Free Movie Night! Watch New Metropolis

posted Apr 30, 2011, 6:30 PM by Carrick Community Council   [ updated Apr 30, 2011, 6:36 PM by SIYING ZHANG ]

On May 4 at 6:00 PM, the office of Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak is working with the Hollywood Theater in Dormont to reopen its doors for a screening of the PBS Documentary, New Metropolis. Released in 2009, New Metropolis examines the current state of America’s “first” suburbs, communities like ours, that were built following the Second World War. Presented in two thirty minute halves, the documentary explores the challenges that our older suburbs now face, like population and business loss, decaying infrastructure, racial tensions, etc., and points toward solutions for their revitalization. Councilwoman Rudiak and other community leaders are organizing this event, and look forward to seeing ALL city and borough neighbors interested in thoughtful discussion and practical solutions on addressing the most important issues in our community. Councilwoman Rudiak's office would like an idea of how many folks to expect, so if you are interested in enjoying this FREE film, please RSVP to Ashleigh Deemer at ashleigh.deemer@city.pittsburgh.pa.us or 412-255-2131 by COB on Monday, May 2, 2011. 

Councilwoman Rudiak's office is also working with our neighbors to the south from Baldwin to Castle Shannon; this will be a great opportunity for us to start getting to know each other to solve the problems that face us all.

The Hollywood Theater will be open on a part-time basis in May, with a busier screening schedule planned for June. Although the theater has had troubles keeping the doors open in the past, the non-profit, Friends of the Hollywood Theater, hope to do more than show movies. Their plans include serving as a community center for film festivals, concerts and special events, such as screenings of sports games and awards shows.

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