Special Events

david lynch

Monthly, September 2013 through June 2014.
His films have been known to disturb, offend, and mystify audiences. His unique cinematic style is characterized by its dream imagery, surrealism, and meticulous sound design. The Hollywood Theater is celebrating director, filmmaker, and visual artist David Lynch with: The Films of David Lynch, a series that spotlights a different Lynch film monthly through June 2014.  Upcoming movies are (times and dates to be announced later): Mullholland Drive, and Inland Empire.


straight storyThe Straight Story (1999)
4 and 7 p.m., Saturday, April 12
4 p.m., Sunday, April 13
This drama chronicles a the true story of 73-year-old Alvin Straight, who traveled from Laurens, Iowa, to Mt. Zion, Wisconsin, in 1994 on his riding lawn mower to mend his relationship with his ill, estranged, 75-year-old brother, Lyle. It is a lyrical portrait of one man’s journey across America’s heartland and one of Lynch’s most accessible films. It stars Richard Farnsworth and Sissy Spacek. This film will be shown in 35 mm.  The 4 p.m. Saturday show is $5 all seats. watch trailer

Senior Movie Matinee

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2 p.m., Thursday, April 17.
Join us for the 1948 musical romance Easter Parade, starring Judy Garland and Fred Astaire and featuring toe-tapping songs by Irving Berlin.  All seats $6

Easter Parade is also our April Breakfast and a Movie event at 11 a.m., Sunday, April 13. Get tickets by April 10 for a light breakfast, cartoons, and door prizes. This month’s breakfast also features a Best Easter Hat contest with a prize. Tickets are $15; $13, members. get tickets at the theater or at showclix. Movie only (starts at 11:30) is $8 at door.   watch trailer

family movie matinees

Easter Parade
 3 and 7 p.m., Easter Sunday, April 20.
$5 for all seats
Bring the family to this charming 1948 musical romance starring Judy Garland and Fred Astaire and featuring toe-tapping songs by Irving Berlin.  watch trailer

Druskey Entertainment Series

breadcrumbBreadcrumb Trail (2014)
7 p.m., Saturday, April 19
Breadcrumb Trail is a documentary about the band Slint. In 1991 four young lads from Louisville, Kentucky, known as Slint, dropped their final album Spiderland. Not widely recognized upon release, it has grown into a landmark album in underground music. And now, the story of the band and those songs is being told in this new documentary by Lance Bangs.
Details and trailer


The Butcher Boybutcher boy
2 p.m., Sunday, April 27
Buster Keaton and Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle star in this comedy short from 1917. Other short films will be shown.  Live accompaniment on piano by Tom Roberts. The Butcher Boy was the first in Arbuckle’s series of films with the Comique Film Corporation, and Buster Keaton’s film debut.

Tickets  for Silents Please series are $10;  $7, 65+/12- and students with valid school ID at the door. This series is supported in part by a Seed Award from The Sprout Fund (www.sproutfund.org).


Reefer Madnessreefer
midnight, Saturday, April 12
The Junior Chamber of Commerce Players(JCCP) presents Reefer Madness, a cautionary tale about the dangers of marijuana: Public Enemy #1! This is one of the ONLY Reefer Madness Musical shadowcasts in the country. Tickets at showclix or at the door.

rockyThe Rocky Horror Picture Show
Midnight, Saturday, April 19.
Join us for a 35mm screening 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.  Tickets here or at the door.

steel citySteel City Secret Cinema
Part IV: Bill Murray edition

 7 p.m., Friday, April 25
The evening features a screening of a “secret” film, a themed pop-up art gallery with live music, delicious food, local brews, and more. Featured artist is Mike Budai, music performed by Tracksploitation, and beer by Roundabout Brewery. Proceeds benefit the Hollywood Theater and The Arts For Autism Foundation of Pittsburgh. Tickets, which start at $15, and more details here.



Hollywood Theater
Third Birthday Party Gala

Saturday, May 3
Doors open 6:30 p.m.
Celebrate three years of great movies and great times at our fundraising gala…… food, music, movies, drinks, sangria, birthday cake, tarot card readings, a raffle that includes Penguins club seat tickets for 2014-15 season, and more. Details are still being worked out, so check back!
$25 general admission; $20, members at showclix. $30, at door.
Don’t miss out! It’ll be the party of the year!