Hollywood Theater: Then & Now
MINNEAPOLIS, MN — As the Hollywood Theater awaits renovation by a local theater arts organization this spring, I thought I’d dig up some pictures from the archives.
The vintage shots are from 1935. The more recent photos are from my tour this last winter with the Hollywood Theater Task force, a group that wants to spur interest and possible development of the theater.
The Hollywood’s entrance lobby when the theater opened in 1935.
A shot of the Hollywood’s lobby also taken in 1935…
… and the same lobby today.
The Hollywood’s Auditorium then…
…and, again, almost 70 years later.
A recent shot of the theater’s basement lounge.
…and the same location in 1935.
A shot of the entrance lobby today.
The Hollywood’s marquee lights up the night sky in this shot from circa 1936, when the theater was showing the film Everything Is Thunder.