Hollywood Theatre

110 N. Main Street,
Morgantown, KY 42261

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Hollywood Theatre, Morgantown KY

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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Will Dunklin
Will Dunklin on February 3, 2010 at 5:12 pm

Recently found a photo of this theatre. The 2-story front shows modest tapestry brickwork, 3-over-1 double hung sashes in the 2nd story windows complete with stripped canvas awnings. The marquee did not have changable letter boards – only the name Hollywood spelled out in single-stroke neon and a pair of horizontal neon stripes. The marquee seems to have had 3 (!) metal columns at the curb – the center one also held the downspout for the marquee roof. In the (apparently mid-1950’s) photo, a round Coca Cola sign has been mounted on top of the marque. There are no outstanding architectural features but it is a solidly handsome little building. A fine, small town theatre.

According to the friend who shared the photo, the Hollywood was built in 1936 replacing an earlier theatre. The Hollywood has itself since been torn down and a new-ish commercial building stands on this site.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on May 20, 2010 at 3:10 pm

Any photos anyone?

dannh
dannh on June 16, 2014 at 9:28 pm

The Hollywood Theatre building still exists in Morgantown,Ky. It is occupied by a commercial business.

dannh
dannh on June 16, 2014 at 9:35 pm

In the 1950’s I attended the Hollywood,usually on Saturday, to See the Durango Kid and a Three Stooges short. Admission was 14 cents for kids and 34 cents adult. The adjacent Hollywood Sandwich Shop closed in 2013.

Will Dunklin
Will Dunklin on June 17, 2014 at 10:29 am

Dannh- yes, you’re right. I just looked at Google Earth and the building is still standing and occupied by a law office. (Seems like it would be a rather dark law office.) Thanks for the update.

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