Hollywood Theater

412 South Barstow Street,
Eau Claire, WI 54701

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Hollywood Theatre, Eau Claire, WI

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The former Hollywood Theater is now home to the Valleybrook Church.

Contributed by Lost Memory

Recent comments (view all 11 comments)

bigred on September 30, 2007 at 1:04 am

Who owned this theatre? Anyone know when it opened or closed and was it an art house or what kind of theatre?

kenosharay on December 10, 2007 at 7:29 pm

Gene Grengs owned this theatre. The main theatre was split into two theatres and the balcony had been made into a third during a remodel in the 70’s or 80’s.

kenosharay on March 22, 2008 at 5:20 pm

The Hollywood opened on Easter Sunday in 1947.

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Lost Memory on May 6, 2008 at 9:30 am

This is another photo of the Hollywood Theater building.

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Lost Memory on April 18, 2009 at 11:03 am

This was the Hollywood in 1981.

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Lost Memory on July 29, 2009 at 5:42 pm

Here is a nice 2009 close-up photo.

kenosharay on June 3, 2010 at 1:51 pm

In the early 1960’s this theatre was remodeled. They added a waterfall in the lobby near one of the entrances to the auditorium. On the other side they added a fish pond/wishing well. A lounge area was in between with a classic 60’s TV. A curved screen was added with the hope of somday showing real cinerama films. None were ever shown here.

bigred89 on October 22, 2010 at 12:39 am

Any pics of the waterfall or fish pond/ wishing well in the lobby? It sound like the Mann/GCC Southtown in Bloomington,Mn. which also had a waterfall/wishing well in the lobby.

Tinseltoes on July 16, 2012 at 7:06 am

Extensive renovations described in this 1960 trade article: boxoffice

Tinseltoes on August 6, 2012 at 7:44 am

Commended for showmanship in this 1978 trade article with photo at bottom: Boxoffice

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