2 hours, 45 minutes
For the second installment of our Robot Hall of Fame Film Series, The Rangos Giant Cinema presents a screening of the restored, silent sci-fi classic Metropolis, with live electronic accompaniment by Richard Nicol, Michel Johnsen, and Herman Pearl.
Metropolis tells the story of a highly stylized futuristic city where a beautiful and cultured utopia exists above a bleak underworld populated by mistreated workers. When the privileged youth Freder (Gustav Fröhlich) discovers the grim scene under the city, he becomes intent on helping the workers. He befriends the rebellious teacher Maria (Brigitte Helm), but this puts him at odds with his authoritative father, leading to greater conflict.
Incorporating more than 25 minutes of newly discovered footage, this 2010 restoration of Metropolis is the definitive edition of Fritz Lang’s science fiction masterpiece. The integration of scenes and subplots long considered lost endows Metropolis with even greater tension and emotional resonance, as it dramatizes the conflict between wealthy über-capitalists and rebellious subterranean laborers—orchestrated by a diabolical scientist capable of destroying them.
Our replica of Maria, who inspired another beloved Hollywood robot – C-3PO, will be available for photos in The Rangos!
There will be a 15-minute intermission during the screening.
Note: Accessible Seats are reserved for the exclusive use of patrons with disabilities and their guests. The purchase or use of these seating locations by non-disabled individuals is strictly prohibited and can result in relocation or ejection. If you have accommodation requests or questions, please contact Customer Service by phone at 412-237-1641 or contact us by email.
By virtue of the technology, colorful and comfortable architecture, and atmosphere of the new cinema, The Rangos is designed to be a destination that provides immersive and exciting experiences to our guests. After your stay, we want you to feel like you have visited the "Mother of all Theaters," as a member of our focus group described it.
The new cinema system will include two industry-leading Christie® laser-illuminated 4K laser digital projectors, which will dazzle you with bright, ultra-sharp images, and incredibly vivid colors. Coupled with a premium Dolby Atmos® multichannel surround sound system – a first for institutional giant screen theaters, which uses a huge array of front, back, side and overhead speakers – you will be completely immersed in the action.
In addition to a continued focus on the awe-inspiring mission-centric documentaries that the Rangos Theater has become known for over the past 26 years, this new technology will provide extensive new capabilities and significant opportunities for you to enjoy a broad range of dynamic content. From Hollywood feature films, film festivals, cult and classic films, to educational and event films, 3D experiences, and extreme special effects, look for something new, exciting, and unique every month.