Saturday, May 6, 2017
Doors at 7:00PM, Raffle at 8:00PM, Film at 8:30PM
Last year’s 90th birthday party at the historic Hollywood Theater in Dormont was our most successful ever. For our 91st, we’re upping our game with a spectacular fundraising raffle showcasing over $7,500 worth of premium electronics and home entertainment prizes! When we say premium, we mean premium — these are not your run-of-the-mill items found in discount stores — and our Grand Prize will amaze you! With over 50 prizes and fewer than 300 admission tickets available, the odds of taking something home are pretty darn good. If it seems a bit unbelievable, rest assured it is for real. You have never seen so many great prizes under one single-screen theater roof!
Our hosts for the evening, John and Gisele Fetterman will introduce our film: the critically acclaimed (100% on Rotten Tomatoes!), locally filmed, independent classic “Bob Roberts,” shown on 35mm. John Fetterman, renowned mayor of Braddock, is a national symbol of hope for small American towns trying to reinvent themselves. Gisele is a social activist and entrepreneur who founded Freestore 15104, and co-founded 412 Food Rescue and For Good PGH.
Tickets for the May 6th 91st Birthday Party are $30, which include the film with special guests, the party with food catered by another Braddock superstar, Kevin Sousa, sodas and iced teas provided by The Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, plus five raffle tickets! Beer, wine, and additional raffle tickets will be available for purchase.
Nationally syndicated Sound Advice columnist Don Lindich, a Pittsburgh native and Hollywood Theater supporter, will be on site to answer any questions about the prizes and assist with the raffle.
Come join the fun, eat some great food, win some fabulous prizes, see a great film, and support the Hollywood!
The Hollywood Theater is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
John and Gisele Fetterman
John Fetterman won the Braddock mayoral election in 2005 by one vote, and was re-elected in 2009 and 2013. As mayor, Fetterman has drawn international attention for trying to revitalize the economy in Braddock, with an article in The New York Times, an appearance on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report”, Real Time with Bill Maher, and a Levi’s jeans ad. He has made equality, environmental protection, LGBTQ rights, immigration and marijuana legalization major campaign issues. He ran for the United States Senate in 2016.
Gisele Fetterman is the founder of the Braddock Free Store, where surplus and donated goods are received and then redistributed to neighbors in need. A holistic nutritionist, clinical aromatherapist and lactivist, Gisele offers such services free of cost to the residents of Braddock. Also the First Lady of Braddock, PA, Gisele and her husband John (the town’s Mayor) have three young children: Karl (5), Grace (3) and August (3 months).
Bob Roberts (1992) on 35mm Film
“Bob Roberts,” made in and around Pittsburgh 26 years ago, was way ahead of its time. Seen now, the parallels to current events and politics are uncanny. Written, directed by, and starring Tim Robbins, the mockumentary follows a millionaire businessman/entertainer running for the U.S. Senate. He’s even involved with a beauty pageant! The comedy also stars Susan Sarandon, Jack Black (his first big-screen role), Giancarlo Esposito, and local favorite Tom Atkins.
Roger Ebert summed up the film wonderfully back in 1992:
“Watching it might be an education for some voters, who will recognize in the movie political techniques they see being practiced all the time in real life. There is an eerie quality to Roberts’ down-home fascism, the way he strums that guitar and unashamedly looks like a Woody Guthrie, a Bob Dylan, a folk-singing regular guy, while his lyrics give us the litany of greed.
Tim Robbins made this movie mostly by himself. He wrote it, directed it, and stars in it, and maybe that uncanny visual resemblance to the young Orson Welles is poetic justice. It’s quite an achievement. Robbins has a range from the endearing baseball rookie in “Bull Durham” to the cold Hollywood executive in “The Player,” and here he uses his very attractiveness – his open nature, his sunny smile – to show the hazards of choosing political candidates on the basis of their ability to make us feel comfortable.”
The fundraising raffle will be done “Lucky Draw” style. With your admission you will receive 5 raffle tickets. The products will be on display on stage with entry bins in front of them. You can split up your tickets between prizes, or use them all to try and win the prize you want the most.
