Rangos Giant Cinema at Carnegie Science Center offers a wide variety of selections
PITTSBURGH — What do John Cusack, cuddly kittens, Irish stepdancing, and Pink Floyd have in common? Any other month, we would say, “Absolutely nothing,” but the Rangos Giant Cinema at Carnegie Science Center has managed to pack February and March with a colorful slate of Hollywood faves, documentaries, and event cinema selections.
Check out what’s coming soon:
¯ CatVideoFest 2020, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays Feb. 28-March 8: The cats are back. Due to high demand, the Rangos Giant Cinema will present CatVideoFest 2020, more than an hour’s worth cat-tastic content. CatVideoFest is a compilation reel of the latest and best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos, and, of course, classic internet powerhouses.
¯ “Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets: Live at the Roundhouse, 7 p.m., March 10: This is unlike any other concert film connected with Pink Floyd. It’s the nearest thing you can get to a time machine, transporting you to the early days of the band. Nick Mason, the only band member to have played on all of Pink Floyd’s studio albums, returns to the group’s earliest records, joined in by Gary Kemp, Guy Pratt, Lee Harris and Dom Beken.
¯ “Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show,” 4 p.m. March 15: The Grammy Award-winning Irish dance extravaganza arrives just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. This new 25th Anniversary show catapults Riverdance into the 21st century and will completely immerse you in the extraordinary and elemental power of its music and dance. The Eurovision interval act performance gave millions of people a new and exciting glimpse of the future of Irish dance. Now, 25 years later, composer Bill Whelan has rerecorded his mesmerizing soundtrack, while producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have completely re-imagined the ground-breaking show with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, stage and costume designs.
¯ Walt Disney’s “Cinderella — 70th Anniversary,” 4 p.m. March 21-22. Take one wicked stepmother, two jealous stepsisters, one snobby house cat, one fairy godmother, and a bunch of mischievous mice. Then put ’em together and what have you got? It’s Walt Disney’s classic “Cinderella,” the love story to end all love stories.
¯ Dr. Cyril Wecht presents: Oliver Stone’s “JFK,” 3 p.m., March 28:Join forensic pathologist and former Allegheny County Coroner Dr. Cyril Wecht for a screening of Oliver Stone’s critically acclaimed drama “JFK,” followed by a question-and-answer session with Wecht about his long and storied career. Wecht was the first civilian ever given permission to examine the John F. Kennedy assassination evidence. It was Wecht who first discovered that Kennedy’s brain, and all related data in the killing, had gone missing. In 1978, he testified before the House Select Committee on Assassinations as the lone dissenter on a nine-member forensic pathology panel re-examining the assassination of JFK, which had concurred with the Warren Commission conclusions and single bullet theory. Out of the four official examinations into the Kennedy assassination, Wecht is the only forensic pathologist who has disagreed with the conclusion that both the single bullet theory and Kennedy’s head wounds are mutually consistent. He was a technical consultant on the film “JFK.”
“The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” 11;45 p.m., March 28: Do the Time Warp (again!) with Pittsburgh’s official “Rocky Horror Picture Show” floorshow cast, the Junior Chamber of Commerce Players. We’re bringing the captivating JCCP back for another amazing performance of the favorite cult classic. Official prop bags will be available for purchase for $3 from the JCCP. No outside props permitted.
¯ “City Lights” (1931), 4 p.m., March 29: See one of the greatest silent films by one of history’s most iconic comedians on Pittsburgh’s largest screen! Charlie Chaplin’s “City Lights” is often considered by critics one of the highest accomplishments of his career and one of the greatest movies of all time.
Special screenings and educational films at the Rangos Giant Cinema are presented by Green Mountain Energy.