Posted by: lucylightning | April 11, 2013

Steel City Secret Cinema: Part 2

by Lucy Leitner

It’s not often that a sequel to a secret can be a secret again, but that
is exactly what is happening with the Steel City Secret Cinema event. 

In October of last year, event founder Colin Matthews satisfied out mid-lockout hockey cravings with a surprise screening of Slap Shot at the Hollywood Theater. On April 26, the shrouded event returns, but this time with more blood than even the Hanson brothers can draw.

“I learned a lot of what worked and what didn’t from the last time around and took everyone’s feedback as to what the event needed. The two big changes were to move it to a Friday night and, of course, bring in a beer vendor,” Matthews said.

This time around, the secret film is an ‘80s cult horror movie. So I can continue to believe that it is Bloodsucking Pharaohs in Pittsburgh. Or, since Matthews says its not limited to Western PA this time, I can hope for Sleepaway Camp.

A $15 advance ticket gets you admission to the screening as well as a gallery of local art inspired by the film and pre-show food, a drink ticket, a raffle ticket, and entertainment from DJ duo Tracksploitation. The $35 poster pass ticket scores you a limited edition 24 x 36” poster by local artist Matt Ryan Tobin as well.

All proceeds will benefit the Hollywood and the Toonseum.

Matthews is looking to expand the event to other locally run theaters and host it more frequently than every six months.

Someday, when we’re least expecting it, it may be Bloodsucking Pharaohs in Pittsburgh. But, then again, no one is ever expecting Bloodsucking Pharaohs in Pittsburgh.

Get tickets to the event via ShowClix.

Learn more at and on Facebook and Twitter.


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