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Pittsburgh Movie Theaters: A Complete Guide

It’s time to go to the movies and enjoy all the latest new movie releases out now in theatres!

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.

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

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Pittsburgh movie theaters: AMC Waterfront 22

Take a trip less than 30 minutes away in West Homestead and you’ll find the AMC Waterfront 22. This AMC has everything: soft plush recliners, new releases, dining options. Your choices are limitless!

With the expert technology of an AMC theater, you’ll feel like you’re in the movie. Who wouldn’t want that?! One google reviewer says, “I’ve seen so many movies here and every time my experience has been amazing.” Check it out today!

AMC Waterfront 22

300 W Waterfront Dr

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West Homestead, PA 15120

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!

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!

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.