Park Theatre

248 South River Avenue,
Holland, MI 49423

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Park Theatre

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The Park Theatre has been restored in the early 2000’s, after remaining dormant since 1984. A new group, The Preservation Through Performance Foundation, was recently formed to begin renovating and restoring the old 1920’s movie house. The plans include renovating the auditorium to seat 240 on the main floor and another 70 in the balcony. The theater may also add a 100-seat meeting room upstairs and dressing rooms and storage areas in the basement. The theater will become a performing arts and community center.

Contributed by Ross Melnick

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 11, 2006 at 12:01 am

On July 8, 1954, the feature was Walt Disney’s “Rob Roy” in Technicolor, shown on the Park’s “Panoramic Wide Screen”. The Holland Theater was advertising “Demetrius and the Gladiators”, in Cinemascope.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 6, 2009 at 9:54 pm

Besides performing arts, the Park is also rented out for wedding receptions.
http://tinyurl.com/anz8m3

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 6, 2009 at 10:23 pm

Here is a video clip of a band playing at the Park last March. I would turn the sound down or off before playing the clip:
http://tinyurl.com/d9sk95

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 6, 2009 at 10:41 pm

This clip from youtube shows more of the interior, plus there’s an interesting discussion of the renovation:
http://tinyurl.com/c6443n

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 14, 2009 at 3:19 pm

Here is an August 1956 ad from the Holland Evening Sentinel:
http://tinyurl.com/oofzc6

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