On Location: Rostraver Ice Garden

A monthly look at Pittsburgh's starring role in the movies.
Rostraver Ice Feb22


“Zack and Miri …”

There are several more words in the title of Kevin Smith’s raunchy 2008 comedy, but printing them would get us flagged in certain search results. Adults-only as the flick may be, it’s actually a surprisingly sweet love story, as titular stars Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks play lifelong friends who discover their love for one another under — ahem — unusual circumstances.

The film is set in Monroeville and Pittsburgh, and several identifiable locations are visible, including the Rostraver Ice Garden, a longstanding suburban hockey arena. Rogen plays on a recreational league team named the Monroeville Zombies in honor of another local film: “Dawn of the Dead.” In a full-circle connection, you can find T-shirts with the Monroeville Zombies logo for sale at the Living Dead Museum in the Monroeville Mall, the “Dawn of the Dead” filming site.

“Zack and Miri …” is available via digital on-demand services including Amazon and Apple.

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