Wings of Desire in Berlin

Tonight I saw this ad for the amazing 1987 film DER HIMMEL UBER BERLIN /(Wings of Desire) directed by Wim Wenders. Showing now in Berlin at Kino in der Kulturbrauerei

Steve and I watched this on a VHS tape from the Homewood Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh, due to my sister’s recommendation.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wings_of_Desire

Studio 35- Oldest Independent Cinema & Drafthouse, Hosts Free Oscars Event in Clintonville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On my way to Laura and James’ house, I saw this cool theatre, Studio 35,  and read the marquee.  Pulled over to the curb and got out the camera.  Thought it sounded like a fun evening.  Took the shot from the car and the day was a gray one.

This theatre looks l like the ones I knew growing up.  No theatre in Pittsburgh serves beer as far as I know.

My DIL was teasing about my getting home to watch the Oscars Sunday night, live stream on a computer as I have no TV that gets any channels. It is always fun to see the best and worst dressed though.  A lot of hype in the media.  But this image evokes nostalgia for me.  One of these visits to Columbus I am going to have to go watch a movie here.

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Pittsburgh Filmmakers Harris Theater Downtown

Refurbished and renamed in 1995.

Saturday night and the neon lights glow.  We’re waiting for Steve to get the car in the parking garage. No tripod but a slim tree trunk, the cable remote.  Evokes another era.  I realize I’ve photographed at least 3 other vintage movie theaters. Pittsburgh Filmmakers screens the Film Festival here and at Regent Square and Melwood.  Another restored theater  in Wisconsin(click to see)