Hollywood Theater Reopens in Dormont

Hollywood TheaterIn a bit of local economic good news, the Hollywood Theater on Potomac Avenue in Dormont reopened this month and I can say it's really nice. I went Saturday night to see a Quentin Tarantino's new film Inglorious Basterds for the wallet-loving price of just $6 apiece. For that we got a great movie on a single big screen in a huge room with reclining seats and the most leg room I've seen in a theater in decades. We sat in the front row of the balcony as we sipped cold beer from our cooler. That's right, this theater is BYOB for beer and wine and they're applying for a liquor license.

Renovated by an Indiana company that specializes in turning around classic movie houses and run by local movie aficionado Bruce Lentz, the new Hollywood will emphasize independent cinema, cult films, and B movies. In fact, there was an extended locally-produced trailer for an upcoming film festival honoring the late John Hughes.

The Hollywood complement the amazing Dor-Stop breakfast diner, Breakers Billiards, Dormont Dogs, InnerBeat Drum School (owned by MESH's George Guest), and a bunch of other restaurants and stores to make Potomac Avenue a family-friendly destination and one of the South Hills' bright spots.