BREAKFAST AND A MOVIE: The Friends of the Hollywood Theater invites you to join us for a light brunch and a classic movie. Breakfast and a movie is $15 ($13 for Hollywood members). You must order your brunch ticket by 11 p.m., the Thursday BEFORE the movie online or at theater. Doors open for the brunch at 10:15 a.m., and the film starts at 11. Film only tickets ($8) can be purchased at the door after 10:40 a.m. Catering by Prohibition Pastries.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18 – Get breakfast tickets by Thursday, December 15
Breakfast at 10:30AM, movie starts at 11AM
Having left the Army following W.W.II, Bob Wallace and Phil Davis team up to become a top song-and-dance act. Davis plays matchmaker and introduces Wallace to a pair of beautiful sisters, Betty and Judy, who also have a song-and-dance act. When Betty and Judy travel to a Vermont lodge to perform a Christmas show, Wallace and Davis follow, only to find their former commander, General Waverly, as the lodge owner. A series of romantic mix-ups ensue as the performers try to help the General. Directed by Michael Curtiz, this 1954 musical stars Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, and Rosemary Clooney. It is an unabashedly sentimental holiday favorite that is too cheerful to resist.
A Hard Day’s Night
SUNDAY, JANUARY 22 – Get breakfast tickets by Thursday, January 19
Breakfast at 10:30AM, movie starts at 11AM
Meet the Beatles! Just one month after they exploded onto the U.S. scene with their Ed Sullivan appearance, John, Paul, George, and Ringo began working on a project that would bring their revolutionary talent to the big screen. A Hard Day’s Night, in which the bandmates play wily, exuberant versions of themselves, captured the astonishing moment when they officially became the singular, irreverent idols of their generation and changed music forever. Directed with raucous, anything-goes verve by Richard Lester and featuring a slew of iconic pop anthems, including the title track, “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “I Should Have Known Better,” and “If I Fell,” A Hard Day’s Night, which reconceived the movie musical and exerted an incalculable influence on the music video, is one of the most deliriously entertaining movies of all time.
* We encourage attendees to arrive early as the church across from the theater has services at 11. Please remember there is a lot off Glenmore Avenue, just a block and a half from the theater. That lot connects to another lot off West Liberty Avenue. Please remember the upper lot off Espy Avenue (across from the church) is PUBLIC parking; the lower lot is reserved for the church.
**Please note that while we always have vegetarian options for the breakfasts, the meals contain gluten, dairy, eggs, and sometimes nuts.
Past Screenings: David Newell (aka Mr. McFeely) Presents: It’s a Gift and The Musicbox (March ’15); Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto Presents: Undaunted & The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh; Kevin Sousa Presents: The Big Lebowski (June ’14), Gillian Jacobs Presents: Gardens Of The Night and Vagabond (May ’14)
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: At midnight ever other Saturday! 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 performs and sells audience participation goodie bags at the door! Dates and tickets are at http://www.showclix.com/event/RockyHorrorHollywood.
Faust w/ live music by Richard Nicol and Steve Rightnour
December 4th, 2016 – 4:00PM
As part of our monthly silent film series with live musical accompaniment, we are pleased to present FAUST with live music by Richard Nicol and Steve Rightnour as Pittsburgh Modular and Monorocket.
Roger Ebert wrote that F.W. Murnau made two of the greatest films of the supernatural, “Nosferatu” (1922) and “Faust (1926).” Faust was F.W. Murnau’s last German film, and directly afterward he moved to the US under contract to William Fox to direct Sunrise (1927).
In this classic of silent cinema, the demon Mephisto (Emil Jannings) makes a bet with an archangel that a good man’s soul can be corrupted. Mephisto sets his sights on the thoughtful old alchemist Faust (Gösta Ekman), who is desperately trying to save his village from a plague. He is able to help the villagers, thanks to Mephisto, but further dealings with the devil lead Faust on a decadent downward spiral. Can he redeem his soul before it’s too late?
Past Screenings: The Lodger (Nov. ’15), The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari & Nosferatu (Oct. ’15), The Golem (Sept. ’15), The Gold Rush (July ’15), Metropolis (April ’15), The Kid (March ’15), Rediscovering Bert Williams & Early Black Cinema (Feb. ’15), There Ain’t No Santa Claus (Dec. ’15), Good Cheer (Dec. ’15), Big Business (Dec. ’15), Tramp, Tramp, Tramp (Nov. ’14), The General (Sept. ’14), Seven Chances (July ’14), Speedy (June ’14), The Pawnshop (May ’14), The Butcher Boy (Apr. ’14), Hot Water (Mar. ’14), Beggars of Life (Nov. ’13)