Special Events


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. 

 

A Hard Day’s Night
SUNDAY, JANUARY 22 – Get breakfast tickets by Thursday, January 19
Breakfast at 10:30AM, movie starts at 11AM
Tickets: https://ticketing.us.veezi.com/purchase/153?siteToken=scz7c5at7bg7nb1h3h948e5bmm

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.

Sabrina
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12 Get breakfast tickets by Thursday, February 9
Breakfast at 10:30AM, movie starts at 11AM
Tickets: https://ticketing.us.veezi.com/sessions/?siteToken=scz7c5at7bg7nb1h3h948e5bmm

Linus and David Larrabee are the two sons of a very wealthy family. Linus (Humphrey Bogart) is all work — busily running the family corporate empire with no time for a wife and family. David (William Holden) is all play — technically employed in the family business but never showing up for work, spending all his time entertaining, and having been married and divorced three times. Sabrina Fairchild  (Audrey Hepburn) is the young, shy, and awkward daughter of the household chauffeur, who has been infatuated with David all her life, but whom David hardly notices till she goes away to Paris for two years and returns an elegant, sophisticated, beautiful woman. Suddenly, she finds she’s captured David’s attention, but just as she does so, she finds herself also falling in love with Linus, and she finds that Linus is also falling in love with her.

Directed by Billy Wilder, (Romance/1953/Unrated/113 min), Rottentomatoes.com gives it a 91%!

“A charming reworking of the classic Cinderella story, Billy Wilder’s Sabrina features a terrific cast, headed by William Holden, Humphrey Bogart (in a comedy role!), and best of all Audrey Hepburn.”   EmanuelLevy.Com

“Ignore the critics who say this is one of Billy Wilder’s minor works. It is a major movie, a masterpiece of romantic comedy, and it still looks as fresh as a daisy.”  —RadioTimes

Bringing Up Baby
SUNDAY, MARCH 19 – Get breakfast tickets by Thursday, March 16
Breakfast at 10:30AM, movie starts at 11AM
Tickets: https://ticketing.us.veezi.com/sessions/?siteToken=scz7c5at7bg7nb1h3h948e5bmm

Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant star in this inspired comedy about a madcap heiress with a pet leopard who meets an absent-minded paleontologist and unwittingly makes a fiasco of both their lives. David Huxley (Grant) is the stuffy paleontologist who needs to finish an exhibit on dinosaurs and thus land a $1 million grant for his museum. At a golf outing with his potential benefactors, Huxley is spotted by Susan Vance (Hepburn) who decides that she must have the reserved scientist at all costs. She uses her pet leopard, Baby, to trick him into driving to her Connecticut home, where a dog wanders into Huxley’s room and steals the vital last bone that he needs to complete his project. The real trouble begins when another leopard escapes from the local zoo and Baby is mistaken for it, leading Huxley and Susan into a series of harebrained and increasingly more insane schemes to save the cat from the authorities. Inevitably, the two end up in the local jail, where things get even more out of hand: Susan pretends to be the gun moll to David’s diabolical, supposedly wanted criminal. Naturally, the mismatched pair falls in love through all the lunacy. Director Howard Hawks delivers a funny, fast-paced, and offbeat story, enlivened by animated performances from the two leads, in what has become a definitive screwball comedy.

Directed by Howard Hawks, (Comedy/1938/Unrated/102 min), Rottentomatoes.com gives it a 95%!!

How sublime can movies get?  —Radio Times

With Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant at their effervescent best, Bringing Up Baby is a seamlessly assembled comedy with enduring appeal.  —Rottontomatoes.com

The Sting
SUNDAY, APRIL 23 – Get breakfast tickets by Thursday, April 20
Breakfast at 10:30AM, movie starts at 11AM
Tickets: https://ticketing.us.veezi.com/sessions/?siteToken=scz7c5at7bg7nb1h3h948e5bmm

Four years after setting box offices ablaze in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Paul Newman, Robert Redford, and director George Roy Hill re-teamed with similar success for The Sting. Redford plays Depression-era confidence trickster Johnny Hooker, whose friend and mentor Luther Coleman (Robert Earl Jones) is murdered by racketeer/gambler Doyle Lonnegan (Robert Shaw). Hoping to avenge Luther’s death, Johnny begins planning a “sting” — an elaborate scam — to destroy Lonnegan. He enlists the aid of “the greatest con artist of them all,” Henry Gondorff (Paul Newman), who pulls himself out of a drunken stupor and rises to the occasion.

Hooker and Gondorff gather together an impressive array of con men, all of whom despise Lonnegan and wish to settle accounts on behalf of Luther. The twists and surprises that follow are too complex to relate in detail — suffice to say that you can’t cheat an honest man, and that you shouldn’t accept everything at face value. The Sting became one of the biggest hits of the early ’70s; grossing 68.5 million dollars during its first run, the film also picked up seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Adapted Score for Marvin Hamlisch’s unforgettable setting of Scott Joplin’s ragtime music. Rottentomatoes.com gives it a 93%, saying: “Paul Newman, Robert Redford, and director George Roy Hill prove that charm, humor, and a few slick twists can add up to a great film.”

(comedy-Drama/1973/PG/129 min)

It is a sparkling film, an American Borsalino, with sharp, clever dialogue, directed at a fine pace and with a good eye for period detail by George Roy Hill.  —The Spectator

* 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.


GUEST PROGRAMMER SERIES:
Next selection coming soon …

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.

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

Faust w/ live music by Richard Nicol and Steve  Rightnour
December 4th, 2016 – 4:00PM
https://www.showclix.com/event/faust-silents-please

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)