Motion Picture Heritage liberates Hollywood Theater

posted by independentfilm on November 17, 2009 at 3:40 pm

DORMONT, PA — The Hollywood Theatre. was in danger of being mothballed when local councilman John Maggio had an idea. He reached out to Motion Picture Heritage who had just finished re-fitting a drive-in in Shelbyville, Indiana to come on board to bring the Hollywood back to life. MPH had just done the unthinkable, they had implemented a low cost digital projection system for use in a drive-in, total cost $10,000. The principals of MPH fell in love with the Hollywood, a 400 seat theatre in the green South Hills of Pittsburgh. August 1st, the theatre came to life again featuring over 6 new titles every week.

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KenLayton
KenLayton on November 17, 2009 at 5:53 pm

A $10,000 video projector at a drive-in? Boy I bet that is one dark picture.

danpetitpas
danpetitpas on November 17, 2009 at 6:31 pm

Yeah, if anyone has any info on how they put together a $10,000 video projector that can fill a drive-in screen, I’d like to know too.

JohnRice
JohnRice on November 18, 2009 at 12:37 am

Modern young audiences don’t seem to care about quality film presentation. As long as there is some sort of image (in focus or not!) up there and the sound is deafening they are happy. As far as drive ins go, if you are in the back seat doing…uh other things…well the darker the better!

carolgrau
carolgrau on November 20, 2009 at 4:13 am

It should work just fine. I worked the Hollywood and the projection throw is not that far, compared to a Drive In. I am just glad it’s open and the people have thier old theatre back.

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