Hollywood Theater Spotlights Rock Doc ‘Same Circus, Different Town’

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Since its formation in 1987, the Pittsburgh-based rock group Damaged Pies has toured the country for decades, playing such venues as CBGB and the Whisky a Go Go, going through numerous lineup changes along the way. In 2011, the band returned to its hometown for a 25th anniversary concert. On January 23rd, the Hollywood Theater will revisit that performance, and look at the band’s legacy, with a concert documentary from director Justin Rainier.

Same Circus, Different Town commemorates the 25th anniversary concert at Club Cafe, which included Damaged Pies founder Stephen Bodner, and brought back past members Mark Pintea, Billy Laspin, Margie Michel Pintea, Jim “Shag” McCabe, and Dave Warren. The film also features opening act Heidi Jacobs.

The Same Circus, Different Town screening will take pace at 12 p.m. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. A live set by the Damaged Pies will follow. All proceeds will benefit the East End crisis nursery Jeremiah’s Place. Tickets are available for purchase at the door.

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