One Night only! The return of The Forbidden Five: A benefit for the Hollywood Theater


One Night only! The return of The Forbidden Five: A benefit for the Hollywood Theater

Band reunion show plus special screening of cult classic film to help raise funds for a digital projector

Pittsburgh, PA – April 18, 2013 – What does it take to get a band back together for one last time? In the case of the movie loving members of the horror, cult rock and roll outfit, The Forbidden 5, it’s the fear that their local theater, The Hollywood in Dormont, may go dark due to the lack of funds needed to purchase a digital projection system that is now mandated by most studios. The $75,000 price tag of such a system is the most daunting task that the theater has ever faced in its ninety plus years of existence, and the original band members have decided to reunite to try and help with a benefit show on Saturday, April 27.

Doors will open at 7PM and early arrivals will be treated to a nonstop parade of classic horror and b-movie trailers on the big screen. At 8PM The Forbidden 5 will take the stage and perform their 2007 cult classic album “The Forbidden 5 Chop You Up” from top to bottom, plus a handful of cover tunes to keep the place rocking. After the performance there will be a screening of the original Two Thousand Maniacs (1964) hosted by the one and only Mr. Schlock. In addition to the entertainment there will be raffles, giveaways and contests.

Admission is $8 for both the band performance and film screening.  Tickets will be available at the door only.

The Hollywood Theater, located at 1449 Potomac Avenue in Dormont, is the last surviving single screen theater in the South Hills of Pittsburgh.  The theater is operated by Friends of the Hollywood Theater, a non-profit organization.  For more information including theater schedules, please visit or call 412-563-0368.


Bruce W. Lentz
Event Producer


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