A Volunteer Information Session and Party is 7 pm, Tuesday, September 16. Anyone interested in volunteering at the Hollywood is invited to come out and meet the staff, other volunteers, and board members and enjoy free pizza, popcorn, soda, music, and information about how they can help the nonprofit Hollywood Theater.
THE FILMS OF STANLEY KUBRICK SERIES
Monthly, July 2014 through August 2015. We are proud to celebrate a new series that will honor the incredible work of legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick. The late director’s filmography will be presented one feature at a time, starting in July and running through August 2015. Nominated for 13 Academy Awards, Kubrick was a giant in his craft, and stands as an influence to most filmmakers working today. He was a key member of the New Hollywood movement that saw a group of directors rise to prominence between the 1960s and the 1980s. Kubrick films such as Clockwork Orange, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Paths of Glory, Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb and The Shining were breakthroughs in their individual genres and established the director as one of the best directors that ever lived.
Local artist Zachary Curl will design a poster for each movie. A new poster will debut before each screening and will be available for $10 each at the concession stand.
7 pm, Thursday, September 18
10 pm, Saturday, September 20
4 pm, Sunday, September 21
(all seats for the Sunday show are $5)
In this 1956 drama, Johnny Clay (Sterling Hayden) masterminds a complex race-track heist, but his scheme is complicated by the intervention of the wife of a teller (George Peatty) in on the scheme, the boyfriend of the wife, airport regulations, and a small dog. Critics have said: “Arguably Stanley Kubrick’s most perfectly conceived and executed film.”
Jam for Joey with Silent Partner & Friends
2 p.m., Sunday, August 24 (doors open at 1).
One hundred percent of the $20 ticket price will go to the Fabus Family to help 8-year-old Joey Fabus, who was recently diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and given only six to 12 months to live. This devastating news has placed an unbearable amount of pressure on Joey’s parents as they struggle to make life as normal as possible for Joey and their four other children, while trying to squeeze in as much fun and adventure into whatever time Joey has left. Four longtime local bands will perform: Silent Partner (the event’s hosts), The Good Guys Band, Time Tested (featuring KDKA’s Paul Martino), and The Rockin’ Brits. Comedian Shawn Fenk will provide some much needed laughter. Purchase tickets at ticketfly Presented by III Software in association with Drusky Entertainment.
When Computers Were Young
7:30 pm, Friday, August 29
A/V Geeks Present When Computers Were Young. The A/V Geeks Film Archive is an ephemeral film collection curated by Skip Elsheimer. What started as a hobby more than ten years is now a lifetime commitment. His collection has grown to over 24,000 films gathered from school auctions, thrift stores, closets, and dumpsters. He presents themed film shows in his home base of Raleigh, North Carolina, and he’s taken his shows on the road across the United States. The A/V Geeks will present films on 16mm that explain the wonders (and potential pitfalls) of this new machine called the computer. The evening also includes electronics recycling through Orro that benefit the Hollywood Theater. Bring an electronic item you no longer need or want (except CRT (tube) style TVs or monitors) and get a free popcorn or soda.
Zombo (aka DJ Zombo of WRCT-FM 88.3) presents an Ed Wood Pajama and Scopitone Party, a night of way-cool live music from Vertigo-go and the Royal Shakes, classic Ed Wood (the so-bad-he’s-good director), including Plan 9 from Outer Space, Glen or Glenda, and Bride of the Monster on the big screen, trivia, and a wildest pajama contest. $10 (or $5 if you are wearing pajamas) at the box office. Doors open at 6.
The Troopers Rode On
7:30 pm, Friday, September 19
A collection of local and national celebrities, including actors David Conrad and Patrick Jordan, will read works by Jim Cvetic, a retired Allegheny County police officer, boxing instructor, and poet whose titles include “Ass Whip Lesson” and “Bullshit Story.” $20. All proceeds benefit the Western Pennsylvania Police Athletic Association.
This series features silent movies with live musical accompaniment by local musicians. In September it’s The General (1926) starring Buster Keaton, with live accompaniment by Andrew Greene. In the movie, Buster Keaton plays Johnny Gray, a Southern railroad engineer who loves his train engine. When Union spies steal his beloved locomotive, he pursues it single handedly and straight through enemy lines. Green, a young authority on orchestral ragtime and silent film accompaniment, is the founder, conductor, and director of the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra.
In the beloved 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany’s, a lonely, struggling writer (George Peppard) becomes enchanted with his neighbor: an independent young woman (Audrey Hepburn) who strives to be a high-climbing socialite with a penchance for high-fashion and wild parties. Directed by Blake Edwards and based on a Truman Capote novel. You must get breakfast tickets by Thursday, September 18, at the theater or showclix. Movie only tickets are $8 at the door. Movie starts at 11.
In the 1999 animated movie The Iron Giant, a boy makes friends with an innocent alien giant robot that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy. It’s an ideal tale for children that offers a lot to adults as well and stars the voices of Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick Jr., and Vin Deisel. A full-price screening is 7:30 pm, Friday, September 12 with Dale Abraham playing the theater’s organ before the show at 7.
Horror Realm returns to the Hollywood with Creepshow (1982). Inspired by the E.C. comics of the 1950s, George A.Romero and Stephen King bring five tales of terror to the screen. The evening includes actors from the film (TBA) who will answer questions and sign autographs, a special event poster, and a silent auction of cool horror items.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
September 13 and 27
Special screening Midnight,
Friday, September 5
The Junior Chamber of Commerce Players (JCCP) presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show at midnight, Saturday, September 13 and 27, with a special screening on Friday, September 5, in which filmmakers will attend to get footage for the documentary “Rocky Horror Saved My Life.” These are 35mm screenings of the 1975 cult musical. The JCCP—Pittsburgh’s official Rocky Horror shadow cast—will perform and sell audience participation goodie bags at the door.