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Our Mission is to celebrate cinema and preserve the single-screen theater experience. As operated by the Friends of the Hollywood Theater, we engage our community as a cultural and economic anchor with innovative and diverse programming.


Staff

Joseph Morrison, Operations Manager
Contact: manager@thehollywooddormont.org

Joseph Morrison received his BA in Radio-Television-Film from Temple University in 1989 and has been working in the media arts ever since. Spending time as a manager at both PCTV, the public access channel in Pittsburgh, and Pittsburgh Filmmakers, he has also produced, directed, and edited numerous films and videos for a variety of non-profit agencies in the city. He currently is co-partner with Lindsay Woge at Fresh Heirlooms, and Operations Manager at the Hollywood where he is fulfilling his life-long love of film.
Wayne Massey, Theater Assistant

Originally from New York City, Wayne has worked in record, video, and book stores for many years, so the Hollywood was a natural fit. He is also the drummer in a local band, and loves old horror, cult, and Grindhouse movies. Wayne started as a volunteer fueled by the desire to preserve the nostalgic charm of a single screen theater with full size balcony, along with it's fun experiences with fresh an exciting content.
Gerrell Marsh, Theater Assistant
Teddi Salsgiver, Theater Assistant

Teddi Salsgiver studied Creative Writing and History at Carlow University where she served as intern for the undergraduate literary and art journal The Critical Point, president of Alpha Nu Theta, Carlow’s chapter of the International English Honor Society, as well as the recipient of the 2014 and 2015 Marilyn P. Donnelly Awards for Excellence in Poetry. She became a member of the Madwomen in the Attic Writing Workshops in 2013. Her poems have appeared in Chapter and Verse, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, and Voices from the Attic. Salsgiver came to the Hollywood Theater after five years of employment for Pittsburgh Filmmakers as the projectionist and manager of the Harris Theater.
Emily Mazur, Box Office Assistant
Todd Ament, Projectionist

Todd began his career as a projectionist in 1997 and has run the show at countless theaters in the region, including the Carmike 10, all 3 former Showcase Cinema locations, and Dormont's own Cinema 4 (formerly the South Hills Theater). Todd's hard work at restoring the change-over projection system and late nights beside the projectors running The Rocky Horror Picture Show give him a special place in the Theater's history. He is also the owner, operator, and custodian of the Riverside Drive In in Vandergrift, helping to keep the drive in experience alive since 2005. Learn more about the Riverside Drive In at http://www.riversidedrivein.com/.

Board of Directors

Kevin Koontz, President

Having been raised a couple boroughs over in Castle Shannon, Kevin first visited the Hollywood in 2009. Since then, he has spent countless hours in the depths of the theater, trying to stay ahead of its aging infrastructure and making improvements everyone can enjoy. He earned his BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and also serves on the board of the Pittsburgh Area Theater Organ Society.
Scott Jackson, Vice President

Scott Jackson has an extensive background in management having managed services of horticultural services company, a restaurant, and several office supply companies. He is a Buffalo State College, grad. When not at the theater, Scott can be found at a Pittsburgh Pirates game, drinking beer, reading Kurt Vonnegut books, or watching Jim Jarmusch films.
Susan Mazur, Treasurer

Susan Mazur has lived in Dormont since 1998. She specializes in nonprofit (non-tax related) accounting and has worked the past seven years for a local company providing bookkeeping/controller services and nonprofit consulting. Her clients have been diverse, from budding nonprofits to thriving small businesses, and she cares deeply about providing Pittsburgh nonprofits with the support they need to fulfill their missions. She also volunteers her time as a financial and management consultant with the Bayer Center for Nonprofit management, working with nonprofits to develop their accounting processes and is passionate about helping her clients develop sound financial and board governance policies.
Monique Fontaine, Secretary

Monique Fontaine grew up in Dormont, Pennsylvania. She earned a bachelors degree in political science from the University of Pittsburgh and a certificate in accounting from Robert Morris University. She is a financial analyst at Allegheny Valley School and also serves on the board for the Dormont Historical Society as the Facebook page administrator and the Dormont Democratic Committee, where she is secretary. Monique remembers swimming at Dormont Pool, sled riding in the park, and watching movies at both of Dormont’s movie theaters in her youth. She wants future Dormonters to have the same experiences.
Annette Bassett

Annette is a third generation Pittsburgher, except for a 15-year sojourn in California, the land of movies. Her mother used to walk up the big hill from Banksville Road to see Shirley Temple films at the Hollywood. Annette remembers the first movie she ever saw (“Babes in Toyland,” with the Funicello Annette). She also has fond memories of staying up late to watch Chiller Theatre with her dad. Annette has worked as a newspaper and radio reporter, and as a fundraiser and grant writer. She lives, often with her young adult progeny, just over the McFarland Road border in Mt. Lebanon. Favorite films include All About Eve, The Thin Man, and S.O.B., an obscure ‘80s comedy. She is still trying to decide whether Joseph Cotten, William Powell, or Gene Kelly was meant to be her soul mate.
Rich Dalzotto

Co-owner of South Hills Financial Group (50 years in business, co-owner for 20 years), Rich has 20 years of sales, development, financial planning, and investment experience. A past president of the Upper St. Clair Jaycees, Rich has been a member of the Variety Club and the Bethel Park Rotary and is a Special Olympics volunteer. He also has been a board member of Peters Township Chamber of Commerce, and committee member of the Dapper Dan Ray Mansfield event.
Jonathan DeBor

Jonathan DeBor was raised "west of the city", and currently resides in the Borough of Oakdale, where he is also a Councilman. His "day job" is that of an English literature teacher and Director of Technology at an independent school in Pittsburgh. His love of film ranges from classic horror to comic book blockbusters to the latest independent, and is thrilled to help keep this amazing gem of a theater alive and vibrant for years to come! In addition to his work in local government, he serves as the Communications Director for the state English council (PCTELA) and as the President of the West Allegheny Foundation. His social media profile fills in the rest: "Teacher. Student. Husband. Father of Two Beautiful Girls. Fan of Strong Writing in Film, TV, Theater, and Print. Tech Guy and yes, Magician." When you see him at the theater, know he is always ready to "talk film", hopefully over a craft beer!
M.A. Jackson

M.A. Jackson grew up in the South Hills of Pittsburgh where she regularly attended the Hollywood, South Hills, and Denis theaters. She earned a bachelors degree in nonfiction writing from the University of Pittsburgh. She is currently the Senior Library Assistant at Mt. Lebanon Library. Previously she was the associate editor at Mt. Lebanon magazine and has been a contributing writer to Carnegie Museums Magazine and The Sylvanian. During her two terms as president of the Historical Society of Mount Lebanon, M.A. successfully established a History Center and oversaw all operations of the society. She is a former Mt. Lebanon Nature Conservancy board member. She thinks every movie is better when viewed from the balcony with a big bucket of buttered popcorn!
Matt Stokes

Matt is a native Pittsburgher who grew up in Murrysville and has lived in the South Hills since 2009. He has bachelors degrees in Math and Computer Science from Clemson and NC State, and now works for a local company that makes math software. Since discovering the Hollywood theater a few years ago, Matt has become a loyal member and frequent visitor - you can typically find him hanging out on the couches at the back of the theater with friends from his movie group. When not at the theater, Matt enjoys board gaming, watching classic horror films and discovering hidden gems on Netflix.

Advisory Board

Honorary Chairs

Stephen Chbosky

Writer/Director, The Perks of Being a Wallflower (portions of which were filmed at the Hollywood Theater)
David Conrad

Actor (Wedding Crashers, Ghost Whisperer, CSI: Miami, The Good Wife)
Peter S. Beagle

Writer (The Last Unicorn)
Gillian Jacobs

Actor (Choke, Community)
Ray "Boom Boom"
Mancini


World Champion of the World Boxing Association
Joe Manganiello

Actor
Nick Manganiello

Producer
David Newell

Mr. McFeely (Mister Rogers' Neighborhood)

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