Friday, May 17, 2013
Here's what's happening at Dormont's Hollywood Theater this weekend.
Dormont's Hollywood Theater is hosting a sneak preview screening of a locally-produced film this weekend—and admission is free! A sneak preview of the new indie comedy "Marko Friday Night" will be shown Saturday at 7 p.m. The film, which is scheduled for release this spring, was written and directed by Ben Dietels and produced by Pittsburgh-based BPO Films. If you're going: Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Friday, May 10, 2013
"Carrie" is on the Hollywood's marquee this weekend, along with a very unique prom celebration.
It's prom season, and Dormont's Hollywood Theater is inviting patrons and their dates to enjoy a unique prom-themed event. The "Pig's Blood Prom" is today, Friday, May 10. It will—of course—feature a screening of the classic prom horror flick "Carrie" (1976) at 8 p.m., as well as a live performance by Venus in Furs, featuring the Bridge City Bombshells Burlesque Troupe after the movie. Vendors will be in the lobby before the show. Tickets to this prom are $10. If you're going: Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Fans joined the Friends of Hollywood Theater volunteers and theater staff members Friday in celebrating the second anniversary of Dormont’s landmark theater.
Some people wear their passions metaphorically on their sleeves—Steven Worek tattooed his right onto his arm. Worek was one of dozens of fans in attendance Friday at Dormont’s Hollywood Theater for a celebration of the theater’s second year in business. His tattoo, a "Rocky Horror Picture Show" symbol with the words "The Hollywood Theater" underneath, represents what he loves about Dormont's landmark theater. “This is really a part of something in my life that has changed my life, if that makes any sense,” he said. Worek, who lives in the North Hills, said he started coming to the Hollywood because he’s a fan of “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” which the Hollywood used to show twice a month. He guessed he’s seen the show at the Hollywood about…
Friday, May 3, 2013
Dormont's Hollywood Theater turns 2 this weekend, and the community is invited to celebrate.
Dormont's Hollywood Theater has had two successful years since re-opening in 2011, and the community is invited to celebrate. Today, Friday, starting at 7 p.m., a Birthday Gala will be held at the Hollywood. Tickets for the event are $25, and the cost includes jazz standards performed live by the Thoth Trio, short classic films, and the debut of a film about the theater. Birthday cake, raffles, drinks and more will be provided. Proceeds from Friday's event benefit the Hollywood's ongoing effort to go digital by purchasing a digital movie projector. The party continues Saturday from noon to 4 p.m., when patrons can stop by for free cartoons, film shorts, cake and popcorn. The movie of the day is "Gone With the Wind" (1939) at 7 p.m., and …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Dormont's Hollywood Theater will host a 1980's themed event today, Friday—but the movie it's showing is a secret.
A benefit event for Dormont's Hollywood Theater is being held at the theater today, Friday, but the film being shown is a secret. Steel City Secret Cinema returns to the theater this evening for a 1980's-themed event featuring giveaways, food and drink, and a screening of a cult classic horror film. The movie title will be revealed this evening! Tickets and more information are available at the Steel City Secret Cinema website. If you're going: For more information, see the Hollywood Theater website. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for adults age 62 and older, $5 for children age 12 and younger, unless otherwise noted. Call the theater at 412-344-2958 for details. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up…
Friday, April 12, 2013
Check out what's on the Hollywood's marquee for the weekend of April 12-14.
This weekend at Dormont's Hollywood Theater features a mix of classics, horror, and sci-fi/comedy. The Raw Fear television show premier is being hosted at Hollywood Theater on Friday, with special guests from the cast and crew discussing their ghost hunting experiences. Saturday is for sci-fi flick "Earth Girls Are Easy," a 1988 comedy starring Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum and Jim Carrey. The event also is a fundraiser for the Hollywood, to raise money for a digital projector. On Sunday, Breakfast and a Movie is back. Breakfast tickets are no longer available, but movie tickets are still available for patrons to see the 1958 classic "Gigi." If you're going: For more information, see the Hollywood Theater website. Tickets are $7 for adults, $…
Friday, March 29, 2013
The 2002 comedy "Bubba Ho-Tep" is among the movies featured on the Hollywood's marquee this weekend.
There aren't many opportunities to see Elvis and President John F. Kennedy fight Egyptian mummies, but this weekend's feature at Dormont's Hollywood Theater is that chance. The 2002 comedy "Bubba Ho-Tep," starring Bruce Campbell and Ossie Davis, will run Friday through Sunday. On a more serious note, also playing this weekend is "Leonie," the 2010 bio-pic about American educator, editor, and journalist Leonie Gilmour, directed by Hisako Matsui. If you're going: For more information, see the Hollywood Theater website. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for adults age 62 and older, $5 for children age 12 and younger, unless otherwise noted. Call the theater at 412-344-2958 for details. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Here's the Week in Review, March 18 to March 22.
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Saturday, March 23
Busy week? No downtime? Missed the news? Don't sweat it. Here's a list of this week's top stories from Dormont-Brookline Patch, so you can catch up on the goods. This week on Dormont-Brookline Patch: Mystery Solved: Containers Were Septic Tanks St. Patrick's Weekend Nets Four Public Drunkenness Arrests in Dormont Armed Robbery at Dormont CoGo's Anime Sunday at Dormont's Hollywood Theater Opening Night: KO Presents 'The Drowsy Chaperone' Got your own news to share? Add your organization's events to our Event Calendar. Share your wedding, baby or graduation news in our Announcements section and, while you're at it, upload your photos to our Neighborhood Gallery. We'd love to hear from you! Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Here's a look at Hollywood Theater's weekend schedule.
This weekend it's Anime Sunday at Dormont's Hollywood Theater. The 1985 Japanese film "Dagger of Kamui" will be shown at 2 p.m. Also playing this weekend is the 1965 Indian film "Gumnaam," a mystery/thriller about eight people trapped on an island. The 2012 documentary "Mumia: Long Distance Revolution," about the life of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal also is playing this weekend. If you're going: For more information, see the Hollywood Theater website. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for adults age 62 and older, $5 for children age 12 and younger, unless otherwise noted. Call the theater at 412-344-2958 for details. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
The publication featured five theaters across the nation that need help to "survive the celluloid apocalypse."
The Moveable Fest website has featured Dormont's Hollywood Theater as one of several across the nation that need help "to survive the celluloid apocalypse." The feature comes at a good time. With just 19 days left in the theater's Indiegogo campaign, Hollywood volunteers and patrons have been advocating heavily on social media for donations. According to Hollywood Theater representatives, the theater is in no immediate danger of closing, even if the Indiegogo goal is not met. The theater will continue to provide normal scheduling, and will continue to explore other funding options. However, because the theater does not have a digital projector, it is now unable to show many films that are only available in digital format. That includes "…