Pittsburgh Double Feature at the Hollywood showcases the city, its neighbors, and coming home.
Before he became a Pittsburgh icon, making “speedy deliveries” to Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood as Mr. McFeely, David Newell was just another kid watching movies at Dormont’s Hollywood Theater. The Green Tree native frequented the theater through his teen years, but said he never imagined that someday he’d see himself on the Hollywood’s screen. When the theater shows “My Tale of Two Cities: A Comeback Story” this Friday, he’ll get to share the experience with an audience that loves Pittsburgh—and its many neighborhoods—as much as he does. “I spent a lot of time going to that theater, from when I was a child until it closed,” Newell said. “Little did I know when I was sitting in that theater that a movie I’m in would be showing here. Little …
After playing in theaters across North America, Carl Kurlander's movie about Pittsburgh returns home for one night only.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
After a tour of more than 25 cities, "My Tale of Two Cities," the funny, hopeful movie about Pittsburgh's comeback, will return for a special screening at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at the Hollywood Theater in Dormont. This tale is about the once-great industrial giant that built America with its steel, conquered polio and invented everything from aluminum to the Big Mac—and has, against all odds, reinvented itself for a new age. After the screening, a panel discussion about Dormont's and Pittsburgh's own comeback stories will include state Sen. Wayne Fontana (D-42nd District); Louise Sturgess, executive director of the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation; Muriel Moreland, Dormont Historical Society president; Kelly James of Sugar …