Legendary Japanese director Ishirô Honda (Godzilla) directed this 1963 hallucinogenic horror flick in which shipwrecked survivors slowly transform into mushrooms. This cult classic, dubbed in English, will screen one night only and includes mushroom delicacies by Lawrenceville’s Wild Purveyors and beer by Full Pint Brewing. Doors open 6:30 pm.
See the restored and remastered digital version of the groundbreaking 1978 chiller Halloween with Michael Myers and by raffle tickets for some cool prizes. The film, which was directed by John Carpenter and stars Jamie Lee Curtis, is considered by many to be the greatest horror movie of all time.
Halloween screens again 7:30 pm, Thursday, October 30; and at 8 and 10:15 pm, October 31.
Join us for the premiere weekend of the locally filmed “zombie flick with a twist,” The Other Side. If you like The Walking Dead, you’ll love Orchard Place Productions’ first feature film that places you right in the middle of the dawning zombie apocalypse. Cast and crew will be on hand for autographs and photographs. Watch trailer
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.
7:30 pm, Thursday, November 20
7 pm, Friday, November 21
3 pm, Sunday, November 23 (all seats $5).
Kirk Douglas stars as the slave Spartacus who leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman Republic. Featuring terrific performances from Laurence Olivier, Peter Ustinov, Tony Curtis, and Jean Simmons, this swords-and-sandals saga is a true classic and received four Academy Awards, including Best Supporting Actor for Ustinov.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Midnight, Saturday, November 15 and 22
The Junior Chamber of Commerce Players (JCCP) presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show twice a month at the Hollywood Theater. The JCCP—Pittsburgh’s official Rocky Horror shadow cast—will perform and sell audience participation goodie bags at the door.
Start the holiday season right, with a screening of Frank Capra’s beloved It’s a Wonderful Life starring James Stewart and Donna Reed. This 1946 classic is November’s Breakfast and a Movie Event at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, November 23. You must get breakfast tickets by Thursday, November 20, at the theater or showclix. Movie only tickets are $8 at the door. Movie starts at 11.
Encore screenings of of It’s a Wonderful Life are 7:30 pm, Monday, November 24 (buy one ticket, get one free); 7:30 pm, Tuesday, November 25 (free small soda with purchase of ticket); and 7:30 pm, Wednesday, November 26 (free small popcorn with purchase of ticket).
November’s Family Matinee is the classic 1987 fairy tale The Princess Bride. Filled with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and yes, some kissing, it was directed by Rob Reiner (based on the William Goldman novel) and stars Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, and Cary Elwes. The 3 pm, Saturday, November 1, and 3 pm, Sunday, November 2 show are $5 all seats, and Dale Abraham will play short concerts on the Hollywood’s theater organ at 2:30 (both shows).
The Princess Bride screens again 7:30 pm, Monday and Wednesday, November 3 and 5.
7:30 pm, Friday, November 7
3 pm, Saturday, November 8 (all seats $5)
2 pm, Sunday, November 9 (all seats $5)
7:30 pm, Wednesday, November 12.
Magical Universe is a new documentary from director Jeremy Workman that has garnered buzz on the festival circuit and was called “one of the 15 documentaries to watch out for this year” by The Huffington Post. The film presents an in-depth look at the life of Al Carbee, a creative soul who spends his days making outlandish works of art featuring Barbie Dolls. The Maine man has spent most of his almost 90 years putting these pieces together. Workman and his girlfriend developed a special bond with Carbee and take viewers along as they investigate Carbee’s work. The final show, on the 12th, includes an introduction and Q&A with director Workman. The Hollywood Theater will give away a signed theatrical poster from the film and raffle off three limited edition Al Carbee Official Barbie collages. Each collage is printed on art board from Carbee’s original master files.
The night features the Bastard Bearded Irishmen, Fist Fight in the Parking Lot, Bottle Rat, Ragweed, and Dan Getkin and the Masters of American Music. Doors open at 7:30 pm for this all ages show. $10 minimum donation.
Silents Please! is the Hollywood’s monthly series that features silent movies with live music by local musicians. In November the movie is Tramp, Tramp, Tramp (1926) starring silent clown Harry Langdon and Joan Crawford, with live accompaniment by Tom Roberts. In the movie, low-life Harry falls in love with sweet Betty who inspires him to improve himself so he can marry her. He enters a $25,000 cross-country hiking contest. After many adventures he wins, pays off his father Amos’s mortgage, and marries Betty.
Sarah and Greg set out to critically explore American culture, compassion, and fear by relying on the kindness of strangers for a home each night. Traveling through 30 states in 60 days, they spend every day in a new town, learning why people may or may not be willing to open their homes. Sarah and Greg take time to know their hosts—each uniquely, culturally American—while the film raises questions about how we define American identities. The film—American Bear—screens one night only and the filmmakers will be on hand for Q&A after the movie. More information HERE
The monthly series Deuce Comes to Dormont features Blaxploitation, Martial Arts, Grindhouse, and other offbeat seldom-seen-on-the-big-screen gems. In November it’s Five Fingers of Death the 1972 kung fu classic from the Shaw Brothers. All seats $5.
6 pm, Saturday, November 8
Sinister Dream Productions, LLC is a Pittsburgh-based film and multimedia production that produces an original weekly podcast to discuss everything from film, TV, music, comics, the internet, and pop culture. At 6 pm, Saturday, November 8, doors open for Sinister Dreams, an evening that includes the premiere of the short film AZAZEL (a suspense, exorcism, thriller), a Q&A, and two live podcasts—the premiere of the radioplay podcast Dream-O-Lodean Theatre and Sinister DreamCast.
More information HERE
Moving Mountains (2014) is based on the true story of Trish Bragg, a coal miner’s wife in southern West Virginia, struggling to get by. When a vast deep mine destroyed her community’s water wells, she and her friends stood up to a billion-dollar coal company and government bureaucracy. Guided by faith, they made history. Based on the book, Moving Mountains by Penny Loeb, this new drama stars Theresa Russell and was directed by Pittsburgh native Jeanie M. Clark. Jeanie Clark and Trish Bragg will be in attendance to host a Q&A following the screening.