Monday, March 9, 2020

Southside Works Cinema to close.

Southside Works Cinema will close as part of an attempt to revitalize the struggling shopping center. The cinema has long been one of the few places in the city to see new (and classic) Asian films, owing in large part to its distribution deals with places like Funimation Films, Eleven Arts, Fathom Events, and GKIDS. The health of Row House Cinema notwithstanding, between this, the failure of Pittsburgh Filmmakers Theaters, the sudden closure of Silk Screen (due to rampant sexual harassment within the non-profit), and the reorganization of the Hollywood Theater in Dormont, it has been a rough few years for Asian film in Pittsburgh.