Oct. 6, 2017

The Tull Family Theater Adds Special Screenings for Inaugural Fall-Winter Season

The Tull Family Theater, which offers new releases, art house and indie films, makes Special Screenings central to its programming. For its first Fall/Winter season, the theater unveils its series of Special Screenings, starting Thursday, Oct. 19.

This wide-ranging mix includes:

  • Classic Tuesdays, which have quickly become beloved programming with Hollywood and international favorites at least once a month. Because of past sold-out shows, the theater has launched reserved seating for these films.
  • Holiday Screenings, starting with a Halloween classic and running through the end of the year, to share the spirit of seasonal celebrations through film.
  • Cultural Screenings, featuring stage productions, musical theater, art, history and music at least twice a month. These typically screen on the third Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. and encore 10 days later, on Sundays at 12:30 p.m.

The lineup includes:

Cultural Screenings

Oct. 19—Broadway’s She Loves Me, a third incarnation of the play Parfumerie (The Shop Around the Corner and You’ve Got Mail). Two employees in the same shop, consistently at odds with each other at work, are secretly lonely-heart pen pals. Tickets are on sale now at www.TheTullFamilyTheater.org and at the box office.

Oct. 26 & Nov. 5–The Magic Flute, Mozart’s fantastic opera, which is both sung and spoken.

Nov. 9 & Nov. 19–La Bohème, Puccini’s opera of relationships based on vignettes of those living in the Latin Quarter of Paris in the 1840s.

Nov. 12—L’Opera, a look at backstage mayhem at the Paris Opera under a new director, including the announcement of a strike, the arrival of a bull in a supporting role along, a promising young singer colliding with a star—and even darker circumstances in which the show must go on.

Nov. 30 & Dec. 10 –The Impressionists and the Man Who Made Them–A celebration of the still-fresh art of Impressionists Manet, Monet, Degas, Pissarro, Renoir and Sisley, all captured in high-definition. The documentary also tells of Paul Durand-Ruel, the entrepreneur who showcased these talents to the world.

Classic Tuesday

Nov. 7 –Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard, in a story of glamour, ambition and love.

Holiday Classic Screenings

Oct. 23—Silence of the Lambs, shot in a bevy of locations across the Pittsburgh area, including Pittsburgh International Airport, Shaler, Glenwillard, McKeesport and the old Allegheny County Jail and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.  It became the third film to win Academy Awards in acting (both Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster), producing, directing and screenwriting and is considered one of the top 25 movies of all time by International Movie Data Base Users.

Nov. 14—The Wizard of Oz, which proves nothing says “ready for the holidays” like ordinary folks who are big-hearted dreamers and flying monkeys.

Nov. 24 (sing-along) and Nov. 25—The Sound of Music, connect with your inner Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer as you sing and/or listen to the film that shares the lure of freedom against harsh odds while watching the musical that won five Oscars.

Dec. 5 –Christmas Vacation, the Griswold family disaster of a holiday.

Dec. 12—Miracle on 34th Street, what happens when the real Santa emerges.

Dec. 19 –It’s a Wonderful Life, Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed and a look at the impact of one man’s life.

Tickets for these shows will be available soon online and at the box office.

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. TheTullFamilyTheater.org

Contact: Karen Ferrick-Roman, Karen@thetullfamilytheater.org, cell 412.671.1456