Special Events

FULLTIMEPGH Lecture Series Presents: Aaron Draplin
March 3rd, 2017 – 6:30PM – Tickets here!

Brought to you by CommonWealth Press, Sapling Press and strawberryluna.

Aaron Draplin is a graphic designer, author and founder of Aaron Draplin (DDC). Born in Detroit, Michigan, he is now based in Portland, Oregon. Clients include Nike, Burton Snowboards, Esquire, Red Wing, Field Notes, Ford Motor Company and the Obama Administration. His book, Pretty Much Everything, is a mid-career survey of his work including case studies and advice was released in May 2016.

Doors open at 6:30 so you can come in, grab some DDC merch, talk with the man himself, enjoy a few drinks, and chat with other like minded folks before he takes the stage. Draplin’s Lecture will be from 7:30pm – 9pm.


1. Physical Tickets are being combo screen / letterpress printed as you read this – they are tiny hand-touched works of art and will be available for pickup at CommonWealth Press or Sapling Press from 2.17.17 – 2.24.17 or at will-call at the event (pls arrive at 6:30).

2. Each attendee will also get a pretty rad poster commemorating this event. They will be created in tandem by Pittsburgh printmakers CommonWealth Press, Sapling Press, and strawberryluna.

Tickets for this Lecture are very limited, so don’t snooze and lose yinz!

Noir Night Out II: Double Indemnity
March 5th, 2017 – 7:00PM – Tickets here!

Noir Night Out returns! A classic film noir, screening on a 35mm print, with chili and beer!

Doors open at 6pm, full ticket price of $15 ($12 for members) includes plenty of chili (meatless options available) and two complimentary drink tickets for beer supplied by Church Brew Works. Red Ribbon sodas can be substituted for beer. There will be no BYOB at this event.

Directed by Billy Wilder and adapted from a James M. Cain novel by Wilder and Raymond Chandler, Double Indemnity represents the high-water mark of 1940s film noir urban crime dramas in which a greedy, weak man is seduced and trapped by a cold, evil woman amidst the dark shadows and Expressionist lighting of modern cities. Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck) seduces insurance agent Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray) into murdering her husband to collect his accident policy. The murder goes as planned, but after the couple’s passion cools, each becomes suspicious of the other’s motives. The plan is further complicated when Neff’s boss Barton Keyes (Edward G. Robinson), a brilliant insurance investigator, takes over the investigation. Told in flashbacks from Neff’s perspective, the film moves with ruthless determinism as each character meets what seems to be a preordained fate. Movie veterans Stanwyck, MacMurray, and Robinson give some of their best performances, and Wilder’s cynical sensibility finds a perfect match in the story’s unsentimental perspective, heightened by John Seitz’s hard-edged cinematography. Double Indemnity ranks with the classics of mainstream Hollywood movie-making.

In addition to the Hollywood Theater, other theaters across the country will be screening 35mm prints in honor of the first annual Reel Film Day. As part of the celebrations, the Hollywood Theater will donate $1 of each ticket sale to the Film Foundation, whose mission is to protect and preserve motion picture history. By working in partnership with archives and studios, the foundation has helped to restore over 750 films, which are made accessible to the public through programming at festivals, museums, and educational institutions around the world.

Breakfast Fundraiser: Groundhog Day
March 18th, 2017 – 10:15AM – Tickets here!

Join us at the historic Hollywood Theater in Dormont on Saturday, March 18 for a breakfast and movie you will want to relive again and again! Groundhog Day, a feel-good film starring Bill Murray, is a fun look at a day in the life of a Pittsburgh TV weatherman who experiences a crazy number of deja-vu episodes, leaving him wondering if that legendary groundhog will ever predict the coming of spring.

The ticket price for this event is $20 and includes the movie classic “Groundhog Day” and a light breakfast served before the show. Brunch tickets must be purchased online by 11 p.m. Wednesday, March 15. Doors open at 10:15 a.m. for breakfast, with the movie screening beginning at 11:00.

This is an event to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation in honor and memory of Marita “Marty” Bon. Marty’s family and friends will always remember her as a vibrant, loving woman whose positive, energetic spirit brightened the world of those around her. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of tickets and raffle prizes will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

1984: Special One-Day Screening
April 4th, 2017 – 8:00PM – Tickets here!

After The Atomic War the world is divided into three states. London is a city in Oceania, ruled by a party who has total control over all its citizens. Winston Smith is one of the bureaucrats, rewriting history in one of the departments. One day he commits the crime of falling in love with Julia. They try to escape Big Brother’s listening and viewing devices, but, of course, nobody can really escape…

The Hollywood Theater joins over 90 other movie theaters across the country in screening this relevant film classic on the same day that Winston Smith began his journal: April 4th.

A portion of all ticket sales from this special screening will be donated to the Dormont Public Library, who will also have a table in the lobby.

The Mads are Back!
April 21st, 2017 – 8:00PM – Tickets here!
April 22nd, 2017 – 8:00PM – Tickets here!

The Hollywood Theater in Pittsburgh welcomes Mystery Science Theater 3000 alumni Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu live and in-person for two nights of live riffing onstage in our auditoruim! You can expect to laugh your butts off as you watch them perform to some of the worst movies ever made! Two shows, Friday April 21st, and Saturday April 22nd, each show with different content. Be sure to arrive early, doors open at 7pm, to meet them and say THANKS FOR COMING TO PITTSBURGH!

Trace Beaulieu is a comic actor, writer, performer. | | He was a founding member of the Emmy nominated, Peabody Award-winning, cult hit show MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000. In addition to writing, occasionally directing, designing and building sets and props, Trace performed the puppet character Crow T. Robot, and mad scientist Dr. Clayton Forrester. He repeated these roles in the 1995 film version of the show, MST3K: THE MOVIE.

Frank Conniff is a comedy writer and performer who began his TV career writing for the Peabody award winning Comedy Central series “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” where he also played “TV’s Frank”, the bumbling yet lovable mad scientist sidekick. He then went on to be a writer, producer and actor on the ABC TV series “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” and he was a writer and producer on “The Drew Carey Show” on ABC, “The New Tom Green Show” on MTV, and the satirical series “O2BE” on the Oxygen Network, where he was also a cast member. He was head writer of the animated Nickelodeon series “Invader Zim,” and also was a writer and producer for the Air America Radio network, where he provided material for on-air personalities Rachel Maddow, Marc Maron, Lizz Winstead, Al Franken, Janeane Garofalo, and Randi Rhodes. He was a writer and performer on “Viewpoint” with John Fugelsang on Current TV, and on “Totally Biased” with W. Kamau Bell on the FXX network, and he also writes and performs on The Jimmy Dore Show and appears regularly on Tell Me Everything with John Fugelsang on the SiriusXM Insight channel. He is the writer and star of a live stage show, Cartoon Dump, and he writes, produces and directs original musical comedy radio plays for his podcast, Podhouse 90. He is currently touring the country with Trace Beaulieu in a live movie-riffing show, The Mads.