Dormont’s Hollywood Theatre reopens with a twist

posted by Michael Zoldessy on April 3, 2007 at 1:43 am

PITTSBURGH, PA — The Hollywood Theatre is finally reopening after months of renovations. They have a great plan too to have local children in need to operate it as well.

Boris Karloff would be rather at home in the dark, dank basement beneath the remodeled Hollywood Theatre in Dormont.

So mused the film buffs who have taken over the old-style movie theater, which opens tomorrow after a total restoration.

“This is the only theater I’ve worked in that isn’t haunted,” said manager Dan Bahur, who is reprising a role of his own. He managed the theater 20 years ago and will oversee its re-opening tomorrow.

But the rebirth of the Potomac Avenue theater has a twist. It is being operated by The Bradley Center, a residential program for children from traumatic backgrounds of abuse and abandonment, said the center’s chief financial officer, Garry McGrath.

For more, read the Post-Gazette.

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