On May 9th we are proudly teaming up with First Commonwealth Dormont to celebrate four years since the community reopened the Hollywood Theater (and about 88 years since it first opened). The evening will feature our special guest, actor Tom Atkins, and a brand new restored digital transfer of his film, the classic sci-fi/action movie Escape from New York. We’ll have live music by The Retro Agents, hors d’oeuvres, birthday cake, beer and wine, and our annual auction featuring Penguins box seats, a free private night at the Hollywood for you and your friends, and much more! Doors open at 6pm, a conversation with Tom Atkins at 7:30pm, and the film shortly after 8pm. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door ($12 advance for current members or $15 at the door, must show valid member card at door). Price includes two drink tickets. Tickets available now here.
- Breakfast and a Movie
- Deuce Comes to Dormont
- Guest Programmer Series
- The Films of Stanley Kubrick
- The Rocky Horror Picture Show
- SILENTS, Please!
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,April 19th selection is SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN. Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor star in Singin’ in the Rain, one of the greatest and most successful musicals ever filmed – filled with memorable songs, lavish routines and Kelly’s fabulous song-and-dance number performed in the rain. Set during the advent of “talkies,” Don Lockwood has risen to stardom during Hollywood’s silent-movie era – paired with the beautiful, jealous and dumb Lina Lamont. And when Lockwood becomes attracted to young studio singer Kathy Selden, Lamont has her fired. But with the introduction of talking pictures, Lockwood finds his career in jeopardy after audiences laugh when they hear Lamont speak in her shrill voice for the first time… until the studio decides to use Selden to dub her voice. 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: To Catch a Thief (Mar. ’15), 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)
Past Screenings: Five Deadly Venoms (Apr. ’15); Five Fingers of Death (Nov. ’14)
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 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!
ON May 31st at 2pm we are proud to present a double feature of the two versions of THE UNHOLY THREE, starring Lon Chaney! More info to come …
Past Screenings: 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)