It's been 26 years since Twin Peaks first aired on television. And with the new season set to begin airing on May 21st, we have even more reason to revisit that town where everyone knows everyone and nothing is what it seems. It's our 4th annual Twin Peaks Party! It wouldn't be a party without the music of Silencio, the internationally renowned group whose sound is inspired by the works of David Lynch & Angelo Badalamenti.
The evening will feature the music of Silencio and dream/nightmare-like Lynchian projections on our big screen, pie and damn good coffee, best Lynch-inspired costume prizes, our log lady, and much more!
So get your tickets now - just $12 in advance, or $15 at the door. And remember, the owls are not what they seem.
Doors open at 7pm, and music will start at 8pm.
BREAKFAST AND A MOVIE: The Friends of the Hollywood Theater invites you to join us for a light brunch and a classic movie. Breakfast and a movie is $15 ($13 for Hollywood members). You must order your brunch ticket by 11 p.m., Thursday May 11th, online or at the theater. Doors open for the brunch at 10:15 a.m., and the film starts at 11. Film only tickets ($8) can be purchased at the door after 10:30 a.m.
One of the most popular movie musicals of all time, The Sound of Music is based on the true story of the Trapp Family Singers. Julie Andrews stars as Maria, a young nun in an Austrian convent who regularly misses her morning prayers because she enjoys going to the hills to sing the title song. Deciding that Maria needs to learn something about the real world before she can take her vows, the Mother Superior (Peggy Wood) sends her off to be governess for the children of the widowed Captain Von Trapp (Christopher Plummer). Arriving at the Trapp home, Maria discovers that her new boss is cold and aloof, and his seven children virtual automatons-at least, whenever the Captain is around. Otherwise, the kids are holy terrors, as evidenced by the fact that Maria is the latest in a long line of governesses. But Maria soon ingratiates herself with the children, especially oldest daughter Liesl (Charmian Carr), who is in love with teenaged messenger boy Rolf. As Maria herself begins to fall in love with the Captain, she rushes back to the Abbey so as not to complicate his impending marriage to a glamorous baroness (Eleanor Parker). But the children insist that Maria return, the Baroness steps out of the picture, and Maria and the Captain confirm their love in the song "Something Good." Unhappily, they return home from their honeymoon shortly after the Nazis march into Austria. Already, swastikas have been hung on the Von Trapp ancestral home, and Liesl's boyfriend Rolf has been indoctrinated in the "glories" of the Third Reich. The biggest blow occurs when Von Trapp is called back to active duty in the service of the Fuhrer. The Captain wants nothing to do with Nazism, and he begins making plans to take himself and his family out of Austria. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
After Gloria (Anne Hathaway) loses her job and is kicked out of her boyfriend’s apartment, she leaves her life in New York and move back to her hometown. When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, Korea, Gloria gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this far-off phenomenon. As events begin to spin out of control, Gloria must determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world.
Hollywood 91st Birthday Fundraising Party
Doors open at 7:00pm, raffle at 8:00pm, film at 8:30pm.
Last year’s 90th birthday party at the historic Hollywood Theater in Dormont was our most successful ever. For our 91st, we’re upping our game with a spectacular fundraising raffle showcasing over $7,500 worth of premium electronics and home entertainment prizes! When we say premium, we mean premium -- these are not your run-of-the-mill items found in discount stores -- and our Grand Prize will amaze you! With over 50 prizes and fewer than 300 admission tickets available, the odds of taking something home are pretty darn good. If seems a bit unbelievable, rest assured it is for real. You have never seen so many great prizes under one single-screen theater roof!
Our hosts for the evening, John and Gisele Fetterman will introduce our film: the critically acclaimed (100% on Rotten Tomatoes!), locally filmed, independent classic “Bob Roberts,” shown on 35mm. John Fetterman, renowned mayor of Braddock, is a national symbol of hope for small American towns trying to reinvent themselves. Gisele is a social activist and entrepreneur who founded Freestore 15104, and co-founded 412 Food Rescue and For Good PGH.
Tickets for the May 6th 91st Birthday Party are $30, which include the film with special guests, the party with food catered by another Braddock superstar, Kevin Sousa, sodas and iced teas provided by The Snapple Group, plus five raffle tickets! Beer, wine, and additional raffle tickets will be available for purchase.
Nationally syndicated Sound Advice columnist Don Lindich, a Pittsburgh native and Hollywood Theater supporter, will be on site to answer any questions about the prizes and assist with the raffle.
Come join the fun, eat some great food, win some fabulous prizes, see a great film, and support the Hollywood!
The Hollywood Theater is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
**There will be no BYOB at this event**
***No Free Passes or Special Admissions***
About the movie:
“Bob Roberts,” made in and around Pittsburgh 26 years ago, was way ahead of its time. Seen now, the parallels to current events and politics are uncanny. Written, directed by, and starring Tim Robbins, the mockumentary follows a millionaire businessman/entertainer running for the U.S. Senate. He’s even involved with a beauty pageant! The comedy also stars Susan Sarandon, Jack Black (his first big-screen role), Giancarlo Esposito, and local favorite Tom Atkins.
RR for sexuality, some nudity, language, and some violent content
Friends of the Hollywood Theater, come join us on June 24th for our 8th annual Purple Rain movie party! This will be the biggest dance party of the year! Last year's event sold out within hours, and we expect this one to be insanely busy as well. The evening will include rare Prince artwork, fun Prince-inspired concessions, merchandise for sale, and a special surprise before the movie. No true Prince fan should miss out on this event! Doors open at 7pm, movie starts at 8pm.
A young musician, tormented by an abusive situation at home, must contend with a rival singer, a burgeoning romance, and his own dissatisfied band, as his star begins to rise.
Join Pittsburgh's official Rocky Horror shadowcast the Junior Chamber of Commerce Players for a fun pre-show at ten, and then enjoy the cult classic film with a live shadowcast.
This film tells the tale of the Harper Affair, in which young Jimmy Harper finds his life of promise turn into a life of debauchery and murder thanks to the new drug menace marijuana. Along the way he receives help from his girlfriend Mary and Jesus himself, but always finds himself in the arms of the Reefer Man and the rest of the denizens of the Reefer Den.
18+ or parental guidance highly suggested. The pre-show contains adult language and content.
NO BYOB PERMITTED FOR REEFER MADNESS.
How much of your own life are you willing to risk?
Laura Poitras, Academy Award winning director of CITIZENFOUR, returns with her most personal and intimate film to date. Filmed over six years, RISK is a complex and volatile character study that collides with a high stakes election year and its controversial aftermath.
Cornered in a tiny building for half a decade, Julian Assange is undeterred even as the legal jeopardy he faces threatens to undermine the organization he leads and fracture the movement he inspired. Capturing this story with unprecedented access, Poitras finds herself caught between the motives and contradictions of Assange and his inner circle.
In a new world order where a single keystroke can alter history, Risk is a portrait of power, betrayal, truth, and sacrifice. Executive Produced by Sam Esmail, creator of Mr. Robot.
Our monthly series of silent films with live musical accompaniment returns with a screening of the 1926 film Mantrap.
Backwoods Canadian Joe (Ernest Torrence), tired of his lonely existence in the rustic village of Mantrap, rolls into Minneapolis, weds flirtatious young manicurist Alverna (Clara Bow) and whisks her back to his cabin up north. But Alverna quickly grows bored in the sticks, and when Joe's friend Ralph (Percy Marmont), a divorce lawyer on vacation from women, comes to stay with the newlyweds, she can't resist using her feminine wiles on the strapping newcomer.
Live accompaniment by Dale Abraham and Tom Roberts: Dale is an organist who promotes the authentic rhythmic styles of the 1920s and 1930s and Tom is a world renowned piano player most noted for his love of early jazz and considered one of the finest pianists today in the exciting Harlem stride piano style.
The screening will be presented on 35mm, with a print loaned by The Library of Congress.
RViolence, Sexual Content and Language
Join Pittsburgh's official Rocky Horror shadowcast the Junior Chamber of Commerce Players for a fun pre-show at midnight, and then enjoy the cult classic film with a live shadowcast.
Sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O'Brien). Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named "Rocky."
18+ or parental guidance highly suggested. The pre-show contains adult language and content.
The JCCP sells approved prop bags for $3.
NO BYOB PERMITTED FOR ROCKY HORROR.