Monday Afternoon Movie: The Duke

Join us one Monday afternoon a month for a brand-new release and watch it in the comfort of our air conditioned Sky Room. We’ll have snacks and drinks available, and attendees are welcome to bring their own as well.

On August 22, we’re showing a comedy based on real-life events, The Duke (R), starring Helen Mirren & Jim Broadbent.

Register online or by calling 412-269-0334.

Summary: In 1961, Kempton Bunton, a 60-year old taxi driver, stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. It was the first (and remains the only) theft in the Gallery’s history. Kempton sent ransom notes saying that he would return the painting on condition that the government invested more in care for the elderly — he had long campaigned for pensioners to receive free television. What happened next became the stuff of legend.

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