25 8 / 2014

25 8 / 2014

We all have our hobbies. There’s the stamp collectors, the gardening enthusiasts, and those who swear by Yoga.Skip Elshimer’s hobby is a little different than most. Elseimer is the founder of A/V Geeks, a platform for preserving and showcasing the lost art of the educational 16mm film.Remember those grainy educational films you watched in school? You know, the ones that told you about proper lunchroom manners or the wonders of the human body? Chances are, Elseimer has them all in his collection, which now includes more than 25,000 prints.“It’s kind of based on a hobby that’s grown into something a little bit bigger,” Elseimer said of A/V Geeks. “I started realizing that these films, while corny at first, were fascinating to watch. There’s a cultural history here not really talked about or known.”For those seeking a bit of nostalgia and a lot of fun, you’re in luck. The A/V Geeks is a travelling roadshow of sorts, finding venues across the country to present these unique films. Next stop on the tour? Pittsburgh.Coming to the Hollywood Theater in Dormont, the A/V Geeks, in conjunction with Orro Fundraising, will present the film “When Computers Were Young” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, August 29.Orro is a fundraiser that gives students, parents and organizations the opportunity to support their communities, while positively changing the environment. They are a free eco-friendly movement that collects and processes used electronics ensuring the most resourceful way of reusing, reducing or recycling each individual item to help raise money for an organization’s needs.Those who bring electrionics they no longer need or want (with the exceptions of tube style TVs or monitors) will receive free popcorn and soda at the event. All electronics recycling through Orro will benefit the Hollywood Theater and can be dropped off from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.The connection of making something old new again between A/V Geeks and Orro isn’t lost on Elseimer.“Theres a parallel in a way,” Elseimer said. “Basically what I’ve rescued is destined for landfill. You have a lot of 16mm film thrown out. Nowadays, people just contact me. You’re returning value for something that is obsolete.”For more information on Orro Fundraising please visitwww.OrroFundRaising.comFor free films, purchasing information on rare releases and upcoming events from the A/V Geeks, visit www.AVGeeks.com.

We all have our hobbies. There’s the stamp collectors, the gardening enthusiasts, and those who swear by Yoga.

Skip Elshimer’s hobby is a little different than most. Elseimer is the founder of A/V Geeks, a platform for preserving and showcasing the lost art of the educational 16mm film.

Remember those grainy educational films you watched in school? You know, the ones that told you about proper lunchroom manners or the wonders of the human body? Chances are, Elseimer has them all in his collection, which now includes more than 25,000 prints.

“It’s kind of based on a hobby that’s grown into something a little bit bigger,” Elseimer said of A/V Geeks. “I started realizing that these films, while corny at first, were fascinating to watch. There’s a cultural history here not really talked about or known.”

For those seeking a bit of nostalgia and a lot of fun, you’re in luck. The A/V Geeks is a travelling roadshow of sorts, finding venues across the country to present these unique films. Next stop on the tour? Pittsburgh.

Coming to the Hollywood Theater in Dormont, the A/V Geeks, in conjunction with Orro Fundraising, will present the film “When Computers Were Young” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, August 29.

Orro is a fundraiser that gives students, parents and organizations the opportunity to support their communities, while positively changing the environment. They are a free eco-friendly movement that collects and processes used electronics ensuring the most resourceful way of reusing, reducing or recycling each individual item to help raise money for an organization’s needs.

Those who bring electrionics they no longer need or want (with the exceptions of tube style TVs or monitors) will receive free popcorn and soda at the event. All electronics recycling through Orro will benefit the Hollywood Theater and can be dropped off from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The connection of making something old new again between A/V Geeks and Orro isn’t lost on Elseimer.

“Theres a parallel in a way,” Elseimer said. “Basically what I’ve rescued is destined for landfill. You have a lot of 16mm film thrown out. Nowadays, people just contact me. You’re returning value for something that is obsolete.”

For more information on Orro Fundraising please visitwww.OrroFundRaising.com

For free films, purchasing information on rare releases and upcoming events from the A/V Geeks, visit www.AVGeeks.com.

25 8 / 2014

Check out a 21-year old Sean Penn in The Beaver Trilogy this coming Thursday, Aug. 28th at 7:30pm or Sunday, Aug. 31 at 7pm. Don’t read about the film - just come and experience an accidental masterpiece!

Check out a 21-year old Sean Penn in The Beaver Trilogy this coming Thursday, Aug. 28th at 7:30pm or Sunday, Aug. 31 at 7pm. Don’t read about the film - just come and experience an accidental masterpiece!

04 6 / 2014

Here it is - the final poster by Michael Rubino in our Films of David Lynch series (available this weekend at our box office). Inland Empire opens this Thursday at 7:30pm, with shows also at 9:30pm Friday and 2pm on Sunday.

Here it is - the final poster by Michael Rubino in our Films of David Lynch series (available this weekend at our box office). Inland Empire opens this Thursday at 7:30pm, with shows also at 9:30pm Friday and 2pm on Sunday.

07 5 / 2014

Opens tonight at 7:30pm!Also showing:- Friday at 7:30pm- Saturday at 4 & 7pm- and Wednesday the 14th at 7:30pmA copy of the posters shown (by artist Zachary Curl) is available for a $5 donation at the box office!

Opens tonight at 7:30pm!

Also showing:
- Friday at 7:30pm
- Saturday at 4 & 7pm
- and Wednesday the 14th at 7:30pm

A copy of the posters shown (by artist Zachary Curl) is available for a $5 donation at the box office!

07 5 / 2014

Our next Films of David Lynch poster installment by Michael Rubino!
www.thehollywooddormont.org

Our next Films of David Lynch poster installment by Michael Rubino!

www.thehollywooddormont.org

21 4 / 2014


Special one night only screening this Wed. April 23rd of the blaxploitation/outlaw biker flick The Black Six!
Your ticket purchase enters you into drawing for a chance to win a Black Six mini poster!!
www.thehollywooddormont.org

Special one night only screening this Wed. April 23rd of the blaxploitation/outlaw biker flick The Black Six!
Your ticket purchase enters you into drawing for a chance to win a Black Six mini poster!!

17 4 / 2014

Big announcement, friends!

We are really excited to partner up with Dan Savage, best known for his internationally syndicated relationship and sex advice column Savage Love, to serve as the Pittsburgh stop this June on his Hump Film Festival Tour! Info and tickets are now available at this link.

16 4 / 2014

Looking for something to do with your family or friends this Sunday? Come see the classic holiday musical Easter Parade at 3pm or 7pm. All seats are $5 for both shows.

Looking for something to do with your family or friends this Sunday? Come see the classic holiday musical Easter Parade at 3pm or 7pm. All seats are $5 for both shows.

16 4 / 2014

To mark Record Store Day this coming weekend, we are showing the John Cusack classic film HIGH FIDELITY in 35mm. Showtimes are:Friday, April 18 at 7:30p & 10pmSaturday, April 19 at 3:00pm and 9:30pm

To mark Record Store Day this coming weekend, we are showing the John Cusack classic film HIGH FIDELITY in 35mm. Showtimes are:

Friday, April 18 at 7:30p & 10pm
Saturday, April 19 at 3:00pm and 9:30pm