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…
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 "…
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Miss something? No sweat. Here's a roundup of the week's top stories, from Dec. 31 to Jan. 4.
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Saturday, January 5
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. 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! This week on Dormont-Brookline Patch: South Hills Woman Wanted for Fraud, Thefts Arrests Follow New Year's Fight at Ritz Banquet Hall Naftal Says PublicStuff a Success for Dormont Hollywood Screen Goes Dark on 'Rocky Horror' Dormont VFD Officers Sworn in Thursday Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more …
Friday, January 4, 2013
"Rocky Horror Picture Show" will no longer be shown at Dormont’s Hollywood Theater, unless the theater can make a big jump into the digital age.
The end of 2012 also meant the end of a major event for Dormont’s Hollywood Theater—screenings of "Rocky Horror Picture Show." The classic, campy film will no longer be shown at the Hollywood, unless the theater is able to make a big jump forward into the digital age. "We're working right now to raise the money to get a digital film projecter," said Hollywood Theater manager Chad Hunter. "That's really becoming more and more important, and we're getting to the point where we'll depend on it for the future." With the loss of "Rocky Horror," the theater's need for a digital projector and other equipment updates—at a cost of $75,000—became more prevalent than ever, Hunter said. Hollywood Theater frequently shows movies on 35mm film, and when …
Friday, December 21, 2012
If you're burned out from the holidays, Hollywood Theater has a couple movies this weekend to take your mind off of it.
If you're up to your eyeballs in wrapping paper and candy canes, Dormont's Hollywood Theater is giving you a chance to step away and enjoy some non-holiday movies Friday and Saturday. Today, Friday, the Hollywood is showing a special, private screening of "The Quantum Lords: The Trojan Horse." For more info, contact Andrew Wormsley at 412-523-7121 or email@example.com. Starting at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, DJ Zombo will spin records at the theater until the 9:30 p.m. showing of "Urgh! A Music War" (1981). "Rocky Horror Picture Show" (1975) will run at midnight. On Sunday it's time to get back into the holiday spirit. The Breakfast and a Movie special is "White Christmas." For details, click here. For more info, check out the Hollywood …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Hollywood Theater has a unique lineup this weekend.
Dormont's Hollywood Theater has a weekend lineup that includes double features and live shows. The weekend kicks off today, Friday, with two rounds of double features. At 2 p.m. cartoons will be shown, followed by "The Never Ending Story." More cartoons start at 4 p.m., followed by "The Goonies." On Saturday, the Silent Partner and Friends Live Concert Series continues. Silent Partner, the Good Guys and the Rockin' Brits will perform, starting at 7 p.m. Those who want to stick around can watch a midnight showing of "Rocky Horror Picture Show." Sunday is a repeat of Friday's double features. For times and pricing information, see the Hollywood Theater website. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more information, …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Dormont's Hollywood Theater has a weekend of classic films planned, and proceeds from one special film showing will support the Lupus Foundation of PA.
Even zombies have a charitable side. On Saturday, a special showing of a film with local roots will benefit the Lupus Foundation of Pennsylvania at Dormont's Hollywood Theater. "The Resurrection Game," by local filmmakers Amy Lynn Best and Mike Watt, takes a look at a futuristic world where the walking dead are part of everyday life, and where a detective uncovers quite the conspiracy. Tickets are $10 at the door, and the event includes raffles, vendors and music by DJ Zombo. A lineup of Hollywood classics also are coming to Hollywood Theater this weekend. Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1954 thriller, "Rear Window," starring Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly, will run on Friday, followed by the 1971 film "A Clockwork Orange," which director …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Stephen Chbosky, writer and director of "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," will host "Rocky Horror Picture Show" at Hollywood Theater this weekend.
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Thursday, September 27, 2012
It's not often that a major Hollywood movie is filmed in your hometown, and it's probably more rare that the director would come back months later for a visit. That's what Stephen Chbosky is doing this Saturday, when he will host a special showing of "Rocky Horror Picture Show" at Dormont's Hollywood Theater. Chbosky, an Upper St. Clair native, is the author of the 1999 novel "The Perks of Being a Wallflower." He also directed the movie, which was partly filmed at Dormont's Hollywood Theater last year and hit theaters this month. The movie "Rocky Horror Picture Show" plays its own role in "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," and Chbosky will host a special showing of "Rocky Horror" on Saturday, starting at 10:30 p.m. Advanced tickets for the…
Friday, August 17, 2012
Check out what's on the Hollywood's marquee this weekend.
It's an action-packed weekend at Dormont's Hollywood Theater! Friday night starts with "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," the last in Steven Spielberg's trilogy about the famed archaeologist. Later that evening is "Battle Royale," Kinji Fukasaku's futuristic sci-fi thriller. The lineup repeats on Saturday, followed by a midnight showing of "Rocky Horror Picture Show." The dreamlike David Bowie film "Labyrinth" is thrown into the mix on Sunday. 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. If you're going: Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Friday, July 20, 2012
Hollywood Theater's marquee includes two live shows this weekend.
Hollywood Theater's marquee includes some unique shows this weekend, with live performances, new twists to old favorites and, of course, some comedy. The weekend kicks off Friday with two showing of "Wet Hot American Summer," David Wain's 2001 comedy about summer camp, set in 1981. The movie will run again on Sunday. Two special events are happening Saturday, starting with a live concert by local band Silent Partner. The Silent Partner & Friends show costs $12 in advance and $15 at the door, and starts at 7 p.m. For more info, see this listing in the Dormont-Brookline Patch events calendar. After the show there's a very special performance of "Rocky Horror Picture Show." For details about this unique experience, click here. If you're going…