Friday, May 2, 2014
This weekend, the Hollywood Theater in Dormont celebrates its third year operating as a rep house and independent movie theater. (The building has been a cinema since the 1920s.)
It's a cause for celebration on Sat., May 3 — plus do a little fund-raising. To stay viable, the theater needs to purchase a new digital projector.
But for your ticket price ($25 in advance or at showclix.com; $20 for members; $30 at the door), you get a full evening's entertainment:
Live jazz by Midnight Horns, tarot-card readings, a caricature artist; food from Cain's, plus birthday cake, a candy buffet, Eat n' Park Smiley cookies and popcorn; beverages including beer, wine and sangria; and a raffle table.
And, of course, movies. On the slate is a double feature celebrating Pittsburgh. First, Undaunted: The Forgotten Giants of Allegheny Observatory, an hour-long documentary about the influential North Side observatory. That's followed by The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh, a 1979 comedy about a hopeless basketball team starring Jonathon Winters, Julius Irving and Meadowlark Lemon.
Fish also kicks off the Hollywood's new series of curated films, and was chosen by Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, who is expected to attend.
The party is Sat., May 3, and gets in gear at 7 p.m.