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. 

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The Wizard of Oz
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 – Get breakfast Tickets by Thursday, September 15
Breakfast at 10:30AM, movie starts at 11AM

Tickets: www.showclix.com/event/hollywoodbreakfast-wizard2016

In this charming film based on the popular L. Frank Baum stories, Dorothy and her dog Toto are caught in a tornado’s path and somehow end up in the land of Oz. Here she meets some memorable friends and foes in her journey to meet the Wizard of Oz who everyone says can help her return home and possibly grant her new friends their goals of a brain, heart and courage. Starring Judy Garland. Rottentomatoes.com says: “An absolute masterpiece whose groundbreaking visuals and deft storytelling are still every bit as resonant, The Wizard of Oz is a must-see film for young and old.”

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Young Frankenstein
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23 – Get Breakfast Tickets by Thursday, October 20
Breakfast at 10:30AM, movie starts at 11AM
Tickets: www.showclix.com/event/hollywoodbreakfast-young-frankenstein

In this spoof of Mary Shelley’s gothic tale, the grandson of Victor Frankenstein, a neurosurgeon, has spent his life living down the legend of his grandfather, even changing the pronunciation of his name. When he discovers his grandfather’s diary, he begins to feel differently, and returns to the family castle to satisfy his curiosity by replicating his ancestor’s experiments. In the process, he creates one very unique monster.

Made with obvious affection for the original, Young Frankenstein (1974) is a riotously silly spoof featuring a fantastic performance by Gene Wilder. Directed by Mel Brooks.


Miracle on 34th Street
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20 – Get breakfast tickets by Thursday, November 17
Breakfast at 10:30AM, movie starts at 11AM

Tickets: www.showclix.com/event/hollywoodbreakfast-miracle

Edmund Gwenn plays Kris Kringle, a bearded old gent who is the living image of Santa Claus. Serving as a last-minute replacement for the drunken Santa, Kringle is offered a job as a Macy’s toy-department Santa. Supervisor Maureen O’Hara soon begins having second thoughts about hiring Kris: it’s bad enough that he is laboring under the delusion that he’s the genuine Saint Nick; but when he begins advising customers to shop elsewhere for toys that they can’t find at Macy’s, he’s gone too far! A resident of a Long Island retirement home, Kris agrees to take a room with lawyer John Payne during the Christmas season. It happens that Payne is sweet on O’Hara, and Kris subliminally hopes he can bring the two together. Kris is also desirous of winning over the divorced O’Hara’s little daughter Natalie Wood, who in her few years on earth has lost a lot of the Christmas spirit. Complications ensue (or course) and in the end Payne represents Kris at his sanity hearing, rocking the New York judicial system to its foundations by endeavoring to prove in court that Kris is, indeed, the real Santa Claus! Edmund Gwenn won an Oscar for his portrayal of the “jolly old elf.” This 1947 film is irrefutable proof that gentle sentimentalism can be the chief ingredient in a wonderful film, Miracle on 34th Street delivers a warm holiday message without resorting to treacle.


White Christmas
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18 – Get breakfast tickets by Thursday, December 15
Breakfast at 10:30AM, movie starts at 11AM
Tickets: www.showclix.com/event/hollywoodbreakfast-white-xmas

Having left the Army following W.W.II, Bob Wallace and Phil Davis team up to become a top song-and-dance act. Davis plays matchmaker and introduces Wallace to a pair of beautiful sisters, Betty and Judy, who also have a song-and-dance act. When Betty and Judy travel to a Vermont lodge to perform a Christmas show, Wallace and Davis follow, only to find their former commander, General Waverly, as the lodge owner. A series of romantic mix-ups ensue as the performers try to help the General.  Directed by Michael Curtiz, this 1954 musical stars Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, and Rosemary Clooney.  It is an unabashedly sentimental holiday favorite that is too cheerful to resist.

* 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.

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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.


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

Coming Up:  The Golem (Sept. ’15), The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari & Nosferatu (Oct. ’15), The Lodger (Nov. ’15).

Past Screenings: 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)