BUY MORE RAFFLE TICKETS AND SUPPORT THE THEATER!
Obviously, with all these great prizes you will want more tickets to increase your chances of winning, and tickets will be on sale at the event as follows. Please remember, when you buy tickets you are helping to support the theater and your donation is tax deductible. Minimum purchase is $10, cash, checks and credit cards accepted.
- $10 – 10 tickets
- $20 – 25 tickets
- $50 – 70 tickets
- $100 – 150 tickets
*Please note that certain prizes will require the winner to complete an IRS form W-9 before the prize can be claimed. Forms will be available at the event.
A special thank you to our event sponsors who made this possible: Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, SVS Speakers, Axiom Audio, Grado Labs, Audio-Technica, Fluance, Cambridge Audio, OontZ by Cambridge SoundWorks, NEAR Speakers, Greenroom PR, Dog & Bone, Jerry’s Records, Polk Audio, and Oppo Digital.
A complete home theater with 3D front projection! You will have a chance to “take the theater home” with a high definition front projector with 3D capability and a matching high-end sound system, worth over $1900!
Screen not included.
|Optoma HD124x 1080p 3D Front Projector
Convenient and easy to set up, the bright and versatile HD142X boasts Amazing color technology and conforms to REC.709 delivering accurate true to life color reproduction. This small projector is ideal for watching live sport, TV shows or movies any time of day on a big screen. You can even connect your gaming console and play games on it with its low input latency.
|SVS Prime Satellite Surround Sound Speakers, 5.1-Channel System
The Prime Satellite 5.1 Surround Sound System is a super compact home theater system with five massive sounding Prime Satellite speakers and the startlingly powerful SB-1000 subwoofer. Punches way above its weight and size class to bring immersive surround sound home audio to any small-medium sized room.
|Marantz NR1504 Surround Sound Receiver
The Marantz NR1504 is a powerful 5-channel home theater receiver featuring high quality sound from a slim-line body and the addition of network capabilities that let you enjoy free internet radio as well as online streaming services such as Pandora, Spotify and SiriusXM.
|Blu-ray Player and HDMI Cable|
Great Prizes Galore
Even if you don’t win our grand prize, our other prizes are fabulous too!
|NEAR LB5B Outdoor Speakers – $1000
The NEAR LB5 all-environment loudspeaker is elegantly designed, rugged to the extreme and a snap to install. Like other NEAR speakers, the LB5 is truly weather-proof, not just “weather-resistant” and can be used totally exposed to the elements. The LB5’s wide dispersion design and high tech components ensure that everyone on the deck or patio hears well-balanced, lifelike sound at every volume level without fatigue.
|Cambridge Audio CX80 Integrated Amplifier – $799
Building on the award winning foundation of the CXA60, the CXA80 adds an extra 20 watts of power giving 80 watts of pure precision which creates a strikingly vivid sound-stage. The addition of balanced inputs and USB connectivity for your computer based music library offers the solution for every source.
|Axiom Air Wi-Fi Music System – $799
Axiom Air’s built in 150 watt amplifier will definitely keep your party rocking… that is until your neighbors complain.
|Oppo PM-2 Planar Magnetic Headphones – $699
The OPPO PM-2 Planar Magnetic headphones are characterized by a distillation of the OPPO PM-1’s key acoustic and industrial design features into a more affordable price point. Both planar magnetic drivers are closely matched and fine-tuned to bring you optimum stereo imaging and a wide sound-stage.
|LPs from Jerry’s Records – $550|
|Grado RS2e Reference Headphones – $495
Leave your candy-colored cans in the toy chest and try a pair of proper headphones. Grado RS2e are hand-crafted from select Mahogany tone-woods, like a fine musical instrument. Our exclusive Series E curing process enhances the natural properties of the wood to produce rich, full-bodied vocals in a light-weight form factor. Put on Brian Eno’s ‘Another Green World’, close you eyes and dream as if you’ll live forever.
|ZVOX SoundBase 330 TV Speaker – $229
If you have a TV in a medium-sized or smaller room, the SoundBase 330 could be the perfect sound system from you. The all-digital 330’s ingenious processing adds clarity and impact to speech, video sound effects and music. Our PhaseCue virtual surround technology allows sound effects to fill your room. You quickly forget that all the sound comes from only one compact cabinet. Like the best multi-cabinet sound systems, the SoundBase 330 has individual Left, Center and Right speakers, plus a 5.25″ powered subwoofer, all housed in a robust wood cabinet. You will hear super-clear dialogue and smooth musical sound, from a system that works with your existing remote control.
|Fluance Fi50 Bluetooth Music System – $199
Transport the concert into your home with the Fluance Fi50 High Performance Bluetooth Wood Speaker System. The Fi50 combines Fluance sound quality and wireless Bluetooth connectivity together into one powerful and elegant audio system. With superb sound radiation and rich timbre, this system is ideal for any audiophile and can handle even the highest volume levels with outstanding clarity. The Fi50 provides a pure listening experience that recreates the performance the way the artist intended.
|Audio-Technica AT-LP60 Turntable – $99
Rediscover your classic 33-1/3 and 45 RPM records on this affordable, fully automatic belt-drive turntable. With its built-in switchable phono pre-amp, the AT-LP60 may be connected directly to your computer, home stereo, powered speakers and other components that have no dedicated turntable input.
|Grado SR80e Headphones – $99 (2 Pairs, 2 Winners)
Built on the same features as the SR60e, but SR80e utilizes a 4 conductor connecting cable and the diaphragms are put through a special ‘de-stressing’ process in order to enhance inner detail, the result of which gives a more open stage. The new SR80e has an upgraded driver design, and they have enlarged and improved the mass distribution in the plastic housing.
|Dog & Bone Wetsuit iPhone Case – $80
Dripping in urban sophistication, waterproof and drop proof form and direct touch screen function, the Wetsuit for iPhone 7 is the touch of waterproof supremacy. Enjoy all the smart features of the WORLD’S FIRST topless waterproof mobile phone case with its patented cutting-edge design, NOW in its slimmest form yet for the iPhone 7.
|Dog & Bone LockSmart Bluetooth Padlock – $90 (2 Locks, 2 Winners)
By using your mobile device, you can open your LockSmart padlock without any physical keys, conveniently share virtual keys in an instant, take ‘keys’ away, and track your lock’s use. LockSmart’s keyless Bluetooth padlock is much more than a lock. LockSmart gives you trackable keyless security.
|Dog & Bone Locksmart Mini – $70
By using your mobile device, you can open your LockSmart Mini padlock without any physical keys, conveniently share virtual keys in an instant, take ‘keys’ away, and track your lock’s use. LockSmart’s keyless Bluetooth padlock is much more than a lock. LockSmart gives you trackable keyless security.
|Polk BOOM Swimmer Wireless Waterproof Speaker – $60 (4 Speakers, 4 Winners)
With IPX7 rating, the Swimmer Duo can be immersed in up to 3 feet of water for 30 minutes. Completely sealed from dirt, dust, mud and sand, the Swimmer keeps all filth out of your favorite tunes. A rugged rubberized exterior is built to absorb the drops inherent in any great adventure.
|Polk BOOM Bit Wearable Bluetooth Speaker – $29.95 (5 Speakers, 5 Winners)
The Polk BOOM Bit is the world’s first truly wearable Bluetooth speaker that clips securely to your clothing and seamlessly integrates with how you move, safely balancing all your audio with your immediate surroundings. It features a durable enclosure, spring steel clip, speakerphone capability, and a standard USB for on-the-go charging.
|OontZ Angle 3 Bluetooth Speaker – $28 (6 Speakers, 6 Winners)
The OontZ Angle 3 is Custom Designed and Engineered by Cambridge SoundWorks – An industry trusted brand for over 35 years, to deliver the critical features you’re looking for in a portable Bluetooth speaker.
|Wally Wallet Smartphone Case & Accessories – $40 (16 Items, 16 Winners)
A variety of products will be available to choose from, first winner get first choice, and so on down until they are all gone.