Logistics FAQ

1. Do you have a schedule of the events?
The Symposium website lists all the known times and dates for each screening, discussion, and so on. A compiled listing including all venues and events will be distributed at the Symposium.

2. Are the times listed on those pages final?
As final as we can tell you right now. Any changes will be immediately announced on the website.

3. Will you give free passes to any/all of the events? In exchange for talks/movie bootlegs/ice-cream sundaes/assorted Soviet memorabilia?
Nice try. Actually, what kind of memorabilia?

4. What are some hotels where I could stay?
These are close to the University:
Holiday Inn, 100 Lytton Avenue, +1 (412) 682-6200.
Hilton Garden Inn University Place, 3454 Forbes Avenue, +1 (412) 683-2040.
There’s also a more comprehensive list.

5. Where can I find maps? driving directions?
The University of Pittsburgh provides campus maps and directions. Some screenings also take place at Pittsburgh Filmmakers’Melwood Screening Room.

6. How can I contact you?
Kindly note that because of the large volume of e-mail, we will be unable to respond to questions that are answered elsewhere on this Website. You are welcome to e-mail the Symposium Organizers.

The Russian Film Symposium takes place at the University of Pittsburgh and Melwood Screening Room.

The hotels closest to these venues are:

1) Hilton Garden Inn University Place 
3454 Forbes Ave., PGH PA 15213
Phone: 412-683-2040 ; Toll-Free: 877-999-3223

2) Holiday Inn Pittsburgh University Center
100 Lytton Ave., PGH PA 15213
Phone: 412-682-6200 ; Toll-Free: 888-465-4329

3) Courtyard Marriot Pittsburgh Shadyside
5308 Liberty Ave., PGH PA 15224
Phone: 412-683-3113 ; Toll-Free

4) Residence Inn Pittsburgh University/Medical Center
3896 Bigelow Blvd., PGH PA 15213
Phone: 412-621-2200 ; Toll-Free: 800-513-8766

5) Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center

100 Lytton Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213

Phone: 412-682-6200
Email: reservations47154@wyndham.com

The following are less expensive options located slightly further afield. Those who like to walk, will be able to reach the venues on foot (15-30 minute walks). City buses also run between the sites. 

1) Friendship Suites
301 Stratford Ave., PGH PA 15232
Phone: 412-392-1935

2) Shadyside Inn 
5405 Shady Ave., PGH PA 15232
Phone: 412-441-4444 ; Toll-Free: 800-76-SUITE

3) Quality Inn, University Center 
3401 Blvd of the Allies, PGH PA 15213
Phone: 412-683-6100 ; Toll-Free: 800-245-4444

4) Hampton Inn Pittsburgh Oakland University Center Hotel
3315 Hamlet St., PGH PA 15213
Phone: 412-681-1000 ; Toll-Free: 800-426-7866

The least expensive options will require that you drive approximately 30 minutes.

1) Days Inn Harmarville
6 Landings Dr., (PA Turnpike 76 & Rt-28), Harmarville, PA 15238
Phone: 412-828-5400

2) Americas Best Value Inn-Pittsburgh Airport
8858 University Blvd, Corapolis, PA 15108
Phone: 412-604-2378 ; Toll-Free: 888-315-2378

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