Special Events

BREAKFAST AND A MOVIE: Every month, 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. Food for the brunch is first come, first served.

Our Sunday, March 29th selection is TO CATCH A THIEF, the 1955 romantic thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Grace Kelly and Cary Grant. Tickets available now at www.showclix.com/event/BreakfastandaMovieMar2015.


* 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 one 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.

Past Screenings: It Happened One Night (Feb. ’15), White Christmas (Dec. ’14 and ’13), It’s A Wonderful Life (Nov. ’14 and ’13), Rear Window (Oct. ’14), Breakfast At Tiffany’s (Sept. ’14), Some Like It Hot (Aug. ’14), Father Of The Bride (June ’14), Woman Of The Year (May ’14), Easter Parade (Apr. ’14), The Quiet Man (Mar. ’14), My Fair Lady (Feb. ’14), Wizard Of Oz (Jan. ’14), Vertigo (Oct. ’13), Casablanca (Sept. ’13), Rebel Without A Cause (July ’13)

DEUCE COMES TO DORMONT: The best of exploitation films come to The Hollywood Theater every month for $5. More info coming soon…

Past Screenings: Five Fingers of Death (Nov. ’14)

March 22nd, 2015 David Newell (aka Mr. McFeely) Presents W.C. Fields in IT’S A GIFT and Laurel and Hardy in THE MUSICBOX. It’s Fred Rogers’ birthday weekend (born March 20, 1928), and we’ll celebrate with a sweater drive for the homeless, David will sign photos, we’ll sing “It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” with David Newell accompanied by Dale Abraham on the theater organ, and much more! Tickets available now at www.showclix.com/event/DavidNewellPresents.

Past Screenings: 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)

David Newell (web)

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.


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!

SILENTS, PLEASE!: SILENTS, Please! is the Hollywood’s monthly series that features silent movies with live music by local musicians.

Chaplin’s first full-length feature THE KID is a silent masterpiece about a little tramp who discovers a little orphan and brings him up but is left desolate when the orphanage reclaims him. Chaplin directed, produced and starred in the film. The short film A Dog’s Life will show before.

Live music by Jay Spencer on our Rodger’s Theater Organ, and an introduction by internationally known mime artist and Chaplin expert Dan Kamin, who trained Robert Downey, Jr. for his Oscar-nominated performance as the comedian. Doors open at 2:30pm, film at 3:00pm. Tickets available now at www.showclix.com/event/TheKid.

Past Screenings: 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)

STEEL CITY SECRET CINEMA: Friday, April 10th, 2015 – Part VI, BRUCE WILLIS EDITION. An art gallery partnered with a “secret” film screening all with a fun theme held twice a year at The Hollywood Theater. 100% of the proceeds benefit the theater and another local non-profit theater. More Info: http://www.steelcitysecretcinema.com

Past Screenings: An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (Nov. ’14), Caddyshack (Apr. ’14), Wristcutters: A Love Story (Oct. ’13), Day of the Dead (Apr. ’13), Slap Shot (Oct. ’12)