‘CatVideoFest’ to hit Carnegie Science Center’s giant screen
Take your cat video-watching obsession to the next level with “CatVideoFest,” coming April 19-21 to the Rangos Giant Cinema at the Carnegie Science Center.
“What’s better than watching dozens of adorable cat videos on the internet? Watching dozens of adorable cat videos on Pittsburgh’s largest screen,” says the center’s website.
The 80-minute program will screen at 4 and 7 p.m. April 19; 2, 4 and 7 p.m. April 20; and 2 and 4 p.m. April 21 at the center at 1 Allegheny Avenue on Pittsburgh’s North Shore.
The feline festival is part of the theater’s Special Screening programming.
Tickets are $9.95.
CatVideoFest is a registered Social Purpose Corporation with the state of Washington. Screening in theaters around the country, CatVideoFest raises awareness and money for cats in need around the world. A portion of proceeds from each event goes to local animal shelters and/or animal welfare organizations.
Special Screenings also includes these upcoming events:
• “The Dark Crystal,” April 26-28 — The 1982 film directed by legendary puppeteers Jim Henson and Frank Oz “is a visually spectacular tale of a young hero determined to find a legendary relic to bring harmony back to the universe,” the center says.
• “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” April 27 — Screening of the R-rated cult classic is open to those 18 and older. No outside props will be allowed, but prop bags will be available for $3.
• “Jimi Hendrix Experience: Electric Church,” May 3–4 — The guitar genius plays the 1970s Atlanta Pop Festival in front of the largest U.S. audience of his career. The film includes interviews with musicians and others who were there.
• “Road House,” May 17 —Viewer must be 18 or older to attend the 30th anniversary screening of “one of the best action thrillers of the 1980s,” the center says.
• “The Blair Witch Project,” June 1 – The screening marks the 20th anniversary of the pioneering found-footage horror classic.
• “Purple Rain, ” June 7 – Purple cake, party favors and movie screening will mark what would have been Prince’s 61st birthday. Movie is rated R; attendees must be 18 or older.
• “Computer Chess — The Age of Digital Anxiety: The Decline of Journey-Thinking in the Technology Era,” June — “Set over the course of a weekend tournament for chess software programmers thirty-some years ago, ‘Computer Chess’ transports viewers to a nostalgic moment when the contest between technology and the human spirit seemed a little more up for grabs. We get to know the eccentric geniuses possessed of the vision to teach a metal box to defeat man, literally, at his own game, laying the groundwork for artificial intelligence as we know it and will come to know it in the future,” the center says.
Details: 412-237-3400 or visit carnegiesciencecenter.org.
Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-5750, [email protected] or via Twitter .