Hollywood Theatre

6764 Hollywood Boulevard,
Hollywood,
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on March 30, 2008 at 12:16 am

Hollywood, welcome back. Please post more of your unique and fascinating collection, on this and other pages.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 24, 2007 at 7:46 pm

No, the status is closed if it’s no longer being used as a theater.

Bway
Bway on March 24, 2007 at 5:39 pm

I don’t think they use the word “closed” unless the building sits empty. The building is very much open and in use, just not as a theater….

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 24, 2007 at 5:13 pm

Status should be closed.

Bway
Bway on February 19, 2007 at 7:08 am

Thanks. I went to the Guiness Museum some years back, before I even realized it was a theater….but don’t remember ANY theater ornamentation inside, but that could be because I really wasn’t looking either. But if it was blantant, I would have noticed it.

William
William on February 19, 2007 at 5:57 am

The Hollywood Theatre was just standard size theatre when it opened in 1919. The first big house was the Egyptian Theatre in 1922 on Hollywood Blvd.. Over the years the theatre lost much of its past decor through remodels. The final remodel was done in June of 1977, for the move-over of Star Wars from the Chinese Theatre.

Bway
Bway on February 18, 2007 at 3:43 pm

Thanks! That’s what I thought, but got confused when I looked at the aerial photo. So the Hollywood wasn’t all that big of a theater it appears.

William
William on February 18, 2007 at 2:43 pm

Bwy, The Hollywood Theatre was just like the picture shows, a low building. The building on Highland in question is not a theatre and was never a theatre. It’s the Max Factor make-up building.

Bway
Bway on February 18, 2007 at 12:56 pm

I have a question, here’s an aerial view of the Hollywood. When looking at the aerial image, the building with the Hollywood marquee appears to be a low building, and attached, actually on Highland Ave, appears to be a large theater building with windows knocked into it. I have never been in the Hollywood when it was still a theater, is this the case. Is that large building the actual auditorium, perpendicular to the old lobby area?

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skinnyiworkedhere
skinnyiworkedhere on October 23, 2006 at 5:29 pm

Pine:— It’s been along time since I worked at the theater. Do you remember my best friend Bruce who worked at the theater as well? Dave James was the manager and one of my closest friends as well. Dave passed away a couple of years ago. I’m sure I would remember alot of the people I worked with at the theater over the years back in the day; Maybe not their names ,but the faces are forever imprinted upon my brain. Everyone around the Boulevard knew me.

William
William on June 28, 2006 at 11:13 am

Ed
The marquee in the film was an old style one, not like the Hollywood’s current one. The theatre exterior in the film was one of the studio’s backlot theatre fronts and the interior shots where shot at the Los Angeles Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on June 6, 2006 at 8:18 pm

Minor point here, but I was mistaken about the theater in “1941”. While it might have been based on the Hollywood, the fictitious theater is called the Hollywood State in the film.

Bway
Bway on June 6, 2006 at 10:35 am

Robert, thanks for posting those historic photos. It’s amazing how well intact the outside remains of the Hollywood. Unfortunately, inside is lost.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on March 1, 2006 at 12:54 pm

Isn’t this the theater depicted in Speilberg’s “1941” where General Stilwell watches “Dumbo” while the USO/Zoot Suit riot goes on outside on Hollywood Blvd? Columbia and Universal spent millions reconstructing a stretch of Hollywood Blvd (both in full scale and minature) for this movie and I seem to recall the marquee from the film looking very much like the one depicted in images on this page – although I believe artistic license was taken in creating the full scale exterior sets.

I was going to write that the Aykroyd character and his tank crew in the movie blow the hell out of the marquee, but I think its the USO marquee across the street that gets shot up not the Hollywood marquee.

haineshisway
haineshisway on February 16, 2006 at 5:06 pm

Thanks – I’ll look them up now.

William
William on February 16, 2006 at 5:03 pm

The Admiral is listed as the Vine Theatre and the Academy is listed as the Holly Theatre on this site.

haineshisway
haineshisway on February 12, 2006 at 10:07 pm

The other two “budget” theaters on the boulevard that no one has mentioned were the Admiral and the Academy, both on the north side of the street close to Vine (one is still there and goes by the name The Vine). If you want to see the Hollywood in all its 70s glory, rent the DVD of The First Nudie Musical and watch the musical number, The Lights and The Smiles, part of which was shot outside the Hollywood (you also get a great view of The Pix, which was across from the Pantages.

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jjjjjfffffddddd on October 18, 2005 at 4:04 pm

Thanks for the pictures of the theatre Robert. Since my friends and I worked there for quite a while,we look forward to spotting a familar face or two or perhaps a faded memory.