Christmas comes early at the Hollywood Theater with the star-studded Pittsburgh premiere of Christmas In Compton.
On Nov. 16th, the theater will screen the comedy, which stars Keith David as Big Earl, the owner of a Christmas tree lot in Compton, California who runs into some trouble when his son Derrick (Omar Gooding) crosses the line to prove to his father that he is a success. Co-produced by locals Paula Gregg and Susan Burig, the film began its limited theatrical release on Nov. 9th.
Event attendees can look forward to meeting some of the film’s cast members, as well as many local pro-athletes, including Steelers who will be on hand to raffle off signed football memorabilia. Among the confirmed talent are Christmas In Compton stars Gooding, Miguel Nunez Jr., and Porscha Coleman. Confirmed Steelers include Charlie Batch, Maurkice Pouncey, Chris Rainey, Larry Foote, James Harrison, and LaMarr Woodley. Also confirmed is Josh Harrison of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Pascal Dupuis and Matt Cooke of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Russell Okung of the Seattle Seahawks, and recording artist Jasmine Villegas. Other surprise guests may include Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, and Benji Grinberg of Rostrum Records.
Guests can enjoy a complimentary vodka bar sponsored by White Diamond Vodka, and a free combo pack with popcorn, candy, and a soda. Proceeds of the night’s raffle will benefit local foundations and the Red Cross in support of Hurricane Sandy victims.
The event begins at 6 p.m., with the film starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are limited and are available for $15 at Showclix.