Hollywood Theater Highlights Historic Pittsburgh Film Treasures

hollywood_theater

History buff John Schalcosky created The Odd, Mysterious & Fascinating History of Pittsburgh Facebook page as a way to explore the city’s unusual, mysterious and forgotten past. On November 15th, Schalcosky and the Hollywood Theater will team up to present an evening of rare films depicting some of the people, places, and events that helped shape Pittsburgh.

The Odd, Mysterious and Fascinating Film History of Pittsburgh will include dozens of short documentaries, commercials, newscasts, and more. The selected works include:

  • rare footage of the 1936 St. Patrick’s Day Flood
  • West View Park
  • Kennywood Park in the 1920s
  • 1932 Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training
  • 21 short films from Westinghouse in 1904
  • an episode of WIIC’s 6 0’clock news from 1962
  • various commercials and advertisements
  • bloopers from Mr. Rogers Neighborhood

The Odd, Mysterious and Fascinating Film History of Pittsburgh will take place at 7 p.m. Tickets cost between $5 and $8, and are available for purchase at Showclix.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s