Sept. 1, 2017

Books on Screen: Free Admission for Library Card Holders, First RADical Days at Theater

The Tull Family Theater will offer two opportunities for free film screenings: one in honor of national Library Card Sign-Up Month and one as its inaugural participation in Allegheny Regional Asset District RADical Days.

On Monday, Sept. 18, patrons presenting a current card from any library will be admitted for free to a special 5 p.m. showing of The Great Gatsby (PG-13), based on the famous novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. This is the 2013 picture starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan. One free ticket will be issued per library card, to newcomers and long-time library users alike. Those without library cards will be admitted at the regular price of $11 general admission, $8.75 for seniors and college students.

“Through the Sept. 18 screening, we want to show support for our libraries and offer a reward to those who take advantage of these invaluable institutions,” said Carolina Pais-Barreto Thor, executive director of The Tull Family Theater. “As a team of avid library users and volunteers, we are very excited to be able to offer this opportunity in our first year of operation.”

What about the 1974 version of the film with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow?

As part of RADical Days events occurring Sept. 22 through Oct. 15, this PG-rated version of The Great Gatsby will be offered, free for all, on Monday, Sept. 25, at 5 p.m.

“The RADical Days screening recognizes how RAD support enables so many cultural assets to serve the region,” Thor said. “We are proud to be part of the RAD initiatives that bolster the quality of life in our area.”

Tickets for both events will be available at the door only, on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is limited.

The Tull Family Theater, a 501(c) (3) Pennsylvania nonprofit, is a film-based arts organization created to strengthen cultural, educational and entertainment experiences in the region northwest of Pittsburgh. Supported by diverse revenue streams from private, public, corporate and foundation funding, the theater counts among its donors Allegheny Regional Asset District, Huntington Bank, Esmark and the Bouchard Family, more than 500 individuals and its patrons. Their support helps to sustain and expand programming at an independent cinema in Sewickley offering two screens and an event/performance space.

Contact: Karen Ferrick-Roman,, cell 412.671.1456