Friday, March 15, 2013
The screening will include fun family activities, a Q & A with the filmmakers and zoo “elephant whisperer” Will Thieson, plus much more.
When Mia Boccella Hartle and her husband, Tom Hartle, set out to make a documentary about the 2008 birth of two baby elephants at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, she discovered the story didn’t just begin and end with the calves entering the world. Instead, she found the elephants, like any family, have a complex relationship with each other, and their trainers, that ranges from affection to sibling rivalry. “The dynamics are very, very similar to what goes on in human families,” Hartle, a Highland Park resident, said. The bond between the elephants, and how they adjust to their environment, is what led Hartle to name the documentary Elefamilia. “We knew right away that they were all part of a family and trying to be a family,” she …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Some of the movies are in theaters now—which ones have you seen?
Now that the contenders for the Academy Awards have been announced, are you wondering where to catch an Oscar-nominated movie this weekend? Here are the listings for theaters in the Cranberry area where some of the nominees are playing. (Some movies start playing Friday. Others are already in theaters.) Set your GPS: 20111 Route 19, Cranberry Township Les Miserables—Nominated for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress (Anne Hathaway), Best Actor (Hugh Jackman), Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Production Design, Best Sound Mixing, Best Music—Original Song ("Suddenly") Django Unchained—Nominated for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Christoph Waltz), Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Sound Editing …
Monday, December 24, 2012
Need to run some last-minute errands? Forgot to grab someone a gift? Hungry? Patch gives you a rundown of local openings and closings for the holiday.
Starbucks: If you’re battling droopy eyes from all last-minute holiday shopping, the Starbucks store in the Cranberry Commons shopping center on Route 228 is open until 6 p.m. Christmas Eve. The location on Freedom Road is open until 7 p.m. Dec. 24. While both stores are closed Christmas Day, the Franklin Park location is open Dec. 25 if you’re in need of a caffeine fix. Marty's Suburban Bar and Grill: The Cranberry hangout is open 365 days a year, and Christmas is no exception. The restaurant typically plans a feast with all the fixings for Christmas Day. As usual, the restaurant opens at 7 a.m. The bar stays open until 2 a.m. Denny's – the chain restaurant is open 24 hours, seven days a week. Christmas Day does not change that. Cranberry…
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Find out when the final installment of the Twilight Saga is playing at Cranberry Cinemas and Rave Cinemas in McCandless—and how to get tickets.
For Twihards everywhere, the highly anticipated, final installment of the the Twilight Saga means the end of an era this weekend. At last, Breaking Dawn - Part 2, is premiering in theaters across the country, and the Cranberry area is no exception. The vampire-and werewolf-packed flick starts Thursday night at the Cranberry Cinemas, with a showtime at 10:05 p.m. The 10 p.m. showing already is sold out. In honor of movie, the family-owned theater will hold a beanbag toss Thursday night for a chance to win Twilight-themed posters. Cranberry Cinemas also will show Twilight practically every hour throughout the weekend starting at 11:30 a.m. Friday. For a complete list of show times, or to buy tickets, click here. Admission is $6.75 for adults…
Friday, October 26, 2012
A half dozen films are opening this weekend. Patch has the trailers, plus some early reviews.
Looks like a big weekend for at the box office, with six new movies opening in area theaters, including Cranberry Cinemas. So which one to see first? Check out the trailers, and read the reviews. Afterward you get back from the theater, share your review in the comments box below.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Born with a rare syndrome that causes facial abnormalities, Nick Wiese is dedicated to educating others about his condition.
Nick Wiese’s looks set him apart, and he still gets questions about his appearance—and sometimes stares. Weise was born with Apert syndrome, a rare genetic disease that causes craniofacial abnormalities, including fused skulls, fingers and toes. For the second year in a row, he is hosting a showing of Torey’s Distraction at Cranberry Cinemas. “I feel a responsibility to keep educating people about my condition,” Wiese said. “It’s a very rare condition, and not many people know about it.” An award-winning documentary, Torey’s Distraction follows the life of Torey Harrah, who, like Wiese, has Apert syndrome. Harrah is preparing for a surgery that has been performed only 18 times in the world. Along her journey to a new face, she also tries …
Friday, July 20, 2012
Robinson police chief says officers will patrol inside the Cinemark at Settlers Ridge in light of a Colorado movie theater shooting.
Robinson Police Chief Dale Vietmeier said his department will increase patrols at the Cinemark Theater in Settlers Ridge following a midnight shooting at a Colorado theater that killed 12 and wounded nearly 50 movie-goers. Cranberry Township's Cranberry Cinemas, also showing the newly-released Batman movie, Dark Knight Rises, has not made any special requests to the Cranberry Police according to Sgt. Chuck Mascellino, the department's public information officer. The Cranberry Cinemas' manager, Joe Rethage, declined any comment as to possible additional security, citing company policy of the famiy-owned theatre. The Cranberry Cinemas is one of eight theatres in PA, OH and MD under the Moviescoop name, according to the Moviescoop.com …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
With a little help from Cranberry Cinemas, we takes a look at this summer’s surefire hits. Plus, which superhero do you think will rule the box office? Take the Patch Poll.
As of Wednesday, summer is officially here. And while the pool at the Cranberry Waterpark is a great way to cool off, so is heading to an air-conditioned movie theater to chillax. Fortunately for entertainment seekers, summer is one of the biggest seasons for blockbusters. For guidance on the best coming attractions, we turned to the folks at Cranberry Cinemas. Here’s what’s sure to be hot at the box office in the next few months. Thanks to megahits Harry Potter and Twilight, the summer of 2011 was all about wizards and vampires. This year, get ready for a showdown between two misunderstood superheroes. “It’s going to be the summer of Spiderman versus Batman,” said Caroline Hudacsek, assistant manager at Cranberry Cinemas. While both are …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
The theater has planned a food drive in conjunction with the event.
Warning: important plot point ahead. Throughout the first book in The Hunger Games trilogy, the 24 teenage boy and girl tributes competing in the fight-to-the-death tournament that’s broadcast live on national television might receive care packages parachuted into the arena from interested viewers. After reading the popular young adult novel, Caroline Hudacsek, assistant manager at Cranberry Cinemas, liked the concept so much she brainstormed it into a food drive to benefit a local charity. “I thought it would be an easy tie-in with the movie,” she said. In preparation for tonight’s midnight premiere of The Hunger Games, the theater is collecting non-perishable food items to benefit Gleaners Food Bank of Cranberry, which provides food to …
Monday, March 19, 2012
Patch gives you a rundown of what's going on around the community.
More than a dozen homeowners plan to challenge the validity of a special business district on Freedom Road at a zoning hearing board meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Cranberry Township Municipal Center. The homeowners have said their property no longer is suitable for homes due to traffic and commercial development over the years in the busy corridor. They dispute the original residential zoning of their properties, which permits single-family homes only and not businesses, saying that the zoning no longer applies to present-day conditions. The homeowners also challenge the validity of a Traditional Neighborhood Development district established in their neighborhood, saying it is too restrictive of development of their property. UPDATE: …