Donate to the Hollywood

Progress as of 8/24/16 (1:00PM):

  • Total Raised: $11,995.06
  • % of Goal: 13.33%
  • # of Donations: 153
  • Avg./Donation: $78.40


The Hollywood Theater is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit, EID #27-3918902

Dear Friend of the Hollywood,

We need your support! For 90 years, the Hollywood Theater has been an anchor of the Potomac Avenue business district, a landmark in our neighborhood, and a special part of the lives of Dormont area residents.  Since 1926, when the stars flickered on both the screen and the ceiling, the Hollywood has been there. We need your support

Recently, we held a 90th Birthday Party at the Hollywood, with special guest David Conrad.  It was an amazing night filled with everything we love about our special theater: a terrific film, tasty popcorn, and a beautiful shared experience with great friends.

Despite some wonderful special events and great programming this year, the theater’s future and our ability to make it to our 91st birthday is in jeopardy. In the past eight months, we’ve had some major setbacks including over $17,000 in unplanned HVAC costs, soaring electric bills, and a drop in attendance due in part to the ongoing construction on Potomac Ave. In order to keep the doors open and the lights on for years to come, we are launching our 90 for 90 Campaign!  Our goal is to raise $90,000.  To do this, we need 90 of our friends to donate $50, 90 donors at the $100 level, 90 friends to give $250, 90 of you to be stars at $500 and to hit the goal of $90,000, we need just nine friends to give $1,000 each! Any donation is appreciated.

Revenue from movie tickets alone won’t keep our doors open. We need you to let us know that you support and value the Hollywood Theater by joining us in this campaign.  Your generous support shows your commitment to the theater and allows us to continue bringing you entertainment like our classic and independent films, events for the community, our STEM program for school kids, and the longest running Rocky Horror Picture Show performance in Pittsburgh.

We need your donations by August 31st to ensure that the stars continue to flicker on Potomac Avenue. We’ll see you at the show!

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