Experience a drive-in like no other! With the Carrie Blast Furnaces as your backdrop and a lineup of can’t-miss features, the stage is set for summer fun!
Carrie Carpool Cinema
Admission to the Carrie Carpool Cinema is $12 for adults and $8 for kids—and $3 of each ticket purchased directly supports the conservation of this National Historic Landmark! Each night offers a feature film paired with pre-event activities. Starting times are adjusted for sunset throughout the season. Be sure to arrive early if you want to take a mini-tour of the furnaces before the movie starts (additional fees apply). Sweet and savory concessions by the Fudge Farm food truck will also be available for purchase. Social distancing policies apply outside of all vehicles.
Filmed in Pittsburgh
Join us as we kick off this year’s film series with movies shot in and around Pittsburgh! The premiere event on Friday, April 16 features August Wilson’s Fences staring Denzel Washington, followed by the Burgh’s favorite Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises on Saturday, April 17.
Bonus! Short films by Braddock filmmaker Tony Buba will be screened as a preview to both features.
Friday, April 16, 2021 – Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Tony Buba Shorts 8:30 p.m. | Fences (PG-13) 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 17, 2021 – Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Tony Buba Shorts 8:30 p.m. | The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13) 8:45 p.m.
Samurai Street Art
Explore the hero’s journey with this pair of samurai movies featuring Jim Jarmusch’s Ghost Dog: the Way of the Samurai on Friday and Fearless staring Jet Li on Saturday.
Bonus! Be sure to arrive early for live graffiti painting and DJ sets on both nights before the films get started. Plus, mini-tours this weekend will highlight the murals and graffiti artworks onsite.
Friday, May 21, 2021 – Doors open at 7:45 p.m.
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (R) 9:15 p.m.
Saturday, May 22, 2021 – Doors open at 7:45 p.m.
Fearless (2006, PG-13) 9:15 p.m.
Step up to the plate and slide into summer for a weekend of baseball films! Featuring star-studded casts, everyone gets their chance at bat in these fictional stories about the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and barnstorming Negro League players.
Friday, June 25, 2021 – Doors open at 8:00 p.m.
A League of Their Own (PG) 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 26, 2021 – Doors open at 8:00 p.m.
The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (PG) 9:30 p.m.
Heavy Metal Menagerie
Whether they are inhabiting a post-apocalyptic wasteland or the wild reaches of late night cable access television, the cast of characters in these films are certainly a motley crew!
Bonus! Stop by early to have your own metal experience, as Rivers of Steel will host a Hot Metal Happening before the films. Carve your own scratch mold*, then watch as it’s cast from hot metal!
Friday, July 23, 2021 – Doors open at 7:45 p.m.
Mad Max: Fury Road (R) 9:15 p.m.
Saturday, July 24, 2021 – Doors open at 7:45 p.m.
Wayne’s World (PG-13) 9:15 p.m.
*Purchase a scratch mold for just $15 or watch the metal pour for free!
80s Family Night
Introduce your children to Gizmo and Number 5, two iconic 1980s characters whose escapades offer entertainment and life lessons.
Friday, August 20, 2021 – Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Gremlins (PG) 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 21, 2021 – Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Short Circuit (PG) 8:30 p.m.
Stop Motion Mania
Enter the exquisitely animated worlds of Mr. Fox and Coraline and follow along their journeys as they try to make things right.
Bonus! Two additional animated shorts will be screened before each feature film.
Thursday, September 23, 2021 – Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
Head Over Heels & From Dad to Son 7:45 p.m. | Fantastic Mr. Fox (PG) 8:00 p.m.
Friday, September 24, 2021 – Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
Animated Shorts TBA 7:45 p.m. | Coraline (PG) 8:00 p.m.
The long shadows of fall and the towering Carrie Blast Furnaces set the stage for a spooky night at movies.
Bonus! An optional ghost tour will be available after these films. Ticketing and details for this activity are still pending—check back soon!
Friday, October 29, 2021 – Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
The Bride of Frankenstein (1935, Not Rated) 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 30, 2021 – Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
The Thing (1982, R) 7:00 p.m.