtitles.


 
 
 
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The Cinemark Monroeville Mall and XD boasts an arcade in the lobby where children and adults can play games before or after their movie! The lobby also has ticket kiosks, making checkout quick and easy for guests. This Cinemark location shows select films in RealD 3D, and has NextGen cinema which includes the latest film viewing technology.


 
 
 
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Tickets at the Cinemark Monroeville Mall and XD are reasonably priced, costing $6.50 for a standard film on weekend nights! One reviewer on Google wrote the following: “Love this place. Kiosks make buying/picking up tickets a breeze. Concessions are speedy. Theaters are clean, comfortable, and not too cold (subjective I know, but worth noting).”

Cinemark Monroeville Mall and XD

600 Mall Circle Drive

Monroeville, PA 15146

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Pittsburgh movie theaters: Hollywood Theater

The Hollywood Theater first opened its doors as a silent film theater in 1926. After a number of renovations and changes of ownership, the Hollywood Theater that stands today reopened in 2011 with help from the community. The theater holds up to 300 guests and is fitted with luxury seating.

The Hollywood Theater was purchased by the Theatre Historical Society of America in 2018. The theater shows first-run movies at low prices, as well as classics like The Rocky Horror Picture Show during Halloween.

One reviewer on Google wrote, “ The Hollywood Theater has everything from old school horror, classic movies, local independent flicks and the latest films of every genre.” Another said, “Super friendly staff, and I loved seeing one of my favorite classic movies on the big screen! Will definitely be returning.”


 
 
 
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Hollywood Theater

1449 Potomac Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15216

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Pittsburgh movie theaters: The Manor Theatre

The Manor Theatre has been in operation for about 90 years, showing independent films and blockbuster movies. The theater has been recently renovated and features a bar in the lobby that serves alcoholic beverages and movie-themed cocktails!


 
 
 
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The Manor Theatre serves a variety of concessions including chicken tenders, mac and cheese bites, ice cream, and soft drinks. Tickets are reasonably priced — for  matinee screenings and Bargain Wednesdays, they cost just $7.50.


 
 
 
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Google reviewers have boasted about the theater’s comfortable seats and friendly staff. One theater-goer wrote said, “Fantastic prices and great theatre in amenities and atmosphere.”


 
 
 
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The Manor Theatre

1729 Murray Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15217

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Pittsburgh Movie Theaters: The Oaks Theater

The Oaks Theater is located about 10 miles outside of Pittsburgh in Oakmont, but it’s well worth the trip! It first opened its doors in 1938 and now shows classic and independent films and hosts other non-movie events. The Oaks Theater has a 360° bar that serves alcoholic beverages and food options like wraps and flatbreads!


 
 
 
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The Oaks Theater hosts special events such as movie trivia and Cinebrunch that includes a movie screening, food from a local bakery, and drinks like juice, tea, and coffee. The single-screen theater has general admission seating so you can choose where you want to sit upon entering the auditorium!


 
 
 
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One reviewer on Google wrote, “The theater is beautiful and the staff is superb. No matter who you are you are sure to feel comfortable and included here.” Another noted, “We had such a great time, they go above and beyond. Very neat the way the whole place is set up. They have amazing staff, and really know how to have a great time.”


 
 
 
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The Oaks Theater

310 Allegheny River Blvd

Oakmont, PA 15139

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Pittsburgh Movie Theaters: Century Square Luxury Cinemas

Located about 7 miles outside of Pittsburgh in West Mifflin, Century Square Luxury Cinemas shows the latest Hollywood films while giving guests a standout movie experience. The theater’s auditoriums feature spacious reclining seats and guests can order concessions from the Cinema Pub, which serves beer, wine, and mixed drinks.

Movie-goers can reserve their seats at Century Square Luxury Cinemas upon purchasing tickets so they don’t have to rush to the theater to get their preferred spot. One reviewer on Google wrote, “Large comfy reclining chairs give you enough space to relax and enjoy the movies. The cashiers were very friendly and quick with service. Assigned seating makes it very easy to figure out where you’re supposed to be sitting.”

Century Square Luxury Cinemas

2001 Mountain View Dr

West Mifflin, PA 15122

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Pittsburgh Movie Theaters: Riverside Drive-In Theatre

Riverside Drive-In Theatre in Vandergrift, PA is open from  April through October every year and has been operating for 17 years! The drive-in screens new releases as well as fan-favorite movies. Tickets are purchased per car and can be bought in advance online or at the ticket booth!


 
 
 
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Riverside Drive-In Theatre’s concession stand offers hot options such as burgers, pizzas, and fries, as well as desserts like ice cream and funnel cakes. The drive-in hosts special events including its annual Halloween Trunk N Treat and Super Monster-Rama where guests can camp on the property.


 
 
 
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One reviewer on Google shared their experience at Riverside Drive-In Theatre: “Fun and easy. Everyone who works here is very nice. Went for the scary movies and camping 100% recommend.”


 
 
 
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Riverside Drive-In Theatre

1114 Lees Lake Ln #6108

Vandergrift, PA 15690

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Pittsburgh Movie Theaters: Penn Hills Cinema

Penn Hills Cinema is located about 10 miles outside of Pittsburgh. It first opened in 966 and is one of the last independently owned and operated cinemas in the Pittsburgh area. Its 4 screens show the latest Hollywood releases and its auditoriums are available for private rental.


 
 
 
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Penn Hills Cinema often runs promos on its concessions such as Thirsty Thursdays where guests can get free refills on their large soft drinks. One reviewer on Google wrote that Penn Hills Cinema is a “Great place with awesome screens and good sound.” Another said, “They have the best prices on the popcorn and drinks! Love the daily specials, so affordable!!”


 
 
 
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Penn Hills Cinema

76 Federal Dr

Penn Hills, PA 15235

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Pittsburgh Movie Theaters: Harris Theater

Located in Downtown Pittsburgh, Harris Theater was the city’s first moving picture house to commercially show art cinema. The theater was renovated in an effort to keep the Cultural district alive and reopened in 1995 with 194 seats for movie audiences.


 
 
 
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Harris Theater screens the latest independent films for its audiences. The theater is BYOB, but guests can purchase snacks at the concession stand. One reviewer on Google praised Harris Theater’s movie selection: “Definitely a nice asset to have for the Pittsburgh film scene. Gives cinema fans an opportunity to see some smaller releases that won’t be picked up by the Manor or any AMC-type theater. The sound and seats are okay, but overall it is a very well run theatre.”


 
 
 
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Harris Theater

809 Liberty Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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Pittsburgh Movie Theaters: The Tull Family Theater

The Tull Family Theater is located about 15 miles outside of Pittsburgh in Sewickley. The nonprofit arthouse cinema screens a mix of Hollywood releases, documentaries, and independent films. The theater is relatively new, having opened its doors in 2017.


 
 
 
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The Tull Family Theater is dedicated to strengthening the cultural, educational, and entertainment experiences in Northwest Pittsburgh by offering a wide range of films and genres.  The theater even allows patrons to bring their own booze! Reviewers were very complimentary of The Tull Family Theater and many noted its cleanliness.


 
 
 
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One reviewer on Google wrote of The Tull Family Theater, “Swell place to see a movie away from the crowds! Been there twice, enjoyed the atmosphere. Clean and friendly neighborhood theater.”


 
 
 
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The Tull Family Theater

418 Walnut Street

Sewickley, PA 15143

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We hope this rundown of some of our favorite Pittsburgh movie theaters inspires you to go out and see all of the latest new movies out now in theaters.

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