Saturday, June 1, 2013
Tell me more, tell me more! Calling all Pink Ladies and T-Birds! Grease is the word at the Hollywood Theater on June 1. Join us for a Sing-A-Long with Grease costume contests, goodie bags, trivia, hand jive competition, and of course….SINGING! And to help guide you around the curves, The Junior Chamber of Commerce Players (Pittsburgh’s Official Rocky Horror Shadow Cast) will be giving us a hand! Giveaways provided by Penn Avenue Eyewear! Tickets are $10 at the door and at Showclix
8 p.m., Friday, May 24
The Wild World of Hasil Adkins (1993) Short subject documentary by Julien Nitzberg about the legendary “psychobilly” musician and infamous wild man Hasil Adkins With a rare 7 p.m. live performance of the Hillbilly Varmints. A riotous white trash rock out. $7.
7 p.m., Saturday, May 25
The Adventures of Bob and Doug McKenzie: Strange Brew (1983) starring Canada’s most famous hosers. Something is rotten at the Elsinore Brewery, so Bob and Doug Mackenzie help the orphan Pam regain the brewery founded by her recently-deceased father. But to do so, they must confront the suspicious brewmaster and two teams of vicious hockey players. Rotten Tomatoes says: “Brilliant. Stupid…but brilliant.” Chosen by raffle winner Jen Braun! The evening includes a Beer tasting and more. Film at 8 p.m.
Screen and Be Seen: DEFERENCE
7:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 12
Support local independent cinema by joining us for … Deference by Churchill Pictures. After spending a few years in prison, Paulie Fusco comes back to find his best friend, Bruno DeMase, exactly where he left him. Growing weary of picking up collections for the city’s biggest bookie, Gi GI Demeo, Bruno soon develops his own plan to get ahead on the streets. Meanwhile, an Irish drug lord, Brady O’Brien creates tension throughout the city and commences a rivalry on Bruno’s crew. $5
So Bad It’s Good
7 p.m., Friday, June 14
Join us for Road House (1989), starring Patrick Swayze. Love, treachery, and broken furniture are the hallmarks of this rollicking action drama. Dalton (Patrick Swayze) has a Ph.D., but rather than make a living teaching Socrates at some university, he’s opted to become a top-drawer “cooler” — an expert barroom bouncer who can break up fights without getting himself killed in the process. Dalton is hired to keep the peace at the Double Duce, a rough-and-tumble honky tonk in Jasper, Missouri, where beer-soaked free-for-alls are a nightly event. Sam Elliott plays Dalton’s mentor, Wade, and Red West, a one-time member of Elvis Presley’s “Memphis Mafia,” appears as Webster; Canadian blues-rock guitarist Jeff Healey leads the Double Duce house band. The tagline of this action/thriller says it all: “Dalton lives like a loner, fights like a professional. And loves like there’s no tomorrow.”
LIVE HECKLING done by Cream Stain Comedy: Dillon Diatlo, Brett Goodnack, and Dan Derks—a trio of local Pittsburgh improvisers. Having performed in such festivals as the Del Close Marathon and the Chicago Improv Festival, these three experienced improvisers seamlessly blend characters and environments to create unforgettable shows. We will have a heckle-free screening of the movie is 10 p.m., Saturday, June 15.
HORROR REALM PRESENTS GEORGE ROMERO’S MARTIN
6 p.m., Saturday, June 22
Join Horror Realm for a fun filled night as they raise money to support the Scares that Care organization that helps sick children and women fighting Breast Cancer. They will be showing George Romero’s “Martin” and will be joined by the star of the film John Amplas.
Schedule of events:
6:00 PM – the doors open
6:30 PM – John Amplas and other Martin guests available for autographs. John will be charging for his autograph but is donating everything to Scares that Care.
7:45 PM – Silent auction winners and 50/50 raffle winner announced.
8:00 PM – “Martin” begins
9:40 PM – Q&A with John and other guests
Artist Terry Callen is creating a special 11×17 poster for this event. There will be a limited amount of posters printed for this event.
Tickets are $25 gets (includes a limited edition poster, which will be autographed at no charge) and $10 at showclix
In addition to being a fundraiser for a great charity we will also be celebrating a birthday, John Amplas! John is very excited to celebrate his birthday with everyone.
7 p.m., Friday, June 28
The Ghastly Love of Johnny X (2012), a comedy/sci-fi/fantasy. Banished to Earth for intergalactic juvenile delinquency, Johnny X and his gang of Ghastly Ones set off in search of a piece of alien technology that could change the fate of the universe forever—the so-called “resurrection suit.” Soon, the extraterrestrial nogoodniks are embroiled in a wacky scheme involving a femme fatale named Bliss, a shifty concert promoter with schemes of his own, and a recently deceased musician who won’t let a little decomposition stop him from rocking. Rotten Tomatoes calls it “a truly mad concoction, blending 1950s sci-fi melodrama, song-and-dance, and a touch of horror—a mesmerizing big screen spectacular!”
MEAT & A MOVIE…FIGHT CLUB
6 p.m., Saturday, June 29
A special 35mm screening of this 1999 Edward Norton/Brad Pitt cult classic! Dinner at 6 p.m. by Cain’s Saloon. Movie at 7 p.m. $15 tickets at showclix. Please preorder tickets for the dinner. Movie only is $7 at the door. The plot? Well, without giving anything away….an insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker and they form an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more… Based on the Chuck Palahniuk novel.