by Lucy Leitner
For the third time, Steel City Secret Cinema comes to the Hollywood Theater in Dormont. As usual, the film is more hidden than Hollyburgh has been in the past six months. But here’s what event founder Colin Matthews is willing to divulge:
Friday, November 1.
7:00 to 9:00 PM:
Live music by Tracksploitation.
Gallery featuring local art inspired by the film
Food from Round Corner Cantina, The Salted Pig,
Market District, Aladdin’s Eatery, and Eat ‘n Park.
Beer from East End Brewing (Big Hop IPA and Blackberry Rye).
9:00 to 10:30 PM:
Poster unveiling by Pittsburgh artist Zeb Love.
This season’s film is a dark comedy. It is not regionally significant, which eliminates, surprisingly, nothing. As usual, all proceeds benefit the Hollywood and Lawrenceville WORKS!
“I’d like to think this event has been a success because it’s unique, and of course, it’s for a good cause,” Matthews said. “So even if you don’t see the movie you were expecting, you’ll still leave the night feeling good about yourself… and of course we have plenty of beer to go around.”
Tickets are available on Showclix and it’s probably a good idea to get them immediately seeing how the event has been growing in popularity. About 150 cinephiles turned up for the spring Day of the Dead screening and tickets sales for Friday’s event have already surpassed those for the Romero classic.
Even though the movie is a secret until 9:00 Friday night, even though the only hint is a genre — no comedy can be blacker and more painful to watch than the black and gold comedy of errors we’ve been seeing every Sunday this season.