The Hollywood Theater in Dormont
The owls are not what they seem.
Since October, news that Showtime would be resurrecting David Lynch’s smash hit TV series Twin Peaks in 2016 has been lighting up social media feeds. Fast forward to this week’s buzz-killing announcement by Lynch himself who told fans that “there are complications” surrounding the highly anticipated rebirth.
Let’s hope these are mere studio delays and that the aroma of damn fine coffee will again emanate from on our screens soon, so that we can finally solve the mystery of Laura Palmer’s death once and for all. While waiting for the show’s glorious return, we recommend heading to The Hollywood Theater in Dormont for its second annual Twin Peaks Party.
For Twin Peaks‘ countless fans (it was one of 1990’s top-rated shows)—and for those who love Lynch’s work in film—from cult classics such as Blue Velvet to the Oscar-nominated Mulholland Drive—it’s difficult to imagine any of it without the evocative music. For example, Julee Cruise’s airy haunting vocals in Twin Peaks‘ theme song composed by Angelo Badalamenti always accompany shots of Laura’s framed high school portrait. And that foreboding bass-driven lounge swing always plays as FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) dreams of eerie proceedings behind the red velvet curtain. Lynch’s trademark psychologically charged neo-noir themes, story lines and symbols are all the more potent and expressive due in large part to the show’s suggestive soundtrack.
Thanks to Pittsburgh-based musical ensemble Silencio, the sounds of Lynch and Badalamenti will be brought back to life at The Hollywood’s signature Twin Peaks-themed soiree.
Pay homage to Laura, Leland, Donna and Bob while enjoying live music by Silencio, dream-like Lynchian projections on the big screen, the theater’s resident log lady and more. And of course, there will be plenty of cherry pie and damn good coffee. Hosting the surreal festivities will be Zombo’s Record Party.
Start working on your best Twin Peaks threads now, so that you can view for best Lynch-inspired costume prizes. Doors open at 7 p.m.; music starts at 8 p.m.