If you’re looking for a little amore in your life this Valentine’s Day — no, not that kind — the Heinz History Center has you covered.
“That’s Amore” is a romantic comedy that was shot throughout the Pittsburgh area almost five years ago. It stars comedian Tammy Pescatelli as Lucia, who ends up in a romantic predicament involving local dentist Rocco (Dave Petti, who also wrote the screenplay). Think of it as Yinzer “Moonstruck.”
People can rent or buy “That’s Amore” at their leisure on Amazon Prime Video. Or, you can head down to the Heinz History Center on Friday for an in-person screening in the Strip District museum’s Mueller Center at 6 p.m. The event is being sponsored by the history center’s Italian American Program and Little Italy Productions, the production company started by Petti and “That’s Amore” co-star Joe Puglisi.
“This is quite an honor for all those who made ‘That’s Amore’ possible,” Puglisi told the Union Progress. “We are very grateful for the Heinz History Center’s Italian American Program for the opportunity to share our romantic comedy this Valentine’s Day weekend.”
Tickets are available for $15 (general admission), $10 (history center members) or $5 (children 17 and under) via heinzhistorycenter.org.
More classic movie series
The folks from Pittsburgh Classic Movie Club can’t stop and won’t stop sharing their favorite films of yore with their fellow Western Pennsylvanians.
After wrapping up its fall classic movie series in December, PCMC is back with two free programming blocks that will take Pittsburghers through May. First up is a series of silent films that will run during four Mondays at 7 p.m. in February and March at the Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall in Munhall. Here’s the rundown:
- Feb. 20: “Metropolis.”
- March 6: “Flesh and the Devil.”
- March 20: “City Lights.”
- March 27: “Blood and Sand.”
PCMC will also be hosting an all-Alfred Hitchcock movie series on four Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in April and May at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall in Carnegie. That lineup includes:
- April 5: “Vertigo.”
- April 19: “Shadow of a Doubt.”
- May 3: “Rebecca.”
- May 10: “The Birds.”
Club Co-president Wendy Whittick is asking that anyone attending a Hitchcock series screening bring a canned food item that PCMC will donate to the Salvation Army Chartiers Valley Service Center.
If those aren’t enough classic movies for you, PCMC will also be screening the 1945 romantic drama “Brief Encounter” at Downtown’s Harris Theater on March 11 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available for $11 at trustarts.org.
“I’m very grateful for the support of the libraries and our local community movie theaters for their willingness to partner with the Pittsburgh Classic Movie Club to help us bring classic films to Pittsburgh communities,” Whittick told the Union Progress. “We have a really diverse and interesting lineup of classic films that are personally curated by members of the Pittsburgh Classic Movie Club.”
There’s clearly plenty of cinematic amore to go around this Valentine’s Day and beyond. Enjoy all the offerings at your fingertips, Pittsburgh cinephiles!