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, June 14 selection is THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE, the American dramatic adventurous neo-western written and directed by John Huston. It is a feature film adaptation of B. Traven’s 1927 novel of the same name, about two financially desperate Americans, Fred C. Dobbs (Humphrey Bogart) and Bob Curtin (Tim Holt), who in the 1920s join initially reluctant old-timer Howard (Walter Huston, the director’s father) in Mexico to prospect for gold. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre was one of the first Hollywood films to be filmed on location outside the United States (in the state of Durango and street scenes in Tampico, Mexico), although many scenes were filmed back in the studio and elsewhere in the US. The film is quite faithful to the source novel. In 1990, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. Tickets available now at https://www.showclix.com/event/BreakfastAndAMovieJune2015.

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* 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: The Sound of Music (May ’15), Singin’ in the Rain (Apr. ’15), 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)


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 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.

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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.
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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 information and tickets at https://www.showclix.com/event/TheUnholyThree.

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)