This Saturday I had the chance to see The Silence of the Lambs on the big screen as part of the Manor at Midnight Oscar Classics. Fun (nerdy) movie fact: it’s one of only three movies to receive the coveted Oscar “big five” winning Best Film, Director, Actor, Actress, and Writing. The Manor will show Oscar-winning movies every Saturday at midnight through the end of February – check out the schedule here.
And it should come as no surprise that the movie has a Pittsburgh connection. It was shot here — most notably at Carnegie Museum of Natural Historyand Soldiers and Sailors Museum Memorial. More than 20 years have passed since Lambs and in that time Pittsburgh has become a favorite location of movie studios, due in large part to our generous tax credit. In just the past three years, 24 movies have been filmed here and have brought more than $300 million into the region.
OK, enough about numbers. Let’s talk about this year’s Oscar nominees. Ben Affleck was snubbed. Can a 9-year-old really be a “Best Actress?” Tell me what movie will win Best Picture this year, by either leaving a comment below or Tweet us @ImaginePgh and if you’re right, you’ll be registered to win a gift card to The Manor. I’m pretty good at picking the winners and make it a habit of seeing every* Best Picture nominee. So, give it a shot and see how you stack-up. You might just walk away with some free tickets!
Oh and if you haven’t been to The Manor recently, go check out the half-million dollar renovations the owners completed last year. New seats, digital conversion and perhaps best of all: a bar featuring beer, wine and movie inspired cocktails. It’s been a part of the city for 90 years and has adapted with the times, much like Pittsburgh itself.
*even the boring ones people claim to see but really don’t