Hollywood Cinema

1710 Harrison Street,
Hollywood, FL 33020

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Hollywood Cinema, Hollywood, Florida - December 1974

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There was a Hollywood Theatre at this location as early as 1934. Seating was provided on a single level. In 1956, it was remodeled by the architectural firm Start & Moeller.

This may be same building that became the GCC Hollywood and closed in 1996 after a period as a discount independent and a shot at Bollywood. Does anyone know?

Contributed by Al Alvarez

Recent comments (view all 21 comments)

mmarovitch on December 31, 2013 at 10:06 am

I saw 2001 a space odyssey here in 1968. I think a saw a couple other films but don’t remember the titles. I remember it was nice looking inside

Pat R.
Pat R. on November 29, 2014 at 2:40 am

BTW, there were NOT 1000 seats! NO way!

Pat R.
Pat R. on November 29, 2014 at 2:44 am

Oh yeah! I STILL live right by Hollywood Country Club Golf Course near Young Circle! (Moved to this home in ‘74). Rode my bike to Hollywood Cinema and saw Murder on the Orient Express, Young Frankenstein, Death Race 2000, Bad News Bears, Invasion of the Body Snatchers (I think?), China Syndrome and tons more! On some weekends in afternoon they would show Pippi Longstocking films for the younger kids. LOVED this theater! They often left the rear exit unlocked. We snuck in many times for free!

Pat R.
Pat R. on November 29, 2014 at 2:51 am

On second thought, maybe around 1,000 seats. Sorry about the initial comment.

Pat R.
Pat R. on November 29, 2014 at 2:52 am

what was the theater at 441&Sheridan called???

Pat R.
Pat R. on December 2, 2014 at 12:51 am

YES, that was it! Loved that Place! THANK YOU!

sixstringrob on November 24, 2015 at 4:12 pm

I’ve been trying to find out who owns the building to see if I can possibly be granted access to take some pictures of the inside for historical purposes. I’ve looked on the Broward County Property Appraisers website but it seems there is no record of any ownership.

From the research Ive done about the Hollywood Cinema it was first opened back around 1926. I also remember them having the largest screen in South Florida before they switched it over to a 2 theater cinema in the 90’s

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on November 24, 2015 at 6:14 pm

sixstringrob, the 1924 Hollywood Cinema was located at 1921 Hollywood Boulevard and closed in 1933 before this one opened.

Pat R.
Pat R. on November 26, 2015 at 2:30 am

Hwd. Cinema on the circle was converted into a “twin” in the 90s?? I never knew that! Is that accurate? Not sure who owns it. It’s been shuttered for many years now. In ‘14 there was a problem with pieces of the “ceiling” falling onto the sidewalk out front!

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