Hollywood Theater

412 South Barstow Street,
Eau Claire, WI 54701

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Hollywood Theatre, Eau Claire, WI

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The Hollywood Theater was opened March 9, 1947 with Merle Oberon in “That Uncertain Feeling”. On April 4, 1980 it became a 3-screen theatre. The former Hollywood Theater is now home to the Valleybrook Church.

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bigred on September 30, 2007 at 3:04 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 9:29 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 7:20 pm

The Hollywood opened on Easter Sunday in 1947.

kenosharay on June 3, 2010 at 3:51 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 2:39 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.

rivest266 on January 28, 2018 at 10:21 am

This opened on March 9th, 1947. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

rivest266 on January 28, 2018 at 12:07 pm

Reopened on April 4th, 1980 with three screens called Duke, Fantasy and Mae West. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

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