Local movie theater lovers rejoice! Thanks to a group of volunteers – Friends of the Hollywood Theater – the Hollywood Theater in Dormont will be reopening this spring.
May 4th – The Hollywood Theater will host a screening of the PBS documentary The New Metropolis.
Looking forward The Hollywood Theater will host the 48 Hour Film Festival, Rocky Horror Picture show and many other community events.
Determined not to lose another single-screen theater, a group of local movie-lovers, area residents and community leaders banded together to formulate a strategy to reopen the beloved Hollywood. The result was the FOHT, whose mission is to reopen the theater not only to show movies, but as a community center where the public can enjoy movies, film festivals, concerts, and special events such as big screen viewings of sporting events and the Academy Awards. The FOHT hopes that reopening the theater will add to the vitality of the Potomac Avenue business district, Dormont, and the entire region.
Check out the Post-Gazette article on The Hollywood Theater here.
Here are some great photos of the interior of the theater (interior photos are copyright Fred Terling):
You can learn more about The New Metropolis here. I think this will be a really interesting film that addresses some issues that Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas are dealing with.
Here is the trailer: