Pittsburgh Film History


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Pittsburgh has been part of the film industry since the days of silent film, but it was not until the 1951 classic Angels in the Outfield—set at Forbes Field—that the Steel City had its first major role on the silver screen. Greater Pittsburgh’s film and television industry has since produced everything from the beloved children’s program Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood to the cult classic Night of the Living Dead. Most recently, Christopher Nolan has chosen to set the conclusion to his Batman trilogy in the city. From the first nickelodeon and “film row” of those early days to the locations and cutting-edge sets of today, local author John Tiech takes a behind-the-scenes tour of Pittsburgh cinema.

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John Tiech is a lifelong resident of the Pittsburgh area and an English college instructor. At a very young age, he had a passion for film and television. After a decade of research, he is one of very few individuals with the extensive and accurate knowledge about the history of Pittsburgh cinema. He is friends with many members of the Pittsburgh film community and has even been part of local movie productions such as The Dark Knight Rises and Won’t Back Down.


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