The Hollywood Theater in Dormont
The dog days of summer and classic hot dogs on the grill will make for a steamy “Noir Night Out” in Dormont.
See an iconic film and enjoy a summer barbecue along the Potomac Avenue commercial district, and help support one of the region’s last single-screen theaters.
The steamy soirée kicks off at 6 p.m. with BBQ fare, including chili, hot dogs, a gourmet toppings bar, sides and craft beer from Mindful Brewing.
The night’s highlight will be a 7 p.m. screening of a 35mm print of the 1944 American film noir classic, Murder, My Sweet. Directed by Edward Dmytryk, it stars Dick Powell, Claire Trevor and Anne Shirley. Deception, intrigue, blackmail and murder converge as the film follows hard-boiled private detective Philip Marlowe on an investigation that turns surreal and seedy.
Equal parts edgy, sardonic and witty, the movie is based on Raymond Chandler’s 1940 novel Farewell, My Lovely, and is considered to be a quintessential example of film noir.
Originally opened in the 1920s as a silent movie house, the historic and renovated Hollywood Theater features a balcony, lobby and large concession area.