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 10:12 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 8:10 pm

Any photos anyone?

dannh
dannh on June 17, 2014 at 2:28 am

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

dannh
dannh on June 17, 2014 at 2:35 am

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 3:29 pm

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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