Alternative Christmas: Pittsburgh Theater Offers Holiday Classics & Chinese Food

Do you want eggrolls with that?

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Recognizing that not everyone celebrates Christmas, Row House Cinema in Lawrenceville is partnering with local Chinese restaurants to offer patrons something different on a day when entertainment options are limited.

At the concession stand, in addition to popcorn, craft beer, local pretzels and vegan options, customers can order Chinese food. When the order arrives, it will be delivered to your seat while you are watching your movie.  

“Our staff comes from various cultural backgrounds, and we wanted to embrace different Christmas traditions, including the Jewish way of celebrating the holiday,” explains owner Brian Mendelssohn.

Although the food isn’t traditional Christmas fare, the movie schedule is:

"Christmas Vacation" showtimes: Noon & 7 p.m.


"Die Hard" showtime: 2:05 p.m.

Did I just hear you say, "’Die Hard’ isn't a Christmas movie?" The theater contends that “it's all of your favorite Christmas movies rolled into one.”


"Home Alone" showtime: 4:50 p.m.


"Elf" showtime: 9:20 p.m.

— Richard Cook

Photo by Laura Petrilla


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