Hollywood Theatre

2469 Chelsea Avenue,
Memphis, TN 38108

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Hollywood Theatre - Memphis .  Courtesy historic-memphis.com

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The Hollywood opened in 1940 and was demolished in 2005.

Contributed by Jack Coursey

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Will Dunklin
Will Dunklin on November 10, 2005 at 3:57 pm

I was in the Hollywood about 1990. It was completely intact and was being used for small-name live acts. The theatre had some roof damage and was very under-funded.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on January 26, 2006 at 9:31 am

Demolished in 2005

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 4, 2008 at 5:38 am

The December 15, 1951, issue of Boxoffice Magazine carried a small ad placed by Jim West, owner of the Hollywood Theatre, offering the house for sale or lease. No price was quoted, but the ad boasted “Everything Modern – Good Location” and said that the Hollywood had 875 seats.

vastor
vastor on August 11, 2012 at 1:48 am

The Hollywood ended its career as a church. It was very plain on the outside and probably a typical plain neighborhood theatre inside. The neighborhood at Hollywood St and Chelsea Ave (where the theatre stood) was once a thriving middle class neighborhood. It has since become very low income and somewhat depressed.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 8, 2013 at 7:20 pm

Billboard Music Week of June 9, 1962, reported that the weekly KWAM country music show “Cotton Town Jubilee” had been moved from the Rosewood Theatre to the Hollywood Theatre.

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