Monday, January 14, 2013
Filmmakers are shooting a movie at St. Ignatius Church in Scott Township.
Filmmakers are shooting a movie at St. Ignatius Church in Scott Township. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that a group of young filmmakers are producing a movie some are calling the “comedic version of ‘Mission: Impossible’ set in a church.” The movie, which is named "Escape from St. Quentin's," is being produced by young filmmakers originally from the North Hills of Pittsburgh. Click this link to read the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's story on the movie shoot at the church. Sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter or Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page
Monday, November 12, 2012
A new movie is being released Saturday night in Bethel Park to raise awareness about police officers in this area who have died in the line of the duty.
A new movie is being released Saturday night to raise awareness about police officers who have died in the line of the duty. The movie, Heroes Behind the Badge, is a documentary that will tell the stories of seven officers who have sacrificed their lives and their families and colleagues who loved them. The movie will premiere at the Bethel Park High School auditorium on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Bethel Park Police Department during normal business hours. Or they can be purchased at the door for $20. Half of the net proceeds are going directly to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. The movie is directed by award-winning filmmaker Wayne Derrick and narrated by Law & …
Friday, September 28, 2012
"Won't Back Down" is the story of two mothers, one a teacher, and their fight to transform their children's failing inner city school. The movie was shot and is set in Pittsburgh.
Yet another movie shot, and this time also set, in Pittsburgh opens this weekend, and in light of the ongoing debate about education reform, school funding, and charter schools, it may trigger some buzz. 'Won't Back Down,' starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, and Holly Hunter, is the story of two mothers, one a teacher, and their fight to transform their children's failing inner city school. The movie's producers said it was inspired by the story of a California mother who tried to use what's called a "parent-trigger" law to take over a school. The movie has already getting a lot of reaction. “While we wouldn’t expect a Hollywood production about public schools to be grounded in research-based facts, there are many reasons to be …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Eat’n Park is offering a deal for moviegoers to bring in their tickets stubs to receive $2 off their orders.
Looking for a nice date that includes dinner and a movie? Or how about a movie and then dinner instead? Eat’n Park is offering a deal for moviegoers to bring in their tickets stubs to receive $2 off their orders from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. The “$2 Off Movie Nights” promotion will run from July until the end of summer and is available at all area Eat’n Park locations, including the restaurant along Washington Pike in Kirwan Heights. “It’s a great way to extend a fun evening with friends or family as well as enjoy great food at a great value,” said Kevin O’Connell, who is Eat’n Park’s senior vice president of marketing. Customers are asked to bring the movie ticket into the restaurant and purchase at least $5 of anything on the menu. Varying …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Familiar scenes around Pittsburgh can be seen throughout the movie trailer.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower movie trailer is now available for viewing. Those familiar with Pittsburgh and the South Hills may recognize the city in the trailer. The Pittsburgh skyline can be seen throughout, and so can the Fort Pitt Tunnel in a goosebump-inducing scene. About 20 seconds into the trailer, the camera pans to the front of Peters Township High School—with the name front and center for a second or so. (The film company paid the school district $2,000 a day while shooting the movie on the campus.) Just 30 seconds later, Charlie, the main character played by Logan Lerman, attends his first-ever party at a mansion located on Merryoak Lane in the Upper St. Clair Deerfield Manor neighborhood. About 1:10 into the trailer, Sam, …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Scott Township and four other libraries are organizing a trivia tournament to coincide with the much-anticipated movie's release.
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012
It seems like everyone is talking about going to see “The Hunger Games" in the movie theater. But what if you could participate on a “District” team doing battle in the arena? Scott Township Public Library is organizing The Hunger Games Trivia Tournament with four other area libraries for teenagers from different communities to compete against each other. Anyone interested in playing in the trivia contest, where there will be fun and prizes, can sign up to play on teams from libraries in Bridgeville, Mt. Lebanon, Whitehall and Monroeville. Even if you don’t live in those communities, you can still sign up to play on one of those teams. The contest will be Saturday at 6:30 p.m. in the Scott Township Municipal Building’s first floor meeting